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December 31, 2021 New Year's Eve

December 31, 2021, was a Friday. It was 2 years, 4 months, and 19 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

Events

Notable events that occurred on 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.
Song charts

Popular songs

On December 31, 2021, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK:

  • United States: "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: "Sausage Rolls for Everyone" by LadBaby featuring Ed Sheeran and Elton John
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 top movie on this day was "Spider-Man: No Way Home".

Facts

New Year's Eve 2021 occurred 871 days ago. Approximately 29 months have passed. It was the 365th day of 2021, in week 52. The decade was the 2020s. It was the last day of the year. A child born on this day is 2 years old and belongs to the Gen Alpha generation. 10 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Comments

The following comments about December 31, 2021, were submitted by our visitors:

Darrion

Man we lost Betty White before she could see 100 next year. How can we have a new year without her?
Posted on July 18, 2023 04:25

coldsnap

I was watching Cobra Kai on Netflix and recovering from a stomach bug when I got a notification from my phone that Betty White had passed. Afterwards, I went on YouTube and watched some videos of game shows she was on as a small tribute to her.
Posted on July 20, 2023 21:50


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Take me back to December 31, 2021

Let's go back to the 2020s.

The date is December 31, 2021, and it's a Friday. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Capricorn. Many people have "that Friday feeling" and are looking forward to the weekend.

It's New Year's Eve, and everyone is wondering what the year 2022 will bring. In America, the song "All I Want for Christmas Is You" by Mariah Carey is at the top of the singles charts, while "Sausage Rolls for Everyone" by LadBaby featuring Ed Sheeran and Elton John is the number-one song in the UK. Joe Biden is the President of the United States, and the movie Spider-Man: No Way Home 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 "Chicago Fire", "Black-ish", "Big Little Lies", and "The Witcher". If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Bob Saget, Meat Loaf, Scott Hall, and Tom Parker would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Among Us", "Returnal", "FIFA 22", and "Halo Infinite". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Bubble Guppies", "Bunk'd", "Raven's Home", and "The Ghost and Molly McGee". 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 31, 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

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around December 31, 2021.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • This date: December 31, 2021
  • 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.
  • January 17, 2022: Russia-Ukraine crisis: A senior EU diplomat tells BBC that Europe is 'closest to war' in decades.
  • January 19, 2022: The United Kingdom announces that it will be ending all of its Covid restrictions.
  • January 20, 2022:
    • Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday) passes away at the age of 74.
    • The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) in Ireland recommends ending most Covid restrictions.
  • January 21, 2022:
    • American stand-up comedian Louie Anderson dies from complications of cancer at the age of 68.
    • Ireland announces that it will be lifting almost all of its Covid restrictions.
  • January 22, 2022: The Canada convoy protest begins against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions.
  • January 24, 2022:
    • Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum lose $130 billion of their value in 24 hours.
    • The Dow falls by more than 500 points and witnesses its seventh down day.
    • The US puts its troops on alert amid growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine.
  • January 26, 2022:
    • Russia-Ukraine crisis: The United States rejects Russia's demand to bar Ukraine from NATO.
    • Pope Francis tells parents not to condemn children who have different sexual orientations.
  • January 30, 2022: Soccer: Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood is arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on December 31, 2021, will have the star sign Capricorn.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2021 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 31, 2021 falls under the Goose.
  • 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

Television shows in December 2021

In December 2021, TV audiences were watching the following 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

If you were a kid on December 31, 2021, then you were probably watching the following cartoons and TV shows:

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

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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 31.

Anthony Hopkins

Anthony Hopkins

Actor
Born on December 31, 1937
He turned 84 on this day in 2021.

Alex Ferguson

Alex Ferguson

Soccer manager
Born on December 31, 1941
He turned 80 on this day in 2021.

John Denver

John Denver

American singer Deceased
Born on December 31, 1943
He was not alive on this date.

Val Kilmer

Val Kilmer

Actor
Born on December 31, 1959
He turned 62 on this day in 2021.

John Allen Muhammad

John Allen Muhammad

Convicted murderer Deceased
Born on December 31, 1960
He was not alive on this date.

Psy

Psy

South Korean singer
Born on December 31, 1977
He turned 44 on this day in 2021.

Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump Jr.

American businessman
Born on December 31, 1977
He turned 44 on this day in 2021.

Hunter Schafer

Hunter Schafer

Actress
Born on December 31, 1998
She turned 23 on this day in 2021.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on December 31:

USA

US President

Joe Biden was the President of the United States on December 31, 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 31, 2021 was most likely conceived around April 9, 2021.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31, 2021 is close to September 23, 2022.

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Stats for December 31, 2021

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about December 31, 2021:

  • 871 days have passed since this date.
  • 124 weeks have passed.
  • 75,250,800 seconds have passed since December 31, 2021.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 87,792,600 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 38,829,412,800 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 12,541,800 times.
  • You have taken approximately 6,471,569 steps. That's roughly 2,876 miles.
  • 903,010 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere.
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