On This Day

What Happened on April 9, 2021

Historical Events

  • La Soufrière volcano begins erupting on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent with a plume of ash 20,000 feet into the sky
  • Uganda opposition party National Unity Platform Party, headed by Bobi Wine, claims 623 people have been abducted and tortured by the government of President Yoweri Museveni [1]

Famous Deaths

  • DMX [Earl Simmons], American rapper (..And Then There Was X), and actor (Romeo Must Die), dies of a heart attack at 50 [1]
  • Ekkehard Fasser, Swiss bobsledder (Olympic gold, four-man 1988; World C'ship gold 1983; World Cup champion 1985-86), dies at 68

Person of interestPrince Philip

Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Great Britain's Elizabeth II, dies at 99

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip

2021 Highlights

About April 9, 2021

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 3 days
Leap Year: No

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries