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August 5th, 2010.

August 5th, 2010, was a Thursday. It was day 217 of 2010. The decade was the 2010s.

10 years, 9 months and 1 days have passed since August 5th, 2010.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On this day.

What happened on August 5th, 2010?

  • Chilean miners: 33 men trapped are trapped following a cave-in at a mine near Copiapó in Chile.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 5th, 2010.

  • United States: Love The Way You Lie - Eminem ft Rihanna
  • United Kingdom: All Time Low - The Wanted

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Inception" was at the top of the box office on August 5th, 2010.

Take me back to August 5th, 2010!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 5th, 2010 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual.

In America, the song Love The Way You Lie by Eminem ft Rihanna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, All Time Low by The Wanted is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Inception is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. The term "hipster" is currently growing in use. The word is being used to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream. It's 2010, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Kesha, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Eminem and Bruno Mars.

Missing NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been found shot to death near a wooded area outside of Memphis, Tennessee. A local news interview of Antoine Dodson telling people to "hide yo kids, hide yo wife, and hide yo husband" because "they rapin' err'body out here" has become an Internet sensation. The video has inspired several musical remixes, such as the "Bed Intruder Song" by The Gregory Brothers. Over 1,600 people have been killed by recent floods in Pakistan.

Jersey Shore star "Snooki" has been arrested in New Jersey for disturbing the peace. Actor Charlie Sheen has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault against his wife Brooke Mueller. The incident took place eight months previously, on Christmas Day of 2009. Rescuers in Chile are currently working to release 33 men who have become trapped following a cave-in at a gold and copper mine near the city of Copiapó. The ongoing effort to rescue the miners is receiving widespread media attention.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Smallville", "Breaking Bad" and "Community". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mafia Wars", "Borderlands", "Left 4 Dead 2" and "Mass Effect 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Curious George", "Wizards of Waverly Place", "The Suite Life on Deck" and "Victorious".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, ZhuZhu Pets and the iPad.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 5th, 2010.

  • Cheryl Cole.

    English singer Cheryl Cole is named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2009 and 2010.

  • World Economic Crisis.

    During this period, most countries were still reeling from the world economic crisis that hit in 2008. Unemployment increased, property prices fell, the stock market struggled and bailouts became a popular tool to keep struggling countries afloat.

  • The King's Speech.

    "The King's Speech" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2010.

  • 2010 in movies.

    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.

  • Who were the best football players in 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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2010.

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is named as the Time Person of the Year for 2010.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2010?

    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.

  • The highest paid celebrities in 2010.

    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.

  • 2010 in music.

    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.

  • Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now".

    "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum would go on to win a Grammy for 2010's Record of the Year.

  • 2010 Copiapo mining accident.

    A cave-in at a mine in Copiapo, Chile, results in 33 men being trapped 700 meters underground. The men spend 69 days underground before being freed on the 13th of October, 2010.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 10 years, 9 months and 1 days have passed since August 5th, 2010.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 2010.
  • Leap Year: 2010 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 5th, 2010, will be 10 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2010 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1280962800.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around August 5th, 2010.

  • July 8th, 2010: The Decision: LeBron James announces that he will be leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers for Miami Heat.
  • July 9th, 2010: Animated comedy movie Despicable Me (2010) is released.
  • July 9th, 2010: Former soccer player Paul Gascoigne appears at a stand-off between British police and a fugitive called Raoul Moat.
  • July 9th, 2010: The film "Predators" is released in movie theaters.
  • July 11th, 2010: Spain win the World Cup after defeating The Netherlands 1-0.
  • July 13th, 2010: The final episode of reality TV show "The Hills" is aired.
  • July 16th, 2010: The film Inception (2010) is released in cinemas.
  • July 16th, 2010: Former U.S. State Department employee Kendall Myers is sentenced to life in prison for spying for Cuba.
  • July 19th, 2010: NBA player Lorenzen Wright is shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee.
  • July 20th, 2010: Actress Lindsay Lohan is sentenced to 90 days in jail for a parole violation.
  • July 20th, 2010: The Youtube channel for CaptainSparklez is founded.
  • July 20th, 2010: Bruno Mars releases his single "Just the Way You Are".
  • This date: August 5th, 2010
  • August 6th, 2010: Flux Pavilion releases the Dubstep song "I Can't Stop".
  • August 12th, 2010: Irish crime: Rapist Larry Murphy is released from prison.
  • August 13th, 2010: Wrestler Lance Cade dies of heart failure after mixed drug intoxication.
  • August 13th, 2010: Rapper Kanye West and model Amber Rose confirm that they have split up.
  • August 19th, 2010: CeeLo Green releases the song "F**k You!".
  • August 19th, 2010: Operation Iraqi Freedom officially ends.
  • August 24th, 2010: Josie Gibson wins the 11th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • August 25th, 2010: Digg V4 is released.
  • August 30th, 2010: Football: Javier Mascherano joins Barcelona.
  • August 30th, 2010: Internet culture: "Quit Digg Day" occurs in response to Digg's version 4 release.
  • September 2nd, 2010: Long Island serial killer: 27-year-old sex worker Amber Lynn Costello goes missing after going to meet a stranger.
  • September 4th, 2010: Allegations surface that Wayne Rooney has been cheating on his pregnant wife with a prostitute.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 5th, 2010, will have the star sign Leo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 5th, 2010 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Jersey Shore - Reality TV series.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.
  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television series.
  • 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.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Kid's TV shows on August 5th, 2010.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2010.

  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Victorious
  • Team Umizoomi
  • Big Time Rush
  • Glee
  • Sonny with a Chance
  • The Suite Life on Deck
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Hannah Montana
  • Ben 10
  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • One Tree Hill
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2010.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2010.

  • The iPad
  • ZhuZhu Pets
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Real-time strategy game.
  • Red Dead Redemption - Open-world adventure game that was set in the wild west.
  • Alan Wake - 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.
  • Heavy Rain - 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.
  • Borderlands - RPG first-person shooter game.
  • Halo 3: ODST - First-person shooter game.
  • Batman: Arkham Asylum - Action game set in the Batman universe.
  • Farmville - Agriculture-simulation social network game.
  • Mafia Wars - Social media game developed by Zynga.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and notable people who were born on the 5th of August.

  • August 5th, 1930: Neil Armstrong (American astronaut) (Deceased)
  • August 5th, 1952: Louis Walsh (X Factor judge / Talent manager) turned 58 on this day in 2010.

Weather on August 5th, 2010.

Historical weather information for August 5th, 2010.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.5 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 77.1 degrees Fahrenheit. 25.06 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 16.56 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 5th, 2010.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 5th, 2010.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 5th, 2010 was most likely conceived around the 26th of October, 2009.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 5th, 2010 is close to the 15th of May, 2011.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 5th, 2010.

  • A total of 3,927 days have passed since this date.
  • 561 weeks have passed.
  • 339,292,800 seconds have passed since the August 5th, 2010.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 395,841,600 times.
  • Since August 5th, 2010, the earth has travelled approximately 175,075,084,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 56,548,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 29,179,181 steps. That's about 12,969 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,071,514 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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