May 9

May 9 is the 129th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 130th in leap years), thus remain approximately 236 days until the end of the year.

  • 2.1 Before the 19th century
  • 2.2 19th century
  • 2.3 20th century 2.3.1 1901-1950
  • 2.3.2 1951-2000
  • 3.1 Before the 19th century
  • 3.2 19th century
  • 3.3 20th century
  • 3.4 21st century


Politics and World Affairs


Science and Technology

  • 2003: The space probe Hayabusa Japanese space agency JAXA sets off on her flight to the asteroid ( 25143 ) Itokawa. You will achieve its goal two and a half years later.




  • 0549: The Bishop Maximian of Ravenna Ravenna is a inaugurates in Classe at the Church of Saint Apollinare, which is known for its wall mosaics.
  • 1087: The remains of St. Nicholas of Myra (Saint Nicholas) arrive in Bari. Italian merchants they have carried away after the conquest of Lycia by the Seljuk Turks from the city of Myra.
  • 1087: Victor III. is enthroned as Pope, almost a year after the election against his will, and after overcoming their own reluctance.
  • 1959: In Berlin, the foundation stone for the new building of the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church is done. The sacred building created by the architect Egon Eiermann.
  • 1985: The Congregation for the Doctrine imposes Leonardo Boff, one of the main exponents of liberation theology, a one-year " Bußschweigen " on.

Nature and Environment


Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.


Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.

  • 2011: The cyclist Wouter Weylandt (Belgium / Leopard Trek) dies after falling into a descent on the 3rd stage of the Giro d' Italia near Rapallo. He is the fourth cyclist who died in the history of the tour.


Before the 19th century

19th century

20th century




Before the 19th century

  • 0909: Adalgar, Holy Archbishop of Bremen and Hamburg
  • 1204: Agnes, Countess Palatine
  • 1280: Magnus Lagabætir, King of Norway
  • 1282: Volkmar, Benedictine monk and abbot of the monastery Niederaltaich
  • 1446: Maria d' Enghien, Countess of Lecce, Queen of Naples, Titularkönigin of Sicily, Jerusalem and Hungary, Princess of Taranto
  • 1548: Augustin Schurff, German physicist and physician
  • 1590: Charles I of Bourbon, Cardinal, Archbishop of Rouen and papal legate of Avignon
  • 1595: Johann Friedrich II, Prince of the Ernestine line of the Wettin, Duke of Saxony
  • 1638: Frederick I of Hesse- Homburg, founder of the noble family of Hesse -Homburg
  • 1688: Frederick William, the " Great Elector" of Brandenburg
  • 1707: Dietrich Buxtehude, the Danish- German organist and composer
  • 1707: John Eisenhart, German ethnologist and legal scholars
  • 1745: Tommaso Antonio Vitali, Italian violinist and composer

19th century

20th century

21st Century

  • 2001: Nikos Sampson, Cypriot politician, President of the Republic of Cyprus
  • 2002: Leon Stein, American composer
  • 2003: Walter Koschatzky, Austrian art historian
  • 2004: Achmat Abdulchamidowitsch Kadyrov, President of the Chechen Republic
  • 2004: Alan King, actor
  • 2004: Percy Young, British music writer and composer
  • 2005: Kurt Grumpy, German sports reporter
  • 2006: Günther Kratsch, German intelligence chief of the Ministry of State Security
  • 2008: Nuala O'Faolain, Irish journalist and writer
  • 2009: Chuck Daly, American basketball coach
  • 2010: Lena Horne, American singer and actress
  • 2011: Wouter Weylandt, the Belgian cyclist
  • 2012: Vidal Sassoon, a British hairdresser and entrepreneur

Holidays and observances

  • Religious observances Nikolaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf, German bishop ( Evangelical: EKD and ELCA )
  • Job, Israelite Erdulder (Protestant: LCMS )
  • State Holidays and observances Ukraine, Russia, Belarus: Victory Day (since 1965)
  • Anniversaries of international organizations Europe Day (European Union) ( since 1986)

More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.

  • Day
  • Day in May