What Happened on May 13, 2011

Historical Events

  • 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
  • Romania officially leaves the recession after 2 years following economic growth of an annualised 1.6% in the first quarter

Famous Deaths

  • Bernard Greenhouse, American cellist (Beaux Arts Trio), dies at 95
  • Bruce Ricker, American jazz and blues documentarian (The Last of the Blue Devils; Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser), dies at 68
  • Derek Boogaard, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1982)
  • Jack Richardson, Canadian record producer (The Guess Who), dies at 81
2011 Highlights

About May 13, 2011

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 11 years, 8 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: E.T. - Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
  • UK #1 Song: Party Rock Anthem - Lmfao/Lauren Bennett/Goonrock