What Happened on June 30, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Turkey records its fastest contraction of 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, leading the country into recession; this is Turkey's biggest economic slump since 1945
  • Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor

Famous Deaths

  • Harve Presnell, American actor (Unsinkable Molly Brown), dies at 75
  • Pina Bausch, German choreographer and dancer, dies at 68