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December 31st, 2021.

December 31st, 2021, was a Friday. It was day 365 of 2021. The decade was the 2020s.

4 months and 19 days have passed since December 31st, 2021.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Capricorn.

On This Day

On this day.

What happened on December 31st, 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

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on December 31st, 2021.

  • United States: All I Want for Christmas Is You - Mariah Carey
  • United Kingdom: Sausage Rolls for Everyone - LadBaby featuring Ed Sheeran and Elton John

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Spider-Man: No Way Home" was at the top of the box office on December 31st, 2021.

Information

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 4 months and 19 days have passed since December 31st, 2021.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 52 of 2021.
  • Leap Year: 2021 was NOT a leap year.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1640908800.
Events

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around December 31st, 2021.

  • December 3rd, 2021: The parents of high school shooter Ethan Crumbley fail to appear on charges of involuntary manslaughter.
  • December 4th, 2021: The price of Bitcoin drops by over 20%.
  • December 4th, 2021: The parents of high school shooter Ethan Crumbley are arrested in Detroit.
  • December 5th, 2021: Former US presidential candidate and Senate leader Bob Dole dies at the age of 98.
  • December 6th, 2021: Tommy Fury pulls out of his fight with Jake Paul due to a bacterial chest infection and a broken rib.
  • December 7th, 2021: ITV airs leaked footage of former Downing Street press secretary Allegra Stratton joking about a restrictions-breaking staff Christmas party.
  • December 7th, 2021: Storm Barra hits Ireland.
  • December 7th, 2021: Kellogg announces that it will be permanently replacing striking workers in Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • December 8th, 2021: Angela Merkel steps down as the Chancellor of Germany after 16 years.
  • December 8th, 2021: UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces new "Plan B" restrictions in an effort to control the rise of Omicron cases.
  • December 8th, 2021: US president Joe Biden and Russian president Vladimir Putin hold a virtual summit about Russia's buildup of troops near the Ukrainian border.
  • December 9th, 2021: Former American football player Demaryius Thomas is found dead at his home.
  • December 9th, 2021: Ukrainian defense officials say that Russia has increased its troop numbers near their border.
  • December 9th, 2021: A serious Java vulnerability is discovered in log4j.
  • December 9th, 2021: 55 people are killed after a freight truck smuggling migrants overturns in Chiapas, Mexico.
  • December 10th, 2021: A court rules that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited from the UK to the US.
  • December 10th, 2021: Monkees singer Michael Nesmith dies at the age of 78.
  • December 10th, 2021: The film "Don't Look Up" is released.
  • December 11th, 2021: Tornadoes kill 80 people in six US states and leave dozens missing.
  • December 11th, 2021: A photograph of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson breaching Covid regulations by hosting a quiz is published online.
  • December 11th, 2021: Charles Oliveira defeats Dustin Poirier at UFC 269.
  • December 12th, 2021: English actor Danny Miller wins the 2021 season of "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!".
  • December 13th, 2021: The United Kingdom records the first publicly confirmed death from Omicron.
  • December 13th, 2021: English social-media influencer Molly-Mae Hague makes a series of controversial comments about poverty and wealth inequality.
  • December 16th, 2021: The United Kingdom reports a new daily record of Covid-19 cases.
  • December 16th, 2021: Five children die in Tasmania, Australia, after a gust of wind blows their bouncy castle into the air.
  • December 17th, 2021: The Marvel film "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is released in movie theaters.
  • December 17th, 2021: Covid-19: Ireland announces that all pubs, movie theaters and restaurants will close at 8pm.
  • December 18th, 2021: The Netherlands goes into a strict lockdown in an attempt to contain the Omicron variant.
  • December 18th, 2021: Boxing: Jake Paul knocks out Tyron Woodley in the sixth round.
  • December 18th, 2021: Britain's Brexit minister David Frost resigns over concerns about the government's coronavirus measures and tax rises.
  • December 18th, 2021: Rose Ayling-Ellis and Giovanni Pernice are crowned as the winners of Strictly Come Dancing.
  • December 18th, 2021: London Mayor Sadiq Khan declares a "major incident" due to the rapid spread of Omicron.
  • December 19th, 2021: More than 375 people are reported dead after a typhoon hits the Philippines.
  • December 19th, 2021: Left-wing candidate Gabriel Boric is elected as the new President of Chile.
  • December 22nd, 2021: The film "The Matrix Resurrections" is released in movie theaters.
  • December 26th, 2021: South Africa's Archbishop Desmond Tutu dies at the age of 90.
  • December 28th, 2021: NFL coach and sportscaster John Madden passes away at the age of 85.
  • December 29th, 2021: Ghislaine Maxwell is found guilty of sex trafficking crimes.
  • December 29th, 2021: The World Health Organization warns that a "tsunami" of Omicron cases may overwhelm health systems across the world.
  • December 29th, 2021: The United States, France and Denmark report new daily records of Covid cases.
  • This date: December 31st, 2021
  • January 2nd, 2022: The personal Twitter account of US congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene is permanently suspended.
  • January 2nd, 2022: Protests begin in Kazakhstan over fuel prices, corruption and economic inequality.
  • January 6th, 2022: Australia announces that it has cancelled the entry visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic.
  • January 6th, 2022: Oscar-winning actor Sidney Poitier passes away at the age of 94.
  • January 6th, 2022: It is confirmed that Kanye West and actress Julia Fox are dating.
  • January 9th, 2022: Actor Bob Saget is found dead in a hotel room at the age of 65.
  • January 9th, 2022: The second season of the drama series "Euphoria" begins airing on television.
  • January 10th, 2022: Convicted murderer and property heir Robert Durst dies at the age of 78.
  • January 10th, 2022: An Australia judge overturns the visa cancellation of tennis star Novak Djokovic due to a technicality.
  • January 12th, 2022: The random murder of 23-year-old schoolteacher Ashling Murphy shocks Ireland.
  • January 13th, 2022: Australia cancels the visa of tennis star Novak Djokovic for the second time.
  • January 13th, 2022: Buckingham Palace announces that Prince Andrew has been stripped of his military title due to a sexual abuse civil lawsuit.
  • January 14th, 2022: A massive volcanic eruption occurs near Tonga.
  • January 14th, 2022: The slasher film Scream (2022) is released in movie theaters.
  • January 15th, 2022: A gunman takes four people hostage at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in Colleyville, Texas.
  • January 16th, 2022: Tennis star Novak Djokovic is deported from Australia after losing a judicial review against the cancellation of his visa.
  • January 17th, 2022: Russia-Ukraine crisis: A senior EU diplomat tells BBC that Europe is 'closest to war' in decades.
  • January 19th, 2022: The United Kingdom announces that it will be ending all of its Covid restrictions.
  • January 20th, 2022: Meat Loaf (Michael Lee Aday) passes away at the age of 74.
  • January 20th, 2022: The National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) in Ireland recommends ending most Covid restrictions.
  • January 21st, 2022: American stand-up comedian Louie Anderson dies from complications of cancer at the age of 68.
  • January 21st, 2022: Ireland announces that it will be lifting almost all of its Covid restrictions.
  • January 22nd, 2022: The Canada convoy protest begins against COVID-19 vaccine mandates and restrictions.
  • January 24th, 2022: Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and Ethereum lose $130 billion of their value in 24 hours.
  • January 24th, 2022: The Dow falls by more than 500 points and witnesses its seventh down day.
  • January 24th, 2022: Russia-Ukraine crisis: The US puts its troops on alert amid growing tensions in Ukraine.
  • January 26th, 2022: Russia-Ukraine crisis: The United States rejects Russia's demand to bar Ukraine from NATO.
  • January 26th, 2022: Pope Francis tells parents not to condemn children who have different sexual orientations.
  • January 30th, 2022: Soccer: Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood is arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.

Personality traits.

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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 31st, 2021, 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, 2021 was the year of the Ox (Yin Wood).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 3.
  • Native American Zodiac: December 31st, 2021 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.

Black-ish
Black-ish
A sitcom about an upper class African-American family.

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

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

Children TV shows

Kids' TV shows on December 31st, 2021.

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2021.

The Loud House
The Loud House

Toys

Popular toys and games in 2021.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2021.

The PlayStation 5
The PlayStation 5

The Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on December 31st.

Anthony Hopkins

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

Alex Ferguson

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

John Denver

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

Val Kilmer

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

John Allen Muhammad

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

Lance Reddick

Actor.
Born on December 31st, 1962
He turned 59 on this day in 2021.

Psy

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

Donald Trump Jr.

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

Holidays

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 31st of December.

  • New Year's Eve
USA

US President.

Joe Biden was the President of the United States on December 31st, 2021.

UK

UK Prime Minister.

Boris Johnson was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on December 31st, 2021.

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 31st, 2021 was most likely conceived around April 9th, 2021.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on December 31st, 2021 is close to September 23rd, 2022.

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Stats for December 31st, 2021

Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about December 31st, 2021.

  • A total of 140 days have passed since this date.
  • 20 weeks have passed.
  • 12,092,400 seconds have passed since the December 31st, 2021.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 14,107,800 times.
  • Since December 31st, 2021, the earth has travelled approximately 6,239,678,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 2,015,400 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 1,039,946 steps. That's about 462 miles!
  • Since this date, 145,109 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!
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