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July 22nd, 2011.

July 22nd, 2011, was a Friday. It was day 203 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

10 years and 2 days have passed since July 22nd, 2011.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Cancer.

On this day.

What happened on July 22nd, 2011?

  • Anders Behring Breivik carries out the 2011 Norway attacks, killing 77 people.
  • Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is released.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on July 22nd, 2011.

  • United States: Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
  • United Kingdom: Glad You Came - The Wanted
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Captain America

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Captain America" was at the top of the box office on July 22nd, 2011.

Take me back to July 22nd, 2011!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is July 22nd, 2011 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Cancer. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's summer, so the temperatures are warmer and the evenings are longer than usual. In America, the song Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Glad You Came by The Wanted is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Captain America 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.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. 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, Maroon 5, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

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.

A blackhat hacking group called "LulzSec" are currently in the news 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.

Norway is in mourning following two sequential terrorist attacks by a man called Anders Behring Breivik. The shocking attacks have left 77 people dead. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "Desperate Housewives", "Glee" and "White Collar". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Farmville", "Civilization V", "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood" and "L.A. Noire".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Phineas and Ferb", "Team Umizoomi" and "Good Luck Charlie". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, ZhuZhu Pets and the iPad.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on July 22nd, 2011.

  • 2011 Norway attacks.

    2011 Norway attacks.

    On the July 22nd, 2011, right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik carried out a terrorist attack in Norway. Breivik killed 8 people with a bomb at the government buildings in Oslo before shooting 69 people dead on the island of Utøya.

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

    The movie "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" was being played in theaters during this time. The movie went on to gross over $1.3 billion dollars.

  • Google+ is launched.

    Google+ is launched.

    In June of 2011, Google launched their 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, an erotic novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest selling books of all time.

  • Good Guy Greg.

    Good Guy Greg.

    An "Advice Animal" Internet meme called "Good Guy Greg" would have been popular during this period. 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 as 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 as the Time Person of Year in 2011. This was due to the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Who were the best football players in 2011?

    Who were the best football players in 2011?

    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 were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet 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.

  • Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    During this period, smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started to replace the "dumber" cell phones of the past. Up until this point, the focus had been on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher quality phone cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started to get larger.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 10 years and 2 days have passed since July 22nd, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 29 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on July 22nd, 2011, will be 10 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2011 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1311289200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around July 22nd, 2011.

  • June 22nd, 2011: Soccer: André Villas-Boas becomes the new manager of Chelsea FC.
  • June 22nd, 2011: After 16 years, fugitive Whitey Bulger is arrested in Santa Monica, California.
  • June 23rd, 2011: The first episode of legal drama series "Suits" is aired on television.
  • June 24th, 2011: Cars 2 (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • June 28th, 2011: The social network "Google+" is launched.
  • June 29th, 2011: The film Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) is released.
  • June 29th, 2011: Javier Colon wins the first season of The Voice.
  • July 1st, 2011: Actor Ryan Reynolds and actress Scarlett Johansson are divorced after two years of marriage.
  • July 2nd, 2011: Boxing: Wladimir Klitschko defeats David Haye by unanimous decision.
  • July 4th, 2011: Adele releases the song "Set Fire to the Rain".
  • July 5th, 2011: The song "Somebody That I Used to Know" is released by Gotye.
  • July 5th, 2011: Casey Anthony is found not guilty of murdering her 2-year-old daughter Caylee.
  • July 8th, 2011: Former First Lady Betty Ford passes away.
  • July 10th, 2011: The News of the World publishes its last issue.
  • July 12th, 2011: Ireland's debt rating is downgraded to junk status.
  • July 15th, 2011: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (2011) is released.
  • July 18th, 2011: It is announced that Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony are separating after seven years of marraige.
  • This date: July 22nd, 2011
  • July 23rd, 2011: Singer Amy Winehouse is found dead in her London home after an alcohol overdose.
  • July 28th, 2011: Football: Sergio Aguero joins Manchester City.
  • August 5th, 2011: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • August 5th, 2011: Internet personality Zyzz (Aziz Shavershian) dies from a heart attack at the age of 22.
  • August 6th, 2011: Riots begin in London following the police shooting of Mark Duggan.
  • August 10th, 2011: The Help (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • August 13th, 2011: Minecraft creator Markus Persson marries Elin Zetterstrand.
  • August 15th, 2011: Football: Arsenal player Cesc Fabregas signs for Barcelona.
  • August 15th, 2011: The LeapPad Explorer is released.
  • August 19th, 2011: Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley and Jason Baldwin are released from prison - 17 years after they were found guilty of the murders of three eight-year-old boys in West Memphis, Arkansas.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 22nd, 2011, will have the star sign Cancer.
  • Cancer is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • 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 33.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 22nd, 2011 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • Jersey Shore - Reality TV series.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.
  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television series.
  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Kid's TV shows on July 22nd, 2011.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2011.

  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Victorious
  • Team Umizoomi
  • Big Time Rush
  • Glee
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Ben 10
  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • One Tree Hill
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2011.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2011.

  • The iPad
  • ZhuZhu Pets
  • The KidiZoom Camera
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • 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.
  • Civilization V - Turn-based strategy game.
  • Halo: Reach - First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Real-time strategy game.
  • Farmville - Agriculture-simulation social network game.

Were you born on this date?

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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out July 22nd, 2017 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on July 22nd.

Danny Glover

Actor.
Born on July 22nd, 1946
He turned 65 on this day in 2011.

Shawn Michaels

Wrestler.
Born on July 22nd, 1965
He turned 46 on this day in 2011.

Selena Gomez

Actress / Singer.
Born on July 22nd, 1992
She turned 19 on this day in 2011.

Weather on July 22nd, 2011.

Historical weather information for July 22nd, 2011.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 17.4 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 84.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 29.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.5 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 22nd, 2011.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on July 22nd, 2011.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 22nd, 2011 was most likely conceived around the 12th of October, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 22nd, 2011 is close to the 30th of April, 2012.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about July 22nd, 2011.

  • A total of 3,655 days have passed since this date.
  • 522 weeks have passed.
  • 315,792,000 seconds have passed since the July 22nd, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 368,424,000 times.
  • Since July 22nd, 2011, the earth has travelled approximately 162,948,672,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 52,632,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,158,112 steps. That's about 12,070 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,789,504 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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