October 20th, 2009

October 20th, 2009, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 293 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

10 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since October 20th, 2009.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 20th, 2009:

  • The song "Empire State of Mind" is released by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: 3 - Britney Spears
  • United Kingdom: Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Where the Wild Things Are" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 20th, 2009 and it's a Tuesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. In America, the song 3 by Britney Spears is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Fight For This Love by Cheryl Cole is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Where the Wild Things Are is at the top of the Box Office. 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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "King of the Hill", "Desperate Housewives", "The Hills" and "Community".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fallout 3", "Left 4 Dead", "Resident Evil 5" and "Borderlands". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Ben 10", "The Hills", "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "The Suite Life on Deck".


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 October 20th, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Zombieland.

    Zombie comedy movie "Zombieland", starring Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone, would have been showing in movie theaters at this time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 10 years, 9 months and 15 days have passed since October 20th, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 43 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 20th, 2009, will be 10 years of age.
  • People born in 2009 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1255993200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 20th, 2009:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 20th, 2009, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2009 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 20th, 2009 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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

  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • 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.

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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 20th, 2009:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 14.2 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 53.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.83 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 10.22 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 20th, 2009 was probably conceived around the 10th of January, 2009. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 20th, 2009 is the 30th of July, 2010. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Borderlands - RPG first-person shooter game.
  • Halo 3: ODST - First-person shooter game.
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum - Action game set in the Batman universe.
  • 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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on October 20th, 2009.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

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

  • 3,941 days have passed since this date.
  • 340,502,400 seconds have passed since the October 20th, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 397,252,800 times.
  • Since October 20th, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 175,699,238,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 56,750,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 29,283,206 steps. That's about 13,015 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,086,029 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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