Thursday October 01, 2009: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/1/2009, UK date format: 1/10/2009

October 1st, 2009 was the 274th day of the year 2009 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas.

Ten Inch Hero, directed by David Mackay, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2009 while True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Astro Boy. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Bomberman Blitz or Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Inscursion.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), 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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October 01, 2009 Events

What happened on October 01, 2009?

Historical Events

  • The House of Lords is overthrown by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom.
  • Paleontologists announced that they had discovered an Ardipithecus Ramidus fossil skull. They deemed it to be the oldest fossil skull of a human ancestor.
  • Rio de Janeiro is the recipient of the 2016 Summer Olympics by The International Olympic Committee.
  • Ireland holds a second referendum about the EU's Lisbon Treaty. The amendment is approved by the Irish electorate,ampref name=RTE_20091003_Yesamp having been rejected in the Lisbon I referendum held in June 2008.
  • After the Organization of American States officials agreed to meet with students, around 150 Venezuelan students ended a week-long hunger strike in protest against alleged violations of human rights in Venezuela. One of their leaders was also released.
  • Ateke Tom is a militant leader of Niger Delta Vigilante, a group based in the Niger Delta region. He accepts amnesty from the Nigerian government.
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What happened on October 01 in history? Find out the list of October 1st major events

What was 2009 famous for? Discover everything about 2009


October 01, 2009 Famous Birthdays

Other October 1st famous birthdays

  • Jimmy Carter

    American politician and 39th President of United States, was sworn in on 1/20/1977.

  • Secretary of State for Home Department, English politician.

  • Julie Andrews

    British-American singer and actress with a four-octave range.

  • French astrologer, author of over 50 books and a member of an Astrological family.

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How old am I?

If October 01, 2009 is your birthday you are 13 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on October 01.

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October 01, 2009 Famous Deaths

Who died on October 01, 2009?

Other October 1st famous deaths

  • Scottish singer.

  • American photographer, best known for his commercial fashion photography and portraits that have an immediate emotional impact.

  • Belgian world champion cyclist (1955), is killed at 36.

  • American politician and general (d. 1990).

See all famous people who died on October 1st


October 01, 2009 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Libra personality

Who should a Libra marry?

Babies born in October are either Libra or Scorpio. People born before October 22nd are Libra, while people born from October 23rd have the sign of Scorpio

Personality of October born

Chinese Zodiac

Ox chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Ox

Element: Earth

Ox personality

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


October 01, 2009 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 01, 2009?

The day of the week was Thursday.

October 1st marks the 273rd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2009.

There are 91 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 01, 2009 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 01, 2009?


  • Singapore - Children's Day
  • Also see October 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • World Vegetarian Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Cuve (Barrel) Day, tenth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Tuvalu - Independence Day (from Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), 1975)
  • San Marino - two Captains Regent, elected by parliament, take office for six months.
  • Nigeria - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)
  • People's Republic of China - National Day (1949)
  • RC Church - Feast days of Saint ThTrFse de Lisieux; formerly of Saint Bavo and Saint Remigius
  • Republic of Cyprus - Independence Day (from Britain, 1960)


  • International Day of Older Persons
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Music charts

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

  1. - I Gotta Feelingyoutube
  2. - Run This Town
  3. - Down
  4. - You Belong With Me
  5. - Empire State Of Mind

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Pretty Wings
  2. - Break Up
  3. - Successful
  4. - Wasted
  5. - Run This Town

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Check My Brain
  2. - Jars
  3. - The Fixer
  4. - New Divide
  5. - I Will Not Bow

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Manos Al Aire
  2. - Loba
  3. - Te Ira Mejor Sin Mi
  4. - Lo Intentamos
  5. - La Granja

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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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

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

The Wackness

The Wackness

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Jonathan Levine

Starring: Josh Peck, Ben Kingsley, Olivia Thirlby, Famke Janssen

Country: United States of America

Eden Lake

Eden Lake

Release year: 2009

Directed by: James Watkins

Starring: Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis, Jack O'Connell

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2009

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Thomas Jane, Diane Lane, Mickey Rourke, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Astro Boy

Astro Boy

Release year: 2009

Directed by: David Bowers

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Kate Scholefield

Special Ops Mission

Special Ops Mission

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Military Channel

Nite Tales: The Series

Nite Tales: The Series

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Deon Taylor

Bollywood Hero

Bollywood Hero

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Diederik Van Rooijen

Magazine Covers

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True Compass by Edward M. Kennedy

True Compass


Edward M. Kennedy is widely considered to be one of the greatest Senators in American history. He is also America's patriarch and most revered family.

Liberty And Tyranny by Mark R. Levin

Liberty And Tyranny


Mark Levin, syndicated radio host, author and long-time bestselling author of the conservative manifesto, is worth your time.

The Healing Of America by T. R. Reid

The Healing Of America


New York Times Bestseller: An Explanation of The 2010 Health Reform Bill

That Old Cape Magic by Richard Russo

That Old Cape Magic


Griffin believes that all paths and all memories lead to Cape Cod. Griffin grew up on the Cape, took summer vacations there as a child, married Joy and celebrated their daughter Laura's marriage.

Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell



Malcolm Gladwell's new book is a stunning intellectual journey through the world "outliers", the best and brightest, most famous, and most successful.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on October 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?

Bomberman Blitz

Bomberman Blitz

Platform: DSiWare

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hudson Soft

Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Inscursion

Ace Combat Xi: Skies of Inscursion

Platform: iOS

Genre: Arcade, Combat Flight Simulator

Publisher: Namco Bandai

Archibald's Adventures

Archibald's Adventures

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

Genre: Action puzzle game

Arc Rise Fantasia

Arc Rise Fantasia

Platform: Wii

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: JP Marvelous Entertainment; NA Ignition Entertainment

Bomberman Ultra

Bomberman Ultra

Platform: PlayStation Network

Genre: Action

Publisher: Hudson Soft


October 01, 2009 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Full Moon

The moon phase for October 01, 2009 is Full Moon.

See Moon rising and setting times on October 01, 2009


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $68.39
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $185.35
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.41
  • General Electric GE: opens at $16.31
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $119.39

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 89.56 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0837 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.0411 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.827 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 130.18 JPY

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