On This Day

What Happened on March 9, 2021

Historical Events

  • Brazil records its highest daily COVID-19 death toll to date of 1,972 deaths with 168,370 deaths overall
  • China and Russia agree to build a research station on or around the Moon and collaborate on lunar missions, in move that could start another space race

Historic Event

Queen Elizabeth II publicly expresses "concern" after Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex interview, saying allegations including of racism with be dealt with privately

Film & TV History

UK TV host Piers Morgan leaves ITV's "Good Morning" after 41,000 complaints made about him saying he did not believe Meghan, Duchess of Sussex's statement about her mental health


Famous Deaths

  • (Leonard) "Len" Skeat, British jazz double-bassist, dies at 84
  • Agustín Balbuena, Argentine soccer striker (8 caps; Copa Libertadores 1972, 73, 74, 75; Copa Intercontinental 1973; Club Atlético Independiente), dies at 75
  • James Levine, American conductor (director of the Metropolitan Opera, 1976-2017), dies at 77
  • Roger Mudd, American Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist and TV news anchor (CBS Weekend News; NBC Evening News; Meet The Press), dies of kidney failure at 93
  • Tommy Troelsen, Danish soccer striker (16 caps; Vejle Boldklub) and broadcaster (Danmarks Radio, dk4), dies at 80
2021 Highlights

About March 9, 2021

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Pisces

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