August 19, 2010

August 19, 2010, was a Thursday. It was 13 years, 10 months, and 24 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 19, 2010:

  • CeeLo Green releases the song "F**k You!".
  • Operation Iraqi Freedom officially ends.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on August 19, 2010:

  • United States: "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem ft Rihanna
  • United Kingdom: "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida ft David Guetta

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 19, 2010

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Love The Way You Lie - Eminem Featuring Rihanna
  • California Gurls - Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg
  • Dynamite - Taio Cruz
  • Airplanes - B.o.B Featuring Hayley Williams
  • I Like It - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull
Play the top singles from 2010
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2010. Take a trip back to the peak days of Bruno Mars, Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Kesha.
The Other Guys

Top movie

The movie "The Other Guys" was at the top of the box office on this day.


This date occurred 5,076 days ago. Approximately 169 months have passed. It was the 231st day of 2010, in week 33. The decade was the 2010s. People who were born on August 19, 2010, are now 13 years old and belong to the Gen Alpha generation. We have gone through approximately 56 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to August 19, 2010

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is August 19, 2010, and it's a Thursday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The summer of 2010 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September.

In America, the song "Love The Way You Lie" by Eminem ft Rihanna is at the top of the singles charts, while "Club Can't Handle Me" by Flo Rida ft David Guetta is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie The Other Guys is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Smallville", "One Tree Hill", "My Super Sweet 16", and "Community". Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. It's 2010, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Kesha, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Eminem and Bruno Mars.

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. Rescuers in Chile are working around the clock to save 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 international media attention. In Ireland, people are protesting the release of Larry Murphy, who was convicted of rape and attempted murder back in 2001. Murphy is regarded as being a suspect in the disappearance of a number of women in the Leinster area during the 1990s.

Wrestling fans are mourning the death of Lance Cade, who has died from mixed drug intoxication. In celebrity news, actress Hilary Duff has recently tied the knot with ice hockey player Mike Comrie. It has been announced that actor Michael Douglas is suffering from throat cancer.

Meanwhile, CeeLo Green has released a new catchy song called "F**ck you!" If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Giant Gonzalez, Denise Borino-Quinn, Leslie Nielsen, and Pete Postlethwaite would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars", "Batman: Arkham Asylum", "God of War III", and "Alan Wake".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Hannah Montana", "Phineas and Ferb", "WordGirl", and "The Suite Life on Deck". Children are playing with toys such as Iggle Piggle, Pixos Super Studio, Bakugan Battle Brawlers balls, and the KidiZoom Camera.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on August 19, 2010.

  • "I see you driving 'round town with the girl I love..."

    "I see you driving 'round town with the girl I love..."

    CeeLo Green released his hit song "Forget You" in August 2010.
  • Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife!

    Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Wife!

    A WAFF-48 news report about an attempted rape in Huntsville, Alabama, went viral in August 2010 after local man Antoine Dodson gave an interview in which he shouted, "Hide your kids. Hide your wife. They rapin' everyone up in here!"
  • "Well that's alright, because I like the way it hurts."

    "Well that's alright, because I like the way it hurts."

    Eminem and Rihanna teamed up to release the single "Love the Way You Lie" in August 2010. The music video for the song starred Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan, who portrayed a couple in a violent, toxic relationship.
  • 2010 Copiapo mining accident.

    2010 Copiapo mining accident

    At the start of August 2010, a cave-in at a mine in Copiapo, Chile, resulted in 33 men being trapped 700 meters underground. The men spent 69 days underground before they were finally freed on October 13th, 2010.
  • Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"

    Lady Antebellum - "Need You Now"

    The song "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum won a Grammy for 2010's Record of the Year.
  • 2010 in music.

    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.
  • The highest paid celebrities in 2010.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 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.
  • Time Person of the Year 2010.

    Time Person of the Year 2010

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was named the Time Person of the Year for 2010.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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.
  • 2010 in movies.

    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.
  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down

    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.

    The King's Speech

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


    The Internet had recently started using the term "hipster" to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.
  • World economic crisis.

    World economic crisis

    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.
  • Cheryl Cole.

    Cheryl Cole

    English singer Cheryl Cole was named FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.
  • Smartphones are becoming popular.

    Smartphones are becoming popular

    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.
  • Dubstep.


    A dance music genre called dubstep began to take off in 2009 and 2010.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    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 becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm

    HD TV quickly became the norm during this time, as flat-screen televisions were starting to fall in price.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around August 19, 2010.

  • July 20, 2010:
    • Actress Lindsay Lohan is sentenced to 90 days in jail for a parole violation.
    • The YouTube channel for CaptainSparklez is founded.
    • Bruno Mars releases his single "Just the Way You Are".
  • July 23, 2010: The boy band One Direction is formed by Simon Cowell on The X Factor.
  • July 25, 2010: The Afghan War documents leak is published by Wikileaks.
  • July 27, 2010:
    • The sci-fi strategy game "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" is released.
    • The MMO video game "Need for Speed: World Online" is released.
  • July 28, 2010: Bed Intruder: An interview with Antoine Dodson goes viral on the Internet.
  • August 5, 2010: Chilean miners: 33 men trapped are trapped following a cave-in at a mine near Copiapó in Chile.
  • August 6, 2010: Flux Pavilion releases the Dubstep song "I Can't Stop".
  • August 9, 2010: Eminem releases the song "Love the Way You Lie", featuring Rihanna.
  • August 12, 2010:
    • Irish crime: Rapist Larry Murphy is released from prison.
    • Soccer: Inter Milan striker Mario Balotelli joins Manchester City.
  • August 13, 2010:
    • Wrestler Lance Cade dies of heart failure after mixed drug intoxication.
    • Rapper Kanye West and model Amber Rose confirm that they have split up.
  • This date: August 19, 2010
  • August 24, 2010: Josie Gibson wins the 11th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
  • August 25, 2010: Digg V4 is released.
  • August 30, 2010:
    • Football: Javier Mascherano joins Barcelona.
    • Internet culture: "Quit Digg Day" occurs in response to Digg's version 4 release.
  • September 2, 2010: Long Island serial killer: 27-year-old sex worker Amber Lynn Costello goes missing after leaving her house to meet a client.
  • September 3, 2010: The animated series "Fish Hooks" debuts on the Disney Channel.
  • September 4, 2010: Allegations surface that Wayne Rooney has been cheating on his pregnant wife with a sex worker.
  • September 10, 2010: Boxer Floyd Mayweather is arrested on coercion and domestic-battery charges.
  • September 12, 2010:
    • The final episode of the British police drama "Heartbeat" is aired.
    • "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga wins Video of the Year at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 14, 2010:
    • Irish politics: Taoiseach Brian Cowen is accused of being drunk or hungover during his interview on RTE's "Morning Ireland".
    • The video game "Halo: Reach" is released.
  • September 17, 2010: The film "Catfish" is released.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 19, 2010, will have the star sign Leo.
  • 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 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 19, 2010 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.
Television shows

TV series on August 19, 2010

People in August 2010 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from August 2010.

Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
Big Fat Gypsy Weddings
Blue Mountain State
Blue Mountain State
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
White Collar
White Collar
Modern Family
Modern Family
The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
16 and Pregnant
16 and Pregnant
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in August 2010

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Sonny with a Chance
Sonny with a Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place

Toys in 2010

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

The iPad
The iPad
ZhuZhu Pets
ZhuZhu Pets
The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Bakugan Battle Brawlers balls
Bakugan Battle Brawlers balls
Playmobil Horse Farm
Playmobil Horse Farm
Pixos Super Studio
Pixos Super Studio
Clipo Creativity Table
Clipo Creativity Table
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Brush
Crayola Color Wonder Magic Brush
Star Wars AT-TE Walker
Star Wars AT-TE Walker
Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker
Girl Gourmet Cupcake Maker
Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
Hannah Montana Malibu Beach House
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in August 2010.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Red Dead Redemption 2010
Red Dead Redemption
Alan Wake 2010
Alan Wake
God of War III 2010
God of War III
Metro 2033 2010
Metro 2033
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 2010
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Heavy Rain 2010
Heavy Rain
Mass Effect 2 2010
Mass Effect 2
Left 4 Dead 2 2009
Left 4 Dead 2
Assassin's Creed II 2009
Assassin's Creed II
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
League of Legends 2009
League of Legends

Were you born on August 19, 2010?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2010.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 19, 2016, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on August 19.

Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel

Fashion designer Deceased
Born on August 19, 1883
She was not alive on this date.

Bill Clinton

Bill Clinton

US President
Born on August 19, 1949
He turned 61 on this day in 2010.

Nate Dogg

Nate Dogg

Singer and rapper Deceased
Born on August 19, 1969
He turned 41 on this day in 2010.

Matthew Perry

Matthew Perry

Actor Deceased
Born on August 19, 1969
He turned 41 on this day in 2010.

Reeva Steenkamp

Reeva Steenkamp

South African model Deceased
Born on August 19, 1983
She turned 27 on this day in 2010.

Brighton Sharbino

Brighton Sharbino

Born on August 19, 2002
She turned 8 on this day in 2010.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 19, 2010.


UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 19, 2010 was most likely conceived around November 26, 2009.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 19, 2010 is close to May 12, 2011.

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Stats for August 19, 2010


Here are some interesting statistics about August 19, 2010:

  • 5,076 days have passed since this date.
  • 725 weeks have passed.
  • 438,566,400 seconds have passed since August 19, 2010.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 511,660,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 226,300,262,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 73,094,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 37,716,710 steps. That's roughly 16,763 miles.
  • 5,262,797 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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