July 23, 2011

July 23, 2011, was a Saturday. It was 12 years, 8 months, and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on July 23, 2011:

  • Singer Amy Winehouse is found dead in her London home after an alcohol overdose.
Song charts

Popular songs

On July 23, 2011, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO
  • United Kingdom: "Glad You Came" by The Wanted

The Billboard Hot 100 on July 23, 2011

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
  • Give Me Everything - Pitbull Featuring Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry
  • Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
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Captain America

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Captain America".


This date occurred 4,650 days ago. Approximately 155 months have passed. It was the 204th day of 2011, in week 29. The decade was the 2010s. People who were born on July 23, 2011, are now 12 years old and belong to the Gen Alpha generation. 52 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.


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I still remember hearing about Amy Winehouse's death through some news website I was browsing on that afternoon. Amy could have had it all if she had gotten the help she needed back then.
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Take me back to July 23, 2011

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is July 23, 2011, and it's a Saturday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Leo. The work week is over and Saturday has finally come, so people are spending time with their kids, going to bars, shopping, playing video games, and watching sports.

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 "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO is at the top of the singles charts, while "Glad You Came" by The Wanted is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Captain America is at the top of the box office.

David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "House", "Skins", "Gossip Girl", and "Downton Abbey". 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. Norway is in mourning following two sequential terrorist attacks by a man called Anders Behring Breivik. The shocking attacks have left 77 people dead.

Music fans are in mourning following the recent death of English singer Amy Winehouse due to alcohol poisoning. Whinehouse's death has reignited discussion about the "27 Club" - a list of popular celebrities who passed away at the age of 27. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Zyzz, Steve Jobs, Joe Frazier, and Heavy D would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty", "FIFA 11", "Total War: Shogun 2", and "Crysis 2".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "The Fairly OddParents", "Go, Diego, Go!", and "Ben 10". Children are playing with toys such as Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig, the KidiZoom Camera, Crayola Crayon Town, and Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on July 23, 2011.

  • Amy Winehouse.

    Amy Winehouse

    On July 23rd, 2011, singer Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning.
  • 2011 Norway attacks.

    2011 Norway attacks

    On July 22nd, 2011, right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik carried out a terrorist attack in Norway. Breivik killed eight 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 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.


    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

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around July 23, 2011.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: July 23, 2011
  • 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.
  • August 10, 2011: The drama film "The Help" is released in movie theaters.
  • August 13, 2011: Minecraft creator Markus Persson marries Elin Zetterstrand.
  • August 14, 2011: The viral video "Nope! Chuck Testa" is uploaded to YouTube.
  • August 15, 2011:
    • Football: Arsenal player Cesc Fabregas signs for Barcelona.
    • The LeapPad Explorer is released.
  • August 19, 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.
  • August 20, 2011: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are married.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on July 23, 2011, will have the star sign Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: July 23, 2011 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of July will have the birthstone Ruby.
  • Birth flower (July): The Larkspur and the Water Lily.
Television shows

Television shows in July 2011

In July 2011, TV audiences were watching the following series:

TV shows from July 2011.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Killing
The Killing
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Raising Hope
Raising Hope
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0
Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in July 2011

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

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
Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Toys in 2011

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
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
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 23, 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 23, 2017, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on July 23.

Woody Harrelson

Woody Harrelson

Born on July 23, 1961
He turned 50 on this day in 2011.



Born on July 23, 1965
He turned 46 on this day in 2011.

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Actor Deceased
Born on July 23, 1967
He turned 44 on this day in 2011.

Tenitra Michelle Williams

Tenitra Michelle Williams

Born on July 23, 1979
She turned 32 on this day in 2011.

Daniel Radcliffe

Daniel Radcliffe

English actor
Born on July 23, 1989
He turned 22 on this day in 2011.

David Dobrik

David Dobrik

Internet personality
Born on July 23, 1996
He turned 15 on this day in 2011.



National holidays and famous events that fall on July 23:


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on July 23, 2011.


UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on July 23, 2011 was most likely conceived around October 30, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on July 23, 2011 is close to April 14, 2012.

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Stats for July 23, 2011


Here are some interesting statistics about July 23, 2011:

  • 4,650 days have passed since this date.
  • 664 weeks have passed.
  • 401,760,000 seconds have passed since July 23, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 468,720,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 207,308,160,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 66,960,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 34,551,360 steps. That's roughly 15,356 miles.
  • 4,821,120 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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