May 26, 2009

May 26, 2009, was a Tuesday. It was 15 years and 29 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day


Notable events that occurred on May 26, 2009:

  • Mike Tyson's three-year-old daughter Exodus passes away after suffering an accident on an exercise treadmill.
Song charts

Popular songs

On May 26, 2009, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Boom Boom Pow" by The Black Eyed Peas
  • United Kingdom: "Bonkers" by Dizzee Rascal & Armand van Helden

The music charts on May 26, 2009

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
  • Poker Face - Lady Gaga
  • Blame It - Jamie Foxx Featuring T-Pain
  • Day 'N' Nite - Kid Cudi
  • Halo - Beyonce
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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.
Night at the Museum II

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Night at the Museum II".


This date was 5,508 days ago. Approximately 184 months have passed. It was the 146th day of 2009, in week 22. The decade was the 2000s. People born on this day are currently 15 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 61 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.


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I remember reading about Tyson's daughter. She would be 16 now ☹️
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Take me back to May 26, 2009

Let's go back to the 2000s.

It is Tuesday, May 26, 2009. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 2009 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished.

In the United States, the Memorial Day weekend of 2009 has recently come and gone. To many, this means that the summer has officially started. In America, the song "Boom Boom Pow" by The Black Eyed Peas is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bonkers" by Dizzee Rascal & Armand van Helden is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Night at the Museum II is at the top of the box office.

Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 growing social network called Facebook is beginning to steal users away from MySpace and Bebo.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are struggling to compete with 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Farrah Fawcett, Michael Jackson, Billy Mays, and Steve McNair would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "House", "How I Met Your Mother", "The Big Bang Theory", and "Breaking Bad". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots", "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars", and "Minecraft".

Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Caillou", "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Go, Diego, Go!", and "Wizards of Waverly Place". Popular toys at the moment include the Xbox 360, Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen, Kid-Tough Digital Camera, and Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 26, 2009.

  • Justin Bieber makes his debut.

    Justin Bieber makes his debut

    A 15-year-old Canadian singer named Justin Bieber released his debut single, "One Time," in May 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.
  • 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.
  • Hipsters.


    The Internet had recently started using the term "hipster" to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.
  • 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

    Most countries were still reeling from the 2008 global economic crisis. Unemployment increased, property prices fell, the stock market struggled, and bailouts became a favorite 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

    The former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, was named Time Person of the Year in 2009.
  • Cheryl Cole.

    Cheryl Cole

    English singer Cheryl Cole was named FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 popular.

    Smartphones are becoming popular

    Smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started replacing the "dumber" push-button cellphones of the past. Up until this point, companies had focused on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher-quality cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started getting larger.
  • The Hurt Locker.

    The Hurt Locker

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


    A dance music genre called dubstep began to take off in 2009 and 2010.
  • Mafia Wars.

    Mafia Wars

    A multiplayer social network game called "Mafia Wars" was all the rage. The game was free and could be accessed by anyone with a Facebook or MySpace profile.
  • The rise of Facebook.

    The rise of Facebook

    Facebook experienced massive growth and became the largest social network in the world.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. 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

    Online video streaming was becoming increasingly popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users, and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were struggling to stay afloat. As sales and rentals declined, small video stores started closing. Meanwhile, the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products, such as cellphones and merchandise.
  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm

    HD TV quickly became the norm during this time, as flat-screen televisions were starting to fall in price.
  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off

    Internet access on cellphones became common in the late 2000s. This transition was aided by the rollout of faster 3G Internet networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. Although many phones had Internet features at the start of the decade, they were often awkward and costly to use.
  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars

    During the 2000s, people often brought digital cameras with them to clubs and bars. The following day, they would upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo. Although most phones had cameras, their picture quality was bad, especially in darker settings such as nightclubs.
  • Bebo.


    By this stage, a new social network called Bebo had become a huge hit in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins," and "Bebo Luv" features.
  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids

    "Scene Kids" became a big subculture in the latter half of the decade. Their fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors, and straight hair with long fringes.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 26, 2009.

  • April 30, 2009: Automobile manufacturer Chrysler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
  • May 1, 2009:
    • The Marvel Comics superhero film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" is released in movie theaters.
    • Sweden legalizes same-sex marriage.
    • May Day protests: Thousands of people across the world protest against global economic conditions.
  • May 2, 2009: The TV series "Jonas" premieres on the Disney Channel.
  • May 6, 2009: "It's a disgrace!": Barcelona knock Chelsea out of the Champions League after a number of controversial refereeing decisions go their way.
  • May 8, 2009: Star Trek (2009) is released.
  • May 9, 2009: Kevin De Bruyne makes his senior debut for Genk.
  • May 11, 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.
  • May 16, 2009: Manchester United clinch their third successive Premier League title after drawing 0-0 against Arsenal.
  • May 17, 2009: The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
  • May 18, 2009:
    • Rapper "Dolla" is shot dead in Los Angeles, California.
    • Justin Bieber releases his debut single "One Time".
  • May 19, 2009: The first episode of the musical TV series "Glee" is aired.
  • May 20, 2009: Kris Allen wins the 8th season of American Idol.
  • May 21, 2009: The Black Eyed Peas release their song "I Gotta Feeling".
  • May 24, 2009: Football: Newcastle United are relegated from the Premier League.
  • This date: May 26, 2009
  • May 27, 2009:
    • The 2009 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Manchester United. Barcelona win 2-0.
    • Node.js is released.
  • May 29, 2009: The computer-animated film "Up" (2009) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 30, 2009: Chelsea win the FA Cup final after beating Everton 2-1.
  • May 31, 2009:
    • Italian defender Paolo Maldini plays his final game.
    • George Tiller is murdered by an anti-abortion extremist in Wichita, Kansas.
  • June 1, 2009:
    • Soccer: Carlo Ancelotti becomes the new manager of Chelsea FC.
    • Conan O'Brien takes over "The Tonight Show".
    • 228 people are killed when Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean.
    • Automobile manufacturer General Motors files for bankruptcy.
  • June 2, 2009: The Sims 3 is released.
  • June 3, 2009: Actor David Carradine is found dead in his hotel room in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • June 4, 2009:
    • US State Department employee Kendall Myers is arrested on suspicion of spying for Cuba.
    • The first episode of "Tosh.0" is aired on Comedy Central.
  • June 5, 2009: The Hangover (2009) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 10, 2009: White supremacist James von Brunn opens fire and kills a security guard at a Holocaust memorial museum in Washington, D.C.
  • June 11, 2009:
    • Internet culture: The subreddit /r/Minecraft is created on Reddit.
    • The first episode of reality television series "16 and Pregnant" is aired on MTV.
    • Manchester United accept Real Madrid's record-breaking 80 million Euro bid for Cristiano Ronaldo.
    • The World Health Organization deems swine flu (H1N1 flu virus) to be a global pandemic.
  • June 13, 2009: The Green Revolution protests begin in Iran after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wins the 2009 Iranian presidential election.
  • June 14, 2009: The Los Angeles Lakers win the 2009 NBA Finals after they defeat the Orlando Magic 4-1.
  • June 16, 2009: The once-popular social network MySpace announces that it is laying off 30 percent of its staff.
  • June 18, 2009: Republican Governor Mark Sanford goes missing.
  • June 19, 2009: Zynga releases their game FarmVille.
  • June 22, 2009: Nine people die after two subway trains collide in Northeast, Washington, D.C.
  • June 24, 2009: Republican Governor Mark Sanford returns after going missing six days earlier and admits that he was having an extramarital affair with a journalist in Argentina.
  • June 25, 2009:
    • Pop star Michael Jackson dies from an overdose of propofol at the age of 50.
    • Charlie's Angels actress Farrah Fawcett passes away after a three-year battle with cancer.
    • 2009 NBA draft: The Los Angeles Clippers select Blake Griffin, while the Oklahoma City Thunder pick James Harden.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 26, 2009, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2009 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 26, 2009 falls under the Deer.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

Late 2000s fashion

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV shows in 2009

In May 2009, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from May 2009.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
True Blood
True Blood
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
Keeping Up with the Kardashians
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Mad Men
Mad Men
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 26, 2009

If you were a kid on May 26, 2009, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Curious George
Curious George
The Hills
The Hills
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Popular toys and games in 2009

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
WALL-E toys
WALL-E toys
Digi Makeover
Digi Makeover
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Kid-Tough Digital Camera
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Fast Talkin' Lightning McQueen
Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle
The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360
Bionicle LEGO
Bionicle LEGO
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 2009.

Minecraft 2009
Pokémon Platinum 2009
Pokémon Platinum
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 2009
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Resident Evil 5 2009
Resident Evil 5
Empire: Total War 2009
Empire: Total War
Killzone 2 2009
Killzone 2
Street Fighter IV 2009
Street Fighter IV
Left 4 Dead 2008
Left 4 Dead
Call of Duty: World at War 2008
Call of Duty: World at War
Mirror's Edge 2008
Mirror's Edge
Gears of War 2 2008
Gears of War 2
Fallout 3 2008
Fallout 3

Were you born on May 26, 2009?

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 May 26, 2015, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 26.

John Wayne

John Wayne

Actor Deceased
Born on May 26, 1907
He was not alive on this date.

Miles Davis

Miles Davis

Musician Deceased
Born on May 26, 1926
He was not alive on this date.

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn

British politician
Born on May 26, 1949
He turned 60 on this day in 2009.

Lenny Kravitz

Lenny Kravitz

Born on May 26, 1964
He turned 45 on this day in 2009.

Ashley Massaro

Ashley Massaro

Wrestler Deceased
Born on May 26, 1979
She turned 30 on this day in 2009.

Aaron Chalmers

Aaron Chalmers

TV personality
Born on May 26, 1987
He turned 22 on this day in 2009.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 26, 2009.


UK Prime Minister

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 26, 2009 was most likely conceived around September 2, 2008.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 26, 2009 is close to February 16, 2010.

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Stats for May 26, 2009


Here are some interesting statistics about May 26, 2009:

  • 5,508 days have passed since this date.
  • 786 weeks have passed.
  • 475,891,200 seconds have passed since May 26, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 555,206,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 245,559,859,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 79,315,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 40,926,643 steps. That's roughly 18,190 miles.
  • 5,710,694 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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