What Happened in 2011

Historical Events

Events 1 - 100 of 195

  • Jan 1 97th Rose Bowl: #3 TCU beats #4 Wisconsin, 21-19
  • Jan 1 40th Fiesta Bowl: #9 Oklahoma beats #25 Connecticut, 48-20
  • Jan 3 77th Orange Bowl: #5 Stanford beats #12 Virginia Tech, 40-12
  • Jan 4 77th Sugar Bowl: #6 Ohio State beats #8 Arkansas, 31-26

Film tv awardsFilm and TV Awards

Jan 6 37th People's Choice Awards: Johnny Depp & Kristen Stewart win (Movie Star) and Hugh Laurie & Lisa Edelstein win (TV Drama)

Film release premierFilm Release

Jan 7 "The King's Speech", starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush, and Helena Bonham Carter, is released in United Kingdom

  • Jan 8 Attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 and wounds 13, including Giffords

Sport awardFootball Awards

Jan 10 Lionel Messi wins the inaugural FIFA Ballon d'Or, for being the best football player in 2010

Football Star Lionel Messi
Football Star
Lionel Messi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 10 Ian McKellen officially confirms that he will reprise the role of Gandalf in "The Hobbit" film adaptations

  • Jan 10 13th BCS National Championship: #1 Auburn beats #2 Oregon, 22-19
  • Jan 14 Stampede near Sabarimala in Kerala, India kills 104 devotees and injures 100 more
  • Jan 14 Ben Ali, former Tunisian president, fled the country to Saudi Arabia after popular protests (dubbed as Jasmine Revolution) requesting his departure.
  • Jan 14 16th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: The Social Network wins Best Film
  • Jan 15 Wikipedia the free internet encyclopedia turns 10 years old
  • Jan 16 68th Golden Globes: The Social Network, Colin Firth, & Natalie Portman win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jan 16 French politician Marine Le Pen becomes the leader of the National Front Party

President of the National Front Party Marine Le Pen
President of the National Front Party
Marine Le Pen
  • Jan 23 AFC Championship Game: Pittsburgh Steelers beat New York Jets 24-19
  • Jan 23 NFC Championship Game: Green Bay Packers beat Chicago Bears 21-14
  • Jan 24 At least 35 died and 180 injured in a bombing at Moscow's Domodedovo airport.
  • Jan 25 Egyptian 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.
  • Jan 25 It is announced today that the UK economy suffered a shock contraction of 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, which has been widely blamed on the severe winter weather in December and austere budget cuts implemented by the coalition government increasing fears that the UK is heading for a double-dip recession

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Jan 28 Hundreds of thousands of protesters fill the Egyptian's streets against the Hosni Mubarak's regime in demonstrations referred to as the "Friday of Anger"

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • Jan 30 NFL Pro Bowl: NFC beats AFC 55-41

Sport awardTennis Open

Jan 30 99th Men's Australian Open: Novak Đoković beats Andy Murray (6-4, 6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion Andy Murray
Tennis Champion
Andy Murray
  • Jan 30 99th Women's Australian Open: Kim Clijsters beats Li Na (3-6, 6-3, 6-3)
  • Jan 30 58th NHL All-Star Game: Team Lidstrom beats Team Staal 11-10 at Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Jan 30 27th Sundance Film Festival: "Like Crazy", directed by Drake Doremus, wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic
  • Feb 3 All available blocks of IPv4 internet addresses are officially distributed to regional authorities.

Hall of fameHall of Fame

Feb 5 Ed Sabol, co-founder of NFL Films, elected for enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films Ed Sabol
American Filmmaker and Founder of NFL Films
Ed Sabol
  • Feb 6 Super Bowl XLV: Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh Steelers, 31-25 at the Cowboys Stadium MVP: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay, QB

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 9 Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday album reached number one on the Billboard 200 in its eleventh week on the chart.

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
  • Feb 9 Latvia leaves deep recession with an annualised growth of 3.7% in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • Feb 10 61st Berlin International Film Festival: "A Separation" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 11 Egyptian Revolution culminates in the resignation of Hosni Mubarak and the transfer of power to the Supreme Military Council after 18 days of protests.
  • Feb 13 53rd Grammy Awards: Need You Now, Esperanza Spalding wins
  • Feb 13 64th British Film and Television Awards (BAFTAS): "The King's Speech" Best Film, David Fincher Best Director
  • Feb 14 The 2011 Bahraini uprising commenced.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Feb 15 Libyan protests begin opposing Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi's rule

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi
  • Feb 20 60th NBA All-Star Game: West beats East 148-143 at Los Angeles
  • Feb 20 53rd Daytona 500: Trevor Bayne wins (130.326 MPH)
  • Feb 21 Thailand's GDP rose 3.8% in the fourth quarter of 2010 after a minor recession caused by GDP contractions of 0.4% in the second quarter and 0.3% in the third quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • Feb 22 An earthquake measuring 6.3 in magnitude strikes Christchurch, New Zealand, killing 181 people
  • Feb 23 Venezuela's economy grew 0.6% in the last quarter of 2010, technically leaving the recession after six quarters, it is reported today
  • Feb 24 Final Launch of Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103).
  • Feb 25 In the Irish general election, the Fianna Fáil-led government suffered the worst defeat of a sitting government since the formation of the Irish state in 1921.
  • Feb 25 French fashion house Christian Dior suspends its chief designer John Galliano after he is arrested for an anti-semitic verbal attack in Paris
  • Feb 26 31st Golden Raspberry Awards: The Last Airbender wins

Film tv awardsFilm Awards

Feb 27 83rd Academy Awards: "The King's Speech", Colin Firth & Natalie Portman win

  • Mar 1 Tomb of a 700 year old female mummy, discovered by road workers, opened in Taizhou, Jiangsu, China
  • Mar 4 42nd NAACP Image Awards: "For Colored Girls" wins Outstanding Motion Picture

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Mar 7 Charlie Sheen is fired from the CBS sitcom "Two and a Half Men"

  • Mar 9 Space Shuttle Discovery makes its final landing after 39 flights.
  • Mar 11 9.0 magnitude earthquake strikes 130 km (80 miles) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people and causing the second worst nuclear accident in history
  • Mar 12 A reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant melts and explodes and releases radioactivity into the atmosphere a day after Japan's earthquake.
  • Mar 12 32nd Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: #9 Connecticut beats #3 Louisville, 69-66
  • Mar 13 58th ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: #5 Duke beats #6 North Carolina, 75-58
  • Mar 13 52nd SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Florida, 70-54

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Mar 22 Lawrence Taylor pleads guilty for misdemeanors of sexual misconduct and is sentenced to six years probation

Hall of Fame American Football Player Lawrence Taylor
Hall of Fame American Football Player
Lawrence Taylor
  • Mar 30 The global credit information group Experian highlight in a report that the economic recovery for Wales is slower than the rest of the UK, stating a forecasted growth of 1.6% per year over the next decade as compared to 2.2% for the rest of the United Kingdom
  • Apr 1 After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 1 Alan Rickman's last performance in "Seminar" on Broadway

  • Apr 4 73rd NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Butler 53-41
  • Apr 5 30th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Texas A&M beats Notre Dame 76-70
  • Apr 9 A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.
  • Apr 9 164th Grand National: Jason Maguire aboard Ballabriggs wins
  • Apr 10 75th Masters Golf Tournament: Charl Schwartzel wins, shooting a 274
  • Apr 11 Minsk Metro bombing in Belarus kills at least 15 and injures over 200
  • Apr 15 "Black Friday" for online poker in the US: indicment United States v. Scheinberg shuts down sites, accussing companies of fraud and money laundering
  • Apr 17 "Thor", directed by Kenneth Branagh, starring Chris Hemsworth and Natalie Portman, premieres in Sydney, Australia
  • Apr 17 "Game of Thrones", based on the fantasy novels by George R. R. Martin premieres on HBO
  • Apr 18 115th Boston Marathon: Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya 1st man in 2:03:02 (course record) and Caroline Kilel of Kenya 1st woman in 2:22:36

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 19 Fidel Castro resigns from the Communist Party of Cuba's central committee after 45 years of holding the title.

Cuban Revolutionary and President Fidel Castro
Cuban Revolutionary and President
Fidel Castro
  • Apr 23 Zach Daniels defeated Rick Michaels to become the new TNT Heavyweight Champion.
  • Apr 25 At least 300 people killed in deadliest tornado outbreak in the Southern United States since the 1974 Super Outbreak.
  • Apr 27 The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Apr 27 U.S. President Barack Obama, coerced by incessant false "birther" accusations, publicly releases a copy of his birth certificate

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Apr 28 2011 NFL Draft: Cam Newton from University of Auburn first pick by Carolina Panthers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 1 Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II
265th Pope  Benedict XVI
265th Pope
Benedict XVI

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 2 Osama bin Laden, the suspected mastermind behind the September 11 attacks and the FBI's most wanted man is killed by United States special forces in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • May 2 The 2011 E. coli O104:H4 outbreak strikes Europe, mostly in Germany, leaving more than 30 people dead and many others sick from the bacteria outbreak.
  • May 6 The US Department of Labor states that 244,000 jobs were created in April, with 235,000 added in February and 221,000 in March, but unemployment continues to grow, reaching 9%
  • May 7 137th Kentucky Derby: John Velazquez aboard Animal Kingdom wins in 2:02.04

Film release premierFilm Premier

May 7 "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, premieres in - opening weekend makes $350.6m

  • May 13 Portugal slips into double-dip recession after the economy contracts by 0.7% in the first quarter of 2011, with a 0.6% contraction in the last quarter of 2010, it is reported today
  • May 13 Romania officially leaves the recession after 2 years following economic growth of an annualised 1.6% in the first quarter
  • May 14 56th Eurovision Song Contest: Ell & Nikki for Azerbaijan wins singing "Running Scared" in Dusseldorf
  • May 15 "The Artist" directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo premieres at the Cannes Film festival (Best Picture 2012)
  • May 16 Space shuttle Endeavour launches for its final commission in space
  • May 21 136th Preakness: Jesús Castañón aboard Shackleford wins in 1:56.47
  • May 22 An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 22 19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

Rapper Eminem
  • May 22 64th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 22 57th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry & Paul" Best Comedy, "Sherlock" Best Drama
  • May 24 NHL Western Conference Finals: Vancouver Canucks beat San Jose Sharks, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

May 25 Oprah Winfrey airs her last show, ending her twenty five year run of The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey
Talk show host
Oprah Winfrey

Music awardsMusic Awards

May 25 46th Academy of Country Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Brad Paisley win

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
  • May 27 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Tampa Bay Lightning, 4 games to 3
  • May 28 19th UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Manchester United 3-1 at London
  • May 29 Indianapolis 500: Dan Wheldon wins in 2:56:11.7267 (274.015 km/h)
  • Jun 5 110th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1)

Famous Weddings

  • Jan 1 Singer-songwriter Kellie Pickler (25) weds country music songwriter Kyle Jacobs (34) at the Jumby Bay Resort in Antigua

HeartWedding of Interest

Jan 1 Singer-songwriter Shania Twain (46) weds Swiss business executive Frederic Thiebaud in Rincon, Puerto Rico

Singer Shania Twain
Shania Twain
  • Jan 1 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli weds financial planner Tom Vitale at their home in Malibu, California
  • Jan 2 Dresden Dolls singer Amanda Palmer (34) weds author Neil Gaiman (50) in Berkley, California
  • Jan 14 "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" actor James Marsters (48) weds longtime girlfriend Patricia Rahman in Los Angeles
  • Jan 15 PGA golfer Hunter Mahan (28) weds former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Kandi Harris in Dallas, Texas
  • Jan 30 "Chuck" actress Sarah Lancaster (30) weds attorney Matthew Jacobs in Southern California
  • Feb 16 Indian tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati (36) weds Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe (2000) Lara Dutta (32) at Bandra, Mumbai
  • Feb 25 Actor and comedian Kelsey Grammer (57) weds Kayte Walsh (29) at the Longacre Theater in Manhattan, New York
  • Feb 26 Musician Cisco Adler (32) weds model Barbara Stoyanoff (30) at Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes

HeartWedding of Interest

Mar 26 Oscar winning actress Reese Witherspoon (36) weds talent agent Jim Toth (34) at Libbey Ranch in Ojai, California

  • Mar 31 Italian Canadian singer Michael Buble (35) weds actress and model Luisana Lopilato (23) in Buenos Aires
  • Apr 2 Former Alias star Michael Vartan (42) weds Lauren Skaar at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, California
  • Apr 2 Grammy Awarded singer Michael Buble (34) weds Argentine actress-model Luisana Lopilato (22) at Villa Maria Paz private mansion near Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Apr 17 Actress and model Torrey Devitto (26) weds actor Paul Wesley (28) in New York
  • Apr 20 "Hollywood Confidential" radio host Leeza Gibbons (54) weds Steven Fenton (41) at the rooftop of the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills
  • Apr 22 American actor Eddie Cibrian (37) weds American country and pop singer LeAnn Rimes (28) at a private home in California

HeartWedding of Interest

Apr 29 Royal wedding of Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Catherine [Kate] Middleton held at Westminister Abbey, London

Wife of Prince William Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Wife of Prince William
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Duke of Cambridge Prince William
Duke of Cambridge
Prince William
  • Apr 30 Actor Lorenzo Lamas (53) weds model Shawna Craig at Casa Dorada Resort in Cabo, San Lucas
  • May 7 "The Amazing Race" winners Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney marry at the Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego
  • May 12 Victoria's Secret model Lily Aldridge (25) weds Kings of Leon singer Caleb Followill (29) at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California
  • May 14 Country singer Blake Shelton (34) weds singer Miranda Lambert (27) at Don Strange Ranch in Boerne, Texas
  • May 15 Actress Tamera Mowry (32) weds Fox News Correspondent Adam Housley (39) at Villagio Inn & Spa in Napa, California
  • May 20 Actor Doug Hutchison (51) weds country singer Courtney Stodden (16) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • May 21 TV actress Sara Rue (33) weds Kevin Price (35) at Bel Air Bay Club in Pacific Palisades, California
  • May 22 R&B singer Keyshia Cole (28) weds NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Daniel Gibson (25) in Cleveland, Ohio
  • May 28 Former American beauty queen Candice Crawford (24) weds Dallas Cowboys football quarterback Tony Romo (31) at Arlington Hall in Dallas, Texas
  • May 28 Actress and former "Clean House" host Niecy Nash (41) weds electrical engineer Jay Tucker at the Church Estate Vineyard in Malibu

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 11 Recording artist Lily Allen (26) weds Sam Cooper (32) at St. James The Great church in Gloucestershire, England

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • Jun 18 British peer and brother of Princess Diana Charles Spencer (47) weds Canadian social entrepreneur and former model Karen Gordon (39) at Althorp House in Northamptonshire
  • Jun 18 Reality TV Personality Toya Carter (27) weds "The Deal" TV host Mickey Wright in Atlanta

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York

Actress Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
  • Jun 27 Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 1 English model Kate Moss (37) weds English guitarist Jamie Hince (42) at St. Peter's Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire

Supermodel Kate Moss
Kate Moss
  • Jul 2 Charlene Princess of Monaco (33) weds Prince Albert II of Monaco (53) at the Church of St Devote of Monaco
  • Jul 9 NBA Charlotte Bobcats forward Tyrus Thomas (24) weds long-term girlfriend Jaime Collins at Louisiana

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 15 American TV personality and host Vanessa Minnillo (30) weds American singer-songwriter Nick Lachey (37) at Sir Richard Branson's private Necker Island in British Virgin Islands

TV Personality & Model Vanessa Minnillo
TV Personality & Model
Vanessa Minnillo
  • Jul 15 Former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy (44) weds Amy Petitgout in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
  • Jul 23 "Pittsburgh Steelers" quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (29) weds Ashley Harlan at Christ Church of Grove Farm in Ohio Township

HeartWedding of Interest

Jul 30 Granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and British equestrian Zara Phillips (30) weds England rugby player Mike Tindall (32) at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland

Daughter of Princess Anne Zara Phillips
Daughter of Princess Anne
Zara Phillips
  • Aug 12 Actress and model Brooke Burke (40) weds singer/actor David Charvet (39) in St. Barthelemy, Guadeloupe
  • Aug 13 "The View" co-host Sherri Shepherd (44) weds TV writer Lamar Sally at the Fairmont Hotel in Chicago, Illinois
  • Aug 16 Fashion designer Michael Kors (51) weds Lance LePere in Southampton, New York
  • Aug 18 American Idol's first-ever blind finalist Scott MacIntyre (26) weds Christina Teich in Scottsdale, Arizona

HeartWedding of Interest

Aug 20 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (30) weds basketball player Kris Humphries (26) at a private estate in Montecito, California

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
  • Aug 27 Oscar winner Sofia Coppola (41) weds vocalist of French indie rock band "Phoenix" Thomas Mars at the family villa, Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, Italy
  • Aug 27 British heiress Petra Ecclestone (22) weds entrepreneur James Stunt at Orsini Odescalchi Castle near City of Rome
  • Aug 27 Lisa Vanderpump's daughter Pandora Vanderpump (24) weds Jason Sabo in Beverly Hills
  • Sep 3 English DJ and musician Mark Ronson (36) weds french actress Josephine De La Baume (27) in Aix-en-Provence, France
  • Sep 4 Fashion model and designer Lauren Bush (28) weds David Lauren (40), son of fashion designer Ralph Lauren at the 17,000 acre farm in Colorado
  • Sep 10 Actress Amy Smart (36) weds TV personality and model Carter Oosterhouse (35) in Traverse City, Michigan
  • Sep 17 Actor and film producer David Clayton Rogers (34) weds actress Sally Pressman (31) at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California
  • Sep 24 Model and actress Molly Sims (38) weds film producer Scott Stuber at Frank Caferatta Vineyards in Napa, California
  • Sep 30 Paramore bassist Jeremy Davis (26) weds TV host and actress Kathryn Camsey in Las Vegas
  • Oct 1 Rock bassist Gene Simmons (62) weds actress and model Shannon Tweed (55) at the historic Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 2 Canadian stand-up comedian and actor Seth Rogen (30) weds screenwriter Lauren Miller at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma, California

Actor & Writer Seth Rogen
Actor & Writer
Seth Rogen

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 9 Musician Paul McCartney (69) weds New Yorker Nancy Shevell (51) in a civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall, London

Musician & member of the Beatles Paul McCartney
Musician & member of the Beatles
Paul McCartney
  • Oct 9 TV personality Layla Kayleigh (22) weds Radio Talk Show Host/DJ Steve Covino (36) in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Oct 13 Queen consort of Bhutan Jetsun Pema (21) weds Dragon King of Bhutan Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck (31) at Punakha Dzong in Punakha, Bhutan

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 15 "Charmed" TV actress Shannen Doherty (40) weds photographer Kurt Iswarienko (37) in Malibu

  • Oct 16 Actress, screenwriter and model Nikki Reed (24) weds singer-songwriter Paul McDonald (27) at a private ranch in Malibu, California
  • Oct 18 Actress, model and singer Bijou Phillips (32) weds actor and disc jockey Danny Masterson (36) at a private castle in Ireland

HeartWedding of Interest

Oct 22 Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California

Actor and Comedian Robin Williams
Actor and Comedian
Robin Williams
  • Oct 22 "The Bachelorette" TV personality DeAnna Pappas (29) weds Stephen Stagliano (27) in Georgia
  • Oct 22 Former US Senator John Edwards's daughter Cate Edwards (29) weds Trevor Upham (30) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
  • Oct 29 Actress Eva Amurri (26) weds former Major League Soccer player Kyle Martino (31) in Charleston, South Carolina
  • Nov 11 Actor and comedian Kenan Thompson (33) weds model Christina Evangeline at George Aquarium in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Nov 11 TV personality Kim Zolciak (33) weds Atlanta Falcons football player Kroy Biermann (26) in Roswell, Georgia
  • Nov 11 Sixteen-time Grammy Award-winning hit producer and songwriter David Foster (62) weds model Yolanda Hadid in Beverly Hills
  • Nov 12 Actress Tiffany Thornton (26) weds Christopher Carney at Anthony Chapel in Hot Springs, Arkansas
  • Nov 26 "The Sugarland" singer Jennifer Nettles (37) weds entrepreneur Justin Miller at a chapel nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee
  • Dec 5 American game show host and executive producer Jeff Probst (50) weds actress/model Lisa Ann Russell (40) at a private house in Los Angeles

HeartWedding of Interest

Dec 9 "Nothing Compares 2 U" singer Sinead O'Connor (45) weds Irish therapist Barry Herridge (38) at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas

Singer-Songwriter Sinead O'Connor
Sinead O'Connor
  • Dec 17 Backstreet Boys member A. J. McLean (34) weds model Rochelle Karidis (30) in an outdoor wedding at Beverly Hills, California
  • Dec 17 "The Descendants" actress Judy Greer (36) weds "Real Time with Bill Mahe"r co-executive producer Dean Johnsen at the Los Angeles Athletic Club
  • Dec 22 "Big Bang Theory" Indian actor Kunal Nayyar (30) weds Miss India 2006 winner Neha Kapur (28) in New Delhi, India
  • Dec 28 "Stargate SG-1" actor Christopher Judge (47) weds actress and model Gianna Patton (33)
  • Dec 30 Scottish actor David Tennant (40) weds actress Georgia Moffett (27) in London, United Kingdom
  • Dec 31 "American Idol" alum and rocker James Durbin (22) weds Heidi Lowe at the edge of a redwood and oak forest in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California

Famous Divorces

  • Jan 21 Actress Jaime Pressly (35) divorces entertainment lawyer Simran Singh (33) due to irreconcilable differences after more than 1 year of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jan 28 "Desperate Housewives" actress Eva Longoria (37) divorces NBA player Tony Parker (30) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of a storybook wedding

Actress Eva Longoria
Eva Longoria
  • Feb 8 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (26) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (31) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half years of marriage
  • Feb 10 Former Playboy model Camille Donatacci (42) divorces "Frazier" actor-comedian Kelsey Grammer (56) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Apr 15 Grammy-winning pop singer Christina Aguilera (29) divorces music executive Jordan Bratman (33) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 15 Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley (45) divorces businessman Arun Nayar due to husband's unreasonable behavior

  • Jul 1 "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (40) divorces actor Thomas Jane (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 1 Actor Ryan Reynolds (34) and actress Scarlett Johansson (26) divorce due to irreconcilable differences after two years of marriage

  • Jul 1 Ann Serano Lopez divorces actor and talk show host George Lopez (49) due to irreconcilable differences

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jul 1 Journalist and executive producer Maria Shriver (55) divorces Hollywood action film icon Arnold Schwarzenegger (63) due to irreconcilable differences after 25 years of marriage

Actor, Body Builder & Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger
Actor, Body Builder & Politician
Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Aug 12 Rock singer John Mellencamp (59) divorces model Elaine Irwin Mellencamp (41) after 18 years of marriage
  • Aug 19 "My Fair Brady" actress Adrianne Curry (28) divorces "The Brady Bunch" actor Christopher Knight (53) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage
  • Aug 22 Actress Melissa Gilbert (47) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner (61) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 long years of marriage
  • Sep 23 Actress Lisa Linde (39) divorces "Xmen" actor James Marsden (38) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage
  • Sep 29 "House M.D." actress Olivia Wilde (26) divorces Italian prince Tao Ruspoli (35) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Oct 31 Socialite and model Kim Kardashian (31) divorces basketball player Kris Humphries (26) due to irreconcilable differences only 72 days after getting married

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Nov 13 Torrei Hart divorces actor and comedian Kevin Hart (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 8 years of marriage

Comedian and Actor Kevin Hart
Comedian and Actor
Kevin Hart
  • Nov 16 Second season American Idol winner Rubben Studdard (33) divorces Surata Zuri McCants due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • Nov 22 Singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces rock band Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz (33) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Dec 27 "New Girl" actress Zooey Deschanel (31) divorces "Death Cab for Cutie" singer Ben Gibbard (35) due to irreconcilable differences

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 100 of 322

  • Jan 1 Marin Constantin, Romanian composer and conductor (b. 1925)
  • Jan 1 Reynaldo Dagsa, Filipino politician
  • Jan 2 Anne Francis, American actress (b. 1930)
  • Jan 2 Pete Postlethwaite, English actor (b. 1946)
  • Jan 2 Szeto Wah, Hong Kong politician and educationalist (b. 1931)
  • Jan 2 Richard D. Winters, American Army officer (b.1918)
  • Jan 3 Fadil Hadžić, Croatian film director (b. 23 April 1922)
  • Jan 4 Mick Karn, Cypriot-born British musician (Japan) (b. 1958)
  • Jan 4 Dick King-Smith English Author (b. 1922)
  • Jan 4 Coen Moulijn, Dutch footballer (b. 1937)
  • Jan 4 Gerry Rafferty, British musician and songwriter (b. 1947)
  • Jan 5 Roland Kayn, German electronic music composer, dies at 77
  • Jan 6 Uche Okafor, Nigerian footballer (b. 1967)
  • Jan 7 Derek Gardner, British Formula 1 car designer (b. 1931)
  • Jan 8 Thorbjørn Svenssen, Norwegian footballer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 8 John Roll, United States Federal Judge (b.1947)
  • Jan 8 Vang Pao, charismatic Laotian general who commanded a secret army of his mountain people in a long, losing campaign against Communist insurgents, dies at 81
  • Jan 10 Margaret Whiting, American singer (b. 1924)
  • Jan 14 Trish Keenan, lead vocalist of English band Broadcast (b. 1968)
  • Jan 15 Nat Lofthouse, English Footballer (b. 1925)
  • Jan 17 Don Kirshner, American composer (b. 1934)
  • Jan 18 Sargent Shriver, American politician (b. 1915)
  • Jan 19 Ernest McCulloch, stem cell research pioneer (b. 1926)
  • Jan 21 E V V Satyanarayana, Indian Film Director, Producer. (b. 1958)
  • Jan 21 Dennis Oppenheim, American conceptual artist (b.1938)
  • Jan 23 Jack LaLanne, American fitness and nutritional expert (b. 1914)
  • Jan 24 Bernd Eichinger, German film producer and director (b. 1949)
  • Jan 24 Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Indian Musician, Bharat Ratna Laureate (b. 1922)
  • Jan 26 Charlie Louvin, American musician (b. 1927)
  • Jan 26 Gladys Horton, American musician and singer, member of the group The Marvelettes (b. 1944)
  • Jan 30 John Barry, English film score composer (b. 1933)
  • Feb 2 Defne Joy Foster, Turkish actress, presenter and VJ. (b. 1975)
  • Feb 2 Margaret John, Welsh actress (b. 1926)
  • Feb 3 Maria Schneider, French actress (Last Tango in Paris, Crime of Honor), dies at 58
  • Feb 5 Brian Jacques, English author, author of the Redwall series (b. 1939)
  • Feb 6 Gary Moore, Irish musician (b. 1952)
  • Feb 8 Tony Malinosky, American baseball player (b. 1909)
  • Feb 11 Tom Carnegie, American sports announcer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 11 Chuck Tanner, American Baseball player (b. 1928)
  • Feb 12 Mato Damjanović, Croatian chess grandmaster (b. 1927)
  • Feb 12 Betty Garrett, American actress and dancer (b. 1919)
  • Feb 14 Sir George Shearing, Anglo-American jazz pianist (b. 1919)
  • Feb 16 Justinas Marcinkevičius, Lithuanian poet and playwright (b. 1930)
  • Feb 16 Len Lesser, American actor (b. 1922)
  • Feb 19 Ollie Matson, American Football Running Back (b. 1930)
  • Feb 21 Bernard Nathanson, American abortionist turned pro-life activist (b. 1926)
  • Feb 22 Nicholas Courtney, British actor (b. 1929)
  • Feb 24 Anant Pai, Indian educationalist and creator of comics (b. 1929)
  • Feb 26 Arnošt Lustig, Czech writer (b. 1926)
  • Feb 26 James A. McClure, American politician (b. 1924)
  • Feb 27 Frank Buckles, last surviving American World War I veteran (b. 1901)
  • Feb 27 Duke Snider, American professional baseball player (b. 1926)
  • Feb 28 Annie Girardot, French actress (b. 1931)
  • Feb 28 Peter Gomes, Harvard University Chaplain (b. 1942)
  • Mar 3 May Cutler, Canadian politician and publisher (b. 1923)
  • Mar 4 Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, Indian politician and former Nepali Prime Minister (b. 1924)
  • Mar 4 Frank Chirkinian, American producer (b.c. 1926)
  • Mar 4 Vivienne Harris, British businesswoman and newspaper publisher (b.c. 1921)
  • Mar 4 Charles Jarrott, British film and television director (b. 1927)
  • Mar 4 Ed Manning, American basketball player and coach (b. 1943)
  • Mar 4 Johnny Preston, American pop singer (Running Bear), dies at 71
  • Mar 4 Mikhail Simonov, Russian aircraft designer (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Arjun Singh, Indian politician (b. 1930)
  • Mar 4 Alenush Terian, Iranian astronomer and physicist (b. 1920)
  • Mar 4 Simon van der Meer, Dutch physicist and Nobel laureate (b. 1925)
  • Mar 8 Mike Starr (musician), American Musician (b. 1966)
  • Mar 9 David Broder, American journalist (b. 1929)
  • Mar 13 Owsley Stanley, Sound Engineer for The Grateful Dead and renowned LSD manufacturer (b. 1935)
  • Mar 15 Nate Dogg, American rapper, Nathaniel Dwayne Hale. (b. 1969)
  • Mar 15 Smiley Culture, British reggae singer, David Victor Emmanuel. (b. 1962)
  • Mar 16 Richard Wirthlin, American political strategist for Ronald Reagan. (b. 1931)
  • Mar 17 Michael Gough, British actor (b. 1916)
  • Mar 18 Jet Harris [Terence Harris], English rock bassist (Drifters), dies of cancer at 71
  • Mar 19 Kym Bonython, Australian radio broadcaster, jazz musician, speedway promoter (b. 1920)
  • Mar 20 Johnny Pearson, British Composer (b. 1925)
  • Mar 21 Loleatta Holloway, American singer (b. 1946)
  • Mar 21 Gerd Klier, German footballer (b. 1944)
  • Mar 21 Ladislav Novák, Czech footballer (b. 1931)
  • Mar 21 Pinetop Perkins, Member of the Blues Hall of Fame (b. 1913)

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Mar 23 Elizabeth Taylor, English-American actress (Cleopatra, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) dies at 79

  • Mar 26 Geraldine Ferraro, Congresswoman and VP nominee (b. 1935)
  • Mar 26 Roger Abbott, Canadian comedian (Air Farce Live) (b. 1946)
  • Mar 26 Diana Wynne Jones, British fantasy writer (b. 1934)
  • Mar 26 Paul Baran, internet pioneer who helped create the technical underpinnings of Arpanet, dies at 84
  • Mar 28 Wenche Foss, Norwegian actress (b. 1917)
  • Mar 29 Ângelo de Sousa, Portuguese painter and sculptor (b. 1938)
  • Apr 4 Scott Columbus, American drummer (Manowar) (b. 1956)
  • Apr 4 Juliano Mer-Khamis, Israeli actor, director, filmmaker and political activist (b. 1958)
  • Apr 7 Duke of Grafton, 11th Duke of Grafton, British peer, dies at 92
  • Apr 8 Hedda Sterne, Romanian born American artist dies aged 100
  • Apr 9 Sidney Lumet, American film director (b. 1924)
  • Apr 10 Mikhail Rusyayev, Russian footballer (b. 1964)
  • Apr 10 Homer Smith, American football coach (b. 1931)
  • Apr 11 La Esterella, Flemish singer (b. 1919)
  • Apr 14 Walter Breuning, American supercentenarian (b. 1896)
  • Apr 14 Trevor Bannister, British actor (Are You Being Served?), dies at 76
  • Apr 15 Vittorio Arrigoni, Italian peace activist (b. 1975)
  • Apr 17 Eric Gross, Austrian-Australian composer (b. 1926)
  • Apr 17 Nikos Papazoglou, Greek singer and songwriter (b. 1948)
  • Apr 17 AJ Perez, Filipino teen actor (b. 1993)