The 20th of December, 2009, fell on a Sunday. Day 354 of 2009. Decade: 2000s.
10 years, 1 months and 9 days have passed since the 20th of December, 2009.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of December, 2009:
Actress Brittany Murphy dies.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of December, 2009:
United States: Empire State Of Mind - Jay-Z ft Alicia Keys
United Kingdom: Killing In The Name - Rage Against the Machine
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "The Princess and the Frog" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 20th of December, 2009.
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.
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.
James Cameron's movie "Avatar" was being played in movie theaters at the time. The movie went on to gross over $2.7 Billion.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of December:
20th of December, 2010: 28-year-old rapper "Magnolia Shorty" is killed after being shot 26 times in New Orleans, Louisiana.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Lost - Mystery drama series about a group of plane crash survivors that are stranded on a strange island.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
One Tree Hill - Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
Minecraft - The alpha version of Minecraft is released on the PC.
Resident Evil 5 - The fifth installment in the series.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 20th of December, 2009.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of December, 2009.
3,692 days have passed since this date.
318,988,800 seconds have passed since the 20th of December, 2009.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 372,153,600 times.
Since the 20th of December, 2009, earth has travelled approximately 164,598,220,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 53,164,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,433,037 steps. That's about 12,192 miles!
Since this date, 3,827,866 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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