The 20th of October, 2011, fell on a Thursday. Day 293 of 2011. Decade: 2010s.
8 years, 3 months and 27 days have passed since the 20th of October, 2011.
On This Date
Events that occurred on the 20th of October, 2011:
Former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is assassinated.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on the 20th of October, 2011:
United States: Someone Like You - Adele
United Kingdom: We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Real Steel" was at the top of the box office on this date.
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 the 20th of October, 2011.
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.
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.
Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 20th of October:
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on the 20th of October, 2011.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on the 20th of October, 2011 was probably conceived around the 10th of January, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on the 20th of October, 2011 is the 29th of July, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
20th of October
Events that have occurred on the 20th of October:
20th of October, 1962: The Sino-Indian War bar begins when China launches two separate attacks on Indian forces.
20th of October, 1973: U.S. Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus are fired by President Richard Nixon after they refuse to fire special prosecutor Archibald Cox.
20th of October, 1977: Lynyrd Skynyrd singer Ronnie Van Zant and guitarist Steve Gaines die in a plane crash in Gillsburg, Mississippi.
TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.
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.
Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.
One Tree Hill - Set in the fictional town of Tree Hill in North Carolina.
Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.
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.
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.
How old was I?
Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on the 20th of October, 2011.
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about the 20th of October, 2011.
3,041 days have passed since this date.
262,746,000 seconds have passed since the 20th of October, 2011.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 306,537,000 times.
Since the 20th of October, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 135,576,936,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 43,791,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 22,596,156 steps. That's about 10,043 miles!
Since this date, 3,152,952 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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