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November 18th, 2009.

November 18th, 2009, was a Wednesday. It was day 322 of 2009. The decade was the 2000s.

11 years, 6 months and 27 days have passed since November 18th, 2009.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On this day.

What happened on November 18th, 2009?

  • Football: French captain Thierry Henry handles the ball in an important FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on November 18th, 2009.

  • United States: Fireflies - Owl City
  • United Kingdom: You Are Not Alone - X-Factor Finalists
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Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "2012" was at the top of the box office on November 18th, 2009.

Take me back to November 18th, 2009!

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The date is November 18th, 2009 and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Scorpio. It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder.

In America, the song Fireflies by Owl City is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, You Are Not Alone by X-Factor Finalists is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie 2012 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 game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" has just been released. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Futurama", "24", "Lost" and "How I Met Your Mother".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Farmville", "Borderlands", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" and "Left 4 Dead 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Peppa Pig", "LazyTown", "Go, Diego, Go!" and "Phineas and Ferb". 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 November 18th, 2009.

  • Henry's handball.

    Henry's handball.

    In the world of soccer, there was controversy around this time after officials failed to spot French striker Thierry Henry handling the ball in an important FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

    Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

    In November of 2009, the first person shooter game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" was released.

  • "Caught in a bad romance..."

    "Caught in a bad romance..."

    At the end of October in 2009, pop star Lady Gaga released her single "Bad Romance". The song went on to top music charts in over 20 countries.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    Online streaming begins to threaten video rental stores.

    In the late naughties, 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 stage, small video stores started to close, while the larger franchises downsized and branched out into selling other products such as cell phones and merchandise.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

    In the late naughties, 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 naughties", 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 naughties. 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.

  • 11 years, 6 months and 27 days have passed since November 18th, 2009.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 47 of 2009.
  • Leap Year: 2009 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on November 18th, 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 1258502400.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around November 18th, 2009.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 18th, 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 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 18th, 2009 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

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 November 18th, 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.

  • Left 4 Dead 2 - The second game in the series.
  • Assassin's Creed II - The second game in the series.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - The second game in the Modern Warfare universe. Developed by Infinity Ward.
  • 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.
  • 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 November 18th, 2015 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 18th of November.

Weather on November 18th, 2009.

Historical weather information for November 18th, 2009.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.8 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 43.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 6.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.5 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on November 18th, 2009.

UK Prime Minister.

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on November 18th, 2009.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 18th, 2009 was most likely conceived around the 8th of February, 2009.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 18th, 2009 is close to the 28th of August, 2010.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about November 18th, 2009.

  • A total of 4,228 days have passed since this date.
  • 604 weeks have passed.
  • 365,295,600 seconds have passed since the November 18th, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 426,178,200 times.
  • Since November 18th, 2009, the earth has travelled approximately 188,492,529,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 60,882,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 31,415,422 steps. That's about 13,962 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,383,547 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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