November 20, 2009

November 20, 2009, was a Friday. It was 14 years, 6 months, and 25 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Scorpio.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on November 20, 2009:

  • The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock, is released in movie theaters.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on November 20, 2009:

  • United States: "Fireflies" by Owl City
  • United Kingdom: "You Are Not Alone" by X-Factor Finalists

The Billboard Hot 100 on November 20, 2009

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo
  • Fireflies - Owl City
  • Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
  • Down - Jay Sean Featuring Lil Wayne
  • Party In The U.S.A. - Miley Cyrus
Play the top songs 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.

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "2012".


This date was 5,322 days ago. Approximately 177 months have passed. It was the 324th day of 2009, in week 47. The decade was the 2000s. The start of 2010 was just 41 days away. People born on this day are currently 14 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. 59 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to November 20, 2009

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Friday, November 20, 2009. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Scorpio. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

It's November, so the evenings are getting darker and the days are getting colder. In America, the song "Fireflies" by Owl City is at the top of the singles charts, while "You Are Not Alone" by X-Factor Finalists is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie 2012 is at the top of the box office.

Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 growing social network called Facebook is beginning to steal users away from MySpace and Bebo.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are struggling to compete with 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 game "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" has just been released. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Umaga, Brittany Murphy, Corey Haim, and Chris Kanyon would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "24", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "Dexter", and "Friday Night Lights".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Empire: Total War", "Pokémon Platinum", "Borderlands", and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Backyardigans", "Horrid Henry", "Phineas and Ferb", and "iCarly". Popular toys at the moment include Kid-Tough Digital Camera, Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker, Star Wars AT-TE Walker, and Clipo Creativity Table.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on November 20, 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 2009, the first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released.
  • "Caught in a bad romance..."

    "Caught in a bad romance..."

    Pop star Lady Gaga released her single "Bad Romance" at the end of October 2009,. The song went on to top the music charts in over 20 countries.
  • Facebook users are playing Farmville.

    Facebook users are playing Farmville

    The social media game "Farmville" had just been released on Facebook. The game continued to grow until March 2010, when its userbase reached its peak. If you were a Facebook user around this time, then you'll probably remember how your friends used to spam you with invites to the game.
  • Hipsters.


    The Internet had recently started using the term "hipster" to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.
  • 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

    Most countries were still reeling from the 2008 global economic crisis. Unemployment increased, property prices fell, the stock market struggled, and bailouts became a favorite 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

    The former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, was named Time Person of the Year in 2009.
  • Cheryl Cole.

    Cheryl Cole

    English singer Cheryl Cole was named FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 popular.

    Smartphones are becoming popular

    Smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started replacing the "dumber" push-button cellphones of the past. Up until this point, companies had focused on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher-quality cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started getting larger.
  • The Hurt Locker.

    The Hurt Locker

    "The Hurt Locker" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2009.
  • Dubstep.


    A dance music genre called dubstep began to take off in 2009 and 2010.
  • Mafia Wars.

    Mafia Wars

    A multiplayer social network game called "Mafia Wars" was all the rage. The game was free and could be accessed by anyone with a Facebook or MySpace profile.
  • The rise of Facebook.

    The rise of Facebook

    Facebook experienced massive growth and became the largest social network in the world.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. 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

    Online video streaming was becoming increasingly popular. New services such as Netflix and Hulu were gaining millions of users, and video rental stores such as Blockbuster were struggling to stay afloat. As sales and rentals declined, small video stores started closing. Meanwhile, the larger franchises attempted to downsize and branch out into selling other products, such as cellphones and merchandise.
  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm

    HD TV quickly became the norm during this time, as flat-screen televisions were starting to fall in price.
  • Mobile Internet begins to take off.

    Mobile Internet begins to take off

    Internet access on cellphones became common in the late 2000s. This transition was aided by the rollout of faster 3G Internet networks and the introduction of larger touchscreen phones. Although many phones had Internet features at the start of the decade, they were often awkward and costly to use.
  • Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars.

    Bringing digital cameras to nightclubs and bars

    During the 2000s, people often brought digital cameras with them to clubs and bars. The following day, they would upload their photographs to social media websites such as Facebook, MySpace, and Bebo. Although most phones had cameras, their picture quality was bad, especially in darker settings such as nightclubs.
  • Bebo.


    By this stage, a new social network called Bebo had become a huge hit in countries such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, and New Zealand. Bebo was famous for its quizzes, auto-playing video box, whiteboard, "Bebo Skins," and "Bebo Luv" features.
  • Scene kids.

    Scene kids

    "Scene Kids" became a big subculture in the latter half of the decade. Their fashion consisted of skinny jeans, bright colors, and straight hair with long fringes.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to November 20, 2009.

  • October 22, 2009:
    • Windows 7 is released.
    • Rap star Lil Wayne pleads guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
  • October 23, 2009: The song "Bad Romance" is released by Lady Gaga.
  • October 25, 2009: "Charlie Bit My Finger" becomes the most viewed video on YouTube.
  • October 27, 2009: The multiplayer game "League of Legends" is released.
  • November 5, 2009: Army Major Nidal Hasan kills 13 people during a mass shooting at Fort Hood in Texas.
  • November 6, 2009: Unemployment in the USA reaches its highest rate in 26 years.
  • November 10, 2009:
    • The game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is released.
    • German footballer Robert Enke commits suicide by throwing himself in front of a train in Neustadt am Rubenberge, Germany.
    • D.C. sniper attacks perpetrator John Allen Muhammad is executed by lethal injection.
  • November 17, 2009: The video game "Assassin's Creed II" is released.
  • November 18, 2009: Football: French captain Thierry Henry handles the ball in an important FIFA World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland.
  • This date: November 20, 2009
  • November 24, 2009: It is reported that nearly 25% of mortgages in the USA are in negative equity.
  • November 25, 2009: The National Enquirer publishes a story claiming that golfer Tiger Woods is having an extramarital affair.
  • November 26, 2009: Soccer: Avram Grant becomes the new manager of Portsmouth F.C.
  • November 27, 2009: 28 people are killed in Russia after a bomb explodes on the Nevsky Express train between Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
  • November 29, 2009: Four police officers are shot dead at a coffee shop in Lakewood, Washington.
  • December 1, 2009: Lionel Messi is awarded the 2009 FIFA Ballon d'Or.
  • December 4, 2009:
    • Up in the Air (2009) is released.
    • TV chef Gino D'Acampo wins the UK version of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!".
    • WWE wrestler Umaga (Edward Smith Fatu, Jr.) dies from a heart attack.
  • December 11, 2009: The mobile game "Angry Birds" is released.
  • December 13, 2009: Joe McElderry wins The X Factor.
  • December 17, 2009: Avatar (2009) is released.
  • December 19, 2009:
    • Mark Hughes is sacked by Manchester City.
    • Chris Hollins and Ola Jordan are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • December 20, 2009:
    • YouTuber WoodysGamertag uploads his first video.
    • Actress Brittany Murphy dies from pneumonia at the age of 32.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on November 20, 2009, will have the star sign Scorpio.
  • 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 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: November 20, 2009 falls under the Snake.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of November will have the birthstones Topaz and Citrine.
  • Birth flower (November): The Chrysanthemum.

Late 2000s fashion

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on November 20, 2009

People in November 2009 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from November 2009.

White Collar
White Collar
Modern Family
Modern Family
The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
True Blood
True Blood
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
The Inbetweeners
The Inbetweeners
Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on November 20, 2009

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

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
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Curious George
Curious George
The Hills
The Hills
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Popular toys and games in 2009

Toys and games that were popular in 2009:

Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Bakugan Battle Brawlers balls
Bakugan Battle Brawlers balls
Playmobil Horse Farm
Playmobil Horse Farm
Pixos Super Studio
Pixos Super Studio
Clipo Creativity Table
Clipo Creativity Table
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Brush
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Brush
Star Wars AT-TE Walker
Star Wars AT-TE Walker
Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker
Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker
Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
WALL-E toys
WALL-E toys
Digi Makeover
Digi Makeover
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
FurReal Friends Butterscotch Pony
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in November 2009.

Left 4 Dead 2 2009
Left 4 Dead 2
Assassin's Creed II 2009
Assassin's Creed II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
League of Legends 2009
League of Legends
Borderlands 2009
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
FIFA 10 2009
Halo 3: ODST 2009
Halo 3: ODST
Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Farmville 2009
Minecraft 2009
Pokémon Platinum 2009
Pokémon Platinum

Were you born on November 20, 2009?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out November 20, 2015, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on November 20.

Robert F. Kennedy

Robert F. Kennedy

American politician Deceased
Born on November 20, 1925
He was not alive on this date.

Joe Biden

Joe Biden

US President
Born on November 20, 1942
He turned 67 on this day in 2009.

Mike D

Mike D

Beastie Boys
Born on November 20, 1965
He turned 44 on this day in 2009.

Kimberley Walsh

Kimberley Walsh

Girls Aloud
Born on November 20, 1981
She turned 28 on this day in 2009.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on November 20, 2009.


UK Prime Minister

Gordon Brown was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on November 20, 2009 was most likely conceived around February 27, 2009.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on November 20, 2009 is close to August 13, 2010.

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Stats for November 20, 2009


Here are some interesting statistics about November 20, 2009:

  • 5,322 days have passed since this date.
  • 760 weeks have passed.
  • 459,817,200 seconds have passed since November 20, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 536,453,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 237,265,675,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 76,636,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 39,544,279 steps. That's roughly 17,575 miles.
  • 5,517,806 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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