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December 26th, 2011.

December 26th, 2011, was a Monday. It was day 360 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

10 years and 27 days have passed since December 26th, 2011.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

Song charts

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 26th, 2011.

  • United States: We Found Love - Rihanna ft Calvin Harris
  • United Kingdom: Wherever You Are - Military Wives & Gary Malone

The Billboard Hot 100 on December 26th, 2011.

The top five songs from the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

  • We Found Love - Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris
  • Sexy And I Know It - LMFAO
  • It Will Rain - Bruno Mars
  • The One That Got Away - Katy Perry
  • Good Feeling - Flo Rida
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Sherlock Holmes 2

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Sherlock Holmes 2" was at the top of the box office on December 26th, 2011.

Take me back to December 26th, 2011!

Let's take a stroll down memory lane!

The date is December 26th, 2011 and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Christmas Day of 2011 has just passed and many people are relaxing at home and enjoying the holiday season.

In America, the song We Found Love by Rihanna ft Calvin Harris is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Wherever You Are by Military Wives & Gary Malone 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. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu. 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, Maroon 5, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Bruno Mars. A fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location, is popular at the moment. Meanwhile, in the Middle East, 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 (You only live once) was beginning to rise in popularity at this time. 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.

If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Whitney Houston, Edd Gould, MCA and Rodney King would all be still alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "Two and a Half Men", "Gossip Girl", "Glee" and "White Collar". Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Farmville", "Dead Space 2", "Crysis 2" and "Saints Row: The Third".

Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Ben 10", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" and "Jessie". If you're a kid or a teenager, then you're probably playing with toys such as the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera, the iPad and the LeapPad Explorer.

News

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on December 26th, 2011.

  • Kim Jong-il dies.

    Kim Jong-il dies.

    On December 17th, 2011, North Korean leader Kim Jong-il died from a suspected heart attack. Video clips of North Koreans wailing uncontrollably went viral during this time. Many commentators pointed out that this over-the-top display of mourning was probably done out of fear.

  • YOLO.

    YOLO.

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

  • I took an arrow to the knee.

    I took an arrow to the knee.

    A meme called "I took an arrow to the knee" took off in popularity at the end of 2011. The meme spawned from a quote in the video game Skyrim.

  • Fifty Shades of Grey.

    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.

  • Good Guy Greg.

    Good Guy Greg.

    An "Advice Animal" Internet meme called "Good Guy Greg" would have been popular during this period. The purpose of the meme was to highlight the good things that people can do.

  • Planking is popular.

    Planking is popular.

    A popular fad called "planking" was gaining media exposure around this time.

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

    English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2011.

  • Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"

    Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"

    "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele went on to win a Grammy for 2011's Record of the Year.

  • 2011 in music.

    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.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2011?

    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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2011.

    Time Person of the Year 2011.

    "The Protester" was named as the Time Person of Year in 2011. This was due to the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Who were the best football players in 2011?

    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.

  • 2011 in movies.

    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.

  • The Artist.

    The Artist.

    The movie "The Artist" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011.

  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down.

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.

  • Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    During this period, smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started to replace the "dumber" cell phones of the past. Up until this point, the focus had been on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher quality phone cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started to get larger.

  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting.

    As online streaming became more and more popular, sales of DVDs started to plummet. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 10 years and 27 days have passed since December 26th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on December 26th, 2011, will be 10 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2011 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1324857600.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 26th, 2011.

  • November 26th, 2011: Thousands of people demonstrate against austerity policies in Dublin, Ireland.
  • November 26th, 2011: The Mars rover "Curiosity" is launched from Cape Canaveral.
  • November 27th, 2011: Soccer manager and former player Gary Speed commits suicide at the age of 42.
  • November 29th, 2011: American stand-up comedian Patrice O'Neal dies from a diabetes-related stroke at the age of 41.
  • December 3rd, 2011: McFly bassist Dougie Poynter wins the UK version of "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!".
  • December 6th, 2011: Azealia Banks releases the single "212".
  • December 8th, 2011: The 2011 NBA lockout comes to an end.
  • December 9th, 2011: David Guetta releases his single "Titanium".
  • December 11th, 2011: Little Mix win The X Factor.
  • December 12th, 2011: Ariana Grande releases her debut single "Put Your Hearts Up".
  • December 13th, 2011: Six people are killed after a man throws grenades and starts shooting in the Belgium city of Liège.
  • December 15th, 2011: English author and socio-political critic Christopher Hitchens dies from cancer at the age of 62.
  • December 16th, 2011: The film "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" is released in movie theaters.
  • December 16th, 2011: The film "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", starring Robert Downey, Jr., is released.
  • December 16th, 2011: The film "Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked" is released.
  • December 17th, 2011: North Korean leader Kim Jong-il dies of a suspected heart attack.
  • December 17th, 2011: Harry Judd and Aliona Vilani are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • December 21st, 2011: Boxer Floyd Mayweather is sentenced to 90 days in jail for battery upon his former girlfriend Josie Harris.
  • December 23rd, 2011: Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev takes over AS Monaco.
  • December 25th, 2011: 18-year-old American Internet personality Ben Breedlove dies from a cardiac arrest.
  • This date: December 26th, 2011
  • December 30th, 2011: It is announced that Katy Perry and Russell Brand are divorcing.
  • December 30th, 2011: Soccer: Carlo Ancelotti becomes the new manager of PSG.
  • January 9th, 2012: Lionel Messi is awarded the 2011 Ballon d'Or.
  • January 13th, 2012: A cruise ship called the Costa Concordia sinks off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people.
  • January 18th, 2012: A series of protests occur against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA).
  • January 19th, 2012: Billionaire Elon Musk announces that he has ended his relationship with his wife Talulah Riley.
  • January 19th, 2012: Popular website Megaupload.com is shut down by the FBI for alleged copyright infringement.
  • January 21st, 2012: The mod version of zombie video game "DayZ" is released.

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Zodiac info

Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 26th, 2011, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 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).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 6.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 26th, 2011 falls under the Goose.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.
Television shows

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

TV shows from December, 2011.

Black Mirror
Black Mirror
Dystopian Sci-Fi series.

Once Upon a Time
Once Upon a Time
Fantasy drama series.

American Horror Story
American Horror Story
Anthology horror series.

Homeland
Homeland
Spy thriller about CIA operative Carrie Mathison.

Suits
Suits
Legal drama television series.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.

The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.

Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.

Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
Reality TV series.

White Collar
White Collar
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.

Modern Family
Modern Family
Mockumentary family sitcom.

Community
Community
Sitcom that is set at a community college.

The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.

Glee
Glee
Musical TV series.

RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.

Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.

Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.

The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.

Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.

Mad Men
Mad Men
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.

Skins
Skins
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.

Dexter
Dexter
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.

How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.

Bones
Bones
Crime comedy-drama TV series.

Prison Break
Prison Break
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
Medical drama television series.

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on December 26th, 2011.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2011.

Austin & Ally
Austin & Ally

Jessie
Jessie

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates

Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie

Victorious
Victorious

Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush

Glee
Glee

Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place

iCarly
iCarly

WordGirl
WordGirl

Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb

Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry

Curious George
Curious George

Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

Ben 10
Ben 10

Johnny Test
Johnny Test

LazyTown
LazyTown

Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig

One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill

The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2011.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2011.

The LeapPad Explorer
The LeapPad Explorer

The iPad
The iPad

ZhuZhu Pets
ZhuZhu Pets

The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera

The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3

The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360

Video games

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

Minecraft 2011
Minecraft
Sandbox game.

Saints Row: The Third 2011
Saints Row: The Third
Open world adventure game.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim 2011
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Open world RPG that was developed by Bethesda Game Studios.

Metal Gear Solid HD Collection 2011
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
Remastered collection of the Metal Gear Solid series.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 2011
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 2011
Battlefield 3
FPS game developed by DICE.

Batman: Arkham City 2011
Batman: Arkham City
Action-adventure game that is set in the Batman universe.

Gears of War 3 2011
Gears of War 3
Sci-fi first-person-shooter game that was released on the XBox 360.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution 2011
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Action RPG developed by Eidos Montréal.

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D 2011
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
Released for the Nintendo 3DS.

L.A. Noire 2011
L.A. Noire
Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.

Terraria 2011
Terraria
Action-adventure sandbox game.

Duke Nukem Forever 2011
Duke Nukem Forever
The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.

Portal 2 2011
Portal 2
Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.

Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 2
The second game in the series.

Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2
Strategy game.

Homefront 2011
Homefront
A military FPS game.

Dead Space 2 2011
Dead Space 2
Sci-fi survival horror.

Civilization V 2010
Civilization V
Turn-based strategy game.

Halo: Reach 2010
Halo: Reach
First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.

Farmville 2009
Farmville
Agriculture-simulation social network game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2011.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out December 26th, 2017 instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 26th.

Mao Zedong

Chinese leader. Deceased
Born on December 26th, 1893
He was not alive on this date.

Phil Spector

American record producer. Deceased
Born on December 26th, 1939
He turned 72 on this day in 2011.

Lars Ulrich

Drummer.
Born on December 26th, 1963
He turned 48 on this day in 2011.

Aaron Ramsey

Soccer player.
Born on December 26th, 1990
He turned 21 on this day in 2011.

Swavy

TikTok personality. Deceased
Born on December 26th, 2002
He turned 9 on this day in 2011.

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 26th of December.

  • Boxing Day
  • St. Stephen's Day
  • Day of Goodwill (South Africa)
  • Second Christmas Day
Weather details

Weather on December 26th, 2011.

Historical weather information for December 26th, 2011.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 13.1 degrees Celsius. It was a dry day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 36.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 2.56 degrees Celsius. Snow was reported. Rain fell. Precipitation: 0.76cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 11.5 degrees Celsius.
USA

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on December 26th, 2011.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 26th, 2011.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 26th, 2011 was most likely conceived around April 4th, 2011.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 26th, 2011 is close to September 17th, 2012.

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Stats for December 26th, 2011

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 26th, 2011.

  • A total of 3,680 days have passed since this date.
  • 525 weeks have passed.
  • 317,952,000 seconds have passed since the December 26th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 370,944,000 times.
  • Since December 26th, 2011, the earth has travelled approximately 164,063,232,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 52,992,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,343,872 steps. That's about 12,153 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,815,424 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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