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 NATO: Croatia and Albania are joined by Albania and Croatia
  • 02 Apr 2009 The U.S. House of Representatives approves a federal budget for fiscal 2010, which will begin October 1. Voting 233-196 to adopt the US$3.45 Trillion budget.
  • 03 Apr 2009 The unemployment rate rose to 8.5% in March after the United States lost 663,000 jobs.
  • 04 Apr 2009 A gunman takes hostages and then murders himself in Binghampton, New York.
  • 05 Apr 2009 North Korea launches the controversial Kwangmyongsong-2 missile. The satellite flew over Japan, prompting immediate reactions from the United Nations Security Council and participating states in Six-party negotiations.
  • 06 Apr 2009 In the NCAA Tournament final, North Carolina Tar Heels defeated Michigan State Spartans by 89 to 72.
  • 07 Apr 2009 In Moldova, mass protests are started under the belief of fraud in the results of the parliamentary elections.
  • 08 Apr 2009 Pulte Homes in the USA announced it would buy Centex Corp in an all-stock deal worth US$1.3 billion to become the largest U.S. builder.
  • 09 Apr 2009 Up to 60,000 protesters demonstrate in Tbilisi against Mikheil Saakashvili's government.
  • 10 Apr 2009 Fiji's President Ratu Josefa Iloilo announced that he would suspend the constitution and take over all government in the country, creating an emergency constitutional crisis.
  • 11 Apr 2009 Fourth East Asia Summit cancelled in protest by anti-government protestors, Pattaya (Thailand).
  • 12 Apr 2009 The U.S. Navy rescues Captain Richard Phillips from three pirates and captures a fourth.
  • 13 Apr 2009 Mark Fidrych, a former major-league pitcher (Detroit Tigers 1976-80), dies in an accident at his Northborough farm, Massachusetts at the age of 54.
  • 14 Apr 2009 North Korea will leave the six-party talks in order to resume its nuclear program.
  • 15 Apr 2009 China launches another satellite as part its Compass global navigation system.
  • 16 Apr 2009 General Growth Properties (over 200 mall owners in the United States) files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This is the largest real estate disaster in American history. Chicago-based General Growth Properties, 55 years old, reported total assets of US$29.56 Billion and total debts at $27.29 Billion. From a 2007 high of US$67, the company's share value fell to 60 cents.
  • 17 Apr 2009 11 people are killed in an airplane crash in Papua (Indonesia).
  • 18 Apr 2009 Roxana Saberi is an Iranian-American journalist sentenced by an Iranian court to eight years imprisonment for espionage. After an appeals court reduced and suspended her sentence, she is freed the next month.
  • 19 Apr 2009 Eight corrections officers were killed in an ambush at a Nayarit prisoner transfer, Mexico.
  • 20 Apr 2009 Oracle announces that it will buy Sun Microsystems for more US$7 billion.
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  • 22 Apr 2009 The new budget for the United Kingdom will raise borrowing and tax high income earners by 50%.
  • 23 Apr 2009 For 10 seconds, the gamma radiation burst GRB090423 can be observed. This event marks the closest known object and the oldest known object in all of 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 Ethiopian authorities have arrested 35 people in connection to Berhanu Nega’s plot to overthrow government.
  • 26 Apr 2009 Eleven Justice and Equality Movement members were sentenced to death after attacking Khartoum (Sudan) in 2008.
  • 27 Apr 2009 General Motors announced that it will eliminate the Pontiac brand, which has been around since 1982, by the end 2010.
  • 28 Apr 2009 South Korea clones the first transgenic, fluorescent dog.
  • 29 Apr 2009 Heritage Numismatic auctions will conduct coin auctions at the Central States Numismatic Society convention, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • 30 Apr 2009 Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, and Fiat announces a partnership. The US government announced that it would provide debtor-in possession financing of up to US$3.5billion and exit financing of up to US$4.5billion. A new ownershop arrangement is in place for the company. It will be managed by 55 percent United Auto Workers' Healthcare Trust Fund, Fiat 20 Percent, U.S., and Canadian governments, each with a 10 percent combined stake.
  • 03 Apr 2009 Jiverly Antares Wong opens fire at the American Civic Association immigration center in Binghamton, New York, killing thirteen and wounding four before committing suicide.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2009?

Pursuit by Karen Robards



Jessica Ford, a rookie attorney and New York Times bestseller of Guilty When The First Lady Dies in a Fiery Car Crash, is the sole survivor.

Outcast by Aaron Allston



Is this the beginning of the end of the Jedi Order's fall? After a civil war that ended in violence and the destruction caused by the now deceased Darth Vader, the Galactic Alliance is now on a new start.

One Day At A Time by Danielle Steel

One Day At A Time


Danielle Steel's compelling novel, "The Family of All Colors", celebrates families of all stripes. It tells the story of three couples who fight and survive, love and laugh, learn to live and enjoy life.

Dead Silence by Randy Wayne White

Dead Silence


It's so terrifying that it will leave readers gasping for air. Doc Ford receives a terrifying ultimatum from a kidnapping victim in Minnesota. He has only 36 hours to follow through.

Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child

Terminal Freeze


Lincoln Child's riveting thriller is high-octane and intense. An ancient creature accidentally releases itself to cause havoc in an arctic landscape. Alaska's