Thursday January 01, 2009, NewYear’s Day: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 1/1/2009, UK date format: 1/1/2009

January 1st, 2009 was the 1st day of the year 2009 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Capricorn. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It) by Beyonce.

Mary and Max, directed by Adam Elliot, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2009 while Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Secret Millionaire. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 3-2-1, Rattle Battle! or Art Academy.

The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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January 01, 2009 Events

What happened on January 01, 2009?

Historical Events

  • For the first time since 2003, when Saddam Hussein was overthrown by the U.S.-led invasion, the U.S. military in Iraq is under Iraqi control.
  • Claiborne Pell (1961-1997 Rhode Island Democratic Senator) dies of Parkinson's disease at 90.
  • 66 die in a nightclub fire in Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit officers shot and killed a man at California's Fruitvale BART Station.
  • Conflict between Israel and Palestine: A strike by Israel on Jabalia, Gaza Strip kills a senior Hamas commander Nizar Rayan as well as six members of his immediate family.
  • In Guwahati (India), at least five people are killed and more than 50 are hurt in serial bombings.
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Old Newspapers from January 01, 2009

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What happened on January 01 in history? Find out the list of January 1st major events

What was 2009 famous for? Discover everything about 2009


January 01, 2009 Famous Birthdays

Other January 1st famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If January 01, 2009 is your birthday you are 14 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on January 01.

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January 01, 2009 Famous Deaths

Who died on January 01, 2009?

Other January 1st famous deaths

  • British homicide: Rosemary was charged with nine murders and 11 with her husband, Rosemary.

  • Cesar Romero

    Cuban-American actor (Joker, Batman, Falcon Crest) dies from complications of bronchitis (born 1907).

  • Margaret Sullavan

    American actress who achieved her greatest fame in the 1943 stage production "Voice of the Turtle.

  • German actor who made his acting debut in 1935's "Der Ammenkonig".

See all famous people who died on January 1st


January 01, 2009 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Capricorn personality

Who should a Capricorn marry?

Babies born in January are either Capricorn or Aquarius. People born before January 19th are Capricorn, while people born from January 20th have the sign of Aquarius

Personality of January born

Chinese Zodiac

Ox chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Ox

Element: Earth

Ox personality

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Can the numbers in January 01, 2009 reveal something about your future ? Find out


January 01, 2009 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was January 01, 2009?

The day of the week was Thursday.

January 1st marks the 0th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2009.

There are 364 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


January 01, 2009 Holidays and Observances

What is special on January 01, 2009?

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Music charts

What was the number one song on January 01, 2009? Which were the top hits on January 01, 2009?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  2. - Live Your Life
  3. - Just Dance
  4. - Heartless
  5. - Womanizeryoutube

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)
  2. - Live Your Life
  3. - Chopped 'N' Skrewed
  4. - Trading Places
  5. - Miss Independent

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - No Me Doy Por Vencido
  2. - Te Regalo Amores
  3. - Inolvidable
  4. - Espero
  5. - Cinco Minutos

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Mary and Max

Mary and Max

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Adam Elliot

Starring: Toni Collette, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Eric Bana, Barry Humphries

Country: United States of America

(500) Days of Summer

(500) Days of Summer

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Marc Webb

Starring: Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Geoffrey Arend, Chloë Grace Moretz

Country: United States of America

Ten Inch Hero

Ten Inch Hero

Release year: 2009

Directed by: David Mackay

Starring: Elisabeth Harnois, Clea DuVall, Sean Patrick Flanery, Jensen Ackles

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2009

Directed by: Lee Daniels

Starring: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Country: United States of America

P.S. I Love You

P.S. I Love You

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Richard LaGravenese

Starring: Hilary Swank, Gerard Butler, Harry Connick Jr., Lisa Kudrow

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Secret Millionaire

Secret Millionaire

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Michael Scott

Closing Time

Closing Time

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Hans Lietz

The Shift

The Shift

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Lee Cipolla

Crooked House

Crooked House

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Bedtime Stories

Bedtime Stories

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Adam Shankman

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Dewey by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter




American Lion by Jon Meacham

American Lion


This remarkable book is about Andrew Jackson and his close circle of friends. It also includes his turbulent times.

Do The Right Thing by Mike Huckabee

Do The Right Thing


Mike Huckabee was the ultimate dark horse when he entered the Republican presidential race. He had almost no money, no advisors, and little recognition outside of Arkansas.

Cross Country by James Patterson

Cross Country


Alex Cross chases the most vicious killer he has ever seen, to a land full of terror and back. This is the most horrific crime scene Alex Cross has ever witnessed. Then, more murders, each one more brutal, follow.

The Host by Stephenie Meyer

The Host


The #1 bestseller is now a major motion movie: "Starting and addictive." . . . A story about love, loyalty, and family. -USA TodayMelanie Stryder refuses to fade away.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on January 1st, 2009 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

3-2-1, Rattle Battle!

3-2-1, Rattle Battle!

Platform: WiiWare

Genre: Action (minigame compilation)

Publisher: Tecmo Koei Games

Art Academy

Art Academy

Platform: Nintendo DS, DSiWare, Nintendo 3DS, Wii U

Genre: Art training game (edutainment video game)

Publisher: Nintendo

Archibald's Adventures

Archibald's Adventures

Platform: iOS, Windows, Mac OS, Palm OS, PlayStation Portable, PSP, PS3

Genre: Action puzzle game

Axel & Pixel

Axel & Pixel

Platform: Xbox 360 Microsoft Windows

Genre: Graphic adventure, art game

Publisher: 2K Play

Blueberry Garden

Blueberry Garden

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Linux

Genre: Puzzle/Platform

Publisher: Erik Svedäng


January 01, 2009 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

First Quarter

The moon phase for January 01, 2009 is First Quarter.

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Sport Games on January 01, 2009

Sport Games on January 01, 2009


Football (United Kingdom)
  • Crawley Town - Woking : 2 - 2
  • Grays - Ebbsfleet : 3 - 1
  • Lewes - Eastbourne Borough : 0 - 2
  • Oxford - Salisbury : 2 - 0
  • Rushden & D - Stevenage : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of January 01, 2009

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 90.71 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2201 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.0614 CHF
  • 1 EUR = 127.3 JPY
  • 1 EUR = 0.956 GBP

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