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August 5th, 2011.

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.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on August 5th, 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.
Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 5th, 2011.

  • United States: Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
  • United Kingdom: She Makes Me Wanna - JLS

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 5th, 2011.

These were the top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Cowboys & Aliens" was at the top of the Box Office on August 5th, 2011.

Take me back to August 5th, 2011!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 5th, 2011, and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Leo. 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, She Makes Me Wanna by JLS is the number one hit song.

Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States, and the movie Cowboys & Aliens 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.

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. 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. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, protests in Syria have snowballed and a civil war has started. Armed militias are currently springing up across the country. Internet personality "Zyzz" has passed away after suffering a heart attack while on holiday in Thailand.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Zyzz, Steve Jobs, Joe Frazier and Heavy D would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "The Royle Family", "CSI: NY", "Bones" and "White Collar". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Super Meat Boy", "Dead Space 2", "Duke Nukem Forever" and "Terraria".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Johnny Test", "Horrid Henry", "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Team Umizoomi". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera and ZhuZhu Pets.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

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.

  • Amy Winehouse.

    Amy Winehouse.

    On the July 23rd, 2011, singer Amy Winehouse died from accidental alcohol poisoning.

  • 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.

  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting.

    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%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 11 years and 12 days have passed since August 5th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 31 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was not a leap year.
  • Age: A person born on August 5th, 2011 will be 11 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2011 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1312498800.
Events

Around this time.

News stories and other events that happened around August 5th, 2011.

  • 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.
  • July 22nd, 2011: Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) is released.
  • July 22nd, 2011: Anders Behring Breivik carries out the 2011 Norway attacks, killing 77 people.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 5th, 2011
  • August 6th, 2011: Riots begin in London following the police shooting of Mark Duggan.
  • August 6th, 2011: 38 people are killed after a Chinook military helicopter is shot down in Tangi Valley, Afghanistan.
  • August 10th, 2011: The drama film "The Help" is released in movie theaters.
  • 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.
  • August 23rd, 2011: Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown.
  • August 24th, 2011: Steve Jobs steps down as the CEO of Apple due to his illness.
  • August 25th, 2011: Harry Kane makes his first senior appearance for Tottenham Hotspur.
  • August 27th, 2011: 47 people lose their lives after Hurricane Irene strikes the east coast of the United States.
  • August 28th, 2011: Katy Perry's "Firework" wins Video of the Year at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • August 28th, 2011: Soccer: Manchester United thrash Arsenal 8-2 at Old Trafford.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

NEW! Check out our personality summary image for this birth date.

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 5th, 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 8.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 5th, 2011 falls under the Salmon.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

Personality traits.

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on August 5th, 2011.

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Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching in August, 2011.

TV shows from August, 2011.

Suits
Suits
Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Reality TV series.

White Collar
White Collar
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Community
Community
Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Glee
Glee
Musical TV series.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Skins
Skins
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

The Office
The Office
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.

House
House
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Desperate Housewives
Desperate Housewives
TV show about housewives living in suburban America.

CSI: NY
CSI: NY
New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on August 5th, 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

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

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 on this date in 2011.

The iPad
The iPad

ZhuZhu Pets
ZhuZhu Pets

The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing in August of 2011.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.

L.A. Noire 2011
L.A. Noire
Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.

Terraria 2011
Terraria
Action-adventure sandbox game.

Duke Nukem Forever 2011
Duke Nukem Forever
The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.

Portal 2 2011
Portal 2
Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.

Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 2
The second game in the series.

Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2
Strategy game.

Homefront 2011
Homefront
A military FPS game.

Dead Space 2 2011
Dead Space 2
Sci-fi survival horror.

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Developed by Ubisoft.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops
FPS game developed by Treyarch.

Super Meat Boy 2010
Super Meat Boy
Platform game.

Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Fallout: New Vegas
Open-world RPG game.

Civilization V 2010
Civilization V
Turn-based strategy game.

Halo: Reach 2010
Halo: Reach
First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.

Farmville 2009
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 you should check out August 5th, 2017 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 5th.

Neil Armstrong

American astronaut. Deceased
Born on August 5th, 1930
He turned 81 on this day in 2011.

Louis Walsh

X Factor judge / Talent manager.
Born on August 5th, 1952
He turned 59 on this day in 2011.

MCA

Beastie Boys member. Deceased
Born on August 5th, 1964
He turned 47 on this day in 2011.

Colin McRae

Scottish rally driver. Deceased
Born on August 5th, 1968
He was not alive on this date.

Weather details

Weather on August 5th, 2011.

Historical weather information for August 5th, 2011.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 74.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 23.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 19.06 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 5th, 2011.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 5th, 2011.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 5th, 2011 was most likely conceived around November 12th, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 5th, 2011 is close to April 27th, 2012.

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Stats for August 5th, 2011

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about August 5th, 2011.

  • A total of 4,030 days have passed since this date.
  • 575 weeks have passed.
  • 348,192,000 seconds have passed since the August 5th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 406,224,000 times.
  • Since August 5th, 2011, the Earth has travelled approximately 179,667,072,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 58,032,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 29,944,512 steps. That's about 13,309 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,178,304 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!

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