Thursday April 16, 2009: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 4/16/2009, UK date format: 16/4/2009

April 16th, 2009 was the 106th day of the year 2009 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Aries. The day of the week was Thursday.

The number one song in US was Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas.

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

On TV people were watching Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment. If you liked videogames you were probably playing ColorZ or Batman: Arkham Asylum.

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.

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April 16, 2009 Events

What happened on April 16, 2009?

Historical Events

  • General Growth Properties (over 200 mall owners in the United States) files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This is the largest real estate disaster in American history. Chicago-based General Growth Properties, 55 years old, reported total assets of US$29.56 Billion and total debts at $27.29 Billion. From a 2007 high of US$67, the company's share value fell to 60 cents.
  • The confiscated Pirate Bay server is displayed at the National Museum of Science and Technology in Sweden.
  • China's economy grew by 6.1% in its first quarter 2009, which is the lowest growth since 1999.
  • As India's general elections begin, 17 are killed by the Naxalite group.
  • At least 16 people are killed in a landslide in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Three Bolivians were killed by police in Bolivia: Hungarian Eduardo RozsaFlores, Michael Martin Dwyer from Ireland, and Magyarosi Apak, a Romanian Magyarosi. Two others were arrested over an alleged plot against President Evo Morales or Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera.

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What happened on April 16 in history? Find out the list of April 16th major events

What was 2009 famous for? Discover everything about 2009


April 16, 2009 Famous Birthdays

Other April 16th famous birthdays

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How old am I?

If April 16, 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 April 16.

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April 16, 2009 Famous Deaths

Who died on April 16, 2009?

Other April 16th famous deaths

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April 16, 2009 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Aries personality

Who should a Aries marry?

Babies born in April are either Aries or Taurus. People born before April 19th are Aries, while people born from April 20th have the sign of Taurus

Personality of April born

Chinese Zodiac

Ox chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Ox

Element: Earth

Ox personality

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Can the numbers in April 16, 2009 reveal something about your future ? Find out


April 16, 2009 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was April 16, 2009?

The day of the week was Thursday.

April 16th marks the 105th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2009.

There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


April 16, 2009 Holidays and Observances

What is special on April 16, 2009?


  • Blessed HervT of Tours
  • Mawlid in Shi'a Islam (2006).
  • Birthday of the Danish sovereign, Queen Margrethe, celebrated in Greenland.


  • Saint Paternus
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Saint Turibius
  • Saint Fructuosus
  • Saint Drogo.
  • Saint Benedict Joseph Labre
  • Saints Martial, Urban, Eventius, Caecilian, Julia, and their companions, martyrs of 304
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Music charts

What was the number one song on April 16, 2009? Which were the top hits on April 16, 2009?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Boom Boom Powyoutube
  2. - Poker Face
  3. - Right Roundyoutube
  4. - Kiss Me Thru The Phone
  5. - Blame It

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Blame It
  2. - Turnin Me On
  3. - Dead And Gone
  4. - Rockin' That Thang
  5. - Kiss Me Thru The Phone

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Te Presumo
  2. - El Amor
  3. - Aqui Estoy Yo
  4. - Por Un Segundo
  5. - Espero

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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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Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment

Out of the Wild: The Alaska Experiment

Release year: 2009

Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire

Release year: 2009

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Magazine Covers

What news were making the headlines those days in April 2009?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer



The paperback edition Eclipse is the third installment in Stephenie Meyer’s captivating vampire romance saga. Twilight and New Moon have captivated readers. Bella is once more in danger as Seattle is devastated by mysterious killings. A malicious vampire continues her …

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "I wonder how the book got from Guernsey to New York Times Best Sellers" Maybe there's a secret homing instinct that connects books with their perfect readers.

True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman

True Detectives


Moses Reed and Aaron Fox share the same mother. Their fathers were friends, cops and partners. They have a turbulent family history that has put them at odds despite sharing a common calling.

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.

Malice by Lisa Jackson



Taut, twisty. . .Malice shows Jackson at her most skilled. The Providence JournalThe perfect moment has arrived.

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?



Platform: WiiWare

Genre: Action/Puzzle

Publisher: Exkee

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Batman: Arkham Asylum

Platform: PlayStation 3; Xbox 360; Microsoft Windows; OS X; PlayStation 4; Xbox One

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: Eidos Interactive Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Battleswarm: Field of Honor

Battleswarm: Field of Honor

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: FPS/RTS

Publisher: Reality Gap

Baldr Sky

Baldr Sky

Platform: PC

Genre: Eroge, Science Fiction

Publisher: Giga

AC-130: Operation Devastation

AC-130: Operation Devastation

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: ValuSoft


April 16, 2009 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for April 16, 2009 is Last Quarter.

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Sport Games on April 16, 2009

Sport Games on April 16, 2009


Football (United Kingdom)
  • Histon - Ebbsfleet : 5 - 2
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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $68.61
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $119.19
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $19.16
  • General Electric GE: opens at $12.06
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $99.74

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 99.37 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.2098 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.1471 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.8326 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 130.95 JPY

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