December 17th, 2011, fell on a Saturday. It was day 351 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
8 years, 6 months and 27 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.
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.
It's 2011, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Adele, LMFAO, Katy Perry and Bruno Mars. North Korean leader Kim Jong-il has just passed away after a suspected heart attack. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "CSI: NY", "House" and "The Office".
Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Crysis 2", "Portal 2", "Gears of War 3" and "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Ben 10", "Phineas and Ferb", "Wizards of Waverly Place" and "Team Umizoomi".
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 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.
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.
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 and information about this date:
This date fell on a weekend.
8 years, 6 months and 27 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:
November 17th, 2011: Demi Moore announces her intention to end her marriage with Ashton Kutcher.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 17th, 2011.
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).
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.
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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Time Difference & Statistics
Here are some fun statistics about December 17th, 2011.
3,132 days have passed since this date.
270,601,200 seconds have passed since the December 17th, 2011.
If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 315,701,400 times.
Since December 17th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 139,630,219,200 miles through space.
If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 45,100,200 times.
If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,271,703 steps. That's about 10,343 miles!
Since this date, 3,247,214 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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