On this day

Former NBA center Dikembe Mutombo speaks at the Aspire4Sport Congress in Doha. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 09 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Former NBA center Dikembe Mutombo speaks at the Aspire4Sport Congress in Doha. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 09 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.

ON THIS DAY: 09 APRIL

2017 | Attacks on Palm Sunday Church at Coptic Churches in Tanta and Alexandria took place.

2013 | At least 13 people were killed and three others injured when a gunman opened fire on a Serbian village in Velika Ivanča.

2017 | After refusing to relinquish his seat on the overcrowded United Airlines flight, Drs. David Dao Duy Anh was forcibly evacuated on this day by aviation security officials, leading to widespread criticism of United Airlines.

2013 | A 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck Iran, 32 people were killed and over 850 people were wounded.

1992 | A U.S. Federal Court found former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega guilty of drug and fraud charges. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

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BIRTHDAYS

1995 | Croatian basketball player, Domagoj Bošnjak.

1953 | American singer-songwriter and guitarist, Hal Ketchum.

1994 | American actor, Joey Pollari.

1962 | American production designer and illustrator, John Eaves.

1934 | New Zealand surveyor and politician, 38th New Zealand Minister of Finance, Bill Birch.

ON THIS DAY: DEATHS

2014 | Jamaican economist, academic, and politician, Norman Girvan, 73.

2012 | Welsh rugby player and cricketer, Malcolm Thomas, 83.

2014 | American lawyer and politician, Rory Ellinger, 73.

2015 | Chinese-American academic, Tsien Tsuen-hsuin,106. 

2016 | American spy, Duane Clarridge, 84.

SPORTS

1997 | Peugeot, the sponsors of the Coventry jerseys, got their money’s worth when a color-clash of kit saw Chelsea demand to borrow from Coventry in the Coventry v Chelsea Premier League match at Highfield Road on this day.

ENTERTAINMENT

1999 | “Never Been Kissed” was released in North America on this day for the first time.

AFRICA FACT

Dikembe Mutombo, a former NBA All-Star, was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.