October 5th, 2011, was a Wednesday. It was day 278 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
9 years, 7 months and 14 days have passed since October 5th, 2011.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
What happened on October 5th, 2011?
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 5th, 2011.
The movie "Dolphin Tale" was at the top of the box office on October 5th, 2011.
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During this period, a protest movement called "Occupy Wall Street" began to receive widespread media attention. The protest, which popularized the slogan "I am the 99%", was against economic inequality.
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.
During the second half of 2011, an erotic novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest selling books of all time.
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.
A popular fad called "planking" was gaining media exposure around this time.
English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2011.
"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele went on to win a Grammy for 2011's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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 movie "The Artist" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011.
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.
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.
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Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 5th, 2011.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 5th, 2011.
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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