On This Day

What Happened on May 24, 2009

Historical Events

  • 62nd Cannes Film Festival: "The White Ribbon" directed by Michael Haneke wins the Palme d'Or
  • Indianapolis 500: 2001 and 2002 champion Hélio Castroneves of Brazil wins his record tying 3rd Indy title from the pole position; 60th victory in the race for Firestone
  • IPL Cricket Final, New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, RSA: Deccan Chargers beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 6 runs; Herschelle Gibbs top scores, 53 (48)
  • Manchester United wins 1-0 at Hull City Stadium to win English Premier League title for 3rd consecutive season, for a second time; equals Liverpool's record of 18 league titles
  • Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Canterbury GC: Michael Allen wins his lone major title by 2 strokes from runner-up Larry Mize

Famous Deaths

  • Jay Bennett, American guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and singer-songwriter (Wilco, 1994-2001), dies of an accidental overdose of prescription painkiller Fentanyl at 46
2009 Highlights

About May 24, 2009

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 12 years and 2 months
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini