December 23rd, 2011

December 23rd, 2011, fell on a Friday. It was day 357 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 6 months and 20 days have passed since December 23rd, 2011.


On This Date

Events that occurred on December 23rd, 2011:

  • Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev takes over AS Monaco.


Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 23rd, 2011:

  • United States: We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
  • United Kingdom: Cannonball - Olly Murs

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 23rd, 2011 and it's a Friday. People are looking forward to the weekend. Christmas Day of 2011 is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with Christmas shoppers.

In America, the song We Found Love by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Cannonball by Olly Murs 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 "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition", "CSI: NY", "The Office" and "RuPaul's Drag Race".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Homefront", "Crysis 2", "Portal 2" and "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Peppa Pig", "LazyTown", "Ben 10" and "Big Time Rush".


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 23rd, 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:

  • 8 years, 6 months and 20 days have passed since December 23rd, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 23rd, 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 1324598400.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 23rd, 2011:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 23rd, 2011, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 23rd, 2011 falls under the Goose.
  • 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.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • 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.

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 23rd of December:


Weather

Weather information for December 23rd, 2011:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 11.6 degrees Celsius. There was heavy rain. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 33.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 0.78 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.32cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 9.44 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 4.57cm.

US President

Who was the US President on this particular date?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 23rd, 2011.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 23rd, 2011 was probably conceived around the 15th of March, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 23rd, 2011 is the 1st of October, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

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?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on December 23rd, 2011.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 23rd, 2011.

  • 3,125 days have passed since this date.
  • 269,996,400 seconds have passed since the December 23rd, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 314,995,800 times.
  • Since December 23rd, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 139,318,142,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 44,999,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 23,219,690 steps. That's about 10,320 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,239,957 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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