What happened on 09 January?

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 09 January, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


2015 | The perpetrators of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris two days earlier were both killed after a state of hostilities. The second hostage situation, related to the Charlie Hebdo shooting, occurred in a Jewish market in Vincennes.

2014 | On this day in Japan an explosion at a Mitsubishi Materials chemical plant in Yokkaichi killed at least five people and injured 17 others.

2011 | Iran Air Flight 277 crashed close to Orumiyeh in the northwest of the country, 77 people were killed.

2005 | Mahmoud Abbas succeed Yasser Arafat as President of the Palestinian National Authority after winning the election and replacing interim president Rawhi Fattouh.

2004 | A boat carrying Albanian illegal immigrants near the Karaburun Peninsula towards Brindisi, Italy;  exposure to the elements killed 28 people. 

2015 | In Mozambique 75 people were killed and more than 230 people ill in a mass poisoning at a funeral involving beer that was contaminated with Burkholderia gladioli.

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2019 | German-Canadian movie actor, Paul Koslo, 75.

1992 | American actor, Steve Brodie, 73.

2013 | American economist and academic, James M. Buchanan, 94.

2000 | English engineer and academic, Arnold Alexander Hall, 85.


1984 | American musician and songwriter, Drew Brown.

1967 | South African rugby player, Gary Teichmann.

1921 | Hungarian Olympic gymnast, Ágnes Keleti.

1940 | Swiss journalist and politician, 86th President of the Swiss Confederation, Ruth Dreifuss.

1967 | South African-American singer, guitarist, and actor, Dave Matthews.


1979 | Charlton Athletic players Mick Flanagan and Derek Hales were sent off for fighting in the FA Cup Third Round match against non-league players Maidstone United on this day.


2008 | The film directed by Anne Fletcher, “27 Dresses” was released in the United States on this day.


Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania is the highest single freestanding mountain in the world with 5 895 metres above sea level and about 4 900 metres above its plateau base.

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