August 28th, 2011

August 28th, 2011, fell on a Sunday. It was day 240 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 0 months and 24 days have passed since August 28th, 2011.


On This Date

Events that occurred on August 28th, 2011:

  • Katy Perry's "Firework" wins Video of the Year at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards.
  • Football: Manchester United thrash Arsenal 8-2.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on August 28th, 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 28th, 2011 and it's a Sunday. People are enjoying their weekend. 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.

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, LMFAO, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. 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. Protests in Syria have snowballed and a civil war has started. Armed militias are currently springing up across the country.

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. Currently, the Battle of Tripoli is taking place, as rebel forces hope to capture the capital. The catchphrase "We are the 99%" has become popular among those wanting to spread awareness about wealth inequality in America. People are currently posting photographs of themselves holding placards that describe their financial situation. In soccer, Manchester United have humiliated Arsenal in an 8-2 thrashing. The defeat is being seen as a summation of how far Arsenal have fallen as a club since they last won the league back in 2004.

Katy Perry's "Firework" has just won the "Video of the Year" award at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "Real Housewives of New York City", "The Vampire Diaries" and "Game of Thrones". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crysis 2", "Duke Nukem Forever", "Terraria" and "L.A. Noire".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "LazyTown", "Phineas and Ferb" and "Big Time Rush".


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 28th, 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:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 9 years, 0 months and 24 days have passed since August 28th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 34 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on August 28th, 2011, will be 9 years of age.
  • People born in 2011 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1314486000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around August 28th, 2011:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on August 28th, 2011, will have the star sign Virgo.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Leo.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: August 28th, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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 28th of August:


Weather

Weather information for August 28th, 2011:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 16.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 67.3 degrees Fahrenheit. 19.61 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 14.61 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on August 28th, 2011.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on August 28th, 2011 was probably conceived around the 18th of November, 2010. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 28th, 2011 is the 6th of June, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from August 28th, 2011.

  • Man United thrash Arsenal 8-2.
  • Newcastle defeat Fulham 2-1.
  • Tottenham are thrashed 5-1 at home to Man City.
  • West Brom lose 1-0 at home to Stoke.

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?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about August 28th, 2011.

  • 3,312 days have passed since this date.
  • 286,156,800 seconds have passed since the August 28th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 333,849,600 times.
  • Since August 28th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 147,656,908,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 47,692,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,609,485 steps. That's about 10,938 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,433,882 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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