August 12th, 2009

August 12th, 2009, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 224 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

11 years, 3 months and 24 days have passed since August 12th, 2009.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 12th, 2009:

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

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 12th, 2009 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

The song I Gotta Feeling 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 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, Gordon Brown is the current Prime Minister.

A social network called Facebook is beginning to surge in popularity, replacing the likes of MySpace. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Futurama", "Scrubs", "24" and "CSI: Miami". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mirror's Edge", "Call of Duty: World at War", "Left 4 Dead" and "Minecraft".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Curious George", "Phineas and Ferb" and "Sonny with a Chance". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "WALL-E toys".


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 August 12th, 2009.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 11 years, 3 months and 24 days have passed since August 12th, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 33 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 12th, 2009, will be 11 years of age.
  • People born in 2009 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1250031600.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 12th, 2009:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 12th, 2009, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Leo is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2009 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 12th, 2009 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

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

  • 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.

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

2009 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2009:

  • WALL-E toys
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 12th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 12th, 2009:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 20.8 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. There were 2 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 71.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 21.78 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.33 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on August 12th, 2009?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 12th, 2009?

  • Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 12th, 2009 was probably conceived around the 2nd of November, 2008. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 12th, 2009 is the 22nd of May, 2010. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Farmville - Agriculture-simulation social network game.
  • 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.
  • Mafia Wars - Social media game developed by Zynga.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 12th, 2009.

  • 4,133 days have passed since this date.
  • 357,094,800 seconds have passed since the August 12th, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 416,610,600 times.
  • Since August 12th, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 184,260,916,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 59,515,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 30,710,153 steps. That's about 13,649 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,285,138 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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