January 5th, 2009, was a Monday. It was day 5 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.
12 years, 9 months and 19 days have passed since January 5th, 2009.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.
What happened on January 5th, 2009?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 2009.
The movie "Marley and Me" was at the top of the box office on January 5th, 2009.
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 5th, 2009.
The song "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon won a Grammy for 2009's Record of the Year.
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.
During this period, most countries were still reeling from the world economic crisis that hit in 2008. Unemployment increased, property prices fell, the stock market struggled and bailouts became a popular tool to keep struggling countries afloat.
According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2009 were Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Beyoncé, Tiger Woods, Bruce Springsteen, Steven Spielberg, Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt and Kobe Bryant.
In 2009, the best NBA players were LeBron James, Dirk Nowitzki, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Paul Pierce, Tim Duncan, Yao Ming, Brandon Roy, Chris Paul, Pau Gasol, Carmelo Anthony, Shaquille O'Neal, Chauncey Billups and Tony Parker.
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke was named as the Time Person of the Year in 2009.
English singer Cheryl Cole was named as FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.
In 2009, the best soccer players were Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Samuel Eto'o, Kaká, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba and Steven Gerrard.
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.
During this period, smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started to replace the "dumber" cell phones of the past. Up until this point, the focus had been on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher quality phone cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started to get larger.
"The Hurt Locker" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009.
Throughout 2009 and 2010, a dance music genre called Dubstep began to soar in popularity.
At the end of 2008, the film "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" was released in movie theaters.
A multiplayer social network game called "Mafia Wars" was extremely popular during this period of time. The game was free and could be accessed by anyone with a Facebook or MySpace profile.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
In the late noughties, online video streaming was becoming more and more popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were starting to feel the impact. During this period, small video stores started to close, while the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products such as cell phones and merchandise.
In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.
In the later half of "the noughties", more and more people started to use the Internet on their cell phones. This was aided by the roll-out of faster 3G Internet networks and introduction of larger touchscreen phones.
In the late 2000s, it was extremely popular for people to bring digital cameras with them on a night out. The next day, they would then upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace and Bebo. This was before phones came equipped with high quality cameras.
In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo was extremely popular in the mid-to-late noughties. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.
From the mid-2000s to 2010, "scene kids" were a popular subculture. The scene kid fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors and straight hair with long fringes.
Basic facts and information about this date.
Notable events that occurred around January 5th, 2009.
Zodiac & Birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching on this date.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
Spin-off of the original Stargate series.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
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.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
TV show based on the Superman story.
Comedy show about a new group of medical students.
Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2009.
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Everybody Hates Chris
Go, Diego, Go!
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2009.
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing on this date.
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.
Adventure platform game.
Gears of War 2
Third-person shooter that was released for the Xbox 360.
Open-world role-playing game.
Open world RPG.
Sci-fi horror survival game.
Saints Row 2
The second game in the series.
Life simulation game that was released for the PC.
Battlefield: Bad Company
First-person shooter that was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.
Social media game developed by Zynga.
Grand Theft Auto IV
The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.
Mario Kart Wii
Kart racing game.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
The seventh release in the Rainbow Six series.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Crossover fighting game for the Nintendo Wii.
Open world racing game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on January 5th.
National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January.
Historical weather information for January 5th, 2009.
George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 5th, 2009.
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 5th, 2009.
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about January 5th, 2009.
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