How many years ago was 2009?

2009 was 15 years ago.

15 years have passed between April 16th, 2009, and April 16th, 2024. It was 5,479 days ago.

How long ago was 2009?

To put into perspective how long ago 2009 was:

  • Babies who were born that year are now teenagers.
  • The teenagers that existed in 2009 are now 28–34 years old.
  • More than a decade has passed since then.
  • Bitcoin didn't exist.
  • Although smartphones existed, they were still relatively new. Most people were still using the older, push-button "dumb" phones.
  • Instagram did not exist.
  • WhatsApp was relatively new.
  • The Moon is moving away from Earth at roughly 1.49 inches per year. That means that it has moved away by about 22 inches since 2009.
  • There have been roughly 780 weekends since then.
  • Names such as Drake, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Drake, One Direction, Mac Miller, Neymar, Tyson Fury, Ed Sheeran, Avicii, and Bruno Mars were not famous at the time.
  • Facebook's Messenger app wasn't launched yet.
  • Popular songs that year included the likes of "Just Dance" by Lady GaGa, "My Life Would Suck Without You" by Kelly Clarkson, "Crack A Bottle" by Eminem, Dr. Dre & 50 Cent, "Right Round" by Flo-Rida ft Ke$ha, "Poker Face" by Lady GaGa, and "Boom Boom Pow" by The Black Eyed Peas.
  • Films such as "Marley and Me", "Gran Torino", "Paul Blart: Mall Cop", "Taken", "He's Just Not That Into You", and "Friday the 13th (2009)" were playing at movie theaters in 2009.
  • Tinder didn't exist.
  • There was no such thing as vaping.
  • Consumer drones weren't popular.
  • The Earth has travelled 68 billion miles through space since 2009.
  • Apple's voice assistant "Siri" did not exist in 2009.
  • Nobody had smart doorbells with cameras.
  • The iPad did not exist in 2009.
  • The air fryer did not exist.
  • The word "selfie" hadn't caught on yet.
  • You couldn't FaceTime someone.
  • Gender reveal parties weren't a thing.
  • Most people didn't know what a "meme" was.
  • You couldn't order food delivery via DoorDash.
  • Video games such as "Assassin's Creed II", "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2", "Batman: Arkham Asylum", "Borderlands", "Minecraft", and "Resident Evil 5" were released that year.
  • Due to the expansion of the Atlantic Ocean, the distance between the United States and Europe has grown 38 centimeters since 2009.
  • A person who was born that year has had roughly 30–45 colds in their lifetime.
  • The world has gone through 60 seasons of weather.
  • Osama bin Laden was still on the run.
  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
  • The world was experiencing a global financial crisis.
  • Most people didn't know what an emoji was. Back then, they were known as emoticons or smileys.
  • "RuPaul's Drag Race", "Community", "White Collar", "Modern Family", "The Vampire Diaries", and "Jersey Shore" were among the TV shows that started airing that year.
  • Internet banking was beginning to become popular.

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