May 9

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 9. From 1900 until now. May 9 is under the sign of Taurus. Famous birthdays on this day include Dave Gahan (1962), Rosario Dawson (1979) and Billy Joel (1949). Several movies were released around May 9 over the years, such as The Shining in 1980 directed by Stanley Kubrick and Braveheart in 1995 directed by Mel Gibson.
But much more happened on May 9 over the years: find out below

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Which were the most popular Movies released around May 9 over the years?
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The Shining

The Shining

Release year: 1980

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Starring: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1995

Directed by: Mel Gibson

Starring: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Country: United States of America

Requiem for a Dream

Requiem for a Dream

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans

Country: United States of America



Release year: 1985

Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu, Daisuke Ryû

Country: United States of America

In the Mood for Love

In the Mood for Love

Release year: 2000

Directed by: Kar-Wai Wong

Starring: Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Maggie Cheung, Ping Lam Siu, Tung Cho 'Joe' Cheung

Country: United States of America


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 9?


  • Russia and some other parts of the former Soviet Union ? Victory Day as the end of the "Great Patriotic War".
  • Our Lady of Flanders
  • Saint Tudi
  • Saint Pachomius (died 346)
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  • 2019 North Korean missile tests: The South Korean military claims that North Korean military has launched an "unidentified projectile" into the sea, marking the second time North Korea has conducted a weapons test in a single week. (CNBC)
  • 2018 Terrorism in Indonesia: Prisoners at a detention centre for terrorists in Jakarta revolt, killing five officers and taking a sixth hostage. Negotiators accept a demand for an audience between the rioters and Aman Abdurrahman, an inmate who is the head of ISIL in the country. (The Wall Street Journal)
  • 2017 Syria–United States relations, Turkey–United States relations: Despite opposition from Turkey, President Donald Trump authorizes an arms deal with the Syrian Kurds to assist the Syrian Democratic Forces in their fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). (CNN)
  • 2016 Somali Civil War (2009–present): A suicide car bomb targeting Mogadishu's traffic police headquarters kills at least four. Al-Shabaab claims responsibility. (NY Times) (Reuters)
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An Indecent Obsession by Colleen McCullough

An Indecent Obsession

Year: 1982


At the end of World War II, decorated sergeant Michael Wilson enters the mental war of a Pacific military hospital, which contains five remaining patients united by their devotion to their nurse, Honour Langtry

A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving

A Prayer For Owen Meany

Year: 1989


I am doomed to remember a boy with a wrecked voice—not because of his voice, or because he was the smallest person I ever knew, or even because he was the

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

Water for Elephants

Year: 2011


Though he may not speak of them, the memories still dwell inside Jacob Jankowski's ninety-something-year-old mind. Memories of himself as a young man, tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show …

Don'T Stop The Carnival by Herman Wouk

Don'T Stop The Carnival

Year: 1965


It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a

Zorba The Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis

Zorba The Greek

Year: 1953


A stunning new translation of the classic book—and basis for the beloved Oscar-winning film—brings the clarity and beauty of Kazantzakis’s language and story alive.First

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