Thursday December 22, 2011

US date format: 12/22/2011, UK date format: 22/12/2011

It was Thursday, under the sign of Capricorn (see zodiac on December 22, 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 movies released in 2011 while Thinking, Fast And Slow by Daniel Kahneman was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching The Layover. If you liked videogames you were probably playing Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies or Cannon Fodder 3.
But much more happened that day: find out below..

You can also have a look at the year 2011, at December 22 across the years or at December 2011 calendar.

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Historical Events

Which were the important events of December 22, 2011?


Holidays

  • R.C. Saints - commemoration of Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • Spain: the main draw of Spanish National Lottery, where it is a Christmas tradition.
  • Astrology: First day of sun sign Capricorn
  • In the Northern Hemisphere, the winter solstice occurs on or very close to this date. In the Southern Hemisphere, the summer solstice occurs around this time.
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Events

  • At least 72 people are killed and 169 wounded in a series of 16 bombing attacks in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, shortly after the final withdrawal of American forces from Iraq. (BBC) (CNN)
  • The United States admits it was significantly responsible for an airstrike last month that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. (BBC)
  • Killings and coverups are reported to be occurring in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (BBC)
  • The first monitors from the Arab League arrive in Syria to assess the government's crack-down on anti-government demonstrations across the country. (PA)
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Movies

Which were the most popular Movies released in those months?
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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

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

Directed by: Yimou Zhang

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

Country: United States of America

Hugo

Hugo

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Country: United States of America

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Jared Harris, Rachel McAdams

Country: United States of America

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol

Directed by: Brad Bird

Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton

Country: United States of America

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in that special week of December 22, 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 22, 2011

Sport Games on December 22, 2011


Premier League

UK Soccer
  • Tottenham - Chelsea : 1 - 1
See all Football game results of December 22, 2011

Futbol Ligi 1

Football (Turkey)
  • Besiktas - Karabukspor : 1 - 0
  • Gaziantepspor - Bursaspor : 2 - 2
  • Genclerbirligi - Buyuksehyr : 4 - 0
  • Trabzonspor - Orduspor : 4 - 1
See all Football game results of December 22, 2011

TV Series

Which were the most popular TV Series released in those months?
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Hell on Wheels

Hell on Wheels

Directed by: Will Zens

The Layover

The Layover

Directed by: William H. Macy

Hell's Kitty

Hell's Kitty

Directed by: Nicholas Tana

Man Up

Man Up

Directed by: Ben Palmer

Exposure

Exposure

Directed by: Gordon Scott Venters

How old am I?

If December 22, 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

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

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?

Blast Monkeys

Blast Monkeys

Platform: iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Arcania: Fall of Setarrif

Arcania: Fall of Setarrif

Platform: Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4

Genre: Role-playing video game

Publisher: Nordic Games GmbH

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies

Call of Duty: Black Ops – Zombies

Platform: iOS Android

Genre: First-person shooter

Publisher: Activision

Cannon Fodder 3

Cannon Fodder 3

Platform: Microsoft Windows

Genre: Action, strategy

Publisher: Game Factory Interactive

Dead Space 2

Dead Space 2

Platform: Microsoft Windows PlayStation 3 Xbox 360

Genre: Third-person shooter, Survival horror

Publisher: Electronic Arts

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Financial News

Stock Markets and Exchange Rates


Stock Markets

  • ExxonMobil XOM: opens at $83.56
  • Apple AAPL: opens at $397.00
  • Microsoft MSFT: opens at $25.82
  • General Electric GE: opens at $17.70
  • International Business Machines IBM: opens at $182.71

Exchange Rates

  • 1 USD = 78.17 JPY
  • 1 USD = 1.0207 CAD
  • 1 USD = 0.936 CHF
  • 1 USD = 6.3395 CNY
  • 1 EUR = 102.0 JPY

Frequently Asked Questions

What day of the week was on December 22, 2011?

On December 22, 2011 the day of the week was Thursday.

What zodiac sign is December 22, 2011?

On December 22, 2011 the zodiac sign was Capricorn.

Who was the US President on December 22, 2011?

On December 22, 2011 the US President was Barack Obama (Democrat).

Who was the UK Prime Minister on December 22, 2011?

On December 22, 2011 the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative).

Who was the Pope on December 22, 2011?

On December 22, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.


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