17th of December, 2011
Here are some facts about this particular date:
What Day: The 17th of December, 2011, fell on a Saturday.
This date fell on a weekend.
On this exact date:
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of a suspected heart attack. Decade: 2010s.
7 years, 2 months and 5 days have passed since the 17th of December, 2011.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of
Day 351 of
2011. Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on this date will have the star sign Sagittarius.
Zodiac Element: Fire.
Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
Native American Zodiac: The 17th of December, 2011 falls under the Owl.
Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
Age: Anyone born on the 17th of December, 2011, will be 7 years of age.
American Format: 12-17-2011 (the MDY format is also used in Belize).
YMD Format: 2011-12-17. This format is often used by software applications, simply because numbers such as "20111217" are easier to sort.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1324080000.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 17th of December, 2011:
United States: We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
United Kingdom: Dance With Me Tonight - One Direction Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "
Sherlock Holmes 2" 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 December, 2011.
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.
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.
I took an arrow to the knee
The "I took an arrow to the knee" meme is doing its rounds on websites such as Youtube and Reddit.
The motto "YOLO" is continuing to rise in popularity. In November of 2011, rapper Drake further popularizes the acronym.
Weather information for the 17th of December, 2011:
Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
New York, USA: Temperature: 28.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.89 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
London, England: Temperature: 2.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm. US President
Who was the US President on this particular date?
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 17th of December, 2011. Conception Dates
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 17th of December, 2011 was probably conceived around the
9th of March, 2011. (Rough Estimate). The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 17th of December, 2011 is the
25th of September, 2012. (Rough Estimate). Around This Time...
Things that happened during this general period of time...
18th of November, 2011: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) is released.
9th of December, 2011: David Guetta releases his single "Titanium".
16th of December, 2011: Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) is released in cinemas.
16th of December, 2011: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), starring Robert Downey, Jr., is released in cinemas.
16th of December, 2011: Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) is released in cinemas.
25th of December, 2011: 18-year-old American Internet personality Ben Breedlove dies from a cardiac arrest.
13th of January, 2012: A cruise ship called the Costa Concordia crashes on the coast of Italy, killing 15 people. Soccer Results
Premier League results from the 17th of December, 2011.
Blackburn lose 2-1 at home to West Brom.
Everton and Norwich draw 1-1.
Fulham defeat Bolton 2-0.
Newcastle and Swansea draw 0-0.
Wigan and Chelsea draw 1-1.
Wolves lose 2-1 at home to Stoke.
On This Date
Historical events that have occurred on the 17th of December:
17th of December, 1967: Australian prime minister Harold Holt goes missing while swimming at a beach.
17th of December, 1983: A fire at a nightclub in Madrid, Spain, kills 83 people.
17th of December, 1983: A Provisional IRA car bomb kills 6 people outside of Harrods in London.
17th of December, 1996: The Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement takes 72 hostages in the Japanese Embassy in Lima, Peru.
17th of December, 1980: The comedy-action film Any Which Way You Can (1980), is released in cinemas.
17th of December, 1989: The first episode of The Simpsons is aired.
17th of December, 1999: The movie Stuart Little (1999) is released.
17th of December, 2003: The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) is released.
17th of December, 2009: Avatar (2009) is released.
17th of December, 2010: Black Swan (2010) is released in movie theaters.
17th of December, 2010: The movie TRON: Legacy (2010) is released. Television
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. Computer Games
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Saints Row: The Third - Open world adventure game.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Open world RPG that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - The third game in the Modern Warfare series. Developed by Infinity Ward. Contained multiplayer maps such as Dome and Hardhat.
Battlefield 3 - FPS game developed by DICE.
Batman: Arkham City - Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.
Gears of War 3 - Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.
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. Celebrity Birthdays
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of December:
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Visualize the days that have passed since the 17th of December, 2011. Each day that has passed will be represented as a calendar icon.
Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 17th of December, 2011.
2,621 days have passed since this date.
226,454,400 seconds have passed since the 17th of December, 2011.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 264,196,800 times.
Since the 17th of December, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 116,850,470,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 37,742,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 19,475,078 steps. That's about 8,656 miles!
Since this date, 2,717,453 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
Time for a quick language lesson! The word for "Saturday" in other languages is:
Portuguese: Sabado. Random Dates
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