December 16th, 2011, fell on a Friday. It was day 350 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
9 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since December 16th, 2011.
On This Date
Events that occurred on December 16th, 2011:
Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (2011) is released in cinemas.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), starring Robert Downey, Jr., is released in cinemas.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) is released in cinemas.
Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 16th, 2011:
United States: We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
United Kingdom: Dance With Me Tonight - One Direction
Movie Box Office
What movie was on top of the box office?
The movie "Sherlock Holmes 2" was at the top of the box office on this date.
Take Me Back!
The date is December 16th, 2011 and it's a Friday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Currently, people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.
The Christmas season of 2011 is in full swing. The decorations are up and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song We Found Love by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Dance With Me Tonight by One Direction is the number one hit song.
Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Sherlock Holmes 2 is at the top of the Box Office. In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. 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.
A Skyrim meme called "I took an arrow to the knee" is currently doing its rounds on websites such as Youtube and Reddit. A new sandbox game called "Minecraft" has just been released for the PC. A new meme format called " guy" is currently being used to poke fun at how people think and act while they are stoned.
The slang phrase "YOLO" is continuing to rise in usage. In his song "The Motto", rapper Drake has further popularized the acronym, which stands for "You only live once." A pop group called "Little Mix" have just won the eight series of The X Factor. Author Christopher Hitchens has passed away at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer.
It is being reported that Kobe Bryant's wife Vanessa has filed for divorce. People are watching popular TV shows such as "CSI: NY", "Breaking Bad", "RuPaul's Drag Race" and "Community". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Homefront", "Duke Nukem Forever", "Gears of War 3" and "Battlefield 3".
Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Phineas and Ferb", "Team Umizoomi" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3", "iPad" and "The LeapPad Explorer".
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 December 16th, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I took an arrow to the knee
The "I took an arrow to the knee" meme is doing its rounds on websites such as Youtube and Reddit.
The motto "YOLO" is continuing to rise in popularity. In November of 2011, rapper Drake further popularizes the acronym.
Basic facts and information about this date:
9 years, 1 months and 6 days have passed since December 16th, 2011.
Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 2011.
Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
Age: Anyone born on December 16th, 2011, will be 9 years of age.
People born in 2011 belong to the "Generation Z" generation.
Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1323993600.
Around This Time...
Notable events that occurred around December 16th, 2011:
November 17th, 2011: Demi Moore announces her intention to end her marriage with Ashton Kutcher.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States.
UK Prime Minister
Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 16th, 2011?
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
Interesting facts about conception dates.
A baby that was born on December 16th, 2011 was probably conceived around the 8th of March, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 16th, 2011 is the 24th of September, 2012. (Rough Estimate).
How old was I?
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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 16th, 2011.
3,325 days have passed since this date.
287,280,000 seconds have passed since the December 16th, 2011.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 335,160,000 times.
Since December 16th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 148,236,480,000 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 47,880,000 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,706,080 steps. That's about 10,980 miles!
Since this date, 3,447,360 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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