What Happened on May 7, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

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

  • 137th Kentucky Derby: John Velazquez aboard Animal Kingdom wins in 2:02.04

Famous Weddings

  • "The Amazing Race" winners Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney marry at the Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego

Famous Deaths

  • Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter
  • Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer, dies of brain cancer at 54

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros