What Happened on May 7, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Film release premierFilm Premier

"Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides", directed by Rob Marshall, starring Johnny Depp and Penélope Cruz, premieres in - opening weekend makes $350.6m

  • 137th Kentucky Derby: John Velazquez aboard Animal Kingdom wins in 2:02.04

Famous Weddings

  • "The Amazing Race" winners Meghan Rickey and Cheyne Whitney marry at the Hard Rock Hotel, San Diego

Famous Deaths

  • Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter
  • Big George, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician (b. 1957)

Person of interestSeve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88), dies of brain cancer at 54

Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner Seve Ballesteros
Golfer and Five-Time Major Championship Winner
Seve Ballesteros