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January 12th, 2009.

January 12th, 2009, was a Monday. It was day 12 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 3 months and 24 days have passed since January 12th, 2009.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On this day.

What happened on January 12th, 2009?

  • The first bitcoin transaction takes place.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 12th, 2009.

  • United States: Just Dance - Lady GaGa
  • United Kingdom: Just Dance - Lady GaGa

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Gran Torino" was at the top of the box office on January 12th, 2009.

Take me back to January 12th, 2009!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 12th, 2009 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. The Christmas holiday season is long over, the decorations have been taken down and a sense of normality has returned.

The song Just Dance by Lady GaGa is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. George W. Bush Jnr. is currently the President of the United States and the movie Gran Torino is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown is the current Prime Minister.

A social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace. 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 "Dora the Explorer", "Without a Trace", "The Office" and "How I Met Your Mother". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Mafia Wars", "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots" and "Dead Space". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "Ben 10", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "The Suite Life on Deck".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as 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 12th, 2009.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Hurt Locker.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Kings of Leon - "Use Somebody".

    "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon would go on to win a Grammy for 2009's Record of the Year.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 12 years, 3 months and 24 days have passed since January 12th, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 12th, 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 1231718400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 12th, 2009.

  • 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.
  • January 5th, 2009: German billionaire Adolf Merckle commits suicide.
  • 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".
  • This date: January 12th, 2009
  • 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.
  • February 7th, 2009: The Black Saturday bushfires begin in Australia. 173 are killed by the bushfires, which continue to burn until the following month.
  • February 8th, 2009: Singer Chris Brown viciously assaults his girlfriend Rihanna.
  • February 9th, 2009: Football: Chelsea sack manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
  • February 11th, 2009: Soccer: Dutch coach Guus Hiddink is appointed as the caretaker manager of Chelsea.

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 12th, 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: January 12th, 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 12th, 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 12th of January.

Weather on January 12th, 2009.

Historical weather information for January 12th, 2009.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.3 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 20.9 degrees Fahrenheit. -6.17 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 8.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.03cm.

US President.

George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States on January 12th, 2009.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 12th, 2009.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 12th, 2009 was most likely conceived around the 4th of April, 2008.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 12th, 2009 is close to the 22nd of October, 2009.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 12th, 2009.

  • A total of 4,497 days have passed since this date.
  • 642 weeks have passed.
  • 388,537,200 seconds have passed since the January 12th, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 453,293,400 times.
  • Since January 12th, 2009, the earth has travelled approximately 200,485,195,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,756,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,414,199 steps. That's about 14,851 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,662,446 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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