January 8th, 2011, fell on a Saturday. It was day 8 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
9 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since January 8th, 2011.
On This Date
Events that occurred on January 8th, 2011:
House Representative Gabby Giffords is shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner in Casas Adobes, Arizona.
Football: Kenny Dalglish returns as manager of Liverpool.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on January 8th, 2011:
United States: Firework - Katy Perry
United Kingdom: When We Collide - Matt Cardle
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "True Grit" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is January 8th, 2011 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their weekend. In America, the song Firework by Katy Perry is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, When We Collide by Matt Cardle is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie True Grit is at the top of the Box Office. Pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" are extremely popular on the Internet at the moment, as people use them to share relatable experiences.
People on the Internet are using the phrase "That Really Rustled My Jimmies" to express their annoyance at things. Anti-government street demonstrations are taking place in Tunisia following the the self-immolation of a man called Mohamed Bouazizi. The protests have been caused by high unemployment and the cost of food. A wave of demonstrations and protests have been taking place across the Middle East, in what has become known as the "Arab Spring".
It's 2011, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Adele, LMFAO, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. A Youtube video of a homeless man called Ted Williams is going viral after he shows off his radio voice skills. The success of the video has led to Williams receiving various job offers. A meme called "Inglip" is currently popular on websites such as Reddit, as users post commands that they received via the words shown in CAPTCHA images.
In soccer, Kenny Dalglish has returned as the manager of Liverpool following the sacking of Roy Hodgson. America is in shock following an assassination attempt on House Representative Gabby Giffords in Casas Adobes, Arizona. A 22-year-old man called Jared Lee Loughner was arrested at the scene. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "House", "Bones" and "How I Met Your Mother".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Heavy Rain", "Battlefield: Bad Company 2", "Red Dead Redemption" and "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "LazyTown", "Phineas and Ferb" and "Victorious".
News Topics, Fads & Culture
Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on January 8th, 2011.
The "Arab Spring" began during this period. Throughout the Arab world, a wave of demonstrations and protests were taking place. Governments in the Middle East were falling, concessions were being made and civil wars were breaking out.
The movie "The Artist" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011.
2011 in movies.
Popular movies in 2011 included Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Kung Fu Panda 2, Fast Five, The Hangover Part II, The Smurfs, Cars 2, Drive, Super 8, Moneyball and Limitless.
Time Person of the Year 2011
"The Protester" is named as the Time Person of Year in 2011. This follows the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
2011 in music.
Popular music artists in 2011 included Enrique Iglesias, Adele, Pink, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Wiz Khalifa, Katy Perry, The Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Adele, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, David Guetta and Gym Class Heroes.
Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"
"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele would go on to win a Grammy for 2011's Record of the Year.
Attempted assassination of Gabby Giffords.
On the 8th of January, 2011, Democratic House Representative Gabby Giffords was shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner during a "Congress on Your Corner" event in Casas Adobes, Arizona. The shooting renewed calls for tighter gun control in the United States.
Basic facts and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
9 years, 7 months and 1 days have passed since January 8th, 2011.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 01 of 2011.
Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on January 8th, 2011, will be 9 years of age.
People born in 2011 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1294444800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around January 8th, 2011:
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on January 8th, 2011.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on January 8th, 2011 was probably conceived around the 31st of March, 2010. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on January 8th, 2011 is the 18th of October, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Developed by Ubisoft.
Call of Duty: Black Ops - FPS game developed by Treyarch.
Fallout: New Vegas - Open-world RPG game.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Real-time strategy game.
Red Dead Redemption - Open-world adventure game that was set in the wild west.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about January 8th, 2011.
3,502 days have passed since this date.
302,569,200 seconds have passed since the January 8th, 2011.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 352,997,400 times.
Since January 8th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 156,125,707,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 50,428,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 26,020,951 steps. That's about 11,565 miles!
Since this date, 3,630,830 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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