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May 11th, 2009.

May 11th, 2009, was a Monday. It was day 131 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

13 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since May 11th, 2009.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on May 11th, 2009?

  • Ireland: Ryan Tubridy becomes the new presenter of The Late Late Show.
  • It is reported that singer Peter Andre and model Katie Price are separating after three years of marriage.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 11th, 2009.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 11th, 2009.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
  • Poker Face - Lady Gaga
  • Day 'N' Nite - Kid Cudi
  • Blame It - Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain
  • Right Round - Flo Rida
Play the top singles from the year 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.
Star Trek

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Star Trek" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.

Take me back to May 11th, 2009!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 11th, 2009, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. 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 Star Trek 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 Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays and DJ AM would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Scrubs", "The Office", "The Hills" and "Dexter".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots", "Battlefield: Bad Company", "Left 4 Dead" and "Killzone 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Peppa Pig", "iCarly" and "Sonny with a Chance". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Iggle Piggle and WALL-E toys.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on May 11th, 2009.

  • Eurovision 2009.

    Eurovision 2009.

    The 2009 Eurovision song contest was held in Moscow, Russia. Norway won the contest with the song "Fairytale" by Alexander Rybak.

  • "It's a f**cking disgrace!"

    "It's a f**cking disgrace!"

    On May 5th, 2009, Barcelona knocked Chelsea out of the semi finals of the Champions League. The game was marred by a number of controversial decisions, most of which benefited Barcelona. At the end of the game, Chelsea striker Didier Drogba had to be restrained from shouting expletives at the camera.

  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

    X-Men Origins: Wolverine.

    The superhero film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" was playing in movie theaters at this time.

  • Swine Flu.

    Swine Flu.

    Throughout much of 2009, there was a lot of public concern about the spread of the Swine Flu.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

    Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke was named as the Time Person of the Year in 2009.

  • Cheryl Cole.

    Cheryl Cole.

    English singer Cheryl Cole was named as FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.

  • Who were the best football players in 2009?

    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.

  • 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 more and more popular.

    Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    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.

    The Hurt Locker.

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

  • Dubstep.

    Dubstep.

    Throughout 2009 and 2010, a dance music genre called Dubstep began to soar in popularity.

  • Mafia Wars.

    Mafia Wars.

    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.

  • The rise of Facebook.

    The rise of Facebook.

    During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.

  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting.

    As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. 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.

    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.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

    In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.

  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    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.

  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    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.

  • Bebo.

    Bebo.

    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.

  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids.

    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.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 13 years, 4 months and 19 days have passed since May 11th, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on May 11th, 2009 will be 13 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2009 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1241996400.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around May 11th, 2009.

  • April 14th, 2009: Football: Chelsea knock Liverpool out of the Champions League quarter finals after a thrilling 4-4 game at Stamford Bridge.
  • April 14th, 2009: Oscar De La Hoya announces his retirement from boxing.
  • April 16th, 2009: Actor Ashton Kutcher becomes the first Twitter user to reach 1 million followers.
  • April 23rd, 2009: Soccer: Roy Keane is appointed as the new manager of Ipswich Town.
  • 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.
  • April 30th, 2009: Automobile manufacturer Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • May 1st, 2009: The Marvel Comics superhero film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is released in movie theaters.
  • May 1st, 2009: Sweden legalizes same-sex marriage.
  • May 1st, 2009: May Day protests: Thousands of people across the world protest against global economic conditions.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 11th, 2009
  • 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 18th, 2009: Justin Bieber releases his debut single "One Time".
  • 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 29th, 2009: The computer-animated film "Up" (2009) is released in movie theaters.
  • 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.
  • June 1st, 2009: Soccer: Carlo Ancelotti becomes the new manager of Chelsea FC.
  • June 1st, 2009: Conan O'Brien takes over "The Tonight Show".
  • June 1st, 2009: 228 people are killed when Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • June 1st, 2009: Automobile manufacturer General Motors files for bankruptcy.
  • June 2nd, 2009: The Sims 3 is released.
  • June 3rd, 2009: Actor David Carradine is found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • June 4th, 2009: U.S. State Department employee Kendall Myers is arrested on suspicion of spying for Cuba.
  • June 4th, 2009: The first episode of "Tosh.0" is aired on Comedy Central.
  • June 5th, 2009: The Hangover (2009) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 10th, 2009: White supremacist James von Brunn opens fire and kills a security guard at a Holocaust memorial museum in Washington, D.C.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 11th, 2009, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2009 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 11th, 2009 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 11th, 2009.

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Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in May, 2009.

TV shows from May, 2009.

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

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Skins
Skins
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

The Hills
The Hills
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

The Office
The Office
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.

House
House
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

CSI: NY
CSI: NY
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Lost
Lost
Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Cold Case
Cold Case
Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Two and a Half Men
Two and a Half Men
Starring Charlie Sheen.

Without a Trace
Without a Trace
TV show about the FBI's Missing Persons Squad.

CSI: Miami
CSI: Miami
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.

24
24
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.

Smallville
Smallville
TV show based on the Superman story.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on May 11th, 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

Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place

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

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 on this date in 2009.

WALL-E toys
WALL-E toys

Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in May of 2009.

Pokémon Platinum 2009
Pokémon Platinum
Released for the Nintendo DS.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 2009
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Released on the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable.

Resident Evil 5 2009
Resident Evil 5
The fifth installment in the series.

Empire: Total War 2009
Empire: Total War
Turn-based strategy.

Killzone 2 2009
Killzone 2
The second installment in the series.

Street Fighter IV 2009
Street Fighter IV
Fighting game that was released for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.

Left 4 Dead 2008
Left 4 Dead
First-person shooter game involving zombies. Developed by Valve Corporation.

Call of Duty: World at War 2008
Call of Duty: World at War
Developed by Treyarch. First game in the series to include Nazi Zombies.

Mirror's Edge 2008
Mirror's Edge
Adventure platform game.

Gears of War 2 2008
Gears of War 2
Third-person shooter that was released for the Xbox 360.

Fallout 3 2008
Fallout 3
Open-world role-playing game.

Fable II 2008
Fable II
Open world RPG.

Dead Space 2008
Dead Space
Sci-fi horror survival game.

Saints Row 2 2008
Saints Row 2
The second game in the series.

Spore 2008
Spore
Life simulation game that was released for the PC.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2008
Battlefield: Bad Company
First-person shooter that was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots 2008
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.

Mafia Wars 2008
Mafia Wars
Social media game developed by Zynga.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 11th, 2015 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 11th.

Natasha Richardson

English actress. Deceased
Born on May 11th, 1963
She was not alive on this date.

Cory Monteith

Actor. Deceased
Born on May 11th, 1982
He turned 27 on this day in 2009.

Andres Iniesta

Spanish soccer player.
Born on May 11th, 1984
He turned 25 on this day in 2009.

Abou Diaby

Former soccer player.
Born on May 11th, 1986
He turned 23 on this day in 2009.

Thibaut Courtois

Belgian soccer player.
Born on May 11th, 1992
He turned 17 on this day in 2009.

Weather details

Weather on May 11th, 2009.

Historical weather information for May 11th, 2009.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 12.6 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 46.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.22 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.06 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 11th, 2009.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 11th, 2009.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 11th, 2009 was most likely conceived around August 18th, 2008.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 11th, 2009 is close to February 1st, 2010.

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Stats for May 11th, 2009

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 11th, 2009.

  • A total of 4,890 days have passed since this date.
  • 698 weeks have passed.
  • 422,496,000 seconds have passed since the May 11th, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 492,912,000 times.
  • Since May 11th, 2009, the Earth has travelled approximately 218,007,936,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 70,416,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 36,334,656 steps. That's about 16,149 miles!
  • Since this date, 5,069,952 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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