On This Day

What Happened on July 4, 2009

Historical Events

Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty's crown reopens to the public after 8 years, due to security reasons following the World Trade Center attacks

Wimbledon Women's Tennis

Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Serena Williams beats older sister Venus 7-6, 6-2 for her 3rd Wimbledon singles title


Famous Deaths

  • Allen Klein, American record label executive (b. 1931)
  • Brenda Joyce [Betty Graffina Leabo], American actress (Tarzan, The Rains Came), dies of complications from pneumonia at 92
  • Drake Levin, American rock musician (b. 1946)
  • Jean-Baptiste Tati Loutard, Congolese politician (b.1938)
  • Jim Chapin, American drummer (b.1919)
  • Khan Mohammad, Pakistani cricket fast bowler (13 Tests, 54 wickets; Pakistan's first ball and wicket in Test cricket), dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • Lasse Str√∂mstedt, Swedish writer and actor, dies at 74
  • Steve McNair, American NFL quarterback (Houston Oilers, Titans), dies of gunshot woulds at 36
2009 Highlights

About July 4, 2009

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 4 months and 30 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Independence Day (United States)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer