April 2009 calendar

April 2009

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2009.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2009: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2009?


  • 01 Apr 2009 Croatia and Albania join NATO
  • 02 Apr 2009 The U.S. House of Representatives passes a federal budget for fiscal 2010 starting October 1, voting 233-196 to pass the US$3.45 trillion budget.
  • 03 Apr 2009 The United States economy lost 663,000 jobs in March, raising the unemployment rate to 8.5%. (''New York Times'')
  • 04 Apr 2009 In Binghampton, New York, USA, a gunman kills 13 people in the American Civic Association building after taking dozens hostage, then kills himself.
  • 05 Apr 2009 North Korea launches its controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 rocket. The satellite passed over mainland Japan, which prompted an immediate reaction from the United Nations Security Council, as well as participating states of Six-party talks.
  • 06 Apr 2009 North Carolina Tar Heels overwhelms Michigan State Spartans 89-72 in the final of the NCAA Tournament.
  • 07 Apr 2009 Mass protests begin across Moldova under the belief that results from the parliamentary election are fraudulent.
  • 08 Apr 2009 Pulte Homes in the USA announces it will buy rival Centex Corp in a US$1.3 billion all-stock deal to create the largest U.S. homebuilder.
  • 09 Apr 2009 In Tbilisi, Georgia, up to 60,000 people protest against the government of Mikheil Saakashvili.
  • 10 Apr 2009 President of Fiji Ratu Josefa Iloilo announces he will suspend the constitution and assume all governance in the country, creating a constitutional crisis.
  • 11 Apr 2009 Anti-government protests cancel the Fourth East Asia Summit in Pattaya, Thailand. (BBC)
  • 12 Apr 2009 U.S. Navy rescues Captain Richard Phillips killing three pirates, and capturing a fourth.
  • 13 Apr 2009 Former major-league pitcher (Detroit Tigers, 1976-80) Mark Fidrych dies in an apparent accident at his farm in Northborough, Massachusetts, at age 54.
  • 14 Apr 2009 North Korea will depart the six-party talks and resume its nuclear program. (BBC)
  • 15 Apr 2009 China launches a second satellite as part of its Compass global navigation system. (Xinhua)
  • 16 Apr 2009 General Growth Properties, the second-largest U.S. mall owner (over 200 malls), files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the biggest real estate failure in U.S. history. The 55-year-old company, based in Chicago, listed total assets of US$29.56 billion and total debts of $27.29 billion. Company share value dropped to 60 cents from a high of US$67 in 2007.
  • 17 Apr 2009 An airplane crash kills 11 people in Papua, Indonesia. (UPI)
  • 18 Apr 2009 Roxana Saberi, an Iranian-American journalist, is sentenced to eight years in prison for espionage by an Iranian court. She is released the following month, after an appeals court reduces and suspends her sentence.
  • 19 Apr 2009 Eight corrections officers are killed in an ambush during a prisoner transfer in Nayarit, Mexico. (AP via Google)
  • 20 Apr 2009 Oracle announces it will acquire Sun Microsystems for more than US$7 billion.
  • 21 Apr 2009 Yahoo! will cut between 600 and 700 jobs. (AP via ''Forbes'')
  • 22 Apr 2009 The United Kingdom's new government budget will increase borrowing and tax high-income earners to 50%. (''Washington Post'')
  • 23 Apr 2009 The gamma ray burst GRB 090423 is observed for 10 seconds. The event signals the most distant object of any kind and also the oldest known object in the universe.
  • 24 Apr 2009 The World Health Organization expresses concern at the spread of influenza from Mexico and the United States to other countries.ref name=quotwho_statement_2009-04-25quot International cases and resulting deaths are confirmed.
  • 25 Apr 2009 Ethiopia arrests 35 people in connection with Berhanu Nega's plan to overthrow the government. (BBC via ABC News Australia)
  • 26 Apr 2009 Eleven Justice and Equality Movement members are sentenced to death for attacking Khartoum, Sudan, in 2008. (BBC)
  • 27 Apr 2009 General Motors announces it will phase out the 82-year-old Pontiac brand by the end of 2010.
  • 28 Apr 2009 The first transgenic, fluorescent dogs are cloned in South Korea. (AP via Google News)
  • 29 Apr 2009 (to May 1) Heritage Numismatic Auctions conductions coin auctions at the Central States Numismatic Society convention in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 30 Apr 2009 Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announces a deal with Fiat. The US government announces it will provide up to US$3.5 billion in debtor-in-possession financing and up to US$4.5 billion in exit financing. The company is expected to continue under a new ownershop arrangement: 55 percent United Auto Workers' healthcare trust fund, Fiat 20 percent, U.S. and Canadian governments with a combined stake of 10 percent.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in April 2009?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Right Roundyoutube
  2. - Poker Face
  3. - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  4. - Kiss Me Thru The Phone
  5. - Dead And Gone


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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State of Play

State of Play

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Kevin Macdonald

Starring: Russell Crowe, Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Helen Mirren

Bright Star

Bright Star

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Jane Campion

Starring: Abbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox


Which were the most popular books released in April 2009?
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Perfect Fifths by Megan McCafferty

Perfect Fifths


Old flames are reignited in the fifth and final book in the New York Times bestselling Jessica Darling series.Captivated readers have followed Jessica through every step and misstep: from her life

Just When I Thought I'D Dropped My Last Egg by Kathie Lee Gifford

Just When I Thought I'D Dropped My Last Egg


Just When I Thought I’d Dropped My Last Egg is Kathie Lee Gifford’s triumphant laugh-out-loud celebration of forging ahead with gusto, even long after we’re old enough to know better.

One Second After by William R. Forstchen

One Second After


New York Times best selling author William R. Forstchen now brings us a story which can be all too terrifyingly real...a

The Lost Quilter by Jennifer Chiaverini

The Lost Quilter


Master Quilter Sylvia Bergstrom Compson treasures an antique quilt called by three names -- Birds in the Air, after its pattern; the Runaway Quilt, after the woman who sewed it; and

The Lost City Of Z by David Grann

The Lost City Of Z


A New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, and Denver Post Bestseller In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured