What Happened on May 19, 2009

Historical Events

  • Sri Lanka announces victory in its 25-year war against the terrorist organization, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

Glee Premieres

TV musical show "Glee" starring Jane Lynch, Michael Morrison, Lea Michele and an ensemble cast premieres on Fox

Famous Deaths

  • Herbert York, American physicist (b. 1921)
  • Nicholas Maw, British composer, dies at 73
  • Robert F. Furchgott, American pharmacologist (co-winner Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 1998), and educator, dies at 92

About May 19, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 14 years and 9 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
  • UK #1 Song: Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas