May 1st, 2009

May 1st, 2009, fell on a Friday. It was day 121 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

11 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since May 1st, 2009.


On This Date

Events that occurred on May 1st, 2009:

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) is released.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 1st, 2009:

  • United States: Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
  • United Kingdom: Number 1 - Tinchy Strider

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 1st, 2009 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The summer of 2009 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Number 1 by Tinchy Strider is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine 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. The term "hipster" is currently growing in use. The word is being used to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "King of the Hill", "Lost", "Desperate Housewives" and "House". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mafia Wars", "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots", "Dead Space" and "Resident Evil 5". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "iCarly" and "Sonny with a Chance".

Popular toys include the likes of "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 May 1st, 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.

  • Swine Flu

    Throughout much of 2009, there was public concern as heavy media coverage focused on the spread of a Swine Flu pandemic.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 11 years, 11 months and 21 days have passed since May 1st, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 1st, 2009, will be 11 years of age.
  • People born in 2009 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1241132400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 1st, 2009:

  • April 2nd, 2009: The TV show "ER" comes to an end after nearly fifteen years.
  • April 7th, 2009: Irish politics: Brian Lenihan delivers the 2009 Irish emergency budget.
  • April 7th, 2009: Fred Figglehorn becomes the most-subscribed channel on Youtube.
  • April 8th, 2009: The South Park episode "Fishsticks", which mocks rapper Kanye West's ego, is aired on television.
  • April 14th, 2009: Football: Chelsea knock Liverpool out of the Champions League quarter finals after a thrilling 4-4 game at Stamford Bridge.
  • April 24th, 2009: The WHO expresses its concern at the rapid spread of Swine Flu.
  • April 25th, 2009: The Golden Girls actress Bea Arthur dies from cancer.
  • This date: May 1st, 2009
  • May 6th, 2009: "It's a disgrace!": Barcelona knock Chelsea out of the Champions League after a number of controversial refereeing decisions go their way.
  • May 8th, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.
  • May 9th, 2009: Kevin De Bruyne makes his senior debut for Genk.
  • May 11th, 2009: Ireland: Ryan Tubridy becomes the new presenter of The Late Late Show.
  • May 11th, 2009: It is reported that singer Peter Andre and model Katie Price are separating after three years of marriage.
  • May 16th, 2009: Manchester United clinch their third successive Premier League title after drawing 0-0 against Arsenal.
  • May 17th, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • May 18th, 2009: Rapper "Dolla" is shot dead in Los Angeles, California.
  • May 19th, 2009: The first episode of the musical TV series "Glee" is aired.
  • May 20th, 2009: Kris Allen wins the 8th season of American Idol.
  • May 21st, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas release their song "I Gotta Feeling".
  • May 24th, 2009: Football: Newcastle United are relegated from the Premier League.
  • May 26th, 2009: Mike Tyson's three-year-old daughter Exodus passes away after suffering an accident on an exercise treadmill.
  • May 27th, 2009: The 2009 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Manchester United. Barcelona win 2-0.
  • May 27th, 2009: Node.js is released.
  • May 30th, 2009: Chelsea win the FA Cup final after beating Everton 2-1.
  • May 31st, 2009: Italian defender Paolo Maldini plays his final game.
  • May 31st, 2009: George Tiller is murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in Wichita, Kansas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 1st, 2009, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2009 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 1st, 2009 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

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

  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Sonny with a Chance
  • 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.

  • Resident Evil 5 - The fifth installment in the series.
  • 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.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 1st of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 1st of May:

  • May Day / Labour Day (France)
  • International Workers' Day

Weather

Weather information for May 1st, 2009:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.7 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 57.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 14.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.83cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.94 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on May 1st, 2009?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 1st, 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 May 1st, 2009 was probably conceived around the 22nd of July, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 1st, 2009 is the 8th of February, 2010. (Rough Estimate).

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 1st, 2009.

  • 4,374 days have passed since this date.
  • 377,913,600 seconds have passed since the May 1st, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 440,899,200 times.
  • Since May 1st, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 195,003,417,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 62,985,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,500,570 steps. That's about 14,445 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,534,963 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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