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July 21st, 2009.

July 21st, 2009, was a Tuesday. It was day 202 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

12 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since July 21st, 2009.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 21st, 2009.

  • United States: I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
  • United Kingdom: Beat Again - JLS

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 21st, 2009.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • I Gotta Feeling - The Black Eyed Peas
  • Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
  • Best I Ever Had - Drake
  • Knock You Down - Keri Hilson Featuring Kanye West & Ne-Yo
  • LoveGame - Lady Gaga
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.
Harry Potter 6

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Harry Potter 6" was at the top of the box office on July 21st, 2009.

Take me back to July 21st, 2009!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 21st, 2009 and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song I Gotta Feeling by Black Eyed Peas is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Beat Again by JLS is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Harry Potter 6 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. The world is in shock after the sudden death of pop star Michael Jackson. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as DJ AM, Patrick Swayze, Umaga and Brittany Murphy would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "How I Met Your Mother", "Skins", "The Big Bang Theory" and "RuPaul's Drag Race". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Dead Space", "Left 4 Dead", "Resident Evil 5" and "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Horrid Henry", "Phineas and Ferb", "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Glee".

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 July 21st, 2009.

  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

    The film "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was showing in movie theaters at this time. This was the sixth installment in the Harry Potter film series.

  • Tevez joins Manchester City.

    Tevez joins Manchester City.

    On July 14th, 2009, Argentinian striker Carlos Tevez left Manchester United and joined their biggest rivals Manchester City on a five-year deal.

  • "You would not believe your eyes..."

    "You would not believe your eyes..."

    In July of 2009, Owl City released their single "Fireflies". The song went on to top the music charts in several countries.

  • Michael Jackson dies.

    Michael Jackson dies.

    During this period, the death of pop star Michael Jackson was receiving constant media coverage. On July 7th, 2009, Michael Jackson's televised memorial was viewed by an estimated 31.1 million Americans.

  • Facebook users are playing Farmville.

    Facebook users are playing Farmville.

    In June of 2009, the social media game "Farmville" was released on Facebook. The game continued to grow until it reached its peak in popularity in March of 2010. Around this time, people were practically spamming their Facebook friends with invites to the game.

  • Minecraft is growing in popularity.

    Minecraft is growing in popularity.

    In May of 2009, a new 3D sandbox game called "Minecraft" was released by Markus "Notch" Persson. Over the months that followed, the game steadily increased in popularity.

  • 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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 12 years, 4 months and 12 days have passed since July 21st, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 30 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 21st, 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 1248130800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 21st, 2009.

  • June 24th, 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 25th, 2009: Pop star Michael Jackson dies from an overdose of propofol at the age of 50.
  • June 25th, 2009: Charlie's Angels actress Farrah Fawcett passes away after a three-year battle with cancer.
  • June 28th, 2009: TV salesperson Billy Mays dies at the age of 50.
  • June 29th, 2009: Financier Bernie Madoff is sentenced to 150 years in federal prison.
  • July 1st, 2009: Football: Karim Benzema transfers to Real Madrid.
  • July 3rd, 2009: Soccer: Michael Owen signs for Manchester United.
  • July 4th, 2009: NFL player Steve McNair is shot dead by his mistress.
  • July 10th, 2009: Long Island serial killer: Melissa Barthelemy goes missing.
  • July 11th, 2009: Brock Lesnar defeats Frank Mir at UFC 100.
  • July 14th, 2009: The song "Fireflies" is released by Owl City.
  • July 14th, 2009: Football: Carlos Tevez leaves Manchester United and joins rivals Manchester City.
  • July 15th, 2009: The movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) is released.
  • July 18th, 2009: The Lin family murders occur in New South Wales, Australia.
  • This date: July 21st, 2009
  • July 25th, 2009: KSI creates his Youtube channel.
  • July 27th, 2009: Zlatan Ibrahimović signs for Spanish side Barcelona.
  • August 7th, 2009: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) is released in cinemas.
  • August 7th, 2009: The song "Tik Tok" is released by Kesha.
  • August 11th, 2009: Miley Cyrus releases the song "Party in the U.S.A.".
  • August 11th, 2009: Lady Antebellum releases the song "Need You Now".
  • August 11th, 2009: The song "Hey, Soul Sister" is released by Train.
  • August 14th, 2009: District 9 (2009) is released in movie theaters.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 21st, 2009, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Cancer is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2009 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 21st, 2009 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

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.

TV shows from July, 2009.

Glee
Glee
Musical TV series.

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.

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.

Kids' TV shows on July 21st, 2009.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2009.

Glee
Glee

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

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.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Farmville 2009
Farmville
Agriculture-simulation social network game.

Minecraft 2009
Minecraft
The alpha version of Minecraft.

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.

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 check out July 21st, 2015 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 21st.

Ernest Hemingway

Author. Deceased
Born on July 21st, 1899
He was not alive on this date.

Robin Williams

Actor. Deceased
Born on July 21st, 1951
He turned 58 on this day in 2009.

Josh Hartnett

Actor.
Born on July 21st, 1978
He turned 31 on this day in 2009.

Weather on July 21st, 2009.

Historical weather information for July 21st, 2009.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.6 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 65.9 degrees Fahrenheit. 18.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.33 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.54cm.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 21st, 2009.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 21st, 2009.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 21st, 2009 was most likely conceived around October 28th, 2008.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 21st, 2009 is close to April 13th, 2010.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 21st, 2009.

  • A total of 4,517 days have passed since this date.
  • 645 weeks have passed.
  • 390,272,400 seconds have passed since the July 21st, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 455,317,800 times.
  • Since July 21st, 2009, the earth has travelled approximately 201,380,558,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 65,045,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,563,426 steps. That's about 14,917 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,683,269 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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