On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 164th Grand National: Jason Maguire wins aboard Irish 14/1 shot Ballabriggs; first GN win for trainer Donald McCain Jr., son of 4-time winning trainer Ginger McCain
  • Gunman murders five people, injures eleven, and commits suicide in a mall in the Netherlands

Famous Deaths

  • Roger Nichols, American recording engineer, producer and inventor (Steely Dan, John Denver), dies of pancreatic cancer at 66
  • Sidney Lumet, American film director (Group, Pawnbroker, Fail Safe), dies at 86