Friday October 21, 2011: Zodiac, Events, Birthdays and Holidays

US date format: 10/21/2011, UK date format: 21/10/2011

October 21st, 2011 was the 294th day of the year 2011 in the Gregorian calendar, under the sign of Libra. The day of the week was Friday.

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

Kick-Ass, directed by Matthew Vaughn, was one of the most viewed movie released in 2011 while Son Of Stone by Stuart Woods was one of the best selling book.

On TV people were watching Man Up. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat or Marvel: Avengers Alliance.

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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October 21, 2011 Events

What happened on October 21, 2011?

Historical Events

  • Libyan civil war
  • Mutassim Gaddafi's death in an extrajudicial execution
  • Libyan Civil War: NATO Commander James G. Stavridis announced that NATO will end its military intervention in Libya, Operation Unified Protector on October 31.
  • Iraq War:
  • Iraq War: President Barack Obama announces plans to withdraw all remaining American military forces from Iraq by 2011.
  • Verizon Communications reports that third quarter earnings increased by two-thirds.
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What happened on October 21 in history? Find out the list of October 21st major events

What was 2011 famous for? Discover everything about 2011

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October 21, 2011 Famous Birthdays

Other October 21st famous birthdays

  • American actress, socialite, model, and TV celebrity.

  • Carrie Fisher

    American actress, author and playwright, Debbie Reynolds is the daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, who are also noted family...

  • Israeli politician who was elected Israel’s leader on 5/31/1996 by a narrow margin while running against Peres for the position of P.M.

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How old am I?

If October 21, 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 October 21.

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October 21, 2011 Famous Deaths

Who died on October 21, 2011?

Other October 21st famous deaths

  • American poet and writer, he is the author of 21 books, including "The Town and the City," 1950 and "The Subterraneans,"58 and "Big Sur.

  • American singer-songwriter/guitarist (Blind Melon), (d. 1995).

  • American homicide.

  • Maxene Andrews

    American soprano singer and middle child of three siblings, The Andrews Sisters.

See all famous people who died on October 21st


October 21, 2011 Zodiac

Western Zodiac - Astrological Sign

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Libra personality

Who should a Libra marry?

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

Personality of October born

Chinese Zodiac

Rabbit chinese zodiac sign

Sign: Rabbit

Element: Metal

Rabbit personality

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Can the numbers in October 21, 2011 reveal something about your future ? Find out


October 21, 2011 Day of the Week and Calendar

What day of the week was October 21, 2011?

The day of the week was Friday.

October 21st marks the 293rd day of the Gregorian calendar for the year 2011.

There are 71 days remaining until the end of the year. Calculate the number of days between two dates.


October 21, 2011 Holidays and Observances

What is special on October 21, 2011?


  • R.C. saints - Saint Ursula and her 11 (or 11000) virgins; Saint Hilarion
  • Republic of China - Overseas Chinese Day
  • French Republican Calendar - Tonneau (Barrel) Day, thirtieth day in the Month of VendTmiaire
  • In the comic novel Good Omens by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett, the Earth was born on this day in 4004 BC, within a quarter of an hour of 9 in the morning. This was supposedly because God liked to get things over with early.
  • Trafalgar Day ? celebrated throughout much of the British Empire in the 19th and early 20th Century.
  • Also see October 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • International Day of the Nacho ? celebrated in the United States and Mexico since the early 1990s.
  • Diwali in India (2006)
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Music charts

What was the number one song on October 21, 2011? Which were the top hits on October 21, 2011?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Someone Like Youyoutube
  2. - Moves Like Jagger
  3. - Pumped Up Kicks
  4. - Sexy And I Know It
  5. - Stereo Hearts

Top #5 R&B songs

  1. - She Will
  2. - Headlines
  3. - Marvin & Chardonnay
  4. - Ni**as in Paris
  5. - That Way

Top #5 Rock songs

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

Top #5 Latin songs

  1. - El Amor
  2. - Olvidame
  3. - Give Me Everything
  4. - Rain Over Me
  5. - Taboo

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Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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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

Puss in Boots

Puss in Boots

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Chris Miller

Starring: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Zach Galifianakis, Billy Bob Thornton

Country: United States of America

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Man Up

Man Up

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Ben Palmer

Dragon Age: Redemption

Dragon Age: Redemption

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Peter Winther

Hell's Kitty

Hell's Kitty

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Nicholas Tana



Release year: 2011

Directed by: Gordon Scott Venters

Dream House

Dream House

Release year: 2011

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

Magazine Covers

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Son Of Stone by Stuart Woods

Son Of Stone


Stone Barrington is an expert on the city he loves and knows it all, but he's about learn something about himself.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help


Aibileen, a black maid from 1962 Jackson, Mississippi is now unable to keep her bitterness in check. Minny, her friend, has never been able to keep her mouth shut. But now she must keep secrets about her employer which leave …

Survivors by James Wesley Rawles



WHAT IF THE WORLD WOULD END AS WE KNOW IT TODAY? America is not the America we know. The stock market plummeted overnight, hyperinflation has crippled commerce and

New York to Dallas by J.D. Ro

New York to Dallas


Eve Dallas, a homicide detective, tracks down an escaped criminal that she was initially responsible for locking up.

In The Garden Of Beasts by Erik Larson

In The Garden Of Beasts


Erik Larson, New York Times bestseller author of Devil in The White City, tells a fascinating story about Hitler's rise.

Birth chart on this day

Discover the planets positions on October 21st, 2011 as well as what the sky looked like at your place

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What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat

Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat

Platform: Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Genre: Fighting, Beat 'em up

Publisher: THQ Vivendi Games

Marvel: Avengers Alliance

Marvel: Avengers Alliance

Platform: Facebook, iOS, Android, Windows,

Genre: Role-playing game

Publisher: Playdom (2012–2014) Disney Interactive (2014–present)

CardMon Hero

CardMon Hero

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Card battle, MMORPG

Publisher: HanbitSoft

DC Universe Online

DC Universe Online

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 PlayStation 4 Xbox One Mac OS X

Genre: Action combat MMO

Publisher: Daybreak Game Company

Bleach: Soul Resurrección

Bleach: Soul Resurrección

Platform: PlayStation 3

Genre: Action

Publisher: JP Sony Computer Entertainment; NA NIS America; EU NIS America


October 21, 2011 Lunar and Planetary phase

Lunar phase

Last Quarter

The moon phase for October 21, 2011 is Last Quarter.

See Moon rising and setting times on October 21, 2011

Sport Games on October 21, 2011

Sport Games on October 21, 2011

Bundesliga 1

Football (Germany)
  • Augsburg - Werder Bremen : 1 - 1
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Bundesliga 2

Football (Germany)
  • Fortuna Dusseldorf - Hansa Rostock : 2 - 0
  • Karlsruhe - Bochum : 0 - 0
  • Munich 1860 - Paderborn : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of October 21, 2011

La Liga Segunda Division

Football (Spain)
  • Guadalajara - Sabadell : 1 - 0
See all Football game results of October 21, 2011

Division 2

Football (France)
  • Amiens - Bastia : 1 - 1
  • Angers - Sedan : 1 - 3
  • Laval - Arles : 2 - 1
  • Le Havre - Chateauroux : 3 - 0
  • Lens - Guingamp : 0 - 2
See all Football game results of October 21, 2011

Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates

Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $79.59
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $398.10
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $27.15
  • General Electric GE: opens at $16.37
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $179.11

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 76.27 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0066 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.882 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3833 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 105.93 JPY

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