What Happened on May 13, 2011

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Romania officially leaves the recession after 2 years following economic growth of an annualised 1.6% in the first quarter

Famous Deaths

  • Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (b. 1942)
  • Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)