May 09: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On May 9, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 129th day of the Gregorian calendar is May 9th. On this day, Russia had its largest military parade in history to commemorate Victory Day’s 70th anniversary; 75,000 to 100,000 protesters marched in Washington to oppose the Vietnam War; and the United States Food and Drug Administration authorised the first oral contraceptive pill.

Taurus is the zodiac sign for May 9th. Billy Joel and Candice Bergen, for example, were born on May 9th. Today is Moscato Day in the United States.


(May 09, 1918)
Mike Wallace, an American television interviewer and reporter most known for his forceful and brutal approach on the show 60 Minutes, was born.


(May 09, 1939)
Ralph Boston, an American track and field athlete, was born in Laurel, Mississippi, and was the first man to jump more than 27 feet (8.23 metres).

(May 09, 1960)
The first birth control pill was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.

(May 09, 1980)
Friday the 13th, a horror film about summer camp counsellors being stalked by a masked killer, was premiered in theatres, and its massive success spawned a popular series.

(May 09, 2020)
Little Richard, the American singer and pianist whose mid-1950s hit songs were crucial milestones in the creation of rock and roll, died at the age of 87.

(Died on May 09, 2020)
Little Richard, American singer, songwriter, and pianist (b. 1932).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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