December 11, 2009

December 11, 2009, was a Friday. It was 14 years, 7 months, and 1 day ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

What happened on this day?

What happened on December 11, 2009?

  • The mobile game "Angry Birds" is released.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 11, 2009:

  • United States: "Empire State Of Mind" by Jay-Z ft Alicia Keys
  • United Kingdom: "Bad Romance" by Lady GaGa

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 11, 2009

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z + Alicia Keys
  • Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
  • Fireflies - Owl City
  • Whatcha Say - Jason Derulo
  • TiK ToK - Ke$ha
Play the top singles 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.
The Princess and the Frog

Top movie at the box office

The movie "The Princess and the Frog" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 5,328 days ago. Approximately 178 months have passed. It was the 345th day of 2009, in week 50. The decade was the 2000s. The end of 2009 was just 20 days away. People who were born on December 11, 2009, are now 14 years old and belong to the Gen-Z generation. We have gone through approximately 59 seasons of weather since this date.


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The Princess and the Frog was released that day.
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Take me back to December 11, 2009

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The date is December 11, 2009, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas season of 2009 is in full swing. People are putting up their decorations and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song "Empire State Of Mind" by Jay-Z ft Alicia Keys is at the top of the singles charts, while "Bad Romance" by Lady GaGa is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie The Princess and the Frog is at the top of the box office.

Gordon Brown is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Futurama", "Eureka", "Glee", and "Modern Family". 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Brittany Murphy, Corey Haim, Chris Kanyon, and Paul Gray would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Pokémon Platinum", "Batman: Arkham Asylum", "FIFA 10", and "Assassin's Creed II".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Curious George", "iCarly", and "The Suite Life on Deck". Children are playing with toys such as Roboraptor, Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker, Crayola Color Wonder Magic Brush, and the KidiZoom Camera.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 11, 2009.

  • Christmas 2009.

    Christmas 2009

    The Christmas period of 2009 was in full swing by this stage. The decorations were up, festive music was playing on the radio, people were feeling stressed, retail stores were filled with shoppers, and everyone was making plans for the big day.
  • Angry Birds is released.

    Angry Birds is released

    A new mobile game called "Angry Birds" was released in December 2009.
  • Tiger Woods' affair.

    Tiger Woods' affair

    US golfer Tiger Woods was in the spotlight after revelations about an extramarital affair of his were published in the media. Two days after the revelations became public, Woods was involved in a minor car accident. In December, Woods admitted to his "transgressions" and apologized.
  • 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.
  • 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?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 11, 2009.

  • 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.
  • November 20, 2009: The Blind Side, starring Sandra Bullock, is released in movie theaters.
  • 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.
  • This date: December 11, 2009
  • 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.
  • December 24, 2009: The first episode of the "Joe Rogan Experience" podcast is aired.
  • December 25, 2009:
    • The movie Sherlock Holmes (2009) is released.
    • Actor Charlie Sheen is arrested at his home for assaulting his wife Brooke Mueller.
  • December 26, 2009: Irish politics: TV3 report that Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • December 28, 2009: American musician James Owen Sullivan (The Rev) dies from an overdose.
  • December 29, 2009: Wrestler "Dr. Death" Steve Williams passes away at the age of 49 from throat cancer.
  • December 31, 2009: Katy Perry and Russell Brand are engaged.
  • January 8, 2010:
    • Paul "Bear" Vasquez uploads his viral YouTube video "Double Rainbow".
    • Irish TV channel RTE airs footage of a man slipping on ice.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 11, 2009, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • 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: December 11, 2009 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

Late 2000s fashion

Photographs of late 2000s fashion and hairstyles.

Late 2000s fashion

Television shows

TV series on December 11, 2009

TV audiences were watching the following shows on December 11, 2009:

TV shows from December 2009.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
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
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 2009

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
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

Toys in 2009

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

ZhuZhu Pets
ZhuZhu Pets
The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera
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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 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 December 11, 2009?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2009.

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If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out December 11, 2015, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 11.

Jermaine Jackson

Jermaine Jackson

Born on December 11, 1954
He turned 55 on this day in 2009.

DJ Yella

DJ Yella

Born on December 11, 1961
He turned 48 on this day in 2009.

Mos Def

Mos Def

Born on December 11, 1973
He turned 36 on this day in 2009.

Rey Mysterio

Rey Mysterio

Born on December 11, 1974
He turned 35 on this day in 2009.

Rider Strong

Rider Strong

Born on December 11, 1979
He turned 30 on this day in 2009.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 11, 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 December 11, 2009 was most likely conceived around March 20, 2009.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 11, 2009 is close to September 3, 2010.

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Stats for December 11, 2009


Here are some interesting statistics about December 11, 2009:

  • 5,328 days have passed since this date.
  • 761 weeks have passed.
  • 460,335,600 seconds have passed since December 11, 2009.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 537,058,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 237,533,169,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 76,722,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 39,588,862 steps. That's roughly 17,595 miles.
  • 5,524,027 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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