May 9, 2012 in History

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Events in History

  • 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

Deaths in History

  • Alexander Fenton, CEO (Euro Ethnological Research Center in Edinburgh), dies at 82

Person of interestVidal Sassoon

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

Hairdresser Vidal Sassoon
Vidal Sassoon