On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 2012

Historical Events

  • A Russian passenger jet disappears with 45 people on board
  • Mark Rothko's "Orange, Red, Yellow" becomes the most expensive contemporary art piece to be sold at auction for $86.9 million dollars

Event of interestEvent of Interest

United States President Barack Obama officially states his support for same-sex marriage

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Famous Deaths


Person of interestVidal Sassoon

Vidal Sassoon, British-American hair stylist & CEO of Vidal Sasson, dies from leukemia at 84

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Hairdresser
Vidal Sassoon

2012 Highlights

About May 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 8 years, 2 months and 25 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dragon
Star Sign: Taurus