August 28th, 2011.

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

10 years, 3 months and 5 days have passed since August 28th, 2011.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On this day.

What happened on August 28th, 2011?

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

Music charts.

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

The Billboard Hot 100 on August 28th, 2011.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.) - Katy Perry
  • Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera
  • Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
  • Lighters - Bad Meets Evil Featuring Bruno Mars
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" was at the top of the box office on August 28th, 2011.

Take me back to August 28th, 2011!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is August 28th, 2011 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. Currently, 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. 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 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. 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. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Steve Jobs, Heavy D, Gary Speed and Christopher Hitchens would all be still alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Desperate Housewives", "House", "Jersey Shore" and "Boardwalk Empire". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Farmville", "Call of Duty: Black Ops", "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood" and "Duke Nukem Forever". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Curious George", "WordGirl", "Good Luck Charlie" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates".

If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, ZhuZhu Pets and the iPad.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on August 28th, 2011.

  • Manchester United thrash Arsenal.

    Manchester United thrash Arsenal.

    On August 28th, 2011, Manchester United handed Arsenal an embarrassing 8-2 defeat in the Premier League. It was Arsenal's heaviest loss since 1927.

  • Nope! Chuck Testa.

    Nope! Chuck Testa.

    An advertisement video for American taxidermist Chuck Testa was going viral on the Internet around this time.

  • 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%.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 10 years, 3 months and 5 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 10 years of age.
  • Generation: 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.

  • August 5th, 2011: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • August 5th, 2011: Internet personality Zyzz (Aziz Shavershian) dies from a heart attack at the age of 22.
  • 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.
  • This date: August 28th, 2011
  • September 9th, 2011: The sports drama film "Warrior", starring Joel Edgerton and Tom Hardy, is released in movie theaters.
  • September 10th, 2011: Suits actress Meghan Markle is married to film producer Trevor Engelson in Jamaica.
  • September 11th, 2011: One Direction release their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful".
  • September 13th, 2011: Nude photographs of actress Scarlett Johansson are leaked on the Internet.
  • September 16th, 2011: LMFAO release the song "Sexy and I Know It".
  • September 16th, 2011: Snapchat is founded by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.
  • September 17th, 2011: The Occupy Wall Street movement begins.
  • September 18th, 2011: The Breaking Bad episode "Salud" is aired: Gus Fring poisons Don Eladio and his capos.
  • September 19th, 2011: Following Charlie Sheen's dismissal, Ashton Kutcher makes his first appearance as Walden Schmidt on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men".
  • September 20th, 2011: The song "Call Me Maybe" is released by Carly Rae Jepsen.
  • September 20th, 2011: The US military ends its "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.
  • September 21st, 2011: Rock band R.E.M. announce that they are splitting up.
  • September 21st, 2011: The first episode of the US version of "The X Factor" is aired on television.
  • September 22nd, 2011: Rihanna and Calvin Harris team up to release the song "We Found Love".
  • September 23rd, 2011: The film "Moneyball" is released in movie theaters.
  • September 27th, 2011: Football: Manchester City player Carlos Tevez refuses to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • 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 that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: August 28th, 2011 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of August will have the birthstone Peridot.
  • Birth flower (August): The Gladiolus and the Poppy.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from August, 2011.

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.

Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

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.

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
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

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.

Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

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

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

Kids' TV shows on August 28th, 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


Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush


Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place



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!


Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2011.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2011.

The LeapPad Explorer
The LeapPad Explorer

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.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Action RPG developed by Eidos Montréal.

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
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
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
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 check out August 28th, 2017 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on August 28th.

Roxie Roker

Actress. Deceased
Born on August 28th, 1929
She was not alive on this date.

Daniel Stern

Born on August 28th, 1957
He turned 54 on this day in 2011.

Shania Twain

Born on August 28th, 1965
She turned 46 on this day in 2011.

Jack Black

Born on August 28th, 1969
He turned 42 on this day in 2011.

Florence Welch

Born on August 28th, 1986
She turned 25 on this day in 2011.

César Azpilicueta

Soccer player.
Born on August 28th, 1989
He turned 22 on this day in 2011.

Kyle Massey

Born on August 28th, 1991
He turned 20 on this day in 2011.

Junior Malanda

Belgian soccer player. Deceased
Born on August 28th, 1994
He turned 17 on this day in 2011.

Weather on August 28th, 2011.

Historical 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.

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

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on August 28th, 2011.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on August 28th, 2011 was most likely conceived around December 5th, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on August 28th, 2011 is close to May 20th, 2012.

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Time difference & statistics.

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

  • A total of 3,749 days have passed since this date.
  • 535 weeks have passed.
  • 323,917,200 seconds have passed since the August 28th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 377,903,400 times.
  • Since August 28th, 2011, the earth has travelled approximately 167,141,275,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 53,986,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,856,879 steps. That's about 12,381 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,887,006 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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