Wednesday December 21, 2011

US date format: 12/21/2011, UK date format: 21/12/2011

It was Wednesday, under the sign of Sagittarius (see zodiac on December 21, 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 December people in US were listening to We Found Love by Rihanna. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, directed by Stephen Daldry, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2011 while Thinking, Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman was one of the best selling book. If you liked videogames you were probably playing 1000 Heroz or Army Corps of Hell.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2011, at December 21 across the years or at December 2011 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 21, 2011?


Holidays

  • Roman festivals - Divalia in honour of Angerona
  • R.C. Saints - Saint Petrus Canisius ; formerly feast day of Thomas the apostle
  • Also see December 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • The summer solstice (Southern Hemisphere) or winter solstice (Northern Hemisphere), sometimes known as Yule, occurs on or very close to this date. It is an important festival in the Chinese calendar.

Events

  • 2011 Syrian uprising: Syria's opposition urge the United Nations and Arab League to hold emergency meetings after an alleged massacre took place in the northwest of the country, before Arab League monitors enter the country. (''Straits Times'')
  • 2011 Yemeni uprising: Thousands of Yemeni protesters march from the city of Taez to the capital Sana'a to demand a trial for outgoing President Ali Abdullah Saleh for alleged crimes against anti-government protesters. (''Khaleej Times'')
  • Two former Rwandan politicians of the National Republican Movement for Democracy and Development partyndashMathieu Ngirumpatse and Édouard Karemerandashare jailed for their role in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. (Al Jazeera)
  • The Japanese media reports that prosecutors are raiding the offices of Olympus Corporation over an accounting scandal. (Reuters)
  • See more

Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

Starring: Thomas Horn, Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Max von Sydow

Elevator

Elevator

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Stig Svendsen

Starring: Christopher Backus, Anita Briem, John Getz, Shirley Knight

Don 2

Don 2

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Farhan Akhtar

Starring: Shah Rukh Khan, Florian Lukas, Om Puri, Priyanka Chopra

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Release year: 2011

Directed by: David Fincher

Starring: Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara, Christopher Plummer, Stellan Skarsgård

Country: United States of America

The Flowers of War

The Flowers of War

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

Starring: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 21, 2011?
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Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - Ni**as in Paris
  2. - Lotus Flower Bomb
  3. - Party
  4. - Dance (A$$)
  5. - She Will

Top #5 Rock songs

  1. - Lonely Boy
  2. - The Sound Of Winter
  3. - Walk
  4. - Paradise
  5. - Face To The Floor

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - Promise
  2. - El Verdadero Amor Perdona
  3. - Lovumba (Prestige)
  4. - Te Quiero A Morir
  5. - El Mil Amores
Sport Games on December 21, 2011

Sport Games on December 21, 2011


Serie A

Italian Football
  • Atalanta - Cesena : 4 - 1
  • Bologna - Roma : 0 - 2
  • Inter - Lecce : 4 - 1
  • Lazio - Chievo : 0 - 0
  • Napoli - Genoa : 6 - 1
See all Football game results of December 21, 2011

Le Championnat

Football (France)
  • Auxerre - Dijon : 2 - 2
  • Evian Thonon Gaillard - Montpellier : 4 - 2
  • Lille - Nice : 4 - 4
  • Lorient - Caen : 0 - 0
  • Rennes - Bordeaux : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of December 21, 2011

Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Aston Villa - Arsenal : 1 - 2
  • Everton - Swansea : 1 - 0
  • Fulham - Man United : 0 - 5
  • Man City - Stoke : 3 - 0
  • Newcastle - West Brom : 2 - 3
See all Football game results of December 21, 2011

Futbol Ligi 1

Football (Turkey)
  • Antalyaspor - Fenerbahce : 0 - 0
  • Galatasaray - Manisaspor : 1 - 0
  • Kayserispor - Ankaragucu : 3 - 0
  • Mersin Idman Yurdu - Eskisehirspor : 0 - 0
  • Sivasspor - Samsunspor : 3 - 2
See all Football game results of December 21, 2011

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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How old am I?

If December 21, 2011 is your birthday find out how old you are in years, months, weeks and days and how long it takes for your next birthday.

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Magazine Covers

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Books

Which were the most popular books released in the last weeks?
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Thinking, Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking, Fast And Slow

By:

Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A

Then Again by Diane Keaton

Then Again

By:

The trade paperback edition of Diane Keaton’s unforgettable memoir includes a new Afterword about the bonds between mother and daughter.NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY

Zero Day by David Baldacci

Zero Day

By:

From David Baldacci--the modern master of the thriller and #1 worldwide bestselling novelist-comes a new hero: a lone Army Special Agent taking on the toughest crimes facing the nation.And

A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin

A Dance With Dragons

By:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE BOOK BEHIND THE FIFTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONESDon’t miss the thrilling sneak peek of George R.

Explosive Eighteen by Janet Evanovich

Explosive Eighteen

By:

Bounty hunter Stephanie Plum’s life is set to blow sky high when international murder hits dangerously close to home, in this dynamite novel by Janet Evanovich.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

1000 Heroz

1000 Heroz

Platform: iOS

Genre: puzzle-platform game

Publisher: RedLynx

Army Corps of Hell

Army Corps of Hell

Platform: PlayStation Vita

Genre: Action

Publisher: Square Enix

Bunch of Heroes

Bunch of Heroes

Platform: Windows

Genre: Shooter

Publisher: NGD Studios

American cover art

American cover art

Platform: Nintendo DS PlayStation 3 Wii Xbox 360 Nintendo 3DS

Genre: Action

Publisher: Sega

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360, iOS, Android, Symbian^3

Genre: Action-adventure, platformer, stealth

Publisher: Ubisoft, Gameloft (iOS, Android)

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


News articles

  • A Bundle of Potential in a Ball The Sphero, produced by Orbotix, is a remote-controlled ball stuffed with miniature technology and five free apps. [..]
  • Internet Poker Operator Admits Deceit Brent Beckley pleads guilty to a criminal charge related to breaking Internet gambling laws in connection with Absolute Poker, company he co-founded; 12 people have been charged in the case involving three of the largest Internet poker companies, Absolute Poker, Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. [..]
  • See all financial news of December 21st, 2011

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $82.02
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $396.69
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $26.01
  • General Electric GE: opens at $17.32
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $183.22

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 78.05 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0258 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.9355 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3389 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 101.84 JPY

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 21, 2011?

On December 21, 2011 the day of the week was Wednesday.

What zodiac sign is December 21, 2011?

On December 21, 2011 the zodiac sign was Sagittarius.

Who was the US President on December 21, 2011?

On December 21, 2011 the US President was Barack Obama (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 21, 2011?

On December 21, 2011 the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 21, 2011?

On December 21, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.