On This Day

What Happened on September 29, 2009

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • An 8.0 magnitude earthquake near the Samoan Islands causes a tsunami .
  • MESSENGER spacecraft performs a third and final Mercury flyby

Famous Weddings

  • American Idol's first runner-up Justin Guarini (30) weds Reina Capodici (27) in Doylestown, Pennsylvania

Famous Deaths

  • Greg Ladanyi, Hungarian-American record producer and recording engineer, dies of injuries sustained in a fall at 57
  • Pavel Popovich, Ukrainian cosmonaut (Vostok IV, Soyuz 14), dies at 78
  • Sperantza Vrana, Greek actress (b. 1926 or 1932)