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October 20th, 2011.

October 20th, 2011, was a Thursday. It was day 293 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since October 20th, 2011.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Libra.

On this day.

What happened on October 20th, 2011?

  • Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is assassinated.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 20th, 2011.

  • United States: Someone Like You - Adele
  • United Kingdom: We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
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Real Steel

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Real Steel" was at the top of the box office on October 20th, 2011.

Take me back to October 20th, 2011!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is October 20th, 2011 and it's a Thursday. 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 and there's a fresh earthy scent in the ear. Halloween of 2011 is quickly approaching and stores are selling costumes and decorations. In America, the song Someone Like You by Adele is on 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 currently the President of the United States and the movie Real Steel is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister.

The term "hipster" is currently growing in use. The word is being used to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. 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, Maroon 5, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Bruno Mars. A fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location, is popular at the moment. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, 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.

In soccer, Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been accused of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra. Coronation Street actress Betty Driver has passed away at the age of 91 after suffering from pneumonia. The video game "Batman: Arkham City" has just been released. Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has been released by Hamas after five years of captivity.

The civil war in Libya has come to an end. Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has been captured and killed by rebel forces in Sirte. There are currently calls for an investigation into his death. Hostilities across the country have ceased and the NTC have declared victory. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Futurama", "CSI: Miami", "House" and "Community". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood", "Homefront", "Portal 2" and "Batman: Arkham City".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Wizards of Waverly Place", "Glee" and "Victorious". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera and the LeapPad Explorer.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on October 20th, 2011.

  • Luis Suarez is accused of racism.

    Luis Suarez is accused of racism.

    A racism controversy kicked off in October of 2011 after Liverpool striker Luis Suarez was accused of racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.

  • 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 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.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey.

    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.

  • Good Guy Greg.

    Good Guy Greg.

    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.

  • 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 as 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 as the Time Person of Year in 2011. This was due to the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Who were the best football players in 2011?

    Who were the best football players in 2011?

    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 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.

  • Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    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.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 9 years, 9 months and 4 days have passed since October 20th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on October 20th, 2011, will be 9 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2011 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1319065200.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around October 20th, 2011.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on October 20th, 2011, will have the star sign Libra.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: October 20th, 2011 falls under the Raven.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of October will have the birthstones Tourmaline and Opal.
  • Birth flower (October): The Marigold and the Cosmos.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • 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.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.
  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television series.
  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.

Kid's TV shows on October 20th, 2011.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired 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

Popular toys and games in 2011.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2011.

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • The iPad
  • ZhuZhu Pets
  • The KidiZoom Camera
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Batman: Arkham City - Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.
  • 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.
  • Civilization V - Turn-based strategy game.
  • Halo: Reach - First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.
  • Farmville - 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 from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out October 20th, 2017 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on October 20th.

Tom Petty

Musician. Deceased
Born on October 20th, 1950
He turned 61 on this day in 2011.

Viggo Mortensen

Actor.
Born on October 20th, 1958
He turned 53 on this day in 2011.

Kamala Harris

US Vice President.
Born on October 20th, 1964
She turned 47 on this day in 2011.

Snoop Dogg

Rapper.
Born on October 20th, 1971
He turned 40 on this day in 2011.

John Krasinski

Actor.
Born on October 20th, 1979
He turned 32 on this day in 2011.

Candice Swanepoel

Actor.
Born on October 20th, 1988
She turned 23 on this day in 2011.

Weather on October 20th, 2011.

Historical weather information for October 20th, 2011.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.0 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 52.2 degrees Fahrenheit. 11.22 degrees Celsius. There was thunder. Rain fell. Precipitation: 11.18cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 7.17 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 20th, 2011.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on October 20th, 2011.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on October 20th, 2011 was most likely conceived around the 10th of January, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 20th, 2011 is close to the 29th of July, 2012.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about October 20th, 2011.

  • A total of 3,565 days have passed since this date.
  • 509 weeks have passed.
  • 308,016,000 seconds have passed since the October 20th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 359,352,000 times.
  • Since October 20th, 2011, the earth has travelled approximately 158,936,256,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 51,336,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 26,489,376 steps. That's about 11,773 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,696,192 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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