October 20th, 2010.

October 20th, 2010, was a Wednesday. It was day 293 of 2010. The decade was the 2010s.

12 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since October 20th, 2010.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on October 20th, 2010.

  • The platform video game "Super Meat Boy" is released.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 20th, 2010.

  • United States: Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • United Kingdom: Forget You - Cee Lo Green

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 20th, 2010.

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

  • Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
  • Like A G6 - Far*East Movement Featuring Cataracs & Dev
  • Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
  • Just A Dream - Nelly
  • DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love - Usher 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.
Jackass 3-D

Top movie.

The top "Box Office" movie on this date was the film "Jackass 3-D".

Take me back to October 20th, 2010!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is October 20th, 2010, and it's a Wednesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 2010 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations. In America, the song Just The Way You Are by Bruno Mars is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Forget You by Cee Lo Green is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Jackass 3-D 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.

Pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" are extremely popular on the Internet at the moment, as people use them to share relatable experiences. A new photo-sharing app called Instagram has just been released. People are breathing a sigh of relief following news that rescuers in Chile have managed to save 33 men who became trapped in a mine at the start of August. The miners had been stuck underground for 69.

Jimmy McMillan, who is running in New York's state gubernatorial election, has risen to fame because of his campaign slogan "The Rent is Too Damn High". 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 "Skins", "The Big Bang Theory", "True Blood" and "Modern Family".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Borderlands", "Alan Wake", "Civilization V" and "Super Meat Boy". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Curious George", "Phineas and Ferb" and "iCarly". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, Iggle Piggle and the iPad.


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 October 20th, 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.


    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.


Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 12 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since October 20th, 2010.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 2010.
  • Leap Year: 2010 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on October 20th, 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 1287529200.

Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to October 20th, 2010.

  • September 21st, 2010: The video game "Civilization V" is released.
  • September 25th, 2010: UK politics: Ed Miliband becomes the new leader of Labour.
  • October 1st, 2010: The Social Network (2010) is released in cinemas.
  • October 6th, 2010: The popular image-sharing app Instagram is founded by Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger.
  • October 10th, 2010: The first episode of British reality TV series "The Only Way Is Essex" is aired.
  • October 11th, 2010: Courteney Cox and David Arquette announce that they are separating after 11 years of marriage.
  • October 13th, 2010: Trapped miners are freed in Copiapo, Chile after spending 69 days underground.
  • October 15th, 2010: Jackass 3D (2010) is released.
  • October 15th, 2010: Premier League club Liverpool F.C. are bought by Fenway Sports Group for £300 million.
  • October 19th, 2010: Soccer: Wayne Rooney releases a statement saying that he wants to leave Manchester United.
  • This date: October 20th, 2010
  • October 23rd, 2010: Katy Perry and Russell Brand are married in India.
  • October 23rd, 2010: UFC 121: Cain Velasquez knocks out Brock Lesnar in the first round.
  • October 26th, 2010: Lady Gaga releases the single "Bad Romance".
  • October 26th, 2010: Katy Perry releases her single "Firework".
  • October 26th, 2010: Rihanna releases the single "What's My Name?".
  • October 27th, 2010: Social news website Digg lays off 37% of its staff following the disastrous release of Digg v4.
  • October 27th, 2010: Actress Denise Borino-Quinn, who played Ginny Sacrimoni in The Sopranos, passes away from liver cancer at the age of 46.
  • October 31st, 2010: The first episode of The Walking Dead is aired.
  • November 4th, 2010: Rapper Lil Wayne is released from Rikers Island Jail after serving 8 months for attempted criminal possession of a weapon.
  • November 9th, 2010: Call of Duty: Black Ops is released.
  • November 12th, 2010: David Kernell is sentenced to one year in prison for hacking the emails of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin back in 2008.
  • November 16th, 2010: Publicist Ronni Chasen is shot dead in Beverly Hills, California.
  • November 16th, 2010: It is announced that Prince William and Catherine Middleton are engaged.
  • November 16th, 2010: The video game "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood" is released.
  • November 19th, 2010: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) is released.
  • November 19th, 2010: 29 people are killed in a coal mining accident in the Pike River Mine in New Zealand.
  • November 19th, 2010: OneRepublic release the song "Good Life".
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 20th, 2010, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2010 was the year of the Tiger (Yang Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 20th, 2010 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on October 20th, 2010.

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in October, 2010.

TV shows from October, 2010.

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.

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.

Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

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.

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.

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
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

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.

Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

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

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on October 20th, 2010.

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

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



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!


Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer


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 October of 2010.

Super Meat Boy 2010
Super Meat Boy
Platform game.

Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Fallout: New Vegas
Open-world RPG game.

Civilization V 2010
Civilization V
Turn-based strategy game.

Halo: Reach 2010
Halo: Reach
First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.

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
RPG first-person shooter game.

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

Farmville 2009
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 October 20th, 2016 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 20th.

Mickey Mantle

Baseball player. Deceased
Born on October 20th, 1931
He was not alive on this date.

Tom Petty

Musician. Deceased
Born on October 20th, 1950
He turned 60 on this day in 2010.

Scott Hall

Wrestler. Deceased
Born on October 20th, 1958
He turned 52 on this day in 2010.

Viggo Mortensen

Born on October 20th, 1958
He turned 52 on this day in 2010.

Kamala Harris

US Vice President.
Born on October 20th, 1964
She turned 46 on this day in 2010.

Snoop Dogg

Born on October 20th, 1971
He turned 39 on this day in 2010.

John Krasinski

Born on October 20th, 1979
He turned 31 on this day in 2010.

Candice Swanepoel

Born on October 20th, 1988
She turned 22 on this day in 2010.

Weather details

Weather on October 20th, 2010.

Historical weather information for October 20th, 2010.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.2 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 49.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 9.67 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.17 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 20th, 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 October 20th, 2010 was most likely conceived around January 27th, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 20th, 2010 is close to July 13th, 2011.

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Stats for October 20th, 2010

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 20th, 2010.

  • A total of 4,420 days have passed since this date.
  • 631 weeks have passed.
  • 381,891,600 seconds have passed since the October 20th, 2010.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 445,540,200 times.
  • Since October 20th, 2010, the Earth has travelled approximately 197,056,065,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,648,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 32,842,678 steps. That's about 14,597 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,582,699 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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