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May 20th, 2009.

May 20th, 2009, was a Wednesday. It was day 140 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 2 months and 4 days have passed since May 20th, 2009.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On this day.

What happened on May 20th, 2009?

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

Music charts.

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

  • United States: Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
  • United Kingdom: Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
Play the top hits 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.
Angels & Demons

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Angels & Demons" was at the top of the box office on May 20th, 2009.

Take me back to May 20th, 2009!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is May 20th, 2009 and it's a Wednesday. 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.

The song Boom Boom Pow by Black Eyed Peas is on top of the singles charts in both the USA and the United Kingdom. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Angels & Demons 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.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Scrubs", "Desperate Housewives", "How I Met Your Mother" and "Real Housewives of New York City". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots", "Saints Row 2", "Call of Duty: World at War" and "Minecraft". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "LazyTown", "Go, Diego, Go!", "The Hills" and "Phineas and Ferb".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Iggle Piggle and WALL-E toys.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 20th, 2009.

  • Justin Bieber makes his debut.

    Justin Bieber makes his debut.

    In May of 2009, 15-year-old Canadian singer Justin Bieber released his debut single "One Time".

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    In the late naughties, 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 stage, small video stores started to close, while the larger franchises downsized and branched out into selling other products such as cell phones and merchandise.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

    In the late naughties, 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 naughties", 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 naughties. 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 12 years, 2 months and 4 days have passed since May 20th, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 20th, 2009, will be 12 years of age.
  • Generation: 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 May 20th, 2009.

  • 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.
  • 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 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 18th, 2009: Justin Bieber releases his debut single "One Time".
  • May 19th, 2009: The first episode of the musical TV series "Glee" is aired.
  • This date: May 20th, 2009
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • June 11th, 2009: Internet culture: The subreddit /r/Minecraft is created on Reddit.
  • June 11th, 2009: The first episode of reality television series "16 and Pregnant" is aired on MTV.
  • June 11th, 2009: Manchester United accept Real Madrid's record-breaking 80 million Euro bid for Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • June 11th, 2009: The World Health Organization deems swine flu (H1N1 flu virus) to be a global pandemic.
  • June 13th, 2009: The Green Revolution protests begin in Iran after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wins the 2009 Iranian presidential election.
  • June 14th, 2009: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2009 NBA Finals after they defeat the Orlando Magic 4-1.
  • June 16th, 2009: The once-popular social network MySpace announces that it is laying off 30 percent of its staff.
  • June 18th, 2009: Republican Governor Mark Sanford goes missing.
  • June 19th, 2009: Zynga releases their game FarmVille.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 20th, 2009, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 20th, 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.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Photos of late 2000s fashion.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Glee - Musical TV series.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Cold Case - Crime series about a fictional Philadelphia Police Department division that specializes in investigating cold cases.
  • One Tree Hill - Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
  • Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
  • CSI: Miami - Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
  • 24 - Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.

Kid's TV shows on May 20th, 2009.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2009.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2009.

  • WALL-E toys
  • Iggle Piggle
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • 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 check out May 20th, 2015 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 20th.

Cher

Singer.
Born on May 20th, 1946
She turned 63 on this day in 2009.

Busta Rhymes

Rapper.
Born on May 20th, 1972
He turned 37 on this day in 2009.

Iker Casillas

Spanish soccer player.
Born on May 20th, 1981
He turned 28 on this day in 2009.

Petr Cech

Czech soccer player.
Born on May 20th, 1982
He turned 27 on this day in 2009.

Weather on May 20th, 2009.

Historical weather information for May 20th, 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.

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

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 20th, 2009.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 4,448 days have passed since this date.
  • 635 weeks have passed.
  • 384,307,200 seconds have passed since the May 20th, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 448,358,400 times.
  • Since May 20th, 2009, the earth has travelled approximately 198,302,515,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,051,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,050,419 steps. That's about 14,689 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,611,686 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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