Wednesday January 05, 2011

US date format: 1/5/2011, UK date format: 5/1/2011

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Capricorn (see birth chart on January 5, 2011). The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church. In that special week of January people in US were listening to Grenade by Bruno Mars. The Mechanic, directed by Simon West, was one of the most viewed movies released in 2011 while I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Green Hornet. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Deadliest Warrior: Legends or Dirt 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of January 05, 2011?


  • Mungday (Discordianism)
  • Catholicism - Feast day of St. John Neumann.
  • The eleventh day of Christmas in Western Christianity, and the Twelfth Night of Christmas in Western Christianity.


  • (to January 9) In Tampa, Florida, Heritage Numismatic Auctions conducts coin auctions at the FUN convention.
  • Clarence House confirms that Prince William and Catherine Middleton will be married by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams. Sky News
  • Swedish actor Per Oscarsson and his wife Kia Östling are confirmed dead by dental records after a fire destroyed the couple's house in Skara and the couple perished on December 30, 2010. (The Local)
  • Iran and India develop a stop-gap plan to continue the flow of oil from the former to the latter, and payments in the opposite direction, days after India withdrew from the Asian Clearing Union. The new plan involves payments through the EIH Bank, in Hamburg, Germany. (Domain-b)
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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Mechanic

The Mechanic

Directed by: Simon West

Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland, Tony Goldwyn

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached

Directed by: Ivan Reitman

Starring: Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Kevin Kline, Cary Elwes

The Dilemma

The Dilemma

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Vince Vaughn, Kevin James, Winona Ryder, Jennifer Connelly



Directed by: Priyadarshan

Starring: Ajay Devgn, Akshaye Khanna, Bipasha Basu, Paresh Rawal

Main Street

Main Street

Directed by: John Doyle

Starring: Colin Firth, Ellen Burstyn, Patricia Clarkson, Orlando Bloom

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of January 05, 2011?
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Top #10 R&B songs

  1. - Can't Be Friends
  2. - Aston Martin Music
  3. - What's My Name?
  4. - No Hands
  5. - Right Thru Me
  6. - Make A Movie
  7. - Deuces
  8. - Lay It Down
  9. - Black And Yellow
  10. - No BS
Sport Games on January 05, 2011

Sport Games on January 05, 2011

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Arsenal - Man City : 0 - 0
  • Aston Villa - Sunderland : 0 - 1
  • Blackburn - Liverpool : 3 - 1
  • Bolton - Wigan : 1 - 1
  • Everton - Tottenham : 2 - 1
See all Football game results of January 05, 2011

Ethniki Katigoria

Football (Greece)
  • AEK - Kerkyra : 0 - 0
  • Asteras Tripolis - Ergotelis : 3 - 0
  • Olympiakos - Iraklis : 2 - 0
  • Olympiakos Volou - Panionios : 0 - 0
  • Panserraikos - PAOK : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of January 05, 2011

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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The Green Hornet

The Green Hornet

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Eva Luna

Eva Luna

Directed by: Adriana Barraza

In Between Men

In Between Men

Directed by: Jennifer Gelfer

Glory Daze

Glory Daze

Directed by: Ramon Fernandez



Directed by: Danny Leiner

Days to next January 05

If January 05, 2011 is your birthday you're 9 years, 8 months, 15 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 3 months, 16 days.

Magazine Covers

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Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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I Remember Nothing by Nora Ephron

I Remember Nothing


Nora Ephron returns with her first book since the astounding success of I Feel Bad About My Neck, taking a hilarious look at the past, the present, and the future, bemoaning

Fall of Giants by Ken Follett

Fall of Giants


Ken Follett’s magnificent new historical epic begins as five interrelated families move through the momentous dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women’s suffrage. A

Pinheads And Patriots by Bill O'Reilly

Pinheads And Patriots


Television host, razor sharp political pundit, and #1 bestselling author Bill O’Reilly focuses in on where we all stand in the Age of Obama in Pinheads and Patriots.

Broke by Glenn Beck and Kevin Balfe



THE FACTS. THE FUTURE. THE FIGHT TO FIX AMERICA— BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE. In the words of Harvard economist Niall Ferguson, the United States is “an empire on the edge of

America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag by Sarah Palin

America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith, and Flag


Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin delivers an intimate and personal look at the woman behind the public servant. In her #1 New York Times bestselling memoir Going Rogue—the bestselling nonfiction book of 2009—Palin gave readers a look at her upbringing, …


What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story

don't take it personally, babe, it just ain't your story

Platform: Windows, Mac OS X, Linux

Genre: Visual novel

A Certain Magical Index

A Certain Magical Index

Platform: PlayStation Portable

Genre: Action, comedy-drama, fantasy

Publisher: ASCII Media Works

Deadliest Warrior: Legends

Deadliest Warrior: Legends

Platform: Xbox Live Arcade PlayStation Network

Genre: Fighting game

Publisher: 345 Games Spike Games

Atom Zombie Smasher

Atom Zombie Smasher

Platform: Windows, OS X, Linux

Genre: Real-time strategy

Dirt 3

Dirt 3

Platform: Microsoft Windows OS X PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Racing

Publisher: Codemasters Feral Interactive (Mac OS X)


Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $74.67
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $329.55
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.90
  • General Electric GE: opens at $18.52
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $147.34

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 83.22 JPY
  • 1 USD = 0.9957 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9655 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.6196 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 109.46 JPY

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