May 23rd, 2011, fell on a Monday. It was day 143 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
9 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since May 23rd, 2011.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 2011:
United States: Rolling In The Deep - Adele
United Kingdom: Give Me Everything - Pitbull
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Pirates of the Caribbean 4" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is May 23rd, 2011 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. The summer of 2011 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.
In America, the song Rolling In The Deep by Adele is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Give Me Everything by Pitbull is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 4 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.
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. The recent killing of wanted terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden at the start of this month is continuing to be a topic of discussion.
The European Union has agreed on a €78 billion rescue loan for Portugal. The game "L.A. Noire" has just been released. Wrestling fans are mourning the death of WWF legend Randy Savage, who recently passed away from a heart attack.
Internet users are currently joking about how Harold Camping's "Rapture" prediction for the 21st of May has not come true. The Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland has erupted and is currently disrupting air traffic across Europe. In soccer, Chelsea have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti after his second season in charge.
158 people have tragically lost their lives in Joplin, Missouri following a powerful multiple-vortex tornado. People are watching popular TV shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "Desperate Housewives" and "The Office". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Farmville", "Crysis 2", "Duke Nukem Forever" and "Terraria".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "iCarly" and "Victorious". 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 May 23rd, 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.
Good Guy Greg.
An "Advice Animal" meme called "Good Guy Greg" would have been popular during this period.
Basic facts and information about this date:
9 years, 6 months and 5 days have passed since May 23rd, 2011.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 21 of 2011.
Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on May 23rd, 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 1306105200.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around May 23rd, 2011:
Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 23rd, 2011?
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on May 23rd, 2011 was probably conceived around the 13th of August, 2010. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 23rd, 2011 is the 1st of March, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
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 23rd, 2011.
3,477 days have passed since this date.
300,416,400 seconds have passed since the May 23rd, 2011.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 350,485,800 times.
Since May 23rd, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 155,014,862,400 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 50,069,400 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 25,835,810 steps. That's about 11,483 miles!
Since this date, 3,604,997 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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