On This Day

What Happened on May 31, 2010

Historical Events

  • Gaza Flotilla raid: Israeli Shayetet 13 soldiers board ships trying to break blockade of Gaze, during violent confrontation aboard MV Mavi Marmara 9 activists killed and several activists and soldiers injured

Famous Weddings

Jane Lynch

Actress Jane Lynch marries clinical psychologist Lara Embry in Sunderland, Massachusetts (divorced 2014)

Famous Deaths

  • Benjamin Lees [Lisniansky], American composer (Kalmar Nyckel; Memorial Candles), dies at 86
  • Brian Duffy, British photographer and film producer (b. 1933)

Chris Haney

Chris Haney, Canadian journalist who created the board game "Trivial Pursuit", dies at 59

  • Louise Bourgeois, French-born American sculptor, painter and print maker, dies at 98
  • Merata Mita, New Zealander filmmaker (b. 1942)
  • Rubén Juárez, Argentine bandoneonist (b. 1947)
  • William A. Fraker, American cinematographer (b. 1923)
2010 Highlights

About May 31, 2010

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Memorial Day (United States), Spring Bank Holiday (United Kingdom)

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini