March 17th, 2011

March 17th, 2011, fell on a Thursday. It was day 76 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 8 months and 12 days have passed since March 17th, 2011.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on March 17th, 2011:

  • United States: Born This Way - Lady Gaga
  • United Kingdom: Someone Like You - Adele

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Battle: Los Angeles" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is March 17th, 2011 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Pisces. Spring has started to creep in and the evenings are beginning to get longer.

It's St. Patrick's Day, which means that a sizeable amount of people are spending their day in bars. Parades are being held in major cities throughout the world. In America, the song Born This Way by Lady Gaga is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Someone Like You by Adele is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Battle: Los Angeles 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.

Pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" are extremely popular on the Internet at the moment, as people use them to share relatable experiences. 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.

Charlie Sheen is currently causing controversy. The actor, who was recently fired from the TV show "Two and a Half Men", has been attacking his former employers and making strange comments about how he is a "warlock" who has "tiger blood". The catchphrase "Every Day I'm Shufflin'" is being repeated and parodied following the success of LMAO's song "Party Rock Anthem". A massive 9.0 earthquake has recently occurred off the coast of Japan. The earthquake triggered a powerful tsunami that traveled 10km inland and destroyed over 400,000 buildings. Thousands of people are dead or currently missing.

A song called "Friday" by Rebecca Black is currently going viral for all of the wrong reasons. The response to the song is highly negative, with some people calling it the "worst song ever". A civil war is raging on in Libya. Large battles are taking place between Colonel Gaddafi's government forces and Libyan rebels. Currently, it looks as though Gaddafi's regime is close to victory. A multiplayer FPS game called Homefront has just been released by Kaos Studios.

Anti-government protests are currently taking place in cities across Syria. Tributes have been pouring in for rapper Nate Dogg, who recently passed away due to complications of multiple strokes. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Futurama", "One Tree Hill", "How I Met Your Mother" and "Jersey Shore".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Farmville", "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty", "Fallout: New Vegas" and "Call of Duty: Black Ops". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "One Tree Hill", "iCarly", "The Suite Life on Deck" and "Big Time Rush". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "iPad".


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 March 17th, 2011.

  • Arab Spring

    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 Artist

    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.

  • Friday

    A song called "Friday" by teenager Rebecca Black receives widespread attention for all of the wrong reasons; with most people being shocked at how bad her song is.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 9 years, 8 months and 12 days have passed since March 17th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 11 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on March 17th, 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 1300320000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around March 17th, 2011:

  • February 15th, 2011: Arab Spring: Anti-government protests began in Libya.
  • February 20th, 2011: Arab Spring: Anti-government protests in Libya spread to the capital Tripoli.
  • February 22nd, 2011: 181 people are killed when an earthquake hits Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • February 25th, 2011: Ireland's Fianna Fail-led government is heavily defeated in the 2011 General Election.
  • February 27th, 2011: The 83rd Academy Awards are held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Best Actor: Colin Firth (The King's Speech). Best Actress: Natalie Portman (Black Swan).
  • March 7th, 2011: Two and a Half Men: CBS and Warner Bros. terminate Charlie Sheen's contract.
  • March 11th, 2011: A magnitude 9.0 earthquake triggers a tsunami in Japan. 15,889 people are killed.
  • March 15th, 2011: The video game "Homefront" is released.
  • March 15th, 2011: British reggae singer Smiley Culture stabs himself to death during a police raid in Warlingham, Surrey.
  • March 15th, 2011: Arab Spring: Thousands of anti-government protesters gather across cities in Syria.
  • March 15th, 2011: Rapper and singer Nate Dogg passes away due to complications of multiple strokes.
  • March 23rd, 2011: Actress Elizabeth Taylor passes away at the age of 79.
  • April 4th, 2011: Long Island serial killer: It is reported that police have discovered 8 sets of remains close to Gilgo in New York.
  • April 9th, 2011: A gunman murders five people at a mall in the Netherlands.
  • April 11th, 2011: WWE wrestler Edge announces that he will be retiring due to cervical spinal stenosis.
  • April 11th, 2011: 15 people are killed in the 2011 Minsk Metro bombing.
  • April 15th, 2011: The animated film Rio (2011) is released in cinemas.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on March 17th, 2011, will have the star sign Pisces.
  • Pisces is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: March 17th, 2011 falls under the Wolf.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of March will have the birthstone Aquamarine.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • 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.
  • 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.

2011 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2011.

  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Victorious
  • Team Umizoomi
  • Big Time Rush
  • Glee
  • The Suite Life on Deck
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Ben 10
  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • One Tree Hill
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

2011 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2011:

  • iPad
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of March:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 17th of March:

  • St. Patrick's Day

Weather

Weather information for March 17th, 2011:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 10.0 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 41.5 degrees Fahrenheit. 5.28 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.51cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 6.17 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on March 17th, 2011?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on March 17th, 2011?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on March 17th, 2011 was probably conceived around the 7th of June, 2010. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on March 17th, 2011 is the 25th of December, 2011. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Homefront - A military FPS game.
  • 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.
  • Farmville - Agriculture-simulation social network game.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on March 17th, 2011.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about March 17th, 2011.

  • 3,545 days have passed since this date.
  • 306,288,000 seconds have passed since the March 17th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 357,336,000 times.
  • Since March 17th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 158,044,608,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 51,048,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 26,340,768 steps. That's about 11,707 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,675,456 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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