October 21st, 2011, fell on a Friday. It was day 294 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 9 months and 16 days have passed since October 21st, 2011.
On This Date
Events that occurred on October 21st, 2011:
Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) is released in movie theaters.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on October 21st, 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 "Paranormal Activity 3" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is October 21st, 2011 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. The summer is long gone and temperatures have started to become much cooler.
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 Paranormal Activity 3 is at the top of the Box Office.
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, LMFAO, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. A fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location, is popular at the moment.
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. People are watching popular TV shows such as "CSI: NY", "How I Met Your Mother", "Real Housewives of New York City" and "The Walking Dead".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood", "Homefront", "Crysis 2" and "Terraria". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "One Tree Hill", "Big Time Rush" and "Good Luck Charlie".
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 October 21st, 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.
Basic facts and information about this date:
8 years, 9 months and 16 days have passed since October 21st, 2011.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 42 of 2011.
Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on October 21st, 2011, will be 8 years of age.
People born in 2011 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1319151600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around October 21st, 2011:
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on October 21st, 2011.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on October 21st, 2011 was probably conceived around the 11th of January, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on October 21st, 2011 is the 30th of July, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
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.
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.
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about October 21st, 2011.
3,212 days have passed since this date.
277,516,800 seconds have passed since the October 21st, 2011.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 323,769,600 times.
Since October 21st, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 143,198,668,800 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 46,252,800 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,866,445 steps. That's about 10,607 miles!
Since this date, 3,330,202 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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