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July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011, was a Friday. It was the 189th day of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

12 years, 7 months, and 24 days have passed since July 8, 2011.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on July 8, 2011?

  • Former First Lady Betty Ford passes away.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on July 8, 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 8, 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
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Transformers 3

Top movie at the box office

The movie "Transformers 3" was at the top of the box office on July 8, 2011.

Facts

This date was 4,620 days ago. Approximately 154 months have passed. It was the 189th day of 2011, in week 27. 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 51 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to July 8, 2011

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

It is Friday, July 8, 2011. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. People have "that Friday feeling" and are excited for the weekend.

The 4th of July celebrations in America have come and passed. 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 Transformers 3 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. 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. 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. There is public outrage following the recent announcement that Casey Anthony has been found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. Former First Lady Betty Ford has passed away at the age of 93.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Amy Winehouse, Zyzz, Steve Jobs, and Joe Frazier would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Royle Family", "Futurama", "Eureka", and "Skins". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Civilization V", "Fallout: New Vegas", "Dead Space 2", and "Crysis 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "Ben 10", "Wizards of Waverly Place", and "Victorious". Popular toys at the moment include Clipo Creativity Table, the KidiZoom Camera, Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls, and Liv Dolls.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 8, 2011.

  • Casey Anthony is found not guilty.

    Casey Anthony is found not guilty

    On July 5th, 2011, Casey Anthony was found not guilty of the murder of her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. The verdict provoked outrage from the public.
  • 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 8, 2011.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to July 8, 2011.

  • 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.
  • July 2, 2011: Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko defeats David Haye by unanimous decision.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 8, 2011
  • 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.
  • August 5, 2011:
    • Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) is released in cinemas.
    • Internet personality Zyzz (Aziz Shavershian) dies from a heart attack at the age of 22.
  • August 6, 2011:
    • Riots begin in London following the police shooting of Mark Duggan.
    • 38 people are killed after a Chinook military helicopter is shot down in Tangi Valley, Afghanistan.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 8, 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 1.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 8, 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

The following TV shows were popular in July 2011:

TV shows from July 2011.

Suits
Suits
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
White Collar
White Collar
Modern Family
Modern Family
Community
Community
The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Glee
Glee
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
True Blood
True Blood
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Mad Men
Mad Men
Skins
Skins
Dexter
Dexter
Eureka
Eureka
Psych
Psych
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Bones
Bones
Prison Break
Prison Break
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
The Office
The Office
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on July 8, 2011

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

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Victorious
Victorious

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Glee
Glee
Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place
iCarly
iCarly
WordGirl
WordGirl
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Curious George
Curious George
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Ben 10
Ben 10
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!
LazyTown
LazyTown
Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
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
ZhuZhu Pets
ZhuZhu Pets
The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Playmobil Horse Farm
Playmobil Horse Farm
Pixos Super Studio
Pixos Super Studio
Clipo Creativity Table
Clipo Creativity Table
The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3
Roboraptor
Roboraptor
The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360
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
Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Fallout: New Vegas
Civilization V 2010
Civilization V
Halo: Reach 2010
Halo: Reach
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Farmville 2009
Farmville

Were you born on July 8, 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 8, 2017, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 8.

John D. Rockefeller

John D. Rockefeller

Business magnate Deceased
Born on July 8, 1839
He was not alive on this date.

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss

Hugo Boss founder Deceased
Born on July 8, 1885
He was not alive on this date.

Kevin Bacon

Kevin Bacon

Actor
Born on July 8, 1958
He turned 53 on this day in 2011.

TotalBiscuit

TotalBiscuit

Youtuber Deceased
Born on July 8, 1984
He turned 27 on this day in 2011.

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk

Soccer player
Born on July 8, 1991
He turned 20 on this day in 2011.

Jaden Smith

Jaden Smith

Actor
Born on July 8, 1998
He turned 13 on this day in 2011.

Shannon Singh

Shannon Singh

Love Island contestant
Born on July 8, 1998
She turned 13 on this day in 2011.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 8, 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 8, 2011 was most likely conceived around October 15, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 8, 2011 is close to March 30, 2012.

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Stats for July 8, 2011

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about July 8, 2011:

  • 4,620 days have passed since this date.
  • 660 weeks have passed.
  • 399,171,600 seconds have passed since July 8, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 465,700,200 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 205,972,545,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 66,528,600 times.
  • You have taken approximately 34,328,758 steps. That's roughly 15,257 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,790,059 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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