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January 5th, 2009.

January 5th, 2009, was a Monday. It was day 5 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since January 5th, 2009.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 5th, 2009?

  • German billionaire Adolf Merckle commits suicide.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 5th, 2009.

  • United States: Single Ladies - Beyonce
  • United Kingdom: Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
Play the top hits from 2009.
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2009. Take a trip back to the peak days of the Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Flo Rida and Tinchy Stryder.

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Marley and Me" was at the top of the box office on January 5th, 2009.

Take me back to January 5th, 2009!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 5th, 2009 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. People are starting to return back to work and school after the Christmas holidays.

In America, the song Single Ladies by Beyonce is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Hallelujah by Alexandra Burke is the number one hit song. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Marley and Me is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown is the current Prime Minister. Meanwhile, in technology news, more and more people are beginning to use the Internet on their phones. This transition towards mobile Internet has been aided by the recent roll-out of faster 3G networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. A social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are currently struggling to keep their heads above water. This is due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. A music genre called Dubstep has started to go mainstream. It's 2009, so the music charts are filled with artists such as The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, Flo Rida, Taylor Swift and T.I.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: NY", "House", "The Office" and "Prison Break". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots", "Dead Space", "Call of Duty: World at War" and "Left 4 Dead". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "One Tree Hill", "LazyTown", "Go, Diego, Go!" and "The Suite Life on Deck".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and WALL-E toys.

News topics, fads & culture.

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.

  • Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody".

    Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody".

    The song "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon won a Grammy for 2009's Record of the Year.

  • 2009 in music.

    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.

  • World Economic Crisis.

    World Economic Crisis.

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2009.

    The highest paid celebrities in 2009.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2009?

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2009.

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

  • Cheryl Cole.

    Cheryl Cole.

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

  • Who were the best football players in 2009?

    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.

  • 2009 in movies.

    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.

  • Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    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.

    The Hurt Locker.

    "The Hurt Locker" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009.

  • Dubstep.

    Dubstep.

    Throughout 2009 and 2010, a dance music genre called Dubstep began to soar in popularity.

  • The rise of Facebook.

    The rise of Facebook.

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

  • Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    In the late naughties, 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 stage, small video stores started to close, while the larger franchises downsized and branched out into selling other products such as cell phones and merchandise.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

    In the late naughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.

  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    In the later half of "the naughties", 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.

  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    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.

  • Bebo.

    Bebo.

    In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo was extremely popular in the mid-to-late naughties. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.

  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids.

    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.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 12 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since January 5th, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 02 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 5th, 2009, will be 12 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2009 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1231113600.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 5th, 2009.

  • December 6th, 2008: Boxing: Tyson Fury makes his professional debut.
  • December 6th, 2008: Comedy sketch group "The Lonely Island" release their single "Jizz in My Pants".
  • December 9th, 2008: English singer Lily Allen releases her single "The Fear".
  • December 9th, 2008: Illinois Govenor Rod Blagojevich is arrested on suspicion of trying to sell Barack Obama's vacated Senate seat.
  • December 11th, 2008: The remains of Casey Anthony's 2-year-old daughter Caylee are discovered in a wooded area near her house.
  • December 11th, 2008: Bernard Madoff is arrested and charged with fraud.
  • December 12th, 2008: Gran Torino (2008) is released.
  • December 12th, 2008: It is announced that Russia has fallen into recession.
  • December 13th, 2008: Alexandra Burke wins The X Factor.
  • December 14th, 2008: An Iraqi journalist throws his shoes at US President George W. Bush.
  • December 17th, 2008: The X Factor winner Alexandra Burke releases her cover of the song "Hallelujah".
  • December 19th, 2008: The movie Seven Pounds (2008), starring Will Smith, is released in cinemas.
  • December 25th, 2008: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) is released in movie theaters.
  • December 29th, 2008: Internet culture: Reddit's /r/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu (Rage Comics) subreddit is created.
  • December 31st, 2008: 15-year-old Irish girl Amy Fitzpatrick goes missing in Malaga, Spain.
  • January 3rd, 2009: The Bitcoin network is created.
  • January 3rd, 2009: Israeli ground forces enter Gaza.
  • This date: January 5th, 2009
  • January 9th, 2009: The movie Slumdog Millionaire (2008) is released in cinemas.
  • January 9th, 2009: Catherine Wayne (Boxxy) creates her Youtube channel.
  • January 10th, 2009: Catherine Wayne (Boxxy) uploads her viral Youtube video "FOAR EVERYWUN FRUM BOXXY".
  • January 12th, 2009: The first bitcoin transaction takes place.
  • January 15th, 2009: "The Miracle on the Hudson" takes place when US Airways Flight 1549 lands safely in the Hudson River after being struck by birds.
  • January 20th, 2009: Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
  • January 23rd, 2009: The United Kingdom enters recession.
  • January 29th, 2009: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is removed from office after being impeached on corruption charges.
  • January 30th, 2009: Taken (2008) is released.
  • February 1st, 2009: Super Bowl XLIII: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals by 27-23 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
  • February 1st, 2009: Bruce Springsteen performs at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIII.
  • February 3rd, 2009: A leaked audio recording of actor Christian Bale going on a rant during the filming of Terminator Salvation is uploaded to the Internet.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 5th, 2009, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2009 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 5th, 2009 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.
  • Birth flower (January): The Carnation and the Snowdrop.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

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.
  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • The Hills - American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Battlestar Galactica - Sci-fi series.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Kid's TV shows on January 5th, 2009.

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
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • The Hills
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Hannah Montana
  • Ben 10
  • Everybody Hates Chris
  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • One Tree Hill
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2009.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2009.

  • WALL-E toys
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

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.
  • 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.
  • Mafia Wars - Social media game developed by Zynga.
  • Grand Theft Auto IV - The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 5th of January.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of January.

  • Twelfth Night (Sweden)

Weather on January 5th, 2009.

Historical weather information for January 5th, 2009.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 5.0 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. There were 3 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 29.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 0.61 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 5th, 2009.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 5th, 2009.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 5th, 2009 was most likely conceived around the 28th of March, 2008.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 5th, 2009 is close to the 15th of October, 2009.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 5th, 2009.

  • A total of 4,516 days have passed since this date.
  • 645 weeks have passed.
  • 390,178,800 seconds have passed since the January 5th, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 455,208,600 times.
  • Since January 5th, 2009, the earth has travelled approximately 201,332,260,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 65,029,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,555,377 steps. That's about 14,914 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,682,146 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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