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July 2, 2011

July 2, 2011, was a Saturday. It was 12 years, 9 months, and 12 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

On this day

What happened on July 2, 2011?

  • Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko defeats David Haye by unanimous decision.
Song charts

Music charts

Songs that were on top of the charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 2, 2011:

  • United States: "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele
  • United Kingdom: "Don't Wanna Go Home" by Jason Derulo

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 2, 2011

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  • Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
  • Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry
  • E.T. - Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
Play the top songs from 2011
A Spotify playlist of songs from 2011. Let us bring you back to the days of LMFAO, Adele, Katy Perry and Example!
Cars 2

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Cars 2" was at the top of the box office on July 2, 2011.

Facts

This date was 4,670 days ago. Approximately 156 months have passed. It was the 183rd day of 2011, in week 26. The decade was the 2010s. People born on this day are currently 12 years old and belong to the Gen Alpha generation. The Earth has experienced 52 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 2, 2011

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Saturday, July 2, 2011. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. People are currently enjoying their weekend.

In America, the July 4th celebrations are fast approaching. The summer of 2011 is in full swing. The weather is warm, and the evenings are brighter than usual. Most schools and colleges are now finished until August or September. In America, the song "Rolling In The Deep" by Adele is at the top of the singles charts, while "Don't Wanna Go Home" by Jason Derulo is the number-one song in the UK.

Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Cars 2 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. 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. There is a strange new fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location. The ongoing trial of Casey Anthony for the murder her 2-year-old daughter Caylee is receiving widespread attention on social media.

A blackhat hacking group called "LulzSec" is receiving a lot of attention following a number of high-profile attacks on companies such as Sony. An Advice Animal meme called "Good Guy Greg" is beginning to take off in popularity. Google have just launched their new social network "Google+" and people are wondering if it can challenge Facebook for the top spot.

Javier Colon has won the first season of The Voice. Internet users are poking fun at a clearly Photoshopped image that shows three Chinese officials floating on top of a road that they were supposed to be inspecting. In celebrity news, the divorce of Ryan Reynolds and actress Scarlett Johansson has just been finalized.

In boxing, Wladimir Klitschko has recently defeated David Haye by unanimous decision. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Betty Ford, Roberts Blossom, Amy Winehouse, and Zyzz would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Mad Men", "Keeping Up with the Kardashians", "Glee", and "Downton Abbey".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Halo: Reach", "Dead Space 2", "Portal 2", and "L.A. Noire". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Johnny Test", "Horrid Henry", "Glee", and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". Popular toys at the moment include Playmobil Horse Farm, the KidiZoom Camera, Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid, and Gentle Giraffe.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 2, 2011.

  • Google+ is launched.

    Google+ is launched

    In June 2011, Google launched the social network Google+. The site launched with a feature called "Circles", which allowed users to organize their friend list into groups when sharing content. At the time, many people believed that it would eclipse Facebook in popularity.
  • Fifty Shades of Grey.

    Fifty Shades of Grey

    During the second half of 2011, a novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest-selling books of all time.
  • Good Guy Greg.

    Good Guy Greg

    A new "Advice Animal" Internet meme called "Good Guy Greg" was going viral. The purpose of the meme was to highlight the good things that people can do.
  • Planking is popular.

    Planking is popular

    A popular fad called "planking" was gaining media exposure around this time.
  • 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 July 2, 2011.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 2, 2011.

  • June 3, 2011: X-Men: First Class (2011) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 6, 2011:
    • A new live streaming service called Twitch is launched.
    • Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner admits that he sent an explicit photograph of himself to a woman on Twitter.
  • June 8, 2011: Rapper Ja Rule begins a two year prison sentence for attempted possession of a weapon.
  • June 10, 2011: Irish politics: Brian Lenihan passes away from pancreatic cancer.
  • June 12, 2011: The Dallas Mavericks win the 2011 NBA Finals after they defeat the Miami Heat 4-2.
  • June 13, 2011: Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox announces that 25,000 BTC has been stolen from 478 accounts.
  • June 15, 2011: Google introduces its new Chromebook laptop.
  • June 16, 2011: Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner resigns following a "sexting scandal.".
  • June 20, 2011: Jackass member Ryan Dunn is killed in a car crash at the age of 34.
  • June 21, 2011: Maroon 5 release their song "Moves like Jagger".
  • June 22, 2011:
    • Soccer: AndrĂ© Villas-Boas becomes the new manager of Chelsea FC.
    • After 16 years, fugitive Whitey Bulger is arrested in Santa Monica, California.
  • June 23, 2011:
    • The first episode of legal drama series "Suits" is aired on television.
    • Columbo actor Peter Falk passes away at the age of 83.
  • June 24, 2011: Cars 2 (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • June 28, 2011: The social network "Google+" is launched.
  • June 29, 2011:
    • The film Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) is released.
    • Javier Colon wins the first season of The Voice.
    • Soccer: David de Gea joins Manchester United.
    • Myspace is sold for only $35 million.
  • July 1, 2011:
    • Actor Ryan Reynolds and actress Scarlett Johansson are divorced after two years of marriage.
    • The 2011 NBA lockout begins.
  • This date: July 2, 2011
  • July 4, 2011: Adele releases the song "Set Fire to the Rain".
  • July 5, 2011:
    • The song "Somebody That I Used to Know" is released by Gotye.
    • Casey Anthony is found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
  • July 8, 2011: Former First Lady Betty Ford passes away.
  • July 10, 2011: The News of the World publishes its last issue.
  • July 12, 2011: Ireland's debt rating is downgraded to junk status.
  • July 15, 2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) is released.
  • July 18, 2011: It is announced that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are separating after seven years of marriage.
  • July 22, 2011:
    • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is released.
    • Anders Behring Breivik carries out the 2011 Norway attacks, killing 77 people.
  • July 23, 2011: Singer Amy Winehouse is found dead in her London home after an alcohol overdose.
  • July 28, 2011: Football: Sergio Aguero joins Manchester City.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 2, 2011, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Zodiac Element: Water.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 2, 2011 falls under the Woodpecker.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.
Television shows

TV shows in 2011

Television shows that people were watching in July 2011:

TV shows from July 2011.

Suits
Suits
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
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on July 2, 2011

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2011:

Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
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
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2011

Toys and games that were popular in 2011:

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 July 2011.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
L.A. Noire 2011
L.A. Noire
Terraria 2011
Terraria
Duke Nukem Forever 2011
Duke Nukem Forever
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

Were you born on July 2, 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 July 2, 2017, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 2.

Thurgood Marshall

Thurgood Marshall

US Supreme Court justice Deceased
Born on July 2, 1908
He was not alive on this date.

Bret Hart

Bret Hart

Wrestler
Born on July 2, 1957
He turned 54 on this day in 2011.

Ashley Tisdale

Ashley Tisdale

Actress
Born on July 2, 1985
She turned 26 on this day in 2011.

Katie Taylor

Katie Taylor

Irish boxer
Born on July 2, 1986
She turned 25 on this day in 2011.

Lindsay Lohan

Lindsay Lohan

Actress
Born on July 2, 1986
She turned 25 on this day in 2011.

Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie

Actress
Born on July 2, 1990
She turned 21 on this day in 2011.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 2, 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 July 2, 2011 was most likely conceived around October 9, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 2, 2011 is close to March 24, 2012.

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Stats for July 2, 2011

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 2, 2011:

  • 4,670 days have passed since this date.
  • 667 weeks have passed.
  • 403,488,000 seconds have passed since July 2, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 470,736,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 208,199,808,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 67,248,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 34,699,968 steps. That's roughly 15,422 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,841,856 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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