Tuesday October 20, 2009: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/20/2009, UK date format: 20/10/2009

October 20th, 2009 was the 293rd day of the year 2009 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Tuesday.

The number one song in US was 3 by Britney Spears.

Ten Inch Hero, directed by David Mackay, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2009 while Rough Country by John Sandford was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Fear Clinic. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories or Colin McRae: Dirt 2.

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 20, 2009 Events

What happened on October 20, 2009?

Historical Events

  • European astronomers discover 32 exoplanets.
  • The Czech Republic is now the last member-state of European Union to sign Treaty of Lisbon. This allows the document's incorporation into European law.
  • Afghanistan's election commission has ordered a run-off election in November 7, for the Afghan presidential election.
  • Pope Benedict XVI announces that the Vatican has approved the admission of Anglican groups to the Catholic Church as a canon law.
  • Yemeni courts sentence 10 Shi'ite Houthi rebels and imprison five more for clashes that killed hundreds last year.
  • Nine North Koreans entered the Danish Embassy in Hanoi, Vietnam last month and left for South Korea.
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What happened on October 20 in history? Find out the list of October 20th major events

What was 2009 famous for? Discover everything about 2009


October 20, 2009 Famous Birthdays

Other October 20th famous birthdays

See all famous people born on October 20th

How old am I?

If October 20, 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 20.

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October 20, 2009 Famous Deaths

Other October 20th famous deaths

  • Burt Lancaster

    Actor Elmer Gantry dies at 80 from a heart attack.

  • Joel McCrea

    American actor, with over 100 films, who began his career as a horse-wrangler in westerns.

  • Anthony Quayle

    England, United Kingdom -- Actor.

  • Basil Radford

    Actor (Whisky Galore Dead of Night), is killed at 55.

See all famous people who died on October 20th


October 20, 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 20, 2009 reveal something about your future ? Find out


October 20, 2009 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 20, 2009?

The day of the week was Tuesday.

October 20th marks the 292nd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2009.

There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 20, 2009 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 20, 2009?


  • October 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • French Republican Calendar - Orge (Barley) Day, twenty-ninth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • Bahá'f Faith - Holy Day - the Báb
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Music charts

What was the number one song on October 20, 2009? Which were the top hits on October 20, 2009?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - 3youtube
  2. - Down
  3. - Party In The U.S.A.
  4. - Whatcha Say
  5. - Run This Town

Top #5 R&B songs

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

Top #5 Rock songs

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

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Loba
  2. - Esclavo De Sus Besos
  3. - Te Ira Mejor Sin Mi
  4. - Manos Al Aire
  5. - Su Veneno

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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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Fear Clinic

Fear Clinic

Release year: 2009

Directed by: Robert Hall



Release year: 2009

Directed by: Mira Nair

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

Magazine Covers

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


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Rough Country by John Sandford

Rough Country


Detective Virgil Flowers is called to investigate the murder of a highly successful advertising executive. He finds the crime scene in a tranquil and peaceful wooded resort.

Where Men Win Glory by Jon Krakauer

Where Men Win Glory


This edition has been updated with new developments. It also includes new material obtained through Freedom of Information Act. Pat Tillman left a multimillion-dollar NFL contract in order to join the FIA.

The Time Of My Life by Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi

The Time Of My Life


The heartfelt and internationally acclaimed memoir of Patrick Swayze, movie legend, and Lisa Niemi (his wife of more than thirty years), about Patrick's extraordinary career and courageous battle against pancreatic cancer, is now available in paperback

Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom

Have a Little Faith


A new chapter is now available for the paperback edition. "A masterpiece." Publishers Weekly. "A masterpiece." "Will you perform my eulogy?" I thought it was a favor, as is often the case in faith.

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

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories

Another Code: R – A Journey into Lost Memories

Platform: Wii

Genre: Point-and-click adventure

Publisher: Nintendo

Colin McRae: Dirt 2

Colin McRae: Dirt 2

Platform: Nintendo DS PlayStation 3 PlayStation Portable Wii Xbox 360 Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters SCEE (PS3/PSP in Europe) Namco Bandai (Australia)[1] Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron

Star Wars Battlefront: Elite Squadron

Platform: PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS

Genre: Third-person shooter

Publisher: LucasArts

Big Bang Mini

Big Bang Mini

Platform: Nintendo DS

Genre: Action

Publisher: SouthPeak Interactive

Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

Lego Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues

Platform: Microsoft Windows; Nintendo DS; OS X; PlayStation 3; PlayStation Portable; Wii; Xbox 360

Genre: Action-adventure

Publisher: LucasArts; Feral Interactive (OS X)


October 20, 2009 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

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Sport Games on October 20, 2009

Sport Games on October 20, 2009


Football (United Kingdom)
  • Blackpool - Sheffield United : 3 - 0
  • Bristol City - Plymouth : 3 - 1
  • Cardiff - Coventry : 2 - 0
  • Doncaster - Peterboro : 3 - 1
  • Ipswich - Watford : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of October 20, 2009


Football (United Kingdom)
  • Luton - York : 1 - 1
  • Stevenage - Wrexham : 0 - 0
See all Football game results of October 20, 2009

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $73.38
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $200.60
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.42
  • General Electric GE: opens at $15.80
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $123.36

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 90.67 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.049 CAD
  • 1 USD = 1.0123 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.8264 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 135.44 JPY

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