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2011


Jan
7
Release: The King's SpeechThe film The King's Speech is released (2011)Top 10 Movie Kings

8
2011 Tucson shooting takes place.Jared Lee Loughner kills 6 and wounds 14, including U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, in the 2011 Tucson shooting.Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings in the U.S.

9
The TV series Bob's Burgers airs its first episodeThe TV series Bob's Burgers airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 Cartoon Dads from TV
Top 10 Cartoon Moms from TV

9
The TV series Shameless airs its first episodeThe TV series Shameless airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 TV Shows You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents

14
Release: The DilemmaThe film The Dilemma is released (2011)Top 10 Embarrassing Movies by Critically Acclaimed Directors

21
Release: No Strings AttachedThe film No Strings Attached was released (2011)Top 10 Copycat Movies

24
Release: Release of Someone like You by AdeleRelease of Someone like You by Adele (2011)Top 10 Sad Breakup Songs

25
Beginning of the Egyptian RevolutionEgyptian Revolution of 2011 begins in Egypt, with a series of street demonstrations, marches, rallies, acts of civil disobedience, riots, labour strikes, and violent clashes in Cairo, Alexandria, and throughout other cities in Egypt (2011)Arab Spring: Protests in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and More

25
Release: Party Rock Anthem by LMFAOParty Rock Anthem by LMFAO (2011)Top 10 Modern Summer Songs

26
2011 Syrian Uprising begins 2011 Syrian Uprising begins (2011)Arab Spring: Protests in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and More

28
Release: The MechanicThe film The Mechanic is released (2011)Top 10 Badass Jason Statham Moments

Feb
11
Hosni Mubarak resignsEgyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests (2011)Arab Spring: Protests in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and More

11
Release: Just Go with ItThe film Just Go with It is released (2011)Top 10 Worst Adam Sandler Movies

11
The Cleveland Cavaliers snap their record 26 game losing streakThe Cleveland Cavaliers snap their record 26 game losing streak (2011)Top 10 Losing Streaks in Sports

14
Release: Jake and the Never Land Pirates debutsJake and the Never Land Pirates debuts (2011)Top 10 Hated Disney Animated Shows

14
The final episode of Two and a Half Men featuring Charlie Sheen airsThe final episode of Two and a Half Men featuring Charlie Sheen airs (2011)Top 10 TV Womanizers

17
Libyan protests begin Libyan protests begin (2011)Arab Spring: Protests in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and More

18
Release: Frank Ocean's Nostalgia, Ultra mixtape is releasedRelease of Frank Ocean's first mixtape, Nostalgia, UltraFrank Ocean: Bio and Origins of the R&B Singer

18
Release: I Am Number FourThe film I Am Number Four is released (2011)Another Top 10 Sexy Female Aliens from Movies and TV

Mar
11
Release: Black DeathThe film Black Death is released (2011)Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths

11
Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami take placeTohoku Earthquake and Tsunami take place (2011).Top 10 Craziest Events Caught on Live TV
Top 10 Moments That Made The World Stand Still

11
Tohoku Earthquake triggers tsunamiAn earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes near Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and triggering the second largest nuclear accident in history (2011)Top 10 Political Lies of All Time
Top 10 Infamous Natural Disasters of the Last 100 Years

14
Release: Release of Friday by Rebecca BlackRelease of Friday by Rebecca Black (2011)Top 10 Most Hated Songs

15
The TV series V airs its last episodeThe TV series V airs its last episode (2011)Another Top 10 Sexy Female Aliens from Movies and TV

17
Release: Release of PaulRelease of Paul (2011)Top 10 Good Movie Aliens

18
Release: Nicole Scherzinger's first solo album, Killer Love, is releasedNicole Scherzinger's first solo album, 'Killer Love,' is releasedTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

18
Release: The Lincoln LawyerThe film The Lincoln Lawyer is released (2011)Top 10 Matthew McConaughey Performances (REDUX)

23
Death of Elizabeth Taylor Death: Elizabeth Taylor (2011)The Life and Career of Actress Elizabeth Taylor

25
Release: Britney Spears' album, Femme Fatale, is releasedBritney Spears releases the album, 'Femme Fatale'Britney Spears Vs. Christina Aguilera: Music Showdown

26
Release: The Airborne Toxic Event's second album, All at Once, is releasedThe Airborne Toxic Event's second album, 'All at Once,' is releasedInterview with The Airborne Toxic Event

Apr
1
Release: Super is releasedThe film Super is released (2011)Top 10 Superhero Movies Not Based on Comic Books

8
Release: HannaThe film Hanna is released (2011)Another Top 10 Continuous Movie Shots

11
Release: Make Some Noise by Beastie BoysMake Some Noise by Beastie Boys (2011)Top 10 Celebrities in Music Videos

12
The TV show Game of Thrones airs its first episodeThe TV show Game of Thrones airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 TV Intros (Title Sequences)
Top 10 Annoying TV Characters

17
Release: Game of Thrones airs its first episodeThe TV series Game of Thrones airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 TV Grandpas of All Time
Top 10 Dragons from Movies and TV
Top 10 TV Brats
Top 10 Greatest Television Kings
Top 10 TV Shows You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents
Top 10 Fantasy Shows
Top 10 TV Dramas of All Time
Top 10 Annoying TV Kids

17
The TV series Game of Thrones airs its first episodeThe TV series Game of Thrones airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 Satisfying Deaths of Hated TV Characters
Top 10 Sean Bean Deaths
Top 10 TV Weddings

18
Release: Gorillaz album The Fall is releasedGorillaz album The Fall is released (2011)Top 10 Gorillaz Songs

19
Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist PartyFidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title (2011)Fidel Castro: Life of the Cuban Leader

19
Release: Portal 2 is releasedThe first person puzzler that helped refine the Puzzle game genre by bringing in a first person perspective. Mixed in with hilarious dialogue and memorable moments.Top 10 Video Games of the 7th Generation

29
Release: Fast FiveThe film Fast Five is released (2011)Top 10 Moments from the Fast and the Furious Franchise
Top 10 Vin Diesel Moments

29
Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton (2011)Royal Weddings Past and Present: From Princess Diana to Prince William
Comedian Steve Patterson Versus Prince William

May
2
Death of Osama bin LadenDeath of Osama bin Laden (2011)Top 10 Dead People Rumored to be Alive
Top 10 Worst Humans of All Time

6
Release: ThorThe film Thor is released (2011)Top 10 Comedic Moments In Action Films
Top 10 Superheroes of All Time
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Supervillain Portrayals in Movies

13
Release: BridesmaidsBridesmaids is released (2011)Top 10 Hilarious Movie Toilet Scenes

13
The TV series Smallville airs its last episodeThe TV series Smallville airs its last episode (2011)Top 10 Good Guys Gone Bad in TV

20
Release: BlitzThe film Blitz is released (2011)Top 10 Badass Jason Statham Moments

20
Death of Macho Man Randy SavageDeath of Macho Man Randy Savage (2011)Top 10 Wrestling Catchphrases
Top 10 Wrestlers

20
Release: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger TidesThe film Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides is released (2011)Top 10 Bad Movies That Were Successful

25
The Oprah Winfrey Show airs its final episode after 25 years "The Oprah Winfrey Show" airs its final episode after 25 years (2011)Oprah Winfrey Biography: Life and Career

26
Release: The Hangover Part 2The film The Hangover Part 2 is released (2011)Top 10 Hilarious Movie Weddings
Top 10 Anticipated But Disappointing Movies

Jun
3
Release: X-Men: First ClassThe film X-Men: First Class is released (2011)Top 10 X-Men Mutants from Movies

3
Release: X-Men: First Class is releasedX-Men: First Class is released (2011)Top 10 Movie Prequels
Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools

5
Release: Teen WolfPremiere of the show Teen Wolf (2011)Top 10 MTV Shows

7
Playstation Vita and Nintendo Wii U were unveiled at E3 2011Playstation Vita and Nintendo Wii U were unveiled at E3 2011. Both systems sold really poorly when they were eventually released, with many critics calling these systems a "failure"Top 10 Video Game Fails

10
World wide release of Duke Nukem Forever.World wide release of Duke Nukem Forever. A game in development hell, it had begun production as far back as 1997.Top 10 Games in Development Hell

19
The Baltic Sea anomaly is discoveredThe Baltic Sea anomaly is discovered (2011)Top 10 UFO Sightings

24
Release: Cars 2The film Cars 2 is released (2011)Top 10 Bad Movies That Were Successful

Jul
5
Release: Release of Somebody I Used to Know by GotyeRelease of Somebody I Used to Know by Gotye (2011)Top 10 Sad Breakup Songs

7
Release: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2The film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is released (2011)Top 10 Harry Potter Characters
Top 10 Murderous Women in Film

8
Death of Betty FordDeath of Betty Ford, wife of President Gerald Ford.Top 10 Influential First Ladies of the United States

8
Release: Horrible Bosses is releasedThe film Horrible Bosses is released (2011)Top 10 Comeback Performances
Top 10 Colin Farrell Performances

15
Release: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2The film Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 is released (2011)Top 10 Fictional Movie Schools
Top 10 Movie Wizards
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises
Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies

22
Release: Captain America: The First AvengerThe film Captain America: The First Avenger is released (2011)Top 10 Character Transformations in Movies
Top 10 Supervillain Portrayals in Movies
Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

22
Release: Friends with BenefitsThe film Friends with Benefits was released (2011)Top 10 Copycat Movies

22
The 2011 Norway attacks take place.Anders Behring Breivik kills 77 at a mass shooting in Norway.Top 10 Infamous Mass Shootings Outside the U.S.

23
Death of Amy WinehouseDeath of Amy Winehouse (2011).Top 10 Musicians Who Died at Age 27
Amy Winehouse Biography: Career of 'Rehab' Singer

29
Release: Crazy, Stupid, Love is releasedCrazy, Stupid, Love is released (2011)Top 10 Memorable School Speeches in Movies

Aug
5
Release: Rise of the Planet of the Apes is releasedRise of the Planet of the Apes is released (2011).Top 10 Movie Prequels

8
Release: Watch the Throne album by Jay-Z and Kanye WestWatch the Throne album by Jay-Z and Kanye West (2011)Top 10 Kanye West Songs

13
Release: DriveThe film Drive is released (2011)Top 10 Dramatic Slow Motion Scenes

18
Pukkelpop Stage CollapseUnexpected thunderstorm brings down the stage at Belgium's Pukkelpop festival and kills 5 peopleTop 10 Concert Tragedies and Mishaps

Sep
6
Dead Island was releasedFollowing a highly praised teaser trailer which fueled a lot of hype, this game released to critically mixed reviews.Top 10 Video Game Teaser Trailers

9
Release: ContagionThe film Contagion is released (2011)Top 10 Movie Outbreaks

9
Release: WarriorThe film Warrior is released (2011)Top 10 Inspirational Sports Movies

10
Release: Pearl Jam TwentyThe film Pearl Jam Twenty is released (2011)Top 10 Best Rock Documentaries

11
Death of Andy WhitfieldDeath of Andy Whitfield (2011)Top 10 TV Replacement Characters

12
'Jon and Kate Plus 8' aired its last episode'Jon and Kate Plus 8' aired its last episode (2011)Top 10 Reality Shows

16
Release: Sexy and I Know It by LMFAO is releasedSexy and I Know It by LMFAO is released (2011).Top 10 Guilty Pleasure Songs

17
The TV series Game of Thrones airs its first episodeThe TV series Game of Thrones airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 Saddest TV Deaths

20
Release: Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae JepsenCall Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen (2011)Top 10 Modern Summer Songs

20
Release of Gears of War 3.Release of Gears of War 3. This epic finale to the trilogy involved an emotional finale and one of gaming's greatest examples of self-sacrifice.Top 10 Heroic Sacrifices In Video Games

21
Release: Revenge airs its first episode.The TV series Revenge airs its first episode. (2011)Top 10 TV MILFS

23
Release: Killer EliteThe film Killer Elite is released (2011)Top 10 Badass Jason Statham Moments

27
Release: Blink-182 album, Neighborhoods, is releasedBlink-182's sixth album, and first after reuniting, 'Neighborhoods,' is releasedThe History of Blink-182

Oct
2
Debut of HomelandThe TV series Homeland airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 TV Anti-Heroes
Top 10 TV Shows to Binge On
Top 10 Showtime Shows of All Time
Top 10 Annoying TV Kids

4
North American release of 'Dark Souls'Dark Souls, a game that when it first came out went largely unnoticed, but has since became popular through word of mouth because of its insane difficulty.Top 10 Hardest Video Games

5
Death of Steve JobsDeath of Steve Jobs (2011)The History of Apple and Steve Jobs: the Home Computer to the iPod, iPhone and iPad
Top 10 Successful Founder Spokespeople

5
The TV show American Horror Story airs its first episodeThe TV show American Horror Story airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 TV Intros (Title Sequences)

15
Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countriesHistory and timeline of 2011's Occupy movement protestsOccupy Wall Street: Rise of the Occupy Movement - Timeline

20
Death of Muammar GaddafiDeath of Muammar Gaddafi (2011)Muammar Gaddafi Biography: A Dictator's Life, Death
Top 10 Ruthless Dictators

23
The TV series Once Upon a Time airs its first episodeThe TV series Once Upon a Time airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 Annoying TV Kids

28
Release: Levels by Avicii is releasedLevels by Avicii is released (2011).Top 10 Workout Songs

28
Release: Puss in BootsThe film Puss in Boots is released (2011)Top 10 Best Spin-Off Movies

28
The TV series Grimm airs its first episodeThe TV series Grimm airs its first episode (2011)Top 10 Fantasy Shows

Nov
4
Release: Tower HeistThe film Tower Heist is released (2011)Top 10 Ferraris from Movies and TV

11
Release: Jack and JillThe film Jack and Jill is released (2011)Top 10 Worst Adam Sandler Movies
Top 10 Worst Comedy Movies
Top 10 Worst Movies of All Time

18
Release: Minecraft gets an official releaseThe first official version of Minecraft, the insanely popular open world game where you can build pretty much anything was released on this day.Top 10 Open World Games

18
Release: One Direction's first album, Up All Night, is releasedOne Direction's first album, 'Up All Night,' is releasedTop 10 Reality Talent Show Acts

23
Release: HugoThe film Hugo is released (2011)Top 10 Visually Striking CGI Filled Films
Top 10 Greatest Martin Scorsese Movies
Top 10 Ben Kingsley Performances

Dec
1
NapsterNapster is acquired by Best Buy (2011)Top 10 Banned Sexy Commercials

4
The TV series Hung airs its last episodeThe TV series Hung airs its last episode (2011)Top 10 TV Shows You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents

11
Release: Release of The GreyRelease of The Grey (2011)Top 10 Unresolved Movie Cliffhangers

15
Release: Mission: Impossible - Ghost ProtocolThe film Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is released (2011)Top 10 Movie Hackers

15
The Iraq War endsThe Iraq War ends (2011)Top 10 Armies of All Time

16
Release: Sherlock Holmes: A Game of ShadowsThe film Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is released (2011)Top 10 Movie Train Fights

17
Death of Kim Jong-ilDeath of Kim Jong-il (2011)Top 10 Ruthless Dictators

18
Death of Vaclav HavelDeath of Vaclav Havel (2011)Top 10 Inspiring Political Prisoners

20
Release: Release of Stupid Hoe by Nicki MinajRelease of Stupid Hoe by Nicki Minaj (2011)Top 10 Most Hated Songs

20
Release: The Girl with the Dragon TattooThe film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is released (2011)Top 10 Movie Hackers
Top 10 Torture Scenes

21
Release: Mission: Impossible - Ghost ProtocolThe film Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol is released (2011)Top 10 Best Blockbuster Movie Franchises

21
Release: The Girl with the Dragon TattooThe film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is released (2011)Top 10 Movies You Shouldn't Watch with Your Parents