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October 31st, 2009.

October 31st, 2009, was a Saturday. It was day 304 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

11 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since October 31st, 2009.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 31st, 2009.

  • United States: Down - Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne
  • United Kingdom: Fight For This Love - Cheryl Cole

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Michael Jackson's This Is It" was at the top of the box office on October 31st, 2009.

Take me back to October 31st, 2009!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 31st, 2009 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. It's Halloween, so kids are trick-or-treating and horror movies are being shown on TV.

In America, the song Down by Jay Sean ft Lil Wayne 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 Michael Jackson's This Is It 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. Meanwhile, gaming fans are currently excited about the upcoming release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "CSI: NY", "Real Housewives of New York City" and "Glee". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mafia Wars", "Mirror's Edge", "Batman: Arkham Asylum" and "Halo 3: ODST". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Hannah Montana", "The Hills" and "Glee".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, WALL-E toys and ZhuZhu Pets.

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 October 31st, 2009.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 11 years, 6 months and 9 days have passed since October 31st, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 44 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 31st, 2009, will be 11 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2009 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1256947200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 31st, 2009.

  • October 1st, 2009: Soccer: Premier League side Portsmouth F.C. admits that some of their players and staff have not been paid.
  • October 2nd, 2009: Zombieland (2009) is released.
  • October 10th, 2009: Irish pop star Stephen Gately passes away from an undiagnosed heart condition.
  • October 20th, 2009: The song "Empire State of Mind" is released by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.
  • October 22nd, 2009: Windows 7 is released.
  • October 22nd, 2009: Rap star Lil Wayne pleads guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
  • October 23rd, 2009: The song "Bad Romance" is released by Lady Gaga.
  • This date: October 31st, 2009
  • November 10th, 2009: The game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is released.
  • November 10th, 2009: German footballer Robert Enke commits suicide by throwing himself in front of a train in Neustadt am Rubenberge, Germany.
  • November 18th, 2009: Football: French captain Thierry Henry handles the ball in an important FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.
  • November 25th, 2009: The National Enquirer publishes a story claiming that golfer Tiger Woods is having an extramarital affair.
  • November 26th, 2009: Soccer: Avram Grant becomes the new manager of Portsmouth F.C.
  • November 27th, 2009: 28 people are killed in Russia after a bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
  • November 29th, 2009: Four police officers are shot dead at a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 31st, 2009, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Libra.
  • 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 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 31st, 2009 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

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.

  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • Glee - 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.
  • 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.

Kid's TV shows on October 31st, 2009.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2009.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2009.

  • ZhuZhu Pets
  • WALL-E toys
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Borderlands - RPG first-person shooter game.
  • Halo 3: ODST - First-person shooter game.
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum - Action game set in the Batman universe.
  • 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.
  • Mafia Wars - Social media game developed by Zynga.

2009 playlist.

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.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 31st of October.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of October.

  • Halloween
  • Reformation Day

Weather on October 31st, 2009.

Historical weather information for October 31st, 2009.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.1 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.5 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 2.54cm.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 31st, 2009.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 31st, 2009.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 31st, 2009 was most likely conceived around the 21st of January, 2009.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 31st, 2009 is close to the 10th of August, 2010.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 31st, 2009.

  • A total of 4,209 days have passed since this date.
  • 601 weeks have passed.
  • 363,654,000 seconds have passed since the October 31st, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 424,263,000 times.
  • Since October 31st, 2009, the earth has travelled approximately 187,645,464,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 60,609,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 31,274,244 steps. That's about 13,900 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,363,848 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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