May 17th, 2011, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 137 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
9 years, 2 months and 24 days have passed since May 17th, 2011.
On This Date
Events that occurred on May 17th, 2011:
The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 17th, 2011:
United States: E.T. - Katy Perry ft Kanye West
United Kingdom: The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Thor" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 17th, 2011 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 2011 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song E.T. by Katy Perry ft Kanye West is on top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, The Lazy Song by Bruno Mars is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Thor 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.
It's 2011, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Adele, LMFAO, Katy Perry 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 currently 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 fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location, is popular at the moment. Internet users are currently making memes and jokes about the 21st of May, 2011, which Harold Camping has predicted will bring the "Rapture".
Azerbaijan have won the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Running Scared" by Ell & Nikki. The European Union has agreed on a €78 billion rescue loan for Portugal. The game "L.A. Noire" has just been released.
People are watching popular TV shows such as "CSI: NY", "Desperate Housewives", "Modern Family" and "The Walking Dead". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Red Dead Redemption", "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty", "Fallout: New Vegas" and "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "One Tree Hill", "LazyTown" and "Wizards of Waverly Place".
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 May 17th, 2011.
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.
A popular fad called "planking" was gaining media exposure around this time.
The 2011 Eurovision song contest is held in Dusseldorf, Germany. Azerbaijan win the contest with the song "Running Scared" by Ell & Nikki.
Osama Bin Laden.
On the 2nd of May, 2011, al-Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden was killed by a United States special forces military unit during a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Basic facts and information about this date:
9 years, 2 months and 24 days have passed since May 17th, 2011.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 20 of 2011.
Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 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 1305586800.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 17th, 2011:
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
L.A. Noire - Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.
Terraria - Action-adventure sandbox game.
Duke Nukem Forever - The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
Portal 2 - Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.
Crysis 2 - The second game in the series.
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.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about May 17th, 2011.
3,373 days have passed since this date.
291,427,200 seconds have passed since the May 17th, 2011.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 339,998,400 times.
Since May 17th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 150,376,435,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 48,571,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 25,062,739 steps. That's about 11,139 miles!
Since this date, 3,497,126 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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