Saturday September 17, 2011: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 9/17/2011, UK date format: 17/9/2011

September 17th, 2011 was the 260th day of the year 2011 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Virgo. The day of the week was Saturday.

The number one song in US was Someone Like You by Adele.

The Intouchables, directed by Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2011 while The Paris Wife by Paula McLain was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Fresh Meat. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Alien Zombie Megadeath or ABBA: You Can Dance.

The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened that day: find out below.

Events | Famous Birthdays | Famous Deaths | Zodiac | Calendar and Day of Week | Holidays and Observances | Lunar and Planetary phase | Movies | TV Series | Music charts | Magazine covers | Books | Videogames

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September 17, 2011 Events

What happened on September 17, 2011?

Historical Events

  • The Occupy Wall Street protests start in the United States. This leads to the Occupy movement, which is expanded to 82 countries by October.ref=quotcnn
  • Libyan civil War 2011: Forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, the deposed Libyan dictator, launch a counter-attack on opposition fighters in Bani Walid (and Sirte)
  • A train accident near Alawwa railway station in Sri Lanka killed at least three people and injured 25 others. It happened 60 km north of Colombo.
  • The US National Transportation Safety Board began its investigation into Friday's Reno plane crash that left at least three people dead and many others injured.
  • Pilot killed in crash of North American T-28 Trojan at Eastern WV Regional Airport near Martinsburg (West Virginia) (The Journal of Martinsburg). Aviation Safety Network
  • Off the coast of Honshu, Japan, a strong earthquake of 6.6 magnitude and several aftershocks are recorded.
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What happened on September 17 in history? Find out the list of September 17th major events

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September 17, 2011 Famous Birthdays

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How old am I?

If September 17, 2011 is your birthday you are 11 years old. Find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long until your next birthday on September 17.

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September 17, 2011 Famous Deaths

Other September 17th famous deaths

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September 17, 2011 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Virgo personality

Who should a Virgo marry?

Babies born in September are either Virgo or Libra. People born before September 22nd are Virgo, while people born from September 23rd have the sign of Libra

Personality of September born

Chinese Zodiac

Rabbit chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rabbit

Element: Metal

Rabbit personality

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September 17, 2011 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was September 17, 2011?

The day of the week was Saturday.

September 17th marks the 259th day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2011.

There are 105 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


September 17, 2011 Holidays and Observances

What is special on September 17, 2011?


  • RC Saints - Feasts of Saint Lambert (martyr), Hildegard of Bingen
  • United States - Constitution Day (observed on the previous Friday if it falls in a weekend), Citizenship Day, Von Steuben Day
  • Netherlands - Operation Market Garden is still remembered with parachuting and dedications on this day.
  • Also see September 17 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The fourth day of the Eleusinian Mysteries in ancient Greek mythology, when the initiates sacrificed a pig.
  • Angola - National Heroes' Day


  • World Patient Safety Day [WHO]
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Music charts

What was the number one song on September 17, 2011? Which were the top hits on September 17, 2011?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Someone Like Youyoutube
  2. - Moves Like Jagger
  3. - Pumped Up Kicks
  4. - Party Rock Anthem
  5. - Super Bass

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - I'm On One
  2. - Motivation
  3. - Otis
  4. - How To Love
  5. - Best Thing I Never Had

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - The Adventures Of Rain Dance Maggie
  2. - Walk
  3. - Pumped Up Kicks
  4. - The Sound Of Winter
  5. - Not Again

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Give Me Everything
  2. - Taboo
  3. - Di Que Regresaras
  4. - Olvidame
  5. - Te Amo y Te Amo

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Intouchables

The Intouchables

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Starring: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Country: United States of America



Release year: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz, Garrett M. Brown

Country: United States of America

Let Me In

Let Me In

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Matt Reeves

Starring: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Cara Buono

Country: United States of America

Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole

Release year: 2011

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

Starring: Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, Miles Teller

Country: United States of America

The Debt

The Debt

Release year: 2011

Directed by: John Madden

Starring: Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Fresh Meat

Fresh Meat

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Danny Mulheron



Release year: 2011

Directed by: Denise Di Novi

Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Scott Sanders

Dirty Money

Dirty Money

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Adam Tysoe

Against the Wall

Against the Wall

Release year: 2011

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

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What news were making the headlines those days in September 2011?


Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Paris Wife


The Paris Wife is a deeply moving story about ambition and betrayal. It captures the love affair of two extraordinary people: Ernest Hemingway, and Hadley,

After America by Mark Steyn

After America


Mark Steyn's New York Times Bestseller, After America is now available in paperback After America features a new introduction, updated throughout, and exposes Obama's terrible plans for the nation.

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer

Only Time Will Tell


Only Time will tellJeffrey Arder The first novel in Clifton Chronicles is a bold new series that tells of a family's journey across generations and oceans from heartbreak to triumph.

Cold Vengeance by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child

Cold Vengeance


After being devastated by the murder of his wife Helen, Special Agent Pendergast decided to seek revenge. But it isn't easy to exact revenge.

Full Black by Brad Thor

Full Black


#1 New York Times bestselling author Brad Thor delivers his darkest and most intriguing thriller yet--a terrifying story of espionage and betrayal--brilliantly paced with superb nonstop action.Born

Birth chart on this day

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Alien Zombie Megadeath

Alien Zombie Megadeath

Platform: PlayStation 3 Windows

Genre: Shooter game action

ABBA: You Can Dance

ABBA: You Can Dance

Platform: Wii

Genre: Rhythm game

Publisher: Ubisoft

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online

Marvel Super Hero Squad Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows, OS X

Genre: Massively multiplayer online role-playing game

Avadon: The Black Fortress

Avadon: The Black Fortress

Platform: Microsoft Windows Mac OS X Linux Android iOS Cloud (OnLive)

Genre: Role-playing video game

Deca Sports Extreme

Deca Sports Extreme

Platform: Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Sports

Publisher: Konami


September 17, 2011 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for September 17, 2011 is Last Quarter.

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Sport Games on September 17, 2011

Sport Games on September 17, 2011

Serie A

Italian Football
  • Cagliari - Novara : 2 - 1
  • Inter - Roma : 0 - 0
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Jupiler League

Football (Belgium)
  • Bergen - Mechelen : 5 - 1
  • Cercle Brugge - Lierse : 0 - 0
  • Germinal - Waregem : 2 - 0
  • Kortrijk - Oud-Heverlee Leuven : 2 - 0
  • Westerlo - St Truiden : 2 - 0
See all Football game results of September 17, 2011

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Hamburg - M'gladbach : 0 - 1
  • Hertha - Augsburg : 2 - 2
  • Hoffenheim - Wolfsburg : 3 - 1
  • Kaiserslautern - Mainz : 3 - 1
  • Leverkusen - FC Koln : 1 - 4
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Braunschweig - Cottbus : 3 - 1
  • Duisburg - Union Berlin : 1 - 1
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