What Happened on May 31, 2010

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Shayetet 13 soldiers tried to stop the flotilla that wanted to break the blockade on Gaza Strip. During the boarding on the MV Mavi Marmara ship, a violent confrontation had started. It caused the death of 9 activists who were on board, and several more injured activists. Moreover, several israeli soldiers were injured.

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Lees, American composer (b. 1924)
  • Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", dies at 59

Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit Chris Haney
Co-creator of Trivial Pursuit
Chris Haney
  • Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculpter (b. 1911)
  • Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)
  • Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)
  • William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)