July 31st, 2010, was a Saturday. It was Day 212 of 2010. The decade was the 2010s.
13 years and 2 months have passed since July 31st, 2010.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
On July 31st, 2010, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
The following singles were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The top movie on this date was "Inception".
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 31st, 2010.
A video called "Double Rainbow" by Paul "Bear" Vasquez was going viral around this time. The video, which was originally uploaded in January 2010, picked up millions of views after talk show host Jimmy Kimmel tweeted about it on July 3rd, 2010.
A new app called "Talking Tom Cat" was released on the iTunes App Store during the summer of 2010. The app consisted of a 3D cat called Tom, who would repeat what the user said in a high-pitched voice.
The song "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum won a Grammy for 2010's Record of the Year.
Popular music artists in 2010 included Rihanna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Eminem, Jason Derulo, Taio Cruz, Enrique Iglesias, Nelly, Taylor Swift, Usher, Mike Posner, B.o.B, Jay-Z, La Roux and Bruno Mars.
According to Forbes, the highest paid celebrities in 2010 were Oprah Winfrey, Beyoncé, James Cameron, Lady Gaga, Tiger Woods, Britney Spears, U2, Sandra Bullock, Johnny Depp and Madonna.
In 2010, the best NBA players were LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Carmelo Anthony, Dirk Nowitzki, Amar'e Stoudemire, Deron Williams, Steve Nash, Pau Gasol, Tim Duncan, Andrew Bogut, Joe Johnson and Brandon Roy.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was named the Time Person of the Year for 2010.
In 2010, the best soccer players were Lionel Messi, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi, Wesley Sneijder, Diego Forlán, Cristiano Ronaldo, Iker Casillas, David Villa, Didier Drogba, Xabi Alonso and Carles Puyol.
Movies that hit the big screen in 2010 included the likes of Toy Story 3, Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Inception, Shrek Forever After, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, Iron Man 2, Tangled, Despicable Me, How to Train Your Dragon, The Social Network, Shutter Island, Black Swan and 127 Hours.
From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.
"The King's Speech" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2010.
The Internet had started using the term "hipster" to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.
Most countries were still reeling from the 2008 global economic crisis. Unemployment increased, property prices fell, the stock market struggled, and bailouts became a favorite tool to keep struggling countries afloat.
English singer Cheryl Cole was named FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.
Smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started replacing the "dumber" push-button cellphones of the past. Up until this point, companies had focused on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher-quality cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started getting larger.
A dance music genre called dubstep began to take off in 2009 and 2010.
DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
HD TV quickly became the norm during this time, as flat-screen televisions were starting to fall in price.
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News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around July 31st, 2010.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in July 2010.
Reality TV series.
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
Mockumentary family sitcom.
Sitcom that is set at a community college.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.
Musical TV series.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.
Fantasy horror series starring Anna Paquin as a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.
Friday Night Lights
Sports drama series about a high school football team in West Texas.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
Sci-fi series starring Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Jack Carter.
Detective comedy series starring James Roday and Dulé Hill.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2010.
Good Luck Charlie
Sonny with a Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Go, Diego, Go!
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2010.
The KidiZoom Camera
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Bakugan Battle Brawlers balls
Playmobil Horse Farm
Pixos Super Studio
Clipo Creativity Table
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Brush
Star Wars AT-TE Walker
Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker
Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in July of 2010.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Real-time strategy game.
Red Dead Redemption
Open-world adventure game that was set in the wild west.
Action-adventure game developed by Remedy Entertainment.
God of War III
Action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Military FPS game.
An interactive drama adventure game that was released on the PS3.
Mass Effect 2
The second game in the series.
Left 4 Dead 2
The second game in the series.
Assassin's Creed II
The second game in the series.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The second game in the Modern Warfare universe. Developed by Infinity Ward.
League of Legends
Multiplayer online battle arena.
RPG first-person shooter game.
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog.
Halo 3: ODST
First-person shooter game.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Action game set in the Batman universe.
Agriculture-simulation social network game.
Released for the Nintendo DS.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Released on the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable.
Social media game developed by Zynga.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 31st.
Historical weather information for July 31st, 2010.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 31st, 2010.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about July 31st, 2010.
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