8th of May, 2009

Here are some facts about this particular date:

  • What Day: The 8th of May, 2009, fell on a Friday.
  • On this exact date: Star Trek (2009) is released.
  • Decade: 2000s.
  • 9 years, 4 months and 16 days have passed since the 8th of May, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 2009.
  • Day 128 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date 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.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 8th of May, 2009, will be 9 years of age.
  • American Format: 05-08-2009 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
  • YMD Format: 2009-05-08. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20090508" are easier to sort.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1241737200.

Holidays

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

  • Victory in Europe Day (France)

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.

  • 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.

  • Swine Flu

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

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).

Around This Time...

Things that happened during this general period of time...

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

On This Date

Historical events that have occurred on the 8th of May:

  • 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, 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.

Television

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

  • 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.
  • Without a Trace - TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

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.

Celebrity Birthdays

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

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Videos

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Visualize

Visualize the days that have passed since the 8th of May, 2009. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.

Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 3,423 days have passed since this date.
  • 295,747,200 seconds have passed since the 8th of May, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 345,038,400 times.
  • Since the 8th of May, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 152,605,555,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 49,291,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 25,434,259 steps. That's about 11,304 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,548,966 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

Translations

Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Friday" in other languages is:

  • German: Freitag.
  • French: Vendredi.
  • Italian: Venerdi.
  • Spanish: Viernes.
  • Portuguese: Sexta-feira.

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