What Happened on May 9

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Historical Events

1901 – A financial panic begins in the USA following the struggle between two groups to control the railroads between the Great Lakes and the Pacific
1971 – 23rd Emmy Awards: All in the Family, Jack Klugman and Jean Stapleton win
1978 – American publishing heiress Patty Hearst returns to jail, after legal appeals to her bank robbery conviction fail
1989 – NY Mets Rick Cerone, errors after 159 errorless games as catcher
2017 – Moon Jae-in elected President of South Korea after a snap election to replace Park Geun-hye
2019 – At least 65 migrants drown off the coast of Tunisia when their boat capsizes after leaving Libya according to the UN

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Famous Birthdays

1914 – Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor, born in Barletta, Italy (d. 2005)
1928 – Páll Pampichier Pálsson, Austrian-Icelandic composer, born in Graz, Austria (d. 1966)
1948 – Calvin Murphy, American basketball player
1955 – Myra Blackwelder, American golfer (LPGA Rookie of the Year 1980), born in Lexington, Kemtucky
1962 – John Corbett, American actor (Northern Exposure – “Chris Stevens”; Sex and the City – “Aidan”; My Big Fat Greek Wedding), and country music singer, born in Wheeling, West Virginia
1977 – Iñigo Landaluze, Spanish cyclist

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Famous Deaths

1822 – Charles Duquesnoy, French composer, dies at 62
1966 – Alfred Mendelsohn, Romanian composer, and conductor (Romanian National Opera, 1944-63), and teacher, dies at 56
1982 – Ab Visser, Dutch poet and writer (Man Without a Head), dies at 69
1990 – Patrick Piggott, British pianist, composer, and musicologist
(The Life and Music of John Field; The Innocent Diversion – Music in the Life and Writings of Jane Austen), dies at 74
1995 – Abha Gandhi, servant to Gandhi, dies at 68
2011 – Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist, dies at 26

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