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January 23rd, 2009.

January 23rd, 2009, was a Friday. It was day 23 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 3 months and 16 days have passed since January 23rd, 2009.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On this day.

What happened on January 23rd, 2009?

  • The United Kingdom enters recession.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 23rd, 2009.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" was at the top of the box office on January 23rd, 2009.

Take me back to January 23rd, 2009!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is January 23rd, 2009 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. 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. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop 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.

Barack Obama has just been inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "Desperate Housewives" and "Sons of Anarchy". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mafia Wars", "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots", "Saints Row 2" and "Left 4 Dead".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Everybody Hates Chris", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "iCarly". 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 23rd, 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 16 days have passed since January 23rd, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 04 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on January 23rd, 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 1232668800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around January 23rd, 2009.

  • 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.
  • January 20th, 2009: Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
  • This date: January 23rd, 2009
  • 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.

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 23rd, 2009, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • 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 23rd, 2009 falls under the Otter.
  • 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 23rd, 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.

2009 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 23rd of January.

Weather on January 23rd, 2009.

Historical weather information for January 23rd, 2009.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 6.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 31.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -0.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 13.97cm.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on January 23rd, 2009.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on January 23rd, 2009.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on January 23rd, 2009 was most likely conceived around the 15th of April, 2008.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 23rd, 2009 is close to the 2nd of November, 2009.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about January 23rd, 2009.

  • A total of 4,489 days have passed since this date.
  • 641 weeks have passed.
  • 387,846,000 seconds have passed since the January 23rd, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 452,487,000 times.
  • Since January 23rd, 2009, the earth has travelled approximately 200,128,536,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,641,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,354,756 steps. That's about 14,824 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,654,152 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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