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April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011, was a Tuesday. It was 12 years, 11 months, and 20 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on April 26, 2011:

  • The first episode of the singing reality series "The Voice" is aired on television.
Song charts

Popular songs

On April 26, 2011, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "E.T." by Katy Perry ft Kanye West
  • United Kingdom: "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO

The music charts on April 26, 2011

The following songs were dominating the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • E.T. - Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
  • S&M - Rihanna Featuring Britney Spears
  • Just Can't Get Enough - The Black Eyed Peas
  • F**k You! (Forget You) - Cee Lo Green
  • Born This Way - Lady Gaga
Play the top songs from 2011
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Rio

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Rio".

Facts

This date was 4,739 days ago. Approximately 158 months have passed. It was the 116th day of 2011, in week 17. The decade was the 2010s. People born on this day are currently 12 years old and belong to the Gen Alpha generation. 53 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

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The Voice premiered that day.
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Take me back to April 26, 2011

Let's go back to the 2010s.

It is Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 2011 is drawing closer, and temperatures have started to rise.

In America, the song "E.T." by Katy Perry ft Kanye West is at the top of the singles charts, while "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Rio is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. People are using pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" to share funny and relatable experiences. It's 2011, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Adele, Maroon 5, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

The catchphrase "Every Day I'm Shufflin'" is being repeated and parodied following the success of LMAO's song "Party Rock Anthem". Anti-government protests are taking place in cities across Syria. A civil war is raging on in Libya. Large battles are taking place between Colonel Gaddafi's government forces and Libyan rebels, who are being supported by NATO.

A new fantasy TV series called "Game of Thrones" has just debuted on HBO. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Randy Savage, Margo Dydek, Ryan Dunn, and Peter Falk would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Sons of Anarchy", "The Vampire Diaries", "Nikita", and "Raising Hope".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty", "Halo: Reach", "FIFA 11", and "Homefront". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "One Tree Hill", "Horrid Henry", and "Adventure Time". Popular toys at the moment include Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig, the iPad, Harumika (dolls), and Duck Hunter.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on April 26, 2011.

  • Portal 2 is released.

    Portal 2 is released

    The long-awaited puzzle video game "Portal 2" was released by Valve on April 19th, 2011.
  • Nyan Cat.

    Nyan Cat

    A video called "Nyan Cat" went viral in April 2011.
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named FHM's sexiest woman in 2011.
  • Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"

    Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"

    "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele went on to win a Grammy for 2011's Record of the Year.
  • 2011 in music.

    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.
  • Who were the best NBA players in 2011?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2011?

    In 2011, the best NBA players were Derrick Rose, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Amar'e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach Randolph, Al Horford, Manu Ginóbili and Chris Paul.
  • Time Person of the Year 2011.

    Time Person of the Year 2011

    "The Protester" was named "Time Person of the Year" in 2011. This was due to the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    In 2011, the best soccer players were Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Wayne Rooney, Luis Suárez, Diego Forlán, Samuel Eto'o, Iker Casillas, Neymar and Mesut Özil.
  • 2011 in movies.

    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.
  • The Artist.

    The Artist

    The movie "The Artist" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011.
  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage 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.
  • Hipsters.

    Hipsters

    The Internet had recently started using the term "hipster" to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.
  • Smartphones are becoming popular.

    Smartphones are becoming popular

    Smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started replacing the "dumber" push-button cellphones of the past. Up until this point, companies had focused on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher-quality cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started getting larger.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on April 26, 2011.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to April 26, 2011.

  • April 1, 2011: 14 people people are killed after demonstrators in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan attack the UN Assistance Mission in response to American pastor Terry Jones' burning of the Quaran.
  • April 4, 2011: Long Island serial killer: It is reported that police have discovered 8 sets of remains close to Gilgo in New York.
  • April 5, 2011: Nicki Minaj releases the song "Super Bass".
  • April 6, 2011: The viral YouTube video "Nyan Cat" is uploaded.
  • April 9, 2011: A gunman murders six people at a mall in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands.
  • April 11, 2011:
    • WWE wrestler Edge announces that he will be retiring due to cervical spinal stenosis.
    • 15 people are killed in the 2011 Minsk Metro bombing.
  • April 15, 2011: The animated film Rio (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • April 17, 2011: The first episode of Game of Thrones is aired.
  • April 18, 2011: South Korean fashion model Kim Yu-ri commits suicide.
  • April 19, 2011:
    • The video game "Portal 2" is released.
    • Fidel Castro steps down as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.
  • This date: April 26, 2011
  • April 29, 2011:
    • The film Fast & Furious 5 (2011) is released in movie theaters.
    • The YouTube channel h3h3Productions is founded.
    • Prince William and Catherine Middleton are married.
  • April 30, 2011: Georges St-Pierre defeats Jake Shields at UFC 129.
  • May 2, 2011: 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden is killed by a United States special forces military unit in Pakistan.
  • May 6, 2011:
    • The film Thor (2011) is released in movie theaters.
    • The teen sitcom "A.N.T. Farm" premieres on the Disney Channel.
  • May 9, 2011: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver end their relationship after 25 years of marriage.
  • May 10, 2011: American rapper Tyler, the Creator releases his debut album "Goblin".
  • May 13, 2011:
    • The romantic comedy film Bridesmaids (2011) is released.
    • Gaming website Kotaku reveals the existence of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" following a massive leak.
    • CBS announce that Ashton Kutcher will be replacing Charlie Sheen on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men".
  • May 14, 2011:
    • Manchester United win the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
    • Manchester City win the FA Cup after beating Stoke City 1-0.
  • May 17, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.
  • May 20, 2011:
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) is released in movie theaters.
    • Wrestler Randy Savage dies from a heart attack.
  • May 22, 2011: Football: Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as manager of Chelsea.
  • May 23, 2011: Internet culture: The subreddit /r/polandball is created on Reddit.
  • May 24, 2011: The first episode of British reality TV show "Geordie Shore" is aired on MTV.
  • May 25, 2011:
    • Scotty McCreery wins the 10th season of American Idol.
    • The Oprah Winfrey Show comes to an end after nearly 25 years.
  • May 26, 2011:
    • The Hangover Part II (2011) is released.
    • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) is released.
    • Former Serbian general Ratko Mladic is arrested in Lazarevo, northern Serbia.
    • Actress Lindsay Lohan receives a 120-day jail sentence for theft.
    • Cheryl Cole is dropped from the US version of The X Factor.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on April 26, 2011, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: April 26, 2011 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of April will have the birthstone Diamond.
  • Birth flower (April): The Daisy and the Sweet Pea.
Television shows

TV shows in 2011

In April 2011, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from April 2011.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Killing
The Killing
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Shameless
Shameless
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Raising Hope
Raising Hope
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0
Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Nikita
Nikita
Luther
Luther
Sherlock
Sherlock
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on April 26, 2011

If you were a kid on April 26, 2011, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Fish Hooks
Fish Hooks
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Victorious
Victorious
Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2011

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

Gentle Giraffe
Gentle Giraffe
Liv Dolls
Liv Dolls
Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls
Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls
Duck Hunter
Duck Hunter
Rocky the Robot Truck
Rocky the Robot Truck
Laser Zero Gravity
Laser Zero Gravity
Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid
Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid
Chixos Design
Chixos Design
Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel
Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel
Harumika (dolls)
Harumika (dolls)
Crayola Crayon Town
Crayola Crayon Town
The iPad
The iPad
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in April 2011.

Portal 2 2011
Portal 2
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 2
Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2
Homefront 2011
Homefront
Dead Space 2 2011
Dead Space 2
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Super Meat Boy 2010
Super Meat Boy
Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Fallout: New Vegas
FIFA 11 2010
FIFA 11
Civilization V 2010
Civilization V
Halo: Reach 2010
Halo: Reach

Were you born on April 26, 2011?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2011.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out April 26, 2017, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on April 26.

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare

Playwright / Poet Deceased
Born on April 26, 1564
He was not alive on this date.

Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito

Actor
Born on April 26, 1958
He turned 53 on this day in 2011.

Jet Li

Jet Li

Actor
Born on April 26, 1963
He turned 48 on this day in 2011.

Kevin James

Kevin James

Actor / Comedian
Born on April 26, 1965
He turned 46 on this day in 2011.

Melania Trump

Melania Trump

First Lady of the United States
Born on April 26, 1970
She turned 41 on this day in 2011.

T-Boz

T-Boz

Singer
Born on April 26, 1970
She turned 41 on this day in 2011.

Joey Jordison

Joey Jordison

American musician Deceased
Born on April 26, 1975
He turned 36 on this day in 2011.

Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum

Actor
Born on April 26, 1980
He turned 31 on this day in 2011.

Scotty T

Scotty T

Media personality
Born on April 26, 1988
He turned 23 on this day in 2011.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on April 26, 2011.

UK

UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on April 26, 2011 was most likely conceived around August 3, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on April 26, 2011 is close to January 17, 2012.

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Stats for April 26, 2011

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about April 26, 2011:

  • 4,739 days have passed since this date.
  • 677 weeks have passed.
  • 409,449,600 seconds have passed since April 26, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 477,691,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 211,275,993,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 68,241,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 35,212,666 steps. That's roughly 15,650 miles.
  • 4,913,395 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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