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 17th 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 17th of May, 2009, will be 9 years of age.
American Format: 05-17-2009 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2009-05-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20090517" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1242514800.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of May:
Constitution Day (Norway)
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th 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 "Angels & Demons" 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 17th of May, 2009.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
Throughout 2009, a dance music genre called Dubstep began to soar in popularity.
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.
Throughout much of 2009, there was public concern as heavy media coverage focused on the spread of a Swine Flu pandemic.
The 2009 Eurovision song contest is held in Moscow, Russia. Norway win the contest with the song "Fairytale" by Alexander Rybak.
Weather information for the 17th of May, 2009:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.2 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 48.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.89 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 17th of May, 2009.
Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to the 17th of May, 2009. Please note that videos are automatically selected by Youtube and that results may vary! Click on the "Load Next Video" button to view the next video in the search playlist. In many cases, you'll find episodes of old TV shows, documentaries, music videos and soap dramas.
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th 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 17th of May, 2009.
3,630 days have passed since this date.
313,632,000 seconds have passed since the 17th of May, 2009.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 365,904,000 times.
Since the 17th of May, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 161,834,112,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 52,272,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 26,972,352 steps. That's about 11,988 miles!
Since this date, 3,763,584 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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