What Happened on September 17, 2011

Historical Events

#1 in the Charts

British singer-songwriter Adele's single "Someone Like You" goes to #1 in US; track was also topped charts in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, and UK

  • Occupy Wall Street movement against economic inequality and the influence of money in politics begins in Zucotti Park, New York City

Famous Weddings

  • Actor and film producer David Clayton Rogers (34) weds actress Sally Pressman (31) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Deaths

  • Charles H. Percy, American businessman and politician (Senator-R-Illinois 1967-85), dies at 91
  • Colin Madigan, Australian architect (National Gallery of Australia), dies at 90

About September 17, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 12 years and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Virgo

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Someone Like You - Adele
  • UK #1 Song: All About Tonight - Pixie Lott