What Happened on May 1, 2009

Historical Events

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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? 13 years and 7 months
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Labour Day (India)

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
  • UK #1 Song: Number 1 - Tinchy Stryder Ft. N-Dubz