August 23rd, 2011

August 23rd, 2011, fell on a Tuesday. It was day 235 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 10 months and 22 days have passed since August 23rd, 2011.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 23rd, 2011:

  • Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is overthrown.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 23rd, 2011:

  • United States: Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
  • United Kingdom: Don't Go - Wretch 32

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is August 23rd, 2011 and it's a Tuesday. The summer of 2011 is coming to an end and fall is just around the corner. In America, the song Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO is on top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, Don't Go by Wretch 32 is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes is at the top of the Box Office. It's 2011, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Adele, LMFAO, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars.

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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "CSI: NY", "House" and "Prison Break".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Black Ops", "Homefront", "Crysis 2" and "Portal 2". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "Go, Diego, Go!", "Ben 10" and "Glee".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 23rd, 2011.

  • The Artist

    The movie "The Artist" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2011

    "The Protester" is named as the Time Person of Year in 2011. This follows the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • 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.

  • Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"

    "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele would go on to win a Grammy for 2011's Record of the Year.

  • Planking.

    A popular fad called "planking" was gaining media exposure around this time.

  • Good Guy Greg.

    An "Advice Animal" meme called "Good Guy Greg" would have been popular during this period.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nope! Chuck Testa

    An advertisement video for American taxidermist Chuck Testa goes viral.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 10 months and 22 days have passed since August 23rd, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 23rd, 2011, will be 8 years of age.
  • People born in 2011 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1314054000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 23rd, 2011:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 23rd, 2011, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 23rd, 2011 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Suits - Legal drama television series.
  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition 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.

2011 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing 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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 23rd of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 23rd, 2011:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 18.7 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. There were 4 hours of sunshine.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.0 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.44 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 15.17 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 5.08cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 23rd, 2011.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 23rd, 2011 was probably conceived around the 13th of November, 2010. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 23rd, 2011 is the 1st of June, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on August 23rd, 2011.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 23rd, 2011.

  • 3,248 days have passed since this date.
  • 280,627,200 seconds have passed since the August 23rd, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 327,398,400 times.
  • Since August 23rd, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 144,803,635,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 46,771,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,133,939 steps. That's about 10,726 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,367,526 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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