May 31st, 2009, was a Sunday. It was day 151 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.
13 years, 3 months and 30 days have passed since May 31st, 2009.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
Notable events that occurred on May 31st, 2009.
On May 31st, 2009, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Up".
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 31st, 2009.
In May of 2009, 15-year-old Canadian singer Justin Bieber released his debut single "One Time".
The 2009 Eurovision song contest was held in Moscow, Russia. Norway won the contest with the song "Fairytale" by Alexander Rybak.
The superhero film "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" was playing in movie theaters at this time.
Throughout much of 2009, there was a lot of public concern about the spread of the Swine Flu.
The song "Use Somebody" by Kings of Leon won a Grammy for 2009's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke was named as the Time Person of the Year in 2009.
English singer Cheryl Cole was named as FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.
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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009.
Throughout 2009 and 2010, a dance music genre called Dubstep began to soar in popularity.
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.
During this period, Facebook experienced massive growth, becoming the most popular social network in the world.
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%.
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.
In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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News stories and other events that happened around May 31st, 2009.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in May, 2009.
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.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
American reality television series. Spin-off of Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
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.
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.
Miami-based spin-off of the popular CSI franchise, starring Lieutenant Horatio Caine.
Action drama about a counterterrorism agent called Jack Bauer.
TV show based on the Superman story.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2009.
Sonny with a Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Go, Diego, Go!
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2009.
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 2009.
The alpha version of Minecraft.
Released for the Nintendo DS.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Released on the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable.
Resident Evil 5
The fifth installment in the series.
Empire: Total War
The second installment in the series.
Street Fighter IV
Fighting game that was released for the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360.
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.
Adventure platform game.
Gears of War 2
Third-person shooter that was released for the Xbox 360.
Open-world role-playing game.
Open world RPG.
Sci-fi horror survival game.
Saints Row 2
The second game in the series.
Life simulation game that was released for the PC.
Battlefield: Bad Company
First-person shooter that was released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Solid Snake returns in the fourth installment in the series.
Social media game developed by Zynga.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 31st.
Historical weather information for May 31st, 2009.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 31st, 2009.
Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 31st, 2009.
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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