On This Day

What Happened on May 1, 2009

Historical Events

  • Carol Ann Duffy is appointed British Poet Laureate - first Scot and woman Laureate

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Chanda Kochhar takes over from K. V. Kamath as CEO and Managing Director of ICICI Bank

Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank Chanda Kochhar
Businesswoman and CEO of ICICI Bank
Chanda Kochhar
  • Same-sex marriage is legalized in Sweden

Famous Weddings

  • American Olympic swimming gold medalist Amanda Beard (27) weds photographer Sacha Brown (34) in Wakatobia, Indonesia

Famous Deaths

  • Danny Gans, Canadian-born Las Vegas entertainer (b. 1956)
2009 Highlights

About May 1, 2009

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 3 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Taurus