March 18th, 2009, was a Wednesday. It was day 77 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.
14 years and 10 days have passed since March 18th, 2009.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Pisces.
Notable events that occurred on March 18th, 2009.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on March 18th, 2009.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The movie "Race to Witch Mountain" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is March 18th, 2009, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has arrived and the days have become longer.
St. Patrick's Day of 2009 has recently come and gone. In America, the song Right Round by Flo-Rida ft Ke$ha is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Barry Islands In The Stream by Comic Relief 2009 is the number one hit song.
Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Race to Witch Mountain 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. The term "hipster" is currently growing in use. The word is being used to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Natasha Richardson, Jade Goody, Bea Arthur and Farrah Fawcett would all be still alive.
On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Without a Trace", "The Hills", "Psych" and "The Big Bang Theory". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2", "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Mafia Wars" and "Call of Duty: World at War". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Johnny Test", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Horrid Henry" and "Wizards of Waverly Place".
If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Iggle Piggle and WALL-E toys.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on March 18th, 2009.
On March 18th, 2009, English actress Natasha Richardson died at the age of 45 following a head injury. Richardson, who was married to actor Liam Neeson, suffered the injury while taking a beginner skiing lesson in Canada three days beforehand.
On March 13th, 2009, Canadian professional wrestler "Test" was found dead at the age of 33. It was later revealed that he had died from an accidental overdose of the pain medication drug oxycodone.
On March 12th, 2009, disgraced American financier Bernie Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted that he had been running a giant Ponzi scheme.
In March of 2009, Zack Snyder's superhero film "Watchmen" was released in movie theaters.
At the start of March, 2009, Capcom released the third-person shooter game "Resident Evil 5". It was the first Resident Evil release to feature two-player cooperative gameplay.
The song "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon won a Grammy for 2009's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke was named as the Time Person of the Year in 2009.
English singer Cheryl Cole was named as FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009.
Throughout 2009 and 2010, a dance music genre called Dubstep began to soar in popularity.
A multiplayer social network game called "Mafia Wars" was extremely popular during this period of time. The game was free and could be accessed by anyone with a Facebook or MySpace profile.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
As online streaming became more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
In the late noughties, 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 period, small video stores started to close, while the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products such as cell phones and merchandise.
In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.
In the later half of "the noughties", 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.
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.
In countries such as the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Ireland, a social network called Bebo was extremely popular in the mid-to-late noughties. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins" and "Bebo Luv" features.
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.
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Television shows that people were watching in March, 2009.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.
Fantasy horror series starring Anna Paquin as a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.
Friday Night Lights
Sports drama series about a high school football team in West Texas.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
Comedy series starring America Ferrera as Betty Suarez.
Sci-fi series starring Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Jack Carter.
Detective comedy series starring James Roday and Dulé Hill.
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2009.
Sonny with a Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Everybody Hates Chris
Go, Diego, Go!
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2009.
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in March of 2009.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Released on the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable.
Resident Evil 5
The fifth installment in the series.
Empire: Total War
The second installment in the series.
Street Fighter IV
Fighting game that was released for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
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.
Adventure platform game.
Gears of War 2
Third-person shooter that was released for the Xbox 360.
Open-world role-playing game.
Open world RPG.
Sci-fi horror survival game.
Saints Row 2
The second game in the series.
Life simulation game that was released for the PC.
Battlefield: Bad Company
First-person shooter that was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.
Social media game developed by Zynga.
Grand Theft Auto IV
The fourth game in the series. Starring Niko Bellic in Liberty City.
Mario Kart Wii
Kart racing game.
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Vegas 2
The seventh release in the Rainbow Six series.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Crossover fighting game for the Nintendo Wii.
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 March 18th, 2015, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on March 18th.
Historical weather information for March 18th, 2009.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on March 18th, 2009.
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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