May 9 is the 129th day of the year. There are 236 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1887 – Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show opens in London.
+ 1926 – Admiral Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett claim to have flown over the North Pole (later discovery of Byrd's diary appears to cast some doubt on the claim.)
+ 1958 – Film: Vertigo has world premiere in San Francisco.
( Births )
+ 1914 – Hank Snow, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1999)
+ 1918 – Mike Wallace, American journalist, media personality and one-time game show host (d. 2012)
+ 1942 – Tommy Roe, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
+ 1946 – Candice Bergen, American actress and producer
+ 1949 – Billy Joel, American singer-songwriter and pianist
+ 1960 – Tony Gwynn, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)