December 17th, 2011

December 17th, 2011, fell on a Saturday. It was day 351 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 7 months and 20 days have passed since December 17th, 2011.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 17th, 2011:

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of a suspected heart attack.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 17th, 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 17th, 2011 and it's a Saturday. People are enjoying their 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.

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" meme 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 "[10] 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. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has died of a suspected heart attack. There is a sense of amusement at footage of North Korean mourners wailing. The footage has led many commentators to conclude that their over-the-top grief is being faked out of fear.

People are watching popular TV shows such as "Futurama", "Dora the Explorer", "CSI: NY" and "Sons of Anarchy". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Homefront", "Duke Nukem Forever", "L.A. Noire" and "Gears of War 3". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "Victorious", "Good Luck Charlie" and "Austin & Ally".


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 17th, 2011.

  • The Artist

    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.

  • Planking.

    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.

  • YOLO

    The motto "YOLO" is continuing to rise in popularity. In November of 2011, rapper Drake further popularizes the acronym.

  • Kim Jong-il dies.

    On the 17th of December, 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died of a suspected heart attack. Video clips of North Koreans wailing uncontrollably went viral during this time.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 8 years, 7 months and 20 days have passed since December 17th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 50 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 17th, 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 1324080000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 17th, 2011:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 17th, 2011, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Ophiuchus.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 17th, 2011 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.

Television Shows

TV shows that you might have been watching around this time.

  • Black Mirror - Dystopian Sci-Fi series.
  • 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.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.

2011 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2011.

"Austin & Ally" - "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"


Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 17th of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 17th, 2011:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 4.3 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a mostly sunny day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 28.6 degrees Fahrenheit. -1.89 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 2.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.51cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 17th, 2011.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 17th, 2011 was probably conceived around the 9th of March, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 17th, 2011 is the 25th of September, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from December 17th, 2011.

  • Blackburn lose 2-1 at home to West Brom.
  • Everton and Norwich draw 1-1.
  • Fulham defeat Bolton 2-0.
  • Newcastle and Swansea draw 0-0.
  • Wigan and Chelsea draw 1-1.
  • Wolves lose 2-1 at home to Stoke.

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • Saints Row: The Third - Open world adventure game.
  • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim - Open world RPG that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - The third game in the Modern Warfare series. Developed by Infinity Ward. Contained multiplayer maps such as Dome and Hardhat.
  • Battlefield 3 - FPS game developed by DICE.
  • 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.

How old was I?

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Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 17th, 2011.

  • 3,156 days have passed since this date.
  • 272,674,800 seconds have passed since the December 17th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 318,120,600 times.
  • Since December 17th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 140,700,196,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,445,800 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,450,033 steps. That's about 10,422 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,272,098 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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