The 17th of September, 2011, fell on a Saturday. Day 260 of 2011. Decade: 2010s.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 17th of September, 2011:
The Occupy Wall Street movement begins.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of September, 2011:
United States: Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera
United Kingdom: All About Tonight - Pixie Lott
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Contagion" was at the top of the box office on this date.
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on the 17th of September, 2011.
2011 in movies.
Popular movies in 2011 included Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Kung Fu Panda 2, Fast Five, The Hangover Part II, The Smurfs, Cars 2, Drive, Super 8, Moneyball and Limitless.
Time Person of the Year 2011
"The Protester" is named as the Time Person of Year in 2011. This follows the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
2011 in music.
Popular music artists in 2011 included Enrique Iglesias, Pink, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Wiz Khalifa, Katy Perry, The Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Adele, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, David Guetta and Gym Class Heroes.
Fifty Shades of Grey
During the second half of 2011, an erotic novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest selling books of all time.
Nope! Chuck Testa
An advertisement video for American taxidermist Chuck Testa goes viral.
Fall of Muammar Gaddafi
In September and October of 2011, the Libyan Civil War was coming to a close. Muammar Gaddafi's regime was on the brink of defeat. In the middle of September, the UN recognized the National Transitional Council as the legal representative of Libya. On the 20th of October, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and assassinated by rebels. Three days later, the NCT announced that they had secured victory against the regime.
Occupy Wall Street
During this period, a protest movement called "Occupy Wall Street" began to receive widespread media attention.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of September:
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
One Tree Hill - Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Two and a Half Men - Starring Charlie Sheen.
CSI: Miami - Miami-based spin-off.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
L.A. Noire - Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.
Duke Nukem Forever - The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
Portal 2 - Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.
Crysis 2 - The second game in the series.
Homefront - A military FPS game.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Developed by Ubisoft.
Call of Duty: Black Ops - FPS game developed by Treyarch.
Fallout: New Vegas - Open-world RPG game.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 17th of September, 2011.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of September, 2011.
2,921 days have passed since this date.
252,374,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of September, 2011.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 294,436,800 times.
Since the 17th of September, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 130,225,190,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 42,062,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 21,704,198 steps. That's about 9,646 miles!
Since this date, 3,028,493 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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