What Happened in 2011 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 195 of 195

  • Jun 5 110th Women's French Open: Li Na beats Francesca Schiavone (6-4, 7-6)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 8 45th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
  • Jun 11 143rd Belmont: Jose Valdivia Jr aboard Ruler On Ice wins in 2:30.88
  • Jun 12 65th NBA Championship: Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 12 65th Tony Awards: The Book of Mormon & War Horse win
  • Jun 13 Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
  • Jun 15 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks 4-3
  • Jun 19 111th US Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 268 at Congressional GC MD
  • Jun 20 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 23 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Megan Fox
  • Jun 26 57th LPGA Championship won by Yani Tseng

Sport awardTennis Open

Jul 3 118th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Petra Kvitová beats Maria Sharapova (6-3 6-4)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 3 125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)

Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
  • Jul 7 Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.
  • Jul 7 "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London
  • Jul 8 Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
  • Jul 9 South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
  • Jul 10 British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
  • Jul 11 Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.
  • Jul 12 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix
  • Jul 13 Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
  • Jul 13 19th ESPY Awards: Dirk Nowitzki, Lindsey Vonn win
  • Jul 17 140th British Golf Open: Darren Clarke shoots a 275 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jul 19 "Captain America: The First Avenger", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, premieres in Los Angeles
  • Jul 21 NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.
  • Jul 21 44th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 22 Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first a bomb blast targeting government buildings in central Oslo, second a massacre at a youth camp on island of Utøya
  • Jul 24 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia
  • Aug 5 Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.
  • Aug 6 A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.
  • Aug 14 93rd PGA Championship: Keegan Bradley shoots a 272 at Atlanta Athletic Club
  • Aug 16 World Youth Day 2011, organised by the Catholic church, begins in Madrid
  • Aug 18 The "West Memphis Three" are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
  • Aug 23 5.8 earthquake occurrs in Mineral, Virginia felt as far north as Ontario and as far south as Atlanta, Georgia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 23 Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi is overthrown after the National Transitional Council forces take control of Bab al-Azizia compound during the 2011 Libyan Civil War.

Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi
Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 24 Tim Cook succeeds Steve Jobs as CEO of Apple Inc., due to Jobs illness

CEO of Apple Tim Cook
CEO of Apple
Tim Cook
Apple Co-founder Steve Jobs
Apple Co-founder
Steve Jobs
  • Aug 26 The 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA
  • Aug 27 13th World Championships in Athletics open at Daegu, South Korea

Music awardsMusic Awards

Aug 28 28th MTV Video Music Awards: Katy Perry, Lady Gaga & Justin Bieber win

Pop Star Katy Perry
Pop Star
Katy Perry
Pop Star Justin Bieber
Pop Star
Justin Bieber
Singer-Songwriter Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga
  • Aug 31 68th Venice Film Festival: "Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Sep 3 13th World Championships in Athletics: Usain Bolt wins 200m

Olympic Sprinter Usain Bolt
Olympic Sprinter
Usain Bolt
  • Sep 4 13th World Championships in Athletics close at Daegu, South Korea
  • Sep 7 Plane crash in Russia kills 43 people, including nearly the entire roster of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl Kontinental Hockey League team
  • Sep 8 Fashion designer John Galliano is found guilty of anti-semitic remarks in a Paris court and fined €6,000
  • Sep 9 58th National Film Awards (India): "Adaminte Makan Abu" wins the Golden Lotus
  • Sep 12 131st Men's U.S. Open: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (6-2, 6-4, 6-7, 6-1)

Sport awardTennis Open

Sep 12 131st Women's U.S. Open: Samantha Stosur beats Serena Williams (6-2, 6-3)

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Sep 15 The St. Thomas Assembly plant is closed permanently after decades of providing employing to the region of St. Thomas, Ontario and resulting in the loss of roughly 1,400 well-paid jobs

Film release premierFilm Release

Sep 16 The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released

  • Sep 17 Occupy Wall Street movement began in Zucotti Park, New York City.

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

Sep 18 63rd Emmy Awards: Mad Men, Modern Family, Kyle Chandler & Julianna Margulies win

  • Sep 18 36th Toronto International Film Festival: "Where Do We Go Now?" directed by Nadine Labaki wins the People's Choice Award (Drama)

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 19 Ashton Kutcher debuts on "Two and a Half Men", replacing Charlie Sheen

  • Sep 20 The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.

Appears on tv showTelevision Debut

Sep 20 "New Girl", starring Zooey Deschanel, debuts on Fox

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 20 "Call Me Maybe", single by Canadian singer Carly Rae Jepsen, is released

  • Sep 22 CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1 Martin Dempsey is appointed US Joint Chiefs of Staff by President Obama

Army General Martin Dempsey
Army General
Martin Dempsey
44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Oct 4 US State Department lists Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (ISIL) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist with a $10 million reward for information leading to his capture
  • Oct 8 Irish professional darts player Brendan Dolan plays 1st perfect 9 dart game on TV in semi-final against James Wade at PDC World Darts Championship in Dublin
  • Oct 15 Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries
  • Oct 15 Legoland Florida (the world's largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida.
  • Oct 15 MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 16 MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 18 Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is released by Hamas
  • Oct 20 The former leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and his son Moatassem Gaddafi are killed shortly after the battle of Sirte (2011) while in the custody of NTC fighters.
  • Oct 23 A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
  • Oct 23 7th Rugby World Cup: New Zealand beats France 8-7 in Auckland
  • Oct 27 The Royal Australian Navy announces that they discovered the wreck of a World War II submarine in Simpson Harbour, Papua New Guinea during Operation RENDER SAFE - it is likely to be Japanese.
  • Oct 27 MLB World Series Game 6: St. Louis Cardinal 3B David Freese hits game-tying 2 run triple with 2 outs in the 9th and then hits walk-off home run in the 11th
  • Oct 28 MLB World Series: St. Louis Cardinals defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-3
  • Oct 29 Record-breaking snowstorm in the northeastern United States leaves nearly 2 million residents without power for more than 36 hours.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Oct 30 "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by Bill Condon, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres at the Rome Film Festival

  • Oct 31 The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
  • Nov 8 The potentially hazardous asteroid 2005 YU55 passed 0.85 lunar distances from Earth (about 324,600 kilometres or 201,700 miles), the closest known approach by an asteroid of its brightness since 2010 XC15 in 1976.
  • Nov 9 45th Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 9 Shakira is honoured as Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year

Singer Shakira
  • Nov 11 25th Soul Train Music Awards: Cee-Lo Green, Jill Scott win
  • Nov 12 Silvio Berlusconi resigns as Prime Minister of Italy due, in large part, to the European sovereign debt crisis.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18 Former Filipino President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is arrested and held at Veterans Memorial Medical Center in Quezon City under charges of electoral sabotage

14th President of the Philippines Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
14th President of the Philippines
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
  • Nov 19 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 20 38th American Music Awards: Adele, Bruno Mars & Taylor Swift win

Singer-songwriter Adele
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
Singer Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars
  • Nov 23 Arab Spring: After 11 months of protests in Yemen, The Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh Signs a deal to transfer power to the vice president, in exchange for legal immunity.
  • Nov 25 Sudden violent storms strike southern Sri Lanka, killing 27 people and drowning many fishermen caught by surprise. Thousands of homes lose their roofs and several more sustain damage. Landslides along with flooding was reported on the mainland.
  • Nov 26 2011 NATO attack in Pakistan: NATO forces in Afghanistan attack a Pakistani checkpost in a friendly fire incident, killing 24 soldiers and wounding 13 others.
  • Nov 26 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 27 99th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23
  • Nov 27 62nd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 122 points
  • Dec 3 20th SEC Championship Game: #1 LSU beats #16 Georgia, 42-10
  • Dec 3 7th ACC Championship Game: #21 Clemson beats #5 Virginia Tech, 38-10
  • Dec 4 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11 Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek suffers a minor heart attack in his home and is admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Host of Jeopardy! Alex Trebek
Host of Jeopardy!
Alex Trebek
  • Dec 12 77th Heisman Trophy Award: Robert Griffin III, Baylor (QB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15 Barry Bonds is sentenced to 30 days of house arrest, two years of probation and 250 hours of community service, for an obstruction of justice conviction stemming from a grand jury appearance in 2003

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 322

  • Apr 18 Olubayo Adefemi, Nigerian footballer (b. 1985)
  • Apr 19 Elisabeth Sladen, British actress (b. 1946)
  • Apr 20 Tim Hetherington, British-American photojournalist (b. 1970)
  • Apr 20 Chris Hondros, American photographer (b. 1970)
  • Apr 22 Moin Akhter, Pakistani actor (b. 1950)
  • Apr 23 Geoffrey Russell, 4th Baron Ampthill (b. 1921)
  • Apr 23 John Sullivan, British comedy writer (b. 1946)
  • Apr 23 Tom King, American songwriter and musician (b. 1943)
  • Apr 24 Sathya Sai Baba, Indian guru, spiritual figure (b. 1926)
  • Apr 24 Marie-France Pisier, French actress (b. 1944)
  • Apr 27 Marian Mercer, American actress (b. 1935)
  • Apr 30 Dorjee Khandu, Indian, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh (b. 1955)
  • May 1 Ted Lowe, English snooker commentator (b. 1920)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 2 Osama bin Laden, leader of al-Qaeda and 'the most wanted man in the world' (b. 1957)

Islamic Militant & Terrorist Osama bin Laden
Islamic Militant & Terrorist
Osama bin Laden
  • May 3 Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (b. 1927)
  • May 3 Jackie Cooper, American actor, dies at 88
  • May 3 Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)
  • May 5 Yosef Merimovich, Israeli football player and manager (b. 1924)
  • May 5 Claude Choules, last surviving World War I veteran (b. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 7 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
  • May 7 Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter
  • May 7 Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)
  • May 8 Lionel Rose, Australian boxer (b. 1948)
  • May 9 Wouter Weylandt, Belgian cyclist (b. 1984)
  • May 10 Michael Baze, American horse racing jockey (b. 1987)
  • May 11 Klaus Schlesinger, German writer, dies at 64
  • May 13 Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • May 13 Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (b. 1942)
  • May 15 Bob Flannigan, American jazz singer (The Four Freshmen), dies at 84
  • May 16 Bob Davis, Australian rules footballer (b. 1928)
  • May 16 Bill Skiles, American comic (b. 1931)
  • May 16 Edward Hardwicke, English actor (b. 1932)
  • May 17 Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player (b. 1936)
  • May 19 Garret FitzGerald, Irish politician and former Taoiseach (b. 1926)
  • May 20 Randy Savage, American Pro-Wrestler (b. 1952)
  • May 24 Huguette Clark, Heiress of the Clark Copper fortune, life-long reclusion from society. (b. 1906)
  • May 25 Terry Jenner, Australian cricketer (b. 1944)
  • May 25 Leonora Carrington, British-Mexican Surrealist artist dies aged 94
  • May 26 Arisen Ahubudu, Sri Lankan scholar, author and playwright (b. 1920)
  • May 26 Ben Roberts, British industrial relations expert (London School of Economics), dies at 93
  • May 27 Jeff Conaway, American actor (b. 1950)
  • May 27 Margo Dydek, Polish basketball player (b. 1974)
  • May 27 Gil Scott-Heron, American poet, musician and author (b. 1949)
  • May 29 Ferenc Mádl, Hungarian politician, President of Hungary (b. 1931)
  • May 29 Bill Clements, Governor of Texas (b. 1917)
  • May 29 Sergei Bagapsh, Abkhazian president (b. 1949)
  • May 30 Clarice Taylor, American actress (b. 1917)
  • Jun 2 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, right-to-die activist (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 James Arness, American actor (d. 1923)
  • Jun 3 Andrew Gold, American singer, musician and songwriter. (b. 1951)
  • Jun 4 Juan Francisco Luis, U.S. Virgin Islander governor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 4 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
  • Jun 6 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, dies at 16
  • Jun 7 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • Jun 7 Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
  • Jun 9 M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
  • Jun 10 Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister dies of cancer at 52
  • Jun 11 Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 11 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Jun 15 Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910)
  • Jun 18 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
  • Jun 19 Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)
  • Jun 20 Ryan Dunn, American actor (b. 1977)
  • Jun 21 Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)
  • Jun 22 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • Jun 23 Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
  • Jun 23 Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
  • Jun 24 Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
  • Jun 25 Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Jun 25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • Jun 27 Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 30 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)
  • Jul 1 Leslie Brooks, American actress (b. 1922)
  • Jul 2 Itamar Franco, Brazilian politician (b. 1930)
  • Jul 4 Otto von Habsburg, last crown prince of Austria-Hungary and MEP (1979-1999) (b. 1912)
  • Jul 5 Cy Twombly, American artist (b. 1928)
  • Jul 8 Roberts Blossom, American actor and poet (b. 1924)
  • Jul 8 Mary Fenech Adami, First Lady of Malta (b. 1933)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 8 Betty Ford, First Lady of the United States (b. 1918)

US First Lady Betty Ford
US First Lady
Betty Ford
  • Jul 9 Don Ackerman, American basketball player (b. 1930)
  • Jul 9 Facundo Cabral, Argentine musician (b. 1937)
  • Jul 10 Pierrette Alarie, Canadian operatic soprano (b. 1921)
  • Jul 10 Roland Petit, French choreographer and dancer (b. 1924)
  • Jul 12 Sherwood Schwartz, American Television Writer (b. 1916)
  • Jul 12 David Carr, English rock keyboardist (The Fortunes), dies at 67
  • Jul 13 Allan Jeans, Australian football player and coach (b. 1933)
  • Jul 15 Googie Withers, British actress (b. 1917)
  • Jul 16 Forrest Blue, American football player (b. 1944)
  • Jul 17 David Ngoombujarra, Australian actor (b. 1967)
  • Jul 21 Lucian Freud, Realist painter (b. 1922)
  • Jul 22 Cees de Wolf, Dutch footballer (b. 1945)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jul 23 Amy Winehouse, British singer songwriter, dies from alcohol intoxication at 27

  • Jul 24 Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • Jul 25 Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • Jul 26 Margaret Olley, Australian artist (b.1923)
  • Jul 27 Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)
  • Jul 28 Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)
  • Aug 2 DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
  • Aug 3 Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)