On This Day

What Happened on July 6, 2009

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Jadranka Kosor became first female prime minister of Croatia

Famous Divorces

  • Actress Rachael Bella (25) divorces "Terminator 2" actor Eddie Furlong (31) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Johnny Collins, British folk and maritime music singer (b. 1938)
  • Leo Mol, Ukrainian Canadian artist and sculptor (b. 1915)
  • Robert McNamara, American United States Secretary of Defense (1961-8), who played a major role in US escalation in Vietnam, dies at 93
  • Vasily Aksyonov, Soviet-Russian novelist (The Burn), dies at 76