Thursday March 12, 2009: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 3/12/2009, UK date format: 12/3/2009

March 12th, 2009 was the 71st day of the year 2009 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Pisces. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was Right Round by Flo Rida.

Ten Inch Hero, directed by David Mackay, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2009 while The Host by Stephenie Meyer was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Diplomatic Immunity. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 2XL Supercross or Cricket Revolution.

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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March 12, 2009 Events

What happened on March 12, 2009?

Historical Events

  • Roche Holding, a Swiss drugmaker, announces that it will purchase the remaining 44 per cent of Genentech stock in America for US$46.8billion.
  • Bernard Madoff, former chairman of Nasdaq's stock market, pleads guilty on 11 counts to running a Ponzi scheme that cost US$171 billion, which was the largest investment fraud in Wall Street history.
  • China's retail sales increased by 15.2% in 2009.
  • Muntadhar al-Zaidi, a journalist from Iraq, is sentenced for throwing shoes at President George W. Bush.
  • National Semiconductor will eliminate 1,725 jobs.
  • Pope Benedict XVI admits his mistakes in rescinding Bishop Richard Williamson’s excommunication for Holocaust denial.
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What happened on March 12 in history? Find out the list of March 12th major events

What was 2009 famous for? Discover everything about 2009


March 12, 2009 Famous Birthdays

Other March 12th famous birthdays

  • American politician and businessman, Romney is also a Republican Party candidate.

  • Belgian rapper born to a Rwandan father (architect) and a Belgian mother.

  • Rock Singer.

  • American poet and writer, he is the author of 21 books, including "The Town and the City," 1950 and "The Subterraneans,"58 and "Big Sur.

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How old am I?

If March 12, 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 March 12.

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March 12, 2009 Famous Deaths

Other March 12th famous deaths

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March 12, 2009 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Pisces personality

Who should a Pisces marry?

Babies born in March are either Pisces or Aries. People born before March 20th are Pisces, while people born from March 21st have the sign of Aries

Personality of March born

Chinese Zodiac

Ox chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Ox

Element: Earth

Ox personality

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Can the numbers in March 12, 2009 reveal something about your future ? Find out


March 12, 2009 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was March 12, 2009?

The day of the week was Thursday.

March 12th marks the 70th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2009.

There are 294 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


March 12, 2009 Holidays and Observances

What is special on March 12, 2009?


  • Ancient Latvia - Gregoru Diena observed.
  • Flag Day in Venezuela.
  • "National Day" of the Republic of Jamtland
  • Sweden - Namesday of Crown Princess Victoria, an Official Flag Day.
  • Mauritius - National Day.
  • St. Justina
  • St. Jozefina
  • Roman Catholic Church - Feast day of: St. Theophanes the Confessor
  • Arbor Day in China.
  • St. Maximilian
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Music charts

What was the number one song on March 12, 2009? Which were the top hits on March 12, 2009?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Right Roundyoutube
  2. - Dead And Gone
  3. - Poker Face
  4. - Kiss Me Thru The Phone
  5. - Gives You Hell

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Blame It
  2. - Turnin Me On
  3. - Diva
  4. - Rockin' That Thang
  5. - Mad

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Te Presumo
  2. - El Ultimo Beso
  3. - Espero
  4. - No Me Doy Por Vencido
  5. - Por Un Segundo

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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

City Island

City Island

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Raymond De Felitta

Starring: Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies, Steven Strait, Emily Mortimer

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

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic Immunity

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Peter Maris

Trust Me

Trust Me

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Andrew Kazamia



Release year: 2009

Directed by: Paul McGuigan

The Shift

The Shift

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Lee Cipolla

Crooked House

Crooked House

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Magazine Covers

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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.

The Yankee Years by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci

The Yankee Years


Joe Torre's New York Yankees is the definitive story of one the most storied baseball dynasties of all time. They had never been in this position before Joe Torre became the Yankees manager in 1996.

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer

New Moon


Twilight has captivated millions of readers and they are eager to read more. Stephenie Meyer's New Moon is another captivating combination of romance, suspense, and a supernatural twist.

The Associate by John Grisham

The Associate


Kyle McAvoy is a brilliant lawyer. He is charming, friendly and has a bright future. However, he also harbors a dark secret which could endanger his career, and even his life.

Run For Your Life by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge

Run For Your Life


The Teacher, a calculated killer calling himself The Teacher, is taking down New York City and killing the powerful and arrogant. His message is simple: either remember your manners, or you will suffer the consequences.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on March 12th, 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?

2XL Supercross

2XL Supercross

Platform: iOS

Genre: Racing game

Cricket Revolution

Cricket Revolution

Platform: Windows

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Mindstorm Studios

3D Brick Breaker Revolution

3D Brick Breaker Revolution

Platform: iOS, Windows Phone 7

Publisher: Digital Chocolate

Archibald's Adventures

Archibald's Adventures

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

Genre: Action puzzle game

AC-130: Operation Devastation

AC-130: Operation Devastation

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: ValuSoft


March 12, 2009 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Full Moon

The moon phase for March 12, 2009 is Full Moon.

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $66.01
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $92.97
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $17.01
  • General Electric GE: opens at $8.73
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $88.59

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 97.6 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2775 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1858 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.838 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 126.0 JPY

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