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February 12, 2009

February 12, 2009, was a Thursday. It was the 43rd day of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

15 years and 17 days have passed since February 12, 2009.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Aquarius.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on February 12, 2009?

  • 50 people die when Colgan Air Flight 3407 crashes into a house in Clarence Center, New York.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on February 12, 2009:

  • United States: "My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson
  • United Kingdom: "The Fear" by Lily Allen

The Billboard Hot 100 on February 12, 2009

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • My Life Would Suck Without You - Kelly Clarkson
  • Just Dance - Lady Gaga Featuring Colby O'Donis
  • Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) - Beyonce
  • Heartless - Kanye West
  • Love Story - Taylor Swift
Play the top songs 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.
He's Just Not That Into You

Top movie at the box office

The movie "He's Just Not That Into You" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date was 5,496 days ago. Approximately 183 months have passed. It was the 43rd day of 2009, in week 07. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 15 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 61 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to February 12, 2009

Ready for a walk down memory lane?

It is Thursday, February 12, 2009. Anyone born today will have the star sign Aquarius. Valentine's Day is just around the corner.

In America, the song "My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson is at the top of the singles charts, while "The Fear" by Lily Allen is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie He's Just Not That Into You is at the top of the box office. Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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 growing social network called Facebook is beginning to steal users away from MySpace and Bebo. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are struggling to compete with 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. News has recently come to light that singer Chris Brown viciously assaulted his pop star girlfriend Rihanna.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Test, Natasha Richardson, Jade Goody, and Bea Arthur would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Last of the Summer Wine", "One Tree Hill", "How I Met Your Mother", and "Mad Men". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mario Kart Wii", "Mafia Wars", "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots", and "Gears of War 2".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Horrid Henry", "Wizards of Waverly Place", and "Bakugan Battle Brawlers". Popular toys at the moment include the PlayStation 3, Iggle Piggle, WALL-E toys, and Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on February 12, 2009.

  • Colgan Air Flight 3407.

    Colgan Air Flight 3407

    50 people lost their lives after passenger flight "Colgan Air Flight 3407" stalled and crashed into a house in Clarence Center, New York, on February 12th, 2009.
  • Scolari is sacked.

    Scolari is sacked

    Chelsea manager Luiz Felipe Scolari was sacked in February 2009. Although Gianfranco Zola and Frank Rijkaard were listed as the bookies favorites to take over, Dutch coach Guus Hiddink stepped in a few days later as caretaker manager.
  • Chris Brown assaults Rihanna.

    Chris Brown assaults Rihanna

    On February 8th, 2009, singer Chris Brown assaulted his girlfriend Rihanna, leaving her with extensive facial injuries. Later that day, Brown turned himself in to the authorities.
  • The Black Saturday bushfires.

    The Black Saturday bushfires

    A series of bushfires burned across Australia. 173 people lost their lives during the disaster, and many were left homeless.
  • Keyboard Cat goes viral.

    Keyboard Cat goes viral

    A YouTube video called "Keyboard Cat" went viral in February 2009. Although the video was originally uploaded in 2007, it wasn't until 2009 that it became an Internet meme.
  • "I will look for you, I will find you... and I will kill you."

    "I will look for you, I will find you... and I will kill you."

    The action-thriller film "Taken" was playing in movie theaters at this time. The movie starred Liam Neeson as Bryan Mills, a former CIA agent who must rescue his daughter from a gang of Albanian human traffickers in France.
  • "You spin my head right round, right round."

    "You spin my head right round, right round."

    American rapper Flo Rida released his hit single "Right Round" in late January 2009. The song, which featured guest vocals from Kesha, reached the top 10 in 19 countries.
  • 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

    Most countries were still reeling from the 2008 global economic crisis. Unemployment increased, property prices fell, the stock market struggled, and bailouts became a favorite 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?

    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.

    Time Person of the Year 2009

    The former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, was named Time Person of the Year in 2009.
  • Cheryl Cole.

    Cheryl Cole

    English singer Cheryl Cole was named FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 popular.

    Smartphones are becoming popular

    Smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started replacing the "dumber" push-button cellphones of the past. Up until this point, companies had focused on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher-quality cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started getting larger.
  • The Hurt Locker.

    The Hurt Locker

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

    Dubstep

    A dance music genre called dubstep began to take off in 2009 and 2010.
  • Mafia Wars.

    Mafia Wars

    A multiplayer social network game called "Mafia Wars" was all the rage. The game was free and could be accessed by anyone with a Facebook or MySpace profile.
  • The rise of Facebook.

    The rise of Facebook

    Facebook experienced massive growth and became the largest social network in the world.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
  • Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores

    Online video streaming was becoming increasingly popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users, and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were struggling to stay afloat. As sales and rentals declined, small video stores started closing. Meanwhile, the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products, such as cellphones and merchandise.
  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm

    HD TV quickly became the norm during this time, as flat-screen televisions were starting to fall in price.
  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off

    Internet access on cellphones became common in the late 2000s. This transition was aided by the rollout of faster 3G Internet networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. Although many phones had Internet features at the start of the decade, they were often awkward and costly to use.
  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars

    During the 2000s, people often brought digital cameras with them to clubs and bars. The following day, they would upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo. Although most phones had cameras, their picture quality was bad, especially in darker settings such as nightclubs.
  • Bebo.

    Bebo

    By this stage, a new social network called Bebo had become a huge hit in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins," and "Bebo Luv" features.
  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids

    "Scene Kids" became a big subculture in the latter half of the decade. Their fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors, and straight hair with long fringes.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to February 12, 2009.

  • January 15, 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 16, 2009: British singer Boy George is sentenced to 15 months in jail for false imprisonment.
  • January 20, 2009: Barack Obama is inaugurated as the 44th President of the United States.
  • January 23, 2009: The United Kingdom enters recession.
  • January 27, 2009: Rapper Flo Rida releases the song "Right Round".
  • January 29, 2009: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is removed from office after being impeached on corruption charges.
  • January 30, 2009: Taken (2008) is released.
  • February 1, 2009:
    • Super Bowl XLIII: The Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the Arizona Cardinals by 27-23 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.
    • Bruce Springsteen performs at the halftime show of Super Bowl XLIII.
  • February 3, 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 7, 2009: The Black Saturday bushfires begin in Australia. 173 are killed by the bushfires, which continue to burn until the following month.
  • February 8, 2009:
    • Singer Chris Brown viciously assaults his girlfriend Rihanna.
    • The first episode of "Sonny with a Chance" is aired on the Disney Channel.
  • February 9, 2009: Football: Chelsea sack manager Luiz Felipe Scolari.
  • February 11, 2009: Soccer: Dutch coach Guus Hiddink is appointed as the caretaker manager of Chelsea.
  • This date: February 12, 2009
  • February 13, 2009:
    • The horror movie Friday the 13th (2009) is released in cinemas.
    • The Netherlands enters recession.
  • February 20, 2009: Financial crisis: The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at a six-year low due to fears that certain US banks will be nationalized.
  • February 24, 2009:
    • The headquarters of Anglo Irish Bank is raided by police in Ireland.
    • The messaging app WhatsApp is founded.
    • Rapper Pitbull releases his single "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)".
  • February 26, 2009: NFL star Tom Brady marries Brazilian model Gisele Bündchen.
  • March 3, 2009: A bus carrying Sri Lankan cricketers is attacked by gunmen in Lahore, Pakistan.
  • March 4, 2009: SeaNanners joins YouTube.
  • March 5, 2009:
    • The game Resident Evil 5 is released.
    • Singer Chris Brown is charged for his assault on Rihanna.
  • March 6, 2009:
    • Watchmen (2009) is released.
    • Financial crisis: The Dow Jones Industrial Average reaches its lowest level.
  • March 7, 2009: The RIRA kills two British soldiers and injures four others at the Massereene Barracks in Northern Ireland.
  • March 10, 2009:
    • Soccer: Liverpool defeat Real Madrid 4-0 in the the first knockout round of the Champions League.
    • Britney Spears releases the song "If U Seek Amy".
  • March 12, 2009: Bernie Madoff pleads guilty to 11 federal felonies.
  • March 13, 2009:
    • WWE wrestler Test (Andrew Robert Patrick Martin) dies from an overdose of oxycodone.
    • Kauto Star (Ruby Walsh) wins the 2009 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on February 12, 2009, will have the star sign Aquarius.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: February 12, 2009 falls under the Otter.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of February will have the birthstone Amethyst.
  • Birth flower (February): The Violet and the Primrose.

Late 2000s fashion

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on February 12, 2009

TV audiences were watching the following shows on February 12, 2009:

TV shows from February 2009.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
True Blood
True Blood
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Mad Men
Mad Men
Skins
Skins
Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights
Dexter
Dexter
Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
Eureka
Eureka
Psych
Psych
The Hills
The Hills
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Bones
Bones
Prison Break
Prison Break
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
The Office
The Office
House
House
Battlestar Galactica
Battlestar Galactica
Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
CSI: NY
CSI: NY
Lost
Lost
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Cold Case
Cold Case
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on February 12, 2009

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2009:

Sonny with a Chance
Sonny with a Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
The Suite Life on Deck
Bakugan Battle Brawlers
Bakugan Battle Brawlers

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

Popular toys and games in 2009

Toys and games that were popular in 2009:

Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
WALL-E toys
WALL-E toys
Digi Makeover
Digi Makeover
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle
The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3
Roboraptor
Roboraptor
The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360
Bionicle LEGO
Bionicle LEGO
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in February 2009.

Left 4 Dead 2008
Left 4 Dead
Call of Duty: World at War 2008
Call of Duty: World at War
Mirror's Edge 2008
Mirror's Edge
Gears of War 2 2008
Gears of War 2
Fallout 3 2008
Fallout 3
Fable II 2008
Fable II
Dead Space 2008
Dead Space
Saints Row 2 2008
Saints Row 2
Spore 2008
Spore
Battlefield: Bad Company 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Mafia Wars 2008
Mafia Wars
Grand Theft Auto IV 2008
Grand Theft Auto IV
Mario Kart Wii 2008
Mario Kart Wii
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2 2008
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
Super Smash Bros. Brawl 2008
Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Were you born on February 12, 2009?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2009.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out February 12, 2015, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on February 12.

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

US President Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin

Scientist Deceased
Born on February 12, 1809
He was not alive on this date.

Christina Ricci

Christina Ricci

Actress
Born on February 12, 1980
She turned 29 on this day in 2009.

Gucci Mane

Gucci Mane

Rapper
Born on February 12, 1980
He turned 29 on this day in 2009.

Mike Posner

Mike Posner

Singer
Born on February 12, 1988
He turned 21 on this day in 2009.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on February 12, 2009.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on February 12, 2009 was most likely conceived around May 22, 2008.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on February 12, 2009 is close to November 5, 2009.

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Stats for February 12, 2009

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about February 12, 2009:

  • 5,496 days have passed since this date.
  • 785 weeks have passed.
  • 474,854,400 seconds have passed since February 12, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 553,996,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 245,024,870,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 79,142,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 40,837,478 steps. That's roughly 18,150 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,698,253 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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