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August 24th, 2010.

August 24th, 2010, was a Tuesday. It was day 236 of 2010. The decade was the 2010s.

12 years, 3 months and 2 days have passed since August 24th, 2010.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on August 24th, 2010.

  • Josie Gibson wins the 11th season of the reality TV series "Big Brother" (UK).
Song charts

Popular songs.

On August 24th, 2010, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.

  • United States: Love The Way You Lie - Eminem ft Rihanna
  • United Kingdom: Green Light - Roll Deep

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 24th, 2010.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.

  • Love The Way You Lie - Eminem Featuring Rihanna
  • Dynamite - Taio Cruz
  • Mine - Taylor Swift
  • California Gurls - Katy Perry Featuring Snoop Dogg
  • I Like It - Enrique Iglesias Featuring Pitbull
Play the top hits 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 Expendables

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "The Expendables".

Take me back to August 24th, 2010!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is August 24th, 2010, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. The summer of 2010 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner.

In America, the song Love The Way You Lie by Eminem ft Rihanna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Green Light by Roll Deep is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States, and the movie The Expendables 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. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of 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 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.

Meanwhile, CeeLo Green has released a new catchy song called "F**ck you!" In Australian politics, Julia Gillard's Labor Government have been re-elected. Golfer Tiger Woods and his wife Elin have divorced following revelations that Woods was unfaithful.

Pop star Katy Perry has released her third album "Teenage Dream". The album contains songs such as "California Gurls" and "Firework". In the United Kingdom, Josie Gibson has just won the 11th season of the reality TV series Big Brother. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Denise Borino-Quinn, Leslie Nielsen, Pete Postlethwaite and Nate Dogg would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Smallville", "How I Met Your Mother", "Mad Men" and "The Vampire Diaries". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Pokémon Platinum", "Uncharted 2: Among Thieves", "Red Dead Redemption" and "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Johnny Test", "Ben 10", "Sonny with a Chance" and "Good Luck Charlie".

Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, ZhuZhu Pets and the iPad.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 24th, 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 of 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."

    In August of 2010, Eminem and Rihanna teamed up to release the single "Love the Way You Lie". The music video for the song starred Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan, who have a violent relationship with one another.

  • 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 being 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 as the Time Person of the Year for 2010.

  • Who were the best football players in 2010?

    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.

  • 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 were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet 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.

  • World Economic Crisis.

    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.

  • Cheryl Cole.

    Cheryl Cole.

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

  • Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    During this period, smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started to replace the "dumber" cell phones of the past. Up until this point, the focus had been on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher quality phone cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started to get larger.

  • Dubstep.

    Dubstep.

    Throughout 2009 and 2010, a dance music genre called Dubstep began to soar in popularity.

  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting.

    As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

    In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 12 years, 3 months and 2 days have passed since August 24th, 2010.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 2010.
  • Leap Year: 2010 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on August 24th, 2010 will be 12 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2010 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1282604400.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to August 24th, 2010.

  • July 25th, 2010: The Afghan War documents leak is published by Wikileaks.
  • July 27th, 2010: The sci-fi strategy game "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" is released.
  • August 5th, 2010: Chilean miners: 33 men trapped are trapped following a cave-in at a mine near Copiapó in Chile.
  • August 6th, 2010: Flux Pavilion releases the Dubstep song "I Can't Stop".
  • August 9th, 2010: Eminem releases the song "Love the Way You Lie", featuring Rihanna.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 24th, 2010
  • 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 leaving her house to meet a client.
  • September 4th, 2010: Allegations surface that Wayne Rooney has been cheating on his pregnant wife with a prostitute.
  • September 10th, 2010: Boxer Floyd Mayweather is arrested on coercion and domestic-battery charges.
  • September 12th, 2010: The final episode of the British police drama "Heartbeat" is aired.
  • September 12th, 2010: "Bad Romance" by Lady Gaga wins Video of the Year at the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • September 14th, 2010: Irish politics: Taoiseach Brian Cowen is accused of being drunk or hungover during his interview on RTE's "Morning Ireland".
  • September 14th, 2010: The video game "Halo: Reach" is released.
  • September 19th, 2010: The first episode of Boardwalk Empire is aired.
  • September 21st, 2010: The video game "Civilization V" is released.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 24th, 2010, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 24th, 2010 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 24th, 2010.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 2010.

TV shows from August, 2010.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Reality TV series.

White Collar
White Collar
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Community
Community
Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Glee
Glee
Musical TV series.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

True Blood
True Blood
Fantasy horror series starring Anna Paquin as a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse.

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Skins
Skins
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Friday Night Lights
Friday Night Lights
Sports drama series about a high school football team in West Texas.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

Eureka
Eureka
Sci-fi series starring Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Jack Carter.

Psych
Psych
Detective comedy series starring James Roday and Dulé Hill.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

The Office
The Office
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.

House
House
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

CSI: NY
CSI: NY
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on August 24th, 2010.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2010.

Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie

Victorious
Victorious

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush

Glee
Glee

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

iCarly
iCarly

WordGirl
WordGirl

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Hannah Montana
Hannah Montana

Ben 10
Ben 10

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2010.

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

The iPad
The iPad

ZhuZhu Pets
ZhuZhu Pets

The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera

Iggle Piggle
Iggle Piggle

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2010.

StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Real-time strategy game.

Red Dead Redemption 2010
Red Dead Redemption
Open-world adventure game that was set in the wild west.

Alan Wake 2010
Alan Wake
Action-adventure game developed by Remedy Entertainment.

God of War III 2010
God of War III
Action-adventure game developed by Santa Monica Studio.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 2010
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Military FPS game.

Heavy Rain 2010
Heavy Rain
An interactive drama adventure game that was released on the PS3.

Mass Effect 2 2010
Mass Effect 2
The second game in the series.

Left 4 Dead 2 2009
Left 4 Dead 2
The second game in the series.

Assassin's Creed II 2009
Assassin's Creed II
The second game in the series.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 2009
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
The second game in the Modern Warfare universe. Developed by Infinity Ward.

League of Legends 2009
League of Legends
Multiplayer online battle arena.

Borderlands 2009
Borderlands
RPG first-person shooter game.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves 2009
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog.

Halo 3: ODST 2009
Halo 3: ODST
First-person shooter game.

Batman: Arkham Asylum 2009
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Action game set in the Batman universe.

Farmville 2009
Farmville
Agriculture-simulation social network game.

Pokémon Platinum 2009
Pokémon Platinum
Released for the Nintendo DS.

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars 2009
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Released on the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable.

Mafia Wars 2008
Mafia Wars
Social media game developed by Zynga.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out August 24th, 2016 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 24th.

Yasser Arafat

Palestinian leader. Deceased
Born on August 24th, 1929
He was not alive on this date.

Vince McMahon

WWE owner.
Born on August 24th, 1945
He turned 65 on this day in 2010.

Pacho

Colombian drug trafficker. Deceased
Born on August 24th, 1951
He was not alive on this date.

Reggie Miller

Basketball player.
Born on August 24th, 1965
He turned 45 on this day in 2010.

Gemma O'Doherty

Conspiracy theorist.
Born on August 24th, 1968
She turned 42 on this day in 2010.

Dave Chappelle

Comedian.
Born on August 24th, 1973
He turned 37 on this day in 2010.

Chad Michael Murray

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1981
He turned 29 on this day in 2010.

Rupert Grint

Actor.
Born on August 24th, 1988
He turned 22 on this day in 2010.

Elizabeth Debicki

Australian actress.
Born on August 24th, 1990
She turned 20 on this day in 2010.

Weather details

Weather on August 24th, 2010.

Historical weather information for August 24th, 2010.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 66.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.17 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 1.52cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.67 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 24th, 2010.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 24th, 2010 was most likely conceived around December 1st, 2009.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 24th, 2010 is close to May 17th, 2011.

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Stats for August 24th, 2010

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 24th, 2010.

  • A total of 4,477 days have passed since this date.
  • 639 weeks have passed.
  • 386,816,400 seconds have passed since the August 24th, 2010.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 451,285,800 times.
  • Since August 24th, 2010, the Earth has travelled approximately 199,597,262,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 64,469,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 33,266,210 steps. That's about 14,785 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,641,797 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
  • How many years ago was 2010?

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