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December 17, 2021

December 17, 2021, was a Friday. It was 2 years, 7 months, and 6 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Sagittarius.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on December 17, 2021:

  • The Marvel film "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is released in movie theaters.
  • Covid-19: Ireland announces that all pubs, movie theaters and restaurants will close at 8pm.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on December 17, 2021:

  • United States: "Easy on Me" by Adele
  • United Kingdom: "Ed Sheeran and Elton John" by Merry Christmas
Play the top singles from 2021
A Spotify playlist of hit songs from 2021. Take a trip back to the days of Olivia Rodrigo, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, Doja Cat, and Lil Nas X.

Top movie

The movie "West Side Story" was at the top of the box office on this day.

Facts

This date occurred 950 days ago. Approximately 32 months have passed. It was the 351st day of 2021, in week 50. The decade was the 2020s. The end of 2021 was just 14 days away. A child born on this day is 2 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. We have gone through approximately 11 seasons of weather since this date.

Take me back to December 17, 2021

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

The date is December 17, 2021, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Sagittarius. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

The Christmas season of 2021 is in full swing. People are putting up their decorations and festive songs are playing on the radio. In America, the song "Easy on Me" by Adele is at the top of the singles charts, while "Ed Sheeran and Elton John" by Merry Christmas is the number-one song in the UK. Joe Biden is the President of the United States, and the movie West Side Story is at the top of the box office.

Boris Johnson is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "Westworld", "Young Sheldon", "Yellowstone", and "The Boys". If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as John Madden, Betty White, Bob Saget, and Meat Loaf would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Microsoft Flight Simulator (2020)", "Returnal", "Call of Duty: Vanguard", and "Wordle". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "SpongeBob SquarePants", "Big City Greens", "It's Pony", and "Danger Force". Children are playing with toys such as the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on December 17, 2021.

  • 2021 in music.

    2021 in music

    The music charts in 2021 were dominated by artists such as Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, 24kGoldn, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Silk Sonic, Ed Sheeran, The Kid Laroi, and Lil Nas X.
  • Record of the Year.

    Record of the Year

    The song "Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic won a Grammy for 2021's Record of the Year.
  • CODA.

    CODA

    The film "CODA" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2021.
  • 2021 in movies.

    2021 in movies

    Movies released in 2021 included Spider-Man: No Way Home, No Time to Die, F9, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, Godzilla vs. Kong, A Quiet Place Part II, Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Dune.
  • Elon Musk.

    Elon Musk

    Billionaire Elon Musk was named Time Person of the Year in 2021.
  • Best NBA players.

    Best NBA players

    The best NBA players in 2021 were Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, James Harden, Luka Dončić, Kawhi Leonard, and Anthony Davis.
  • Best soccer players.

    Best soccer players

    The best soccer players in 2021 were Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, Karim Benzema, N'Golo Kanté, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Kevin De Bruyne, Kylian Mbappé, and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Personality traits

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on December 17, 2021.

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 17, 2021.

  • November 17, 2021:
    • Singers Camila Cabello and Shawn Mendes announce their decision to end their relationship.
    • Rapper Young Dolph is shot dead outside of a store in Memphis, Tennessee.
    • Amazon announces that it will no longer accept payments from Visa credit cards in the UK due to high post-Brexit transaction fees.
    • The second season of Tiger King is released on Netflix.
  • November 19, 2021:
    • Adele releases her album "30".
    • Austria imposes a national 20-day lockdown and announces that it will be making vaccinations mandatory.
    • It is officially announced that Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson are dating.
    • Kyle Rittenhouse is found not guilty of murder.
    • The game "Battlefield 2042" is released.
    • The film "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" is released.
  • November 21, 2021:
    • Soccer: Manchester United sack Ole Gunnar Solskjær following a disastrous 4-1 defeat against Watford.
    • Six people are killed after a car crashes into the annual Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • November 22, 2021: A new Covid variant called Omicron (B.1.1.529) is identified.
  • November 24, 2021:
    • Scientists warn that the new Covid variant Omicron (B.1.1.529) has a high number of mutations.
    • 27 migrants die after their inflatable dinghy capsizes in the English Channel.
  • November 26, 2021:
    • The European Union announces that it will ban air travel from South Africa due to a 'deeply concerning' new Covid variant.
    • Belters Only release their song "Make Me Feel Good".
  • November 27, 2021: The United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium identify cases of the new Covid variant Omicron.
  • November 28, 2021: American fashion designer Virgil Abloh dies from cancer at the age of 41.
  • November 29, 2021:
    • The trial of British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell for sex trafficking begins in New York.
    • Japan closes its borders due to the new Omicron variant of Covid-19.
    • Soccer: Manchester United announce the appointment of Ralf Rangnick as interim manager.
    • Lionel Messi is awarded the 2020 Ballon d'Or.
  • November 30, 2021:
    • Four students are killed in a high school shooting in the Oxford Township of Michigan.
    • Barbados becomes a republic.
    • UK media outlets begin to report that a restrictions-breaking staff Christmas party was held in Number 10 Downing Street on December 18, 2020.
  • December 3, 2021: The parents of high school shooter Ethan Crumbley fail to appear on charges of involuntary manslaughter.
  • December 4, 2021:
    • The price of Bitcoin drops by over 20%.
    • The parents of high school shooter Ethan Crumbley are arrested in Detroit.
  • December 5, 2021: Former US presidential candidate and Senate leader Bob Dole dies at the age of 98.
  • December 6, 2021: Tommy Fury pulls out of his fight with Jake Paul due to a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib.
  • December 7, 2021:
    • ITV airs leaked footage of former Downing Street press secretary Allegra Stratton joking about a restrictions-breaking staff Christmas party.
    • Storm Barra hits Ireland.
    • Kellogg announces that it will be permanently replacing striking workers in Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • December 8, 2021:
    • Angela Merkel steps down as the Chancellor of Germany after 16 years.
    • UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new "Plan B" restrictions in an effort to control the rise of Omicron cases.
    • US president Joe Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin hold a virtual summit about Russia's buildup of troops near the Ukrainian border.
    • The video game "Halo Infinite" is released.
  • December 9, 2021:
    • Former American football player Demaryius Thomas is found dead at his home.
    • Ukrainian defense officials say that Russia has increased its troop numbers near their border.
    • A serious Java vulnerability is discovered in log4j.
    • 55 people are killed after a freight truck smuggling migrants overturns in Chiapas, Mexico.
    • The WWE releases Jeff Hardy from his contract.
  • December 10, 2021:
    • A court rules that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited from the UK to the US.
    • Monkees singer Michael Nesmith dies at the age of 78.
    • The film "Don't Look Up" is released.
  • December 11, 2021:
    • Tornadoes kill 80 people in six US states and leave dozens missing.
    • A photograph of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson breaching Covid regulations by hosting a quiz is published online.
    • Charles Oliveira defeats Dustin Poirier at UFC 269.
  • December 12, 2021: English actor Danny Miller wins the 2021 season of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!".
  • December 13, 2021:
    • The United Kingdom records the first publicly confirmed death from Omicron.
    • English social-media influencer Molly-Mae Hague makes a series of controversial comments about poverty and wealth inequality.
  • December 16, 2021:
    • The United Kingdom reports a new daily record of Covid-19 cases.
    • Five children die in Tasmania, Australia, after a gust of wind blows their bouncy castle into the air.
  • This date: December 17, 2021
  • December 18, 2021:
    • The Netherlands goes into a strict lockdown in an attempt to contain the Omicron variant.
    • Boxing: Jake Paul knocks out Tyron Woodley in the sixth round.
    • Britain's Brexit minister David Frost resigns over concerns about the government's coronavirus measures and tax rises.
    • Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
    • London Mayor Sadiq Khan declares a "major incident" due to the rapid spread of Omicron.
  • December 19, 2021:
    • More than 375 people are reported dead after a typhoon hits the Philippines.
    • Left-wing candidate Gabriel Boric is elected as the new President of Chile.
  • December 20, 2021: It is reported that Dua Lipa has ended her relationship with boyfriend Anwar Hadid.
  • December 22, 2021: The film "The Matrix Resurrections" is released in movie theaters.
  • December 25, 2021: NASA launches the James Webb Space Telescope.
  • December 26, 2021: South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at the age of 90.
  • December 28, 2021: NFL coach and sportscaster John Madden passes away at the age of 85.
  • December 29, 2021:
    • Ghislaine Maxwell is found guilty of sex trafficking crimes.
    • The World Health Organization warns that a "tsunami" of Omicron cases may overwhelm health systems across the world.
    • The United States, France and Denmark report new daily records of Covid cases.
  • December 30, 2021: Soccer: Romelu Lukaku tells Sky Sport Italia that he is not happy at Chelsea.
  • December 31, 2021:
    • Actress Betty White passes away at the age of 99.
    • Britain's official statistics body estimates that 1 in 15 people in London have Covid-19.
  • January 2, 2022:
    • The personal Twitter account of US congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is permanently suspended.
    • Protests begin in Kazakhstan over fuel prices, corruption and economic inequality.
  • January 3, 2022:
    • Disgraced biotechnology entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes is found guilty of defrauding investors and wire fraud.
    • Biotechnology entrepreneur Elizabeth Holmes is sentenced to 11 years and 3 months in prison for defrauding investors and wire fraud.
  • January 6, 2022:
    • Australia announces that it has cancelled the entry visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic.
    • Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier passes away at the age of 94.
    • It is confirmed that Kanye West and actress Julia Fox are dating.
    • Director Peter Bogdanovich dies at the age of 82.
  • January 9, 2022:
    • Actor Bob Saget is found dead in a hotel room at the age of 65.
    • The second season of the drama series "Euphoria" begins airing on television.
  • January 10, 2022:
    • Convicted murderer and property heir Robert Durst dies at the age of 78.
    • An Australia judge overturns the visa cancellation of tennis star Novak Djokovic due to a technicality.
  • January 12, 2022: The random murder of 23-year-old schoolteacher Ashling Murphy shocks Ireland.
  • January 13, 2022:
    • Australia cancels the visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic for the second time.
    • Buckingham Palace announces that Prince Andrew has been stripped of his military title due to a sexual abuse civil lawsuit.
  • January 14, 2022:
    • A massive volcanic eruption occurs near Tonga.
    • The slasher film Scream (2022) is released in movie theaters.
  • January 15, 2022: A gunman takes four people hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.
  • January 16, 2022: Tennis star Novak Djokovic is deported from Australia after losing a judicial review against the cancellation of his visa.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 17, 2021, will have the star sign Sagittarius.
  • Zodiac Element: Fire.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 7.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 17, 2021 falls under the Owl.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of December will have the birthstones Tanzanite, Zircon and Turquoise.
  • Birth flower (December): The Narcissus and the Holly.
Television shows

TV series on December 17, 2021

People in December 2021 were watching the following TV series:

The Wheel of Time
The Wheel of Time
Only Murders in the Building
Only Murders in the Building
The White Lotus
The White Lotus
Cobra Kai
Cobra Kai
Bridgerton
Bridgerton
Emily in Paris
Emily in Paris
Ted Lasso
Ted Lasso
The Witcher
The Witcher
The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian
The Boys
The Boys
Euphoria
Euphoria
After Life
After Life
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in December 2021

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

The Ghost and Molly McGee
The Ghost and Molly McGee
Baby Shark's Big Show!
Baby Shark's Big Show!
Danger Force
Danger Force

Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
Tyler Perry's Young Dylan
It's Pony
It's Pony
The Owl House
The Owl House
The Adventures of Paddington
The Adventures of Paddington
The Casagrandes
The Casagrandes
Big City Greens
Big City Greens
Raven's Home
Raven's Home
The Loud House
The Loud House
Toys

Toys in 2021

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

The PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5
The Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in December 2021.

Halo Infinite 2021
Halo Infinite
Wordle 2021
Wordle
Battlefield 2042 2021
Battlefield 2042
Forza Horizon 5 2021
Forza Horizon 5
Call of Duty: Vanguard 2021
Call of Duty: Vanguard
Far Cry 6 2021
Far Cry 6
FIFA 22 2021
FIFA 22
Psychonauts 2 2021
Psychonauts 2
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart 2021
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil Village 2021
Resident Evil Village
Returnal 2021
Returnal
It Takes Two 2021
It Takes Two
Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on December 17.

Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope
Born on December 17, 1936
He turned 85 on this day in 2021.

Bill Pullman

Bill Pullman

Actor
Born on December 17, 1953
He turned 68 on this day in 2021.

Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell

MMA fighter
Born on December 17, 1969
He turned 52 on this day in 2021.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

Boxer
Born on December 17, 1978
He turned 43 on this day in 2021.

Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning

Whistleblower
Born on December 17, 1987
She turned 34 on this day in 2021.

USA

US President

Joe Biden was the President of the United States on December 17, 2021.

UK

UK Prime Minister

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Micheál Martin was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on December 17, 2021 was most likely conceived around March 26, 2021.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 17, 2021 is close to September 9, 2022.

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Stats for December 17, 2021

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 17, 2021:

  • 950 days have passed since this date.
  • 135 weeks have passed.
  • 82,076,400 seconds have passed since December 17, 2021.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 95,755,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 42,351,422,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 13,679,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 7,058,570 steps. That's roughly 3,137 miles.
  • 984,917 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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