October 5th, 2011

October 5th, 2011, fell on a Wednesday. It was day 278 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since October 5th, 2011.


On This Date

Events that occurred on October 5th, 2011:

  • Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passes away after a battle with cancer.


Music Singles

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

  • United States: Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera
  • United Kingdom: Loca People - Sak Noel

Movie Box Office

What movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Dolphin Tale" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is October 5th, 2011 and it's a Wednesday. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler. Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways and sidewalks and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear.

In America, the song Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Loca People by Sak Noel is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Dolphin Tale 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.

Protests in Syria have snowballed and a civil war has started. Armed militias are currently springing up across the country. 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. 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 currently taking place in New Zealand. The Occupy Wall Street movement is receiving widespread media attention. A civil war is raging on in Libya. Libyan rebels, with the support of NATO, are now taking over some of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's final strongholds.

In Kansas City, Missouri, a search is underway for a 10-month-old baby called Lisa Irwin, who disappeared from her home. Tributes are pouring in for Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who recently passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. People are watching popular TV shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "House" and "RuPaul's Drag Race".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Fallout: New Vegas", "Homefront", "Duke Nukem Forever" and "Terraria". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Good Luck Charlie" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates".


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 October 5th, 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.

  • 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 the 20th of October, Muammar Gaddafi was captured and assassinated by rebels. Three days later, the NCT announced that they had secured victory against the regime.

  • Occupy Wall Street

    During this period, a protest movement called "Occupy Wall Street" began to receive widespread media attention.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • 8 years, 10 months and 4 days have passed since October 5th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 40 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 5th, 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 1317769200.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around October 5th, 2011:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 5th, 2011, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Virgo.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: October 5th, 2011 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.

Television Shows

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

  • American Horror Story - Anthology horror series.
  • Homeland - Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
  • 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.

2011 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2011.

"Jessie" - "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" - "LazyTown" - "Peppa Pig" - "One Tree Hill" - "The Fairly OddParents" - "Dora the Explorer"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 5th of October:


Weather

Weather information for October 5th, 2011:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 19.5 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 55.8 degrees Fahrenheit. 13.22 degrees Celsius. Fog was reported. Precipitation: 0.25cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 17.39 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

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

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on October 5th, 2011 was probably conceived around the 26th of December, 2010. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 5th, 2011 is the 14th of July, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

Video Games

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

  • Gears of War 3 - Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.
  • 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 October 5th, 2011.

  • 3,231 days have passed since this date.
  • 279,158,400 seconds have passed since the October 5th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 325,684,800 times.
  • Since October 5th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 144,045,734,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 46,526,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,007,622 steps. That's about 10,670 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,349,901 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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