Historical Events in 2011

  • 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

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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

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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 UK autorities annouce UK has suffered shock contraction of 0.5% in the 2010 fourth quarter, due to severe winter weather and budget cuts implemented by the coalition government, increasing fears UK headed 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

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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.

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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

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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 Global credit information group Experian report that economic recovery in Wales slower than the rest of the UK, forecasting growth of 1.6% vs 2.2% for the rest of the UK
  • 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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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
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
Singer-songwriter
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)
  • Jun 5 110th Women's French Open: Li Na beats Francesca Schiavone (6-4, 7-6)
  • Jun 8 45th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins
  • 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

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

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
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
Actor
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Actress
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
  • Jul 3 125th Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Novak Đoković beats Rafael Nadal (6-4 6-1 1-6 6-3)
  • 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
  • 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.

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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
Singer-Songwriter
Lady Gaga
  • Aug 31 68th Venice Film Festival: "Faust" directed by Alexander Sokurov wins Golden Lion

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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

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

Singer Shakira
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.

Electoral defeatElection 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
Adele
Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
Singer Bruno Mars
Singer
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)

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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)

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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