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Events of May 9th:

May 9th is the 129th day of the year (130th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 9th, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 9th:

1800 John Brown (abolitionist)

1837 Adam Opel (engineer/industrialist)

1874 Howard Carter (archaeologist)

1920 Richard Adams (author)

1930 Joan Sims (actress)

1934 Alan Bennett (author)

1936 Albert Finney (actor)

1936 Glenda Jackson (actress, politician)

1942 John Ashcroft (US Attorney General 2001-2005)

1943 Vince Cable (British politician)

1946 Candice Bergen (actress, fashion model, producer)

1949 Billy Joel (singer)

1979 Rosario Dawson (actress)

May 9th in History:

1092 Lincoln Cathedral consecrated.

1887 Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.

Buffalo Bill Cody

1901 Australian Parliament convenes for the first time in Melbourne.

1927 Australian Parliament moves to Canberra.

1955 West Germany joins NATO.


1960 FDA approves sale of birth control pill in the USA.

1994 Nelson Mandela inaugurated as President of South Africa.

Nelson Mandela

May 9th is also:

Liberation Day (Guernsey)

Liberation Day (Jersey)

Victory Day (Russia and former Soviet states) - Commemorates victory over Nazi Germany in the Second Word War.

Europe Day (European Union)

European Flag


People born on May 9th are Taurus


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