What Happened on May 9, 2012

Day of the Week: Wednesday

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 interestPerson of Interest

Vidal Sassoon, British hairdresser and businessman, dies from leukemia at 84

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Vidal Sassoon