October 11, 2011

October 11, 2011, was a Tuesday. It was 12 years, 8 months, and 9 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

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What happened on October 11, 2011?

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Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on October 11, 2011:

  • United States: "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera
  • United Kingdom: "We Found Love" by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris

The Billboard Hot 100 on October 11, 2011

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • Moves Like Jagger - Maroon 5 Featuring Christina Aguilera
  • Someone Like You - Adele
  • Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
  • Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO Featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
  • Stereo Hearts - Gym Class Heroes Featuring Adam Levine
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Dolphin Tale

Top movie at the box office

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


This date occurred 4,636 days ago. Approximately 155 months have passed. It was the 284th day of 2011, in week 41. The decade was the 2010s. People who were born on October 11, 2011, are now 12 years old and belong to the Gen Alpha generation. We have gone through approximately 52 seasons of weather since this date.

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The date is October 11, 2011, and it's a Tuesday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Libra. The summer is long gone. Temperatures have become much cooler, and the evenings are beginning to get darker.

There is a fresh, earthy scent in the air, and fallen leaves have carpeted driveways, lawns, pathways, and sidewalks. In America, the song "Moves Like Jagger" by Maroon 5 ft Christina Aguilera is at the top of the singles charts, while "We Found Love" by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris is the number-one song in the UK. 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 "Downton Abbey", "Shameless", "Broke Girls", and "Homeland". 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 "Grand Theft Auto IV", "Halo: Reach", "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood", and "Crysis 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "One Tree Hill", "Glee", and "Jessie". Children are playing with toys such as Rocky the Robot Truck, Alphie (robot), Barbie Video Girl, and Explore N' Grow Musical Gear Center.


News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on October 11, 2011.

  • Walt kills Gus Fring.

    Walt kills Gus Fring

    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.
  • Steve Jobs passes away.

    Steve Jobs passes away

    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.
  • 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.
  • 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 recently 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%.

Personality traits

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What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around October 11, 2011.

  • September 11, 2011: One Direction release their debut single "What Makes You Beautiful".
  • September 13, 2011: Nude photographs of actress Scarlett Johansson are leaked on the Internet.
  • September 16, 2011:
    • LMFAO release the song "Sexy and I Know It".
    • Snapchat is founded by Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy.
  • September 17, 2011:
    • The Occupy Wall Street movement begins.
    • The remains of missing woman Michelle Le are found in Alameda County, California.
  • September 18, 2011: The Breaking Bad episode "Salud" is aired: Gus Fring poisons Don Eladio and his capos.
  • September 19, 2011: Following Charlie Sheen's dismissal, Ashton Kutcher makes his first appearance as Walden Schmidt on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men".
  • September 20, 2011:
    • The song "Call Me Maybe" is released by Carly Rae Jepsen.
    • The US military ends its "Don't ask, don't tell" policy.
  • September 21, 2011:
    • Rock band R.E.M. announce that they are splitting up.
    • The first episode of the US version of "The X Factor" is aired on television.
  • September 22, 2011: Rihanna and Calvin Harris team up to release the song "We Found Love".
  • September 23, 2011: The film "Moneyball" is released in movie theaters.
  • September 27, 2011: Football: Manchester City player Carlos Tevez refuses to come on as a substitute against Bayern Munich.
  • October 4, 2011: A 10-month-old baby called Lisa Irwin goes missing from her home in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • October 5, 2011:
    • The first episode of "American Horror Story" is aired on television.
    • Apple co-founder Steve Jobs passes away after a battle with cancer.
  • October 8, 2011: Occupy Dame Street begins in Ireland.
  • October 9, 2011: The Breaking Bad episode "Face Off" is aired: Walt kills Gus Fring.
  • This date: October 11, 2011
  • October 15, 2011:
    • Liverpool player Luis Suarez is accused of racially abusing Manchester United player Patrice Evra.
    • British actress Betty Driver dies after suffering from pneumonia.
  • October 18, 2011:
    • The game Batman: Arkham City is released.
    • Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is released by Hamas after five years of captivity.
  • October 20, 2011: Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is assassinated.
  • October 21, 2011: Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) is released in movie theaters.
  • October 23, 2011:
    • New Zealand win the 2011 Rugby World Cup after beating France 8-7.
    • Manchester City beat Manchester United 6-1 at Old Trafford.
  • October 25, 2011:
    • The game "Battlefield 3" is released.
    • Rockstar announce that "Grand Theft Auto V" is in development.
    • Irish boy band Westlife announced that they will be splitting up.
  • October 27, 2011: Michael D. Higgins is elected as the new President of Ireland.
  • October 28, 2011:
    • The animated movie Puss in Boots (2011) is released.
    • Avicii releases his single "Levels".
  • October 29, 2011: English DJ and BBC host Jimmy Savile dies at the age of 84.
  • November 2, 2011: The first trailer for "Grand Theft Auto V" is released.
  • November 5, 2011: The Penn State scandal breaks.
  • November 7, 2011:
    • Boxing legend "Smokin' Joe" Frazier passes away from liver cancer at the age of 67.
    • Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray is convicted of manslaughter.
  • November 8, 2011:
    • The game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is released.
    • Rap legend Heavy D dies from a blood clot at the age of 44.
Zodiac info


Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 11, 2011, will have the star sign Libra.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 11, 2011 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.
Television shows

TV series on October 11, 2011

TV audiences were watching the following shows on October 11, 2011:

TV shows from October 2011.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Person of Interest
Person of Interest
New Girl
New Girl
Broke Girls
Broke Girls
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Killing
The Killing
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in October 2011

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Fish Hooks
Fish Hooks
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie

Toys in 2011

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Thomas and Friends toys
Thomas and Friends toys
Tonka Chuck & Friends Chuck's Stunt Park
Tonka Chuck & Friends Chuck's Stunt Park
Dance Star Mickey
Dance Star Mickey
Flickin' Chicken
Flickin' Chicken
Explore N' Grow Musical Gear Center
Explore N' Grow Musical Gear Center
My Own Leaptop
My Own Leaptop
Justin Bieber figures
Justin Bieber figures
Barbie Video Girl
Barbie Video Girl
Squinkies Cupcake Surprize
Squinkies Cupcake Surprize
Alphie (robot)
Alphie (robot)
Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides
Hot Wheels RC Stealth Rides
Air Hogs Hawk Eye
Air Hogs Hawk Eye
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in October 2011.

FIFA 12 2011
Gears of War 3 2011
Gears of War 3
Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
L.A. Noire 2011
L.A. Noire
Terraria 2011
Duke Nukem Forever 2011
Duke Nukem Forever
Portal 2 2011
Portal 2
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 2
Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2
Homefront 2011
Dead Space 2 2011
Dead Space 2

Were you born on October 11, 2011?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2011.

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If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out October 11, 2017, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on October 11.

Fred Trump

Fred Trump

Real-estate developer Deceased
Born on October 11, 1905
He was not alive on this date.

Bobby Charlton

Bobby Charlton

Soccer player Deceased
Born on October 11, 1937
He turned 74 on this day in 2011.



Born on October 11, 1965
He turned 46 on this day in 2011.

Luke Perry

Luke Perry

Actor Deceased
Born on October 11, 1966
He turned 45 on this day in 2011.

Emily Deschanel

Emily Deschanel

Born on October 11, 1976
She turned 35 on this day in 2011.

Michelle Trachtenberg

Michelle Trachtenberg

Born on October 11, 1985
She turned 26 on this day in 2011.

Cardi B

Cardi B

Born on October 11, 1992
She turned 19 on this day in 2011.


US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 11, 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 October 11, 2011 was most likely conceived around January 18, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 11, 2011 is close to July 3, 2012.

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Stats for October 11, 2011


Here are some interesting statistics about October 11, 2011:

  • 4,636 days have passed since this date.
  • 662 weeks have passed.
  • 400,550,400 seconds have passed since October 11, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 467,308,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 206,684,006,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 66,758,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 34,447,334 steps. That's roughly 15,310 miles.
  • 4,806,605 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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