20th of May, 2009

The 20th of May, 2009, fell on a Wednesday. Day 140 of 2009. Decade: 2000s.

10 years, 10 months and 20 days have passed since the 20th of May, 2009.


On This Date

Events that occurred on the 20th of May, 2009:

  • Kris Allen wins the 8th season of American Idol.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of May, 2009:

  • United States: Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
  • United Kingdom: Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Angels & Demons" was at the top of the box office on this date.

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 the 20th of May, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Eurovision 2009

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


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 10 years, 10 months and 20 days have passed since the 20th of May, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on the 20th of May, 2009, will be 10 years of age.
  • People born in 2009 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1242774000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around the 20th of May, 2009:

  • 24th of April, 2009: The WHO expresses its concern at the rapid spread of Swine Flu.
  • 25th of April, 2009: The Golden Girls actress Bea Arthur dies from cancer.
  • 1st of May, 2009: X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) is released.
  • 6th of May, 2009: "It's a disgrace!": Barcelona knock Chelsea out of the Champions League after a number of controversial refereeing decisions go their way
  • 8th of May, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.
  • 16th of May, 2009: Manchester United clinch their third successive Premier League title after drawing 0-0 against Arsenal.
  • 17th of May, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 18th of May, 2009: Rapper "Dolla" is shot dead in Los Angeles, California.
  • 21st of May, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas release their song "I Gotta Feeling".
  • 24th of May, 2009: Football: Newcastle United are relegated from the Premier League.
  • 26th of May, 2009: Mike Tyson's three-year-old daughter Exodus passes away after suffering an accident on an exercise treadmill.
  • 27th of May, 2009: The 2009 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Manchester United. Barcelona win 2-0.
  • 27th of May, 2009: Node.js is released.
  • 30th of May, 2009: Chelsea win the FA Cup final after beating Everton 2-1.
  • 31st of May, 2009: Italian defender Paolo Maldini plays his final game.
  • 31st of May, 2009: George Tiller is murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in Wichita, Kansas.
  • 1st of June, 2009: 228 people are killed when Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean.
  • 3rd of June, 2009: Actor David Carradine is found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • 5th of June, 2009: The Hangover (2009) is released in movie theaters.
  • 11th of June, 2009: Manchester United accept Real Madrid's record-breaking 80 million Euro bid for Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • 13th of June, 2009: The Green Revolution protests begin in Iran after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wins the 2009 Iranian presidential election.
  • 14th of June, 2009: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2009 NBA Finals after they defeat the Orlando Magic 4-1.
  • 16th of June, 2009: The once-popular social network MySpace announces that it is laying off 30 percent of its staff.
  • 18th of June, 2009: Republican Governor Mark Sanford goes missing.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on the 20th of May, 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).
  • Native American Zodiac: The 20th of May, 2009 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

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

2009 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2009.

"Glee" - "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" - "Go, Diego, Go!" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "One Tree Hill" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of May:


Weather

Weather information for the 20th of May, 2009:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.4 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 62.7 degrees Fahrenheit. 17.06 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.78 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 20th of May, 2009.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on the 20th of May, 2009 was probably conceived around the 10th of August, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 20th of May, 2009 is the 27th of February, 2010. (Rough Estimate).

Computer Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Minecraft - The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • 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.

20th of May

Events that have occurred on the 20th of May:

  • 20th of May, 1971: The Chuknagar massacre occurs when the Pakistan Army kills thousands of Bengali Hindus.
  • 20th of May, 2003: The last episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is aired.
  • 20th of May, 2011: Wrestler Randy Savage dies from a heart attack.
  • 20th of May, 2011: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) is released in movie theaters.
  • 20th of May, 1967: FA Cup Final 1967: Tottenham Hotspur defeat Chelsea 2-1.
  • 20th of May, 1987: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) is released.
  • 20th of May, 1989: Liverpool win the FA Cup after defeating local rivals Everton 3-2 after Extra Time.
  • 20th of May, 1992: Football: Barcelona win the European Cup after beating Sampdoria 1-0 in extra time.
  • 20th of May, 1993: The final episode of "Cheers" is aired.
  • 20th of May, 1993: FA Cup Final 1993: Arsenal defeat Sheffield Wednesday 2-1 in Extra Time.
  • 20th of May, 1995: The last episode of the "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" is aired.
  • 20th of May, 1995: FA Cup Final 1995: Everton secure their first major trophy in eight years after they defeat Manchester United 1-0.
  • 20th of May, 1996: The last episode of "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is aired.
  • 20th of May, 1996: The song "Three Lions" is released as the official anthem of the England football team (for the 1996 European Championships).
  • 20th of May, 1998: Football: Spanish side Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League after they defeat Juventus 1-0.
  • 20th of May, 1998: Actor Charlie Sheen suffers a stroke after overdosing on cocaine.
  • 20th of May, 2000: FA Cup Final: A 73rd minute goal from Roberto Di Matteo helps Chelsea secure a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.
  • 20th of May, 2013: Football: It is announced that Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho will be leaving the club.
  • 20th of May, 2014: Josh Kaufman wins the sixth season of The Voice.

How old was I?

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of May, 2009.

  • 3,977 days have passed since this date.
  • 343,612,800 seconds have passed since the 20th of May, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 400,881,600 times.
  • Since the 20th of May, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 177,304,204,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 57,268,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 29,550,701 steps. That's about 13,134 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,123,354 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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