December 24th, 2011

December 24th, 2011, fell on a Saturday. It was day 358 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

8 years, 11 months and 5 days have passed since December 24th, 2011.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 24th, 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 24th, 2011 and it's a Saturday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

It's Christmas Eve of 2011. The big day is fast approaching and the excitement is building. Department stores are thronged with people who are trying to do some last-minute shopping. 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. 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 "[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." 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.

In soccer, Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev has just taken over AS Monaco. Following the successes of "sugar daddy" clubs such as Chelsea, Manchester City and PSG, many people believe that Rybolovlev's takeover may transform Monaco into a European powerhouse. People are watching popular TV shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "How I Met Your Mother", "Jersey Shore" and "Black Mirror". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "L.A. Noire", "Batman: Arkham City", "Battlefield 3" and "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim".

Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Ben 10", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Victorious" and "Good Luck Charlie". Popular toys include the likes of "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 24th, 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, 11 months and 5 days have passed since December 24th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 51 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 24th, 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 1324684800.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around December 24th, 2011:


Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 24th, 2011, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system (2020), then the sign for this date is actually Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: December 24th, 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.
  • 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

2011 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2011:

  • The LeapPad Explorer
  • iPad
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities and historical figures that were born on the 24th of December:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 24th of December:

  • Christmas Eve

Weather

Weather information for December 24th, 2011:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 9.8 degrees Celsius. It rained a bit (mist or a shower or two). It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 24.8 degrees Fahrenheit. -4 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 5.61 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on December 24th, 2011?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 24th, 2011?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on December 24th, 2011 was probably conceived around the 16th of March, 2011. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 24th, 2011 is the 2nd 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 24th, 2011.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about December 24th, 2011.

  • 3,263 days have passed since this date.
  • 281,923,200 seconds have passed since the December 24th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 328,910,400 times.
  • Since December 24th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 145,472,371,200 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 46,987,200 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 24,245,395 steps. That's about 10,776 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,383,078 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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