What Happened on November 5, 2010

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Ai Weiwei is reportedly placed under house arrest by Chinese authorities because of a planned party to mark the demolition of his new studio in Shanghai

  • Breeders' Cup Horse Racing, Churchill Downs; Day 1 winners: Eldaafer, More Than Real, Dubai Majesty, Awesome Feather, Shared Account, Unrivaled Belle

Music History

Keith Richards' autobiography "Life" tops New York Times bestseller list

2010 History

Famous Deaths

  • Adrian P─âunescu, Romanian poet and politician (b. 1943)
  • Jill Clayburgh, American actress (Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough), dies of Leukemia at 66
  • Shirley Verrett, American mezzo-soprano (Berlioz'z Les Troyens - "Cassabdra"; Verdi's MacBeth - "Lady MacBeth"), dies of heart failure at 79 [1]

About November 5, 2010

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 7 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

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

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Like A G6 - Far*East Movement Featuring Cataracs & Dev
  • UK #1 Song: Promise This - Cheryl Cole