January 16th, 2009

January 16th, 2009, fell on a Friday. It was day 16 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 3 months and 1 days have passed since January 16th, 2009.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 16th, 2009:

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

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Gran Torino" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is January 16th, 2009 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

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 "ER", "CSI: Miami", "Bones" and "Sons of Anarchy". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mafia Wars", "Fallout 3", "Call of Duty: World at War" and "Left 4 Dead". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "LazyTown", "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 "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "WALL-E toys".


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 January 16th, 2009.

  • 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.

  • 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 1 days have passed since January 16th, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 03 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 16th, 2009, will be 12 years of age.
  • People born in 2009 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1232064000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around January 16th, 2009:

  • 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".
  • 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.
  • This date: January 16th, 2009
  • 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.
  • February 12th, 2009: 49 people die when Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York.
  • February 13th, 2009: The horror movie Friday the 13th (2009) is released in cinemas.
  • February 13th, 2009: The Netherlands enters recession.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on January 16th, 2009, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (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).
  • Native American Zodiac: January 16th, 2009 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of January will have the birthstone Garnet.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

2009 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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

2009 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2009:

  • WALL-E toys
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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 noteable people who were born on the 16th of January:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 16th of January:

  • Republic Day (India)

Weather

Weather information for January 16th, 2009:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.3 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 5.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -14.56 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.22 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 1.02cm.

US President

Who was the US President on January 16th, 2009?

  • George W. Bush Jnr. was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 16th, 2009?

  • Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on January 16th, 2009 was probably conceived around the 8th of April, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 16th, 2009 is the 26th of October, 2009. (Rough Estimate).

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on January 16th, 2009.

Videos

Looking for some nostalgia? Here are some Youtube videos relating to January 16th, 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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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about January 16th, 2009.

  • 4,475 days have passed since this date.
  • 386,636,400 seconds have passed since the January 16th, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 451,075,800 times.
  • Since January 16th, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 199,504,382,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,439,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,250,730 steps. That's about 14,778 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,639,637 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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