October 11th, 2011, was a Tuesday. It was Day 284 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
11 years, 7 months, and 29 days have passed since October 11th, 2011.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.
What happened on October 11th, 2011?
These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 11th, 2011.
These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:
The movie "Dolphin Tale" was at the top of the box office on this day.
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The date is October 11th, 2011, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have started to become much cooler and the evenings are beginning to get darker.
Fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. There is also a fresh, earthy scent in 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, We Found Love by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris is the number-one hit song.
Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Dolphin Tale is at the top of the box office. David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Dexter", "True Blood", "RuPaul's Drag Race", and "American Horror Story".
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. 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.
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. 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.
If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Joe Frazier, Heavy D, Gary Speed, and Christopher Hitchens would all still be alive. People are playing video games such as "Farmville", "Super Meat Boy", "L.A. Noire", and "The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "The Fairly OddParents", "LazyTown", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", and "Victorious".
Children are playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the iPad, and the LeapPad Explorer.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 11th, 2011.
The Breaking Bad episode "Face Off" was a big topic of conversation around this time. In the episode, which aired on October 9th, 2011, Walter White killed Gus Fring with a hidden bomb.
On October 5th, 2011, Apple founder Steve Jobs died from cancer at the age of 56. Jobs had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in October of 2003.
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.
On September 16th, 2011, American duo LMFAO released their single "Sexy and I Know It".
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.
During the second half of 2011, a novel called Fifty Shades of Grey became one of the fastest-selling books of all time.
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.
A popular fad called "planking" was gaining media exposure around this time.
English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named 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 "Time Person of the 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 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.
The Internet had started using the term "hipster" to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.
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 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%.
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Television shows that people were watching in October 2011.
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.
Legal drama television series.
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.
Reality TV series.
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
Mockumentary family sitcom.
Sitcom that is set at a community college.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.
Musical TV series.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.
Fantasy horror series starring Anna Paquin as a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
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
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2011.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Good Luck Charlie
Big Time Rush
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2011.
The LeapPad Explorer
The KidiZoom Camera
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in October of 2011.
Gears of War 3
Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Action RPG developed by Eidos Montréal.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.
Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.
Action-adventure sandbox game.
Duke Nukem Forever
The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.
The second game in the series.
Total War: Shogun 2
A military FPS game.
Dead Space 2
Sci-fi survival horror.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Developed by Ubisoft.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
FPS game developed by Treyarch.
Super Meat Boy
Fallout: New Vegas
Open-world RPG game.
Turn-based strategy game.
First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.
Agriculture-simulation social network game.
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 October 11th, 2017, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 11th.
Historical weather information for October 11th, 2011.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 11th, 2011.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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