On This Day

What Happened on May 7, 2011

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

  • "Big" George Webley, British broadcaster, composer, bandleader and musician, dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Allyson Hennessy, Trindadian television presenter

Person of interestSeve Ballesteros

Seve Ballesteros, Spanish golfer (British Open 1979, 84, 88, US Masters 1980, 83), dies of brain cancer at 54

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

2011 Highlights

About May 7, 2011

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 4 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

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