8th of May, 2009

The 8th of May, 2009, fell on a Friday. Day 128 of 2009. Decade: 2000s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 8th of May, 2009:

  • Star Trek (2009) is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 8th of May, 2009:

  • United States: Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
  • United Kingdom: Number 1 - Tinchy Strider

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Star Trek" was at the top of the box office on this date.

News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 8th of May, 2009.

  • Facebook

    During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.

  • Dubstep

    Throughout 2009, a dance music genre called Dubstep began to soar in popularity.

  • 2009 in movies.

    Movies that hit the big screen in 2009 included the likes of Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, 2012, Up, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, Sherlock Holmes, Angels & Demons, The Hangover, Inglorious Basterds, Zombieland, District 9 and The Blind Side.

  • Cheryl Cole

    English singer Cheryl Cole is named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2009 and 2010.

  • Time Person of the Year 2009

    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke is named as the Time Person of the Year 2009.

  • 2009 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2009 included Kelly Clarkson, T.I., Lady Gaga, Flo Rida, Jamie Foxx, The Black Eyed Peas, Beyoncé, Pitbull, Sean Kingston, Drake, Kings of Leon, Jay Sean, Miley Cyrus, Jason Derulo, Britney Spears, Owl City and Taylor Swift.

  • Swine Flu

    Throughout much of 2009, there was public concern as heavy media coverage focused on the spread of a Swine Flu pandemic.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 8th of May:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 10 years, 6 months and 29 days have passed since the 8th of May, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of May, 2009, will be 10 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1241737200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 8th of May, 2009:

  • 14th of April, 2009: Football: Chelsea knock Liverpool out of the Champions League quarter finals after a thrilling 4-4 game at Stamford Bridge
  • 24th of April, 2009: The WHO expresses its concern at the rapid spread of Swine Flu.
  • 1st of May, 2009: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) is released.
  • 6th of May, 2009: "It's a disgrace!": Barcelona knock Chelsea out of the Champions League after a number of controversial refereeing decisions go their way
  • 16th of May, 2009: Manchester United clinch their third successive Premier League title after drawing 0-0 against Arsenal.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 21st of May, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas release their song "I Gotta Feeling".
  • 27th of May, 2009: The 2009 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Manchester United. Barcelona win 2-0.
  • 27th of May, 2009: Node.js is released.
  • 1st of June, 2009: 228 people are killed when Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 5th of June, 2009: The Hangover (2009) is released in movie theaters.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 8th of May, 2009, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2009 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 8th of May, 2009 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 8th of May:

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

Weather

Weather information for the 8th of May, 2009:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.5 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 59.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 15.11 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 8th of May, 2009.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 8th of May, 2009 was probably conceived around the 29th of July, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 8th of May, 2009 is the 15th of February, 2010. (Rough Estimate).

8th of May

Events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 8th of May, 1945: World War II: German forces surrender in Western Europe.
  • 8th of May, 1967: American actress Barbara Payton dies of heart and liver failure at the age of 39.
  • 8th of May, 1979: 10 people die after a fire breaks out at a Woolworth's store in Manchester, England.
  • 8th of May, 1984: Former Canadian Forces corporal Denis Lortie kills three government employees in the National Assembly of Quebec building.
  • 8th of May, 1987: 8 IRA volunteers and a civilian are killed in an SAS ambush in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
  • 8th of May, 1997: 35 people are killed when China Southern Airlines Flight 3456 crashes in Shenzhen.
  • 8th of May, 1988: The final episode of "Magnum, P.I." is aired.
  • 8th of May, 1998: The movie Deep Impact (1998) is released.
  • 8th of May, 2002: Arsenal clinch the 2001-2002 FA Premier League title after a 1-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford.
  • 8th of May, 2008: Football: It is announced that Pep Guardiola will become the new manager of Barcelona.
  • 8th of May, 2013: Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson announces his retirement.

Television

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
  • One Tree Hill - Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
  • Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Resident Evil 5 - The fifth installment in the series.
  • Left 4 Dead - First-person shooter game involving zombies. Developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Call of Duty: World at War - Developed by Treyarch. First game in the series to include Nazi Zombies.
  • Mirror's Edge - Adventure platform game.
  • Fallout 3 - Open-world role-playing game.
  • Dead Space - Sci-fi horror survival game.
  • Saints Row 2 - The second game in the series.
  • Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots - Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 8th of May, 2009.

  • 3,863 days have passed since this date.
  • 333,766,800 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 389,394,600 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 172,223,668,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 55,627,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 28,703,945 steps. That's about 12,757 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,005,202 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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