December 17th, 2010, was a Friday. It was day 351 of 2010. The decade was the 2010s.
11 years, 9 months and 12 days have passed since December 17th, 2010.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.
Notable events that occurred on December 17th, 2010.
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 17th, 2010.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date.
The movie "Tron Legacy" was at the top of the Box Office on this day.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on December 17th, 2010.
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.
On December 13th, 2010, rap star Ja Rule was sentenced to 2 years in prison for attempted possession of a weapon.
The song "Need You Now" by Lady Antebellum won a Grammy for 2010's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg was named as the Time Person of the Year for 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.
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.
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" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2010.
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.
English singer Cheryl Cole was named as FHM's sexiest woman in both 2009 and 2010.
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.
Throughout 2009 and 2010, a dance music genre called Dubstep began to soar in popularity.
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%.
In the late noughties, HD TV became the norm and flat screen television sets started to became more affordable.
Basic facts and information about this date.
News stories and other events that happened around December 17th, 2010.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in December, 2010.
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.
Reality TV series.
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
Mockumentary family sitcom.
Sitcom that is set at a community college.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.
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.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
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.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2010.
Good Luck Charlie
Big Time Rush
Sonny with a Chance
The Suite Life on Deck
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Go, Diego, Go!
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2010.
The KidiZoom Camera
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in December of 2010.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Developed by Ubisoft.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
FPS game developed by Treyarch.
Super Meat Boy
Fallout: New Vegas
Open-world RPG game.
Turn-based strategy game.
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.
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.
An interactive drama adventure game that was released on the PS3.
Mass Effect 2
The second game in the series.
League of Legends
Multiplayer online battle arena.
Agriculture-simulation social network game.
Released for the Nintendo DS.
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Released on the Nintendo DS and the PlayStation Portable.
Social media game developed by Zynga.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 17th.
Historical weather information for December 17th, 2010.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 17th, 2010.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 17th, 2010.
Brian Cowen was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Conception estimates for this date.
Here are some fun statistics about December 17th, 2010.
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