20th of October, 2009

The 20th of October, 2009, fell on a Tuesday. Day 293 of 2009. Decade: 2000s.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 20th of October, 2009:

  • The song "Empire State of Mind" is released by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of October, 2009:

  • United States: 3 - Britney Spears
  • United Kingdom: Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Where the Wild Things Are" 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 20th of October, 2009.

  • 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.

  • Zombieland.

    Zombie comedy movie "Zombieland", starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, would have been showing in movie theaters at this time.


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of October:


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 10 years, 1 months and 21 days have passed since the 20th of October, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 20th of October, 2009, will be 10 years of age.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1255993200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 20th of October, 2009:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 20th of October, 2009, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2009 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 20th of October, 2009 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Weather

Weather information for the 20th of October, 2009:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 53.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.22 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 20th of October, 2009.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 20th of October, 2009 was probably conceived around the 10th of January, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 20th of October, 2009 is the 30th of July, 2010. (Rough Estimate).

20th of October

Events that have occurred on the 20th of October:

  • 20th of October, 1962: The Sino-Indian War bar begins when China launches two separate attacks on Indian forces.
  • 20th of October, 1973: U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus are fired by President Richard Nixon after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
  • 20th of October, 1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines die in a plane crash in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
  • 20th of October, 2011: Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is assassinated.
  • 20th of October, 1995: The movie Mallrats (1995) is released.
  • 20th of October, 2006: The Prestige (2006) is released.

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.

  • Borderlands - RPG first-person shooter game.
  • Halo 3: ODST - First-person shooter game.
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum - Action game set in the Batman universe.
  • Minecraft - The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of October, 2009.

  • 3,704 days have passed since this date.
  • 320,029,200 seconds have passed since the 20th of October, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 373,367,400 times.
  • Since the 20th of October, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 165,135,067,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 53,338,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,522,511 steps. That's about 12,232 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,840,350 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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