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December 17th, 2010.

December 17th, 2010, was a Friday. It was day 351 of 2010. The decade was the 2010s.

10 years, 7 months and 6 days have passed since December 17th, 2010.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On this day.

What happened on December 17th, 2010?

  • Black Swan (2010) is released in movie theaters.
  • The movie TRON: Legacy (2010) is released.
  • Tunisian street vendor Mohamed Bouazizi triggers the Arab Spring by setting himself on fire.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 17th, 2010.

  • United States: Raise Your Glass - Pink
  • United Kingdom: The Time - Black Eyed Peas
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.
Tron Legacy

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Tron Legacy" was at the top of the box office on December 17th, 2010.

Take me back to December 17th, 2010!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 17th, 2010 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas season of 2010 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song Raise Your Glass by Pink is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, The Time by Black Eyed Peas is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Tron Legacy 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.

Matt Cardle has been crowned as the winner of seventh season of The X Factor. In music news, rapper Ja Rule has been just been sentenced to two years in prison for attempted possession of a weapon. Meanwhile, wrestling star Hulk Hogan has recently tied the knot with his second wife Jennifer McDaniel.

People on the Internet are using the phrase "That Really Rustled My Jimmies" to express their annoyance at things. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Breaking Bad", "RuPaul's Drag Race", "Glee" and "White Collar". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Mafia Wars", "Farmville", "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty" and "Civilization V".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Peppa Pig", "Hannah Montana" and "Team Umizoomi". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation 3, ZhuZhu Pets, 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 December 17th, 2010.

  • Arab Spring.

    Arab Spring.

    The "Arab Spring" began during this period. Throughout the Middle East, a wave of demonstrations and protests were taking place. Governments were falling, concessions were being made and civil wars were breaking out.

  • Ja Rule is sentenced to prison time.

    Ja Rule is sentenced to prison time.

    On December 13th, 2010, rap star Ja Rule was sentenced to 2 years in prison for attempted possession of a weapon.

  • 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.

  • HD TV becomes the norm.

    HD TV becomes the norm.

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

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 10 years, 7 months and 6 days have passed since December 17th, 2010.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 2010.
  • Leap Year: 2010 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 17th, 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 1292544000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 17th, 2010.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on this date.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 17th, 2010, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • 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 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 17th, 2010 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • 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.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
  • One Tree Hill - Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.

Kid's TV shows on December 17th, 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 KidiZoom Camera
  • ZhuZhu Pets
  • Iggle Piggle
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Developed by Ubisoft.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - FPS game developed by Treyarch.
  • Fallout: New Vegas - Open-world RPG game.
  • Civilization V - Turn-based strategy game.
  • Halo: Reach - First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.
  • 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.
  • Farmville - Agriculture-simulation social network game.
  • 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 check out December 17th, 2016 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 17th.

Pope Francis

Pope.
Born on December 17th, 1936
He turned 74 on this day in 2010.

Bill Pullman

Actor.
Born on December 17th, 1953
He turned 57 on this day in 2010.

Chuck Liddell

MMA fighter.
Born on December 17th, 1969
He turned 41 on this day in 2010.

Manny Pacquiao

Boxer.
Born on December 17th, 1978
He turned 32 on this day in 2010.

Chelsea Manning

Whistleblower.
Born on December 17th, 1987
She turned 23 on this day in 2010.

Weather on December 17th, 2010.

Historical weather information for December 17th, 2010.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 0.8 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 27.1 degrees Fahrenheit. -2.72 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: -3.06 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 17th, 2010.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 17th, 2010.

Irish Taoiseach.

Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 17th, 2010 was most likely conceived around the 9th of March, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 17th, 2010 is close to the 26th of September, 2011.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 17th, 2010.

  • A total of 3,872 days have passed since this date.
  • 553 weeks have passed.
  • 334,537,200 seconds have passed since the December 17th, 2010.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 390,293,400 times.
  • Since December 17th, 2010, the earth has travelled approximately 172,621,195,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 55,756,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 28,770,199 steps. That's about 12,787 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,014,446 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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