September 18th, 2011

September 18th, 2011, was a Sunday. It was Day 261 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

12 years and 10 days have passed since September 18th, 2011.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Virgo.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on September 18th, 2011.

  • The Breaking Bad episode "Salud" is aired: Gus Fring poisons Don Eladio and his capos.
Song charts

Top songs.

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on September 18th, 2011.

  • United States: Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera
  • United Kingdom: All About Tonight - Pixie Lott

The Billboard Hot 100 on September 18th, 2011.

A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date:

  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera
  • Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
  • Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
  • Super Bass - Nicki Minaj
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Top movie.

The movie "Contagion" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Take me back to September 18th, 2011!

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is September 18th, 2011, and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Virgo. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the week ahead.

Schools and colleges are starting again, and fall has officially arrived. As a result, temperatures are beginning to cool, and trees are starting to shed their leaves. The earthy smells of autumn have started to fill the air. In America, the song Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera is at the top of the singles charts.

Over in the UK, All About Tonight by Pixie Lott is the number-one hit song. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Contagion is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. People are using pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" to share funny and 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.

There is a strange new fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location. An Advice Animal meme called "Good Guy Greg" is beginning to take off in popularity. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, protests in Syria have snowballed, and a civil war has started. Armed militias are now beginning to spring up across the country.

The catchphrase "We are the 99%" is being used to spread awareness about wealth inequality in the United States. People are also posting photographs of themselves holding placards that describe their financial situation. A civil war is continuing to rage on in Libya. Libyan rebels, with the support of NATO, have captured the capital Tripoli. They are now beginning to make rapid advances into pro-Gaddafi territory. An advertisement video for American taxidermist Chuck Testa has gone viral and Internet users are repeating the catchphrase "Nope! Chuck Testa!"

The 2011 Rugby World Cup is taking place in New Zealand at the moment. Nude photographs of actress Scarlett Johansson have been leaked on the Internet. A new app called "Snapchat" has just been released.

American pop duo LMFAO have released a new song called "Sexy and I Know It". The Occupy Wall Street movement is receiving widespread media attention. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Steve Jobs, Joe Frazier, Heavy D, and Gary Speed would all still be alive.

On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Desperate Housewives", "House", "How I Met Your Mother", and "The Big Bang Theory". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fallout: New Vegas", "Crysis 2", "Duke Nukem Forever", and "Terraria". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Phineas and Ferb", "WordGirl", "Big Time Rush", and "Good Luck Charlie".

Popular toys at the moment include the KidiZoom Camera, Harumika (dolls), Laser Zero Gravity, and Gentle Giraffe.


News topics, nostalgic fads, and pop culture events.

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on September 18th, 2011.

  • Occupy Wall Street.

    Occupy Wall Street.

    A protest movement called "Occupy Wall Street" was growing in support. The protest, which popularized the slogan "I am the 99%", was against economic inequality.

  • "Girl look at that body."

    "Girl look at that body."

    On September 16th, 2011, American duo LMFAO released their single "Sexy and I Know It".

  • Fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

    Fall of Muammar Gaddafi.

    In September and October of 2011, the Libyan Civil War was coming to a close. Muammar Gaddafi's regime was on the brink of defeat. In the middle of September, the UN recognized the National Transitional Council as the legal representative of Libya. On October 20th, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and assassinated by rebels. Three days later, the NCT announced that they had secured victory against the regime.

  • One Direction make their debut.

    One Direction make their debut.

    In September of 2011, boy band "One Direction" released their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful".

  • Nope! Chuck Testa.

    Nope! Chuck Testa.

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

  • Fifty Shades of Grey.

    Fifty Shades of Grey.

    During the second half of 2011, a novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest-selling books of all time.

  • Good Guy Greg.

    Good Guy Greg.

    A new "Advice Animal" Internet meme called "Good Guy Greg" was going viral. 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 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 "Time Person of the Year" in 2011. This was due to the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world.

    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 slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage 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.

  • Hipsters.


    The Internet had started using the term "hipster" to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.

  • Smartphones are becoming popular.

    Smartphones are becoming popular.

    Smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started replacing the "dumber" push-button cellphones of the past. Up until this point, companies had focused on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher-quality cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started getting larger.

  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.



Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 12 years and 10 days have passed since September 18th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 37 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was not a leap year.
  • Age: People born on September 18th, 2011, are now 12 years old.
  • Generation: People born in 2011 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1316300400.

Personality traits.

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Around this time.

Notable events that happened close to September 18th, 2011.

  • 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 20th, 2011: Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries are married.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: September 18th, 2011
  • 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.
  • October 4th, 2011: A 10-month-old baby called Lisa Irwin goes missing from her home in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • October 5th, 2011: The first episode of "American Horror Story" is aired on television.
  • October 5th, 2011: Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passes away after a battle with cancer.
  • October 8th, 2011: Occupy Dame Street begins in Ireland.
  • October 9th, 2011: The Breaking Bad episode "Face Off" is aired: Walt kills Gus Fring.
  • October 11th, 2011: Internet culture: Reddit bans the subreddit /r/jailbait.
  • October 15th, 2011: Liverpool player Luis Suarez is accused of racially abusing Manchester United player Patrice Evra.
  • October 15th, 2011: British actress Betty Driver dies after suffering from pneumonia.
  • October 18th, 2011: The game Batman: Arkham City is released.
  • October 18th, 2011: Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is released by Hamas after five years of captivity.
Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Zodiac and birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on September 18th, 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 22.
  • Native American Zodiac: September 18th, 2011 falls under the Bear.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of September will have the birthstone Sapphire.
  • Birth flower (September): The Aster and the Morning Glory.
Television shows

TV shows in 2011.

Television shows that people were watching in September 2011.

TV shows from September, 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.

True Blood
True Blood
Fantasy horror series starring Anna Paquin as a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse.

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.

Sci-fi series starring Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Jack Carter.

Detective comedy series starring James Roday and Dulé Hill.

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.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on September 18th, 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


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


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

Gentle Giraffe
Gentle Giraffe

Liv Dolls
Liv Dolls

Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls
Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls

Duck Hunter
Duck Hunter

Rocky the Robot Truck
Rocky the Robot Truck

Laser Zero Gravity
Laser Zero Gravity

Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid
Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid

Chixos Design
Chixos Design

Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel
Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel

Harumika (dolls)
Harumika (dolls)

Crayola Crayon Town
Crayola Crayon Town

The iPad
The iPad

ZhuZhu Pets
ZhuZhu Pets

The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera

Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig

Playmobil Horse Farm
Playmobil Horse Farm

Pixos Super Studio
Pixos Super Studio

Clipo Creativity Table
Clipo Creativity Table

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3


The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games

Video games.

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

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out September 18th, 2017, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on September 18th.

Gerry Bamman

Born on September 18th, 1941
He turned 70 on this day in 2011.

John McAfee

Computer programmer. Deceased
Born on September 18th, 1945
He turned 66 on this day in 2011.

James Gandolfini

Actor. Deceased
Born on September 18th, 1961
He turned 50 on this day in 2011.

Jada Pinkett Smith

Born on September 18th, 1971
She turned 40 on this day in 2011.


Rapper / Television host.
Born on September 18th, 1974
He turned 37 on this day in 2011.


Brazilian soccer player.
Born on September 18th, 1976
He turned 35 on this day in 2011.

Christian Pulisic

Soccer player.
Born on September 18th, 1998
He turned 13 on this day in 2011.

Weather details

Weather on September 18th, 2011.

Historical weather information for September 18th, 2011.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.0 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 56.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.78 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.11 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.76cm.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on September 18th, 2011.


UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.


Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on September 18th, 2011 was most likely conceived around December 26th, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on September 18th, 2011 is close to June 10th, 2012.

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Stats for September 18th, 2011

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about September 18th, 2011.

  • 4,393 days have passed since this date.
  • 627 weeks have passed.
  • 379,555,200 seconds have passed since September 18th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 442,814,400 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 195,850,483,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 63,259,200 times.
  • You have taken approximately 32,641,747 steps. That's roughly 14,507 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,554,662 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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