On This Day

What Happened on May 9, 2019

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Archaeologists hail Anglo-Saxon tomb found 2003 in Prittlewell, England, as Britain’s equivalent of Tutankhamun’s tomb as full report of its contents published
  • At least 65 migrants drown off the coast of Tunisia when their boat capsizes after leaving Libya according to the UN
  • English clubs create football history by taking all 4 final spots in Europe's 2 major competitions; Chelsea & Arsenal qualify in Europa Cup after 'miracle' Champions League wins for Liverpool & Spurs
  • French adventurer Jean-Jacques Savin (72) successfully crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a barrel arriving in Martinique
  • New Australian $50 bank note misspelling of responsibility as "responsibilty" discovered on 46 million notes

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Pope Francis introduces new rules on reporting sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, criticized for not going far enough


Famous Deaths

  • Freddie Starr, English comedian & singer (The Freddie Starr Showcase), dies at 76