August 5th, 2011, was a Friday. It was day 217 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
11 years and 12 days have passed since August 5th, 2011.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Leo.
What happened on August 5th, 2011?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 5th, 2011.
These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The movie "Cowboys & Aliens" was at the top of the Box Office on August 5th, 2011.
These are trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are topics that would have been in the media on August 5th, 2011.
On the July 23rd, 2011, singer Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning.
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.
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.
During the second half of 2011, an erotic novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest selling books of all time.
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.
A popular fad called "planking" was gaining media exposure around this time.
English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2011.
"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele went on to win a Grammy for 2011's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 movie "The Artist" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011.
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.
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.
As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.
Basic facts and information about this date.
News stories and other events that happened around August 5th, 2011.
Zodiac and birthstone information.
Television shows that people were watching in August, 2011.
Legal drama television series.
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.
Reality TV series.
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
Mockumentary family sitcom.
Sitcom that is set at a community college.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.
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.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2011.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Good Luck Charlie
Big Time Rush
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Go, Diego, Go!
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2011.
The KidiZoom Camera
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2011.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.
Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.
Action-adventure sandbox game.
Duke Nukem Forever
The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.
The second game in the series.
Total War: Shogun 2
A military FPS game.
Dead Space 2
Sci-fi survival horror.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Developed by Ubisoft.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
FPS game developed by Treyarch.
Super Meat Boy
Fallout: New Vegas
Open-world RPG game.
Turn-based strategy game.
First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.
Agriculture-simulation social network game.
Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 5th.
Historical weather information for August 5th, 2011.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 5th, 2011.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 5th, 2011.
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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