What Happened in 2011 (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 195 of 195

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22nd 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 23rd "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 26th 57th LPGA Championship won by Yani Tseng

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
  • Jul 7th Roof of a stand in De Grolsch Veste Stadium in Enschede which was under construction collapsed, one killed and 14 injured.
  • Jul 7th "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2", the last Harry Potter film, premieres in London
  • Jul 8th Space Shuttle Atlantis is launched in the final mission of the U.S. Space Shuttle program.
  • Jul 9th South Sudan gains independence and secedes from Sudan.
  • Jul 10th British tabloid News of the World publishes its last edition after 168 years in the wake of a phone hacking scandal.
  • Jul 11th Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.
  • Jul 12th 82nd All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-1 at Chase Field, Phoenix
  • Jul 13th Mumbai is rocked by three bomb blasts during the evening rush hour, killing 26 and injuring 130.
  • Jul 13th 19th ESPY Awards: Dirk Nowitzki, Lindsey Vonn win
  • Jul 17th 140th British Golf Open: Darren Clarke shoots a 275 at Royal St George's Golf Club
  • Jul 19th "Captain America: The First Avenger", directed by Joe Johnston, starring Chris Evans and Hayley Atwell, premieres in Los Angeles
  • Jul 21st NASA's Space Shuttle program ends with the landing of Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-135.
  • Jul 21st 44th San Diego Comic-Con International opens at San Diego Convention Center
  • Jul 22nd 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 24th 98th Tour de France won by Cadel Evans of Australia
  • Aug 5th Svalbard Polar Bear Attack (2011) - a rogue Polar Bear attacks and kills a British schoolboy.
  • Aug 6th A helicopter containing members of Navy SEAL 6 is shot down in Afghanistan killing 38.
  • Aug 14th 93rd PGA Championship: Keegan Bradley shoots a 272 at Atlanta Athletic Club
  • Aug 16th World Youth Day 2011, organised by the Catholic church, begins in Madrid
  • Aug 18th The "West Memphis Three" are released from prison after 18 years in imprisonment
  • Aug 23rd 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 23rd 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 24th 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 26th The 787 Dreamliner, Boeing's all-new composite airliner, receives certification from the EASA and the FAA
  • Aug 27th 13th World Championships in Athletics open at Daegu, South Korea

Music awardsMusic Awards

Aug 28th 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 31st 68th Venice Film Festival: "Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov wins Golden Lion

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • Sep 15th 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 16th The critically acclaimed "Drive", starring Ryan Gosling, is released

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

Film tv awardsTelevision Awards

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

  • Sep 18th 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 19th Ashton Kutcher debuts on "Two and a Half Men", replacing Charlie Sheen

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

Music releaseMusic Single

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Oct 1st 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 4th 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 8th 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 15th Global protests break out in 951 cities in 82 countries
  • Oct 15th Legoland Florida (the world's largest Legoland theme park) opens in Winter Haven, Florida.
  • Oct 15th MLB American League Championship: Texas Rangers beat Detroit Tigers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 16th MLB National League Championship: St. Louis Cardinals beat Milwaukee Brewers, 4 games to 2
  • Oct 18th Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is released by Hamas
  • Oct 20th 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 23rd A powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake strikes Van Province, Turkey, killing 582 people and injuring thousands.
  • Oct 23rd 7th Rugby World Cup: New Zealand beats France 8-7 in Auckland
  • Oct 27th 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 27th 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 28th MLB World Series: St. Louis Cardinals defeat Texas Rangers to win 4-3
  • Oct 29th 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 30th "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 31st The world population reaches 7 billion inhabitants according to the United Nations
  • Nov 8th 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 9th 45th Country Music Association Award: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 18th 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 19th 21st College Football Holy War: Notre Dame beats Boston College 16-14 in South Bend

Music awardsMusic Awards

Nov 20th 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 23rd 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 25th 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 26th 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 26th 76th Iron Bowl: Alabama beats Auburn 42-14 in Auburn
  • Nov 27th 99th CFL Grey Cup: BC Lions defeats Winnipeg Blue Bombers, 34-23
  • Nov 27th 62nd Formula One WDC: Sebastian Vettel wins by 122 points
  • Dec 3rd 20th SEC Championship Game: #1 LSU beats #16 Georgia, 42-10
  • Dec 3rd 7th ACC Championship Game: #21 Clemson beats #5 Virginia Tech, 38-10
  • Dec 4th 100th Davis Cup: Spain beats Argentina in Seville (3-1)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 11th 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 12th 77th Heisman Trophy Award: Robert Griffin III, Baylor (QB)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 15th 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

Famous Weddings

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 101 - 200 of 318

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

May 2nd 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 3rd Thanasis Veggos, Greek actor (b. 1927)
  • May 3rd Jackie Cooper, American actor, dies at 88
  • May 3rd Sergo Kotrikadze, Georgian footballer (b. 1936)
  • May 5th Yosef Merimovich, Israeli football player and manager (b. 1924)
  • May 5th Claude Choules, last surviving World War I veteran (b. 1901)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

  • Jul 24th Frank Dietrich, German politician (b. 1966)
  • Jul 25th Mihalis Kakogiannis, Cypriot filmmaker (b. 1922)
  • Jul 26th Margaret Olley, Australian artist (b.1923)
  • Jul 27th Bejaratana Rajasuda, Princess of Thailand (b. 1925)
  • Jul 28th Abdul Fatah Younis, Former Libyan Interior Minister, assassinated for pro-Gadaffi ties (b. 1944)
  • Aug 2nd DeLois Barrett Campbell, American gospel singer (b. 1926)
  • Aug 3rd Bubba Smith, American football player and actor (b. 1945)
  • Aug 4th Naoki Matsuda, Japanese Soccer player (b. 1977)
  • Aug 5th Andrzej Lepper, former Polish Deputy Prime Minister (b. 1954)