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May 5th, 2011.

May 5th, 2011, was a Thursday. It was day 125 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

10 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since May 5th, 2011.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

Music charts.

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 5th, 2011.

  • United States: S & M - Rihanna
  • United Kingdom: Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO
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Fast Five

Top movie at the Box Office.

The movie "Fast Five" was at the top of the box office on May 5th, 2011.

Take me back to May 5th, 2011!

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The date is May 5th, 2011 and it's a Thursday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The summer of 2011 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual.

In America, the song S & M by Rihanna is on top of the singles charts. Over in the UK, Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO is the number one hit song. Barack Obama is currently the President of the United States and the movie Fast Five is at the top of the Box Office.

In the United Kingdom, David Cameron is the current Prime Minister. The term "hipster" is currently growing in use. The word is being used to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream. Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. This is due to the increasing popularity of online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

Pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" are extremely popular on the Internet at the moment, as people use them to share relatable experiences. It's 2011, so the music charts are being dominated by artists such as Adele, Maroon 5, LMFAO, Katy Perry, Rihanna and Bruno Mars. The catchphrase "Every Day I'm Shufflin'" is being repeated and parodied following the success of LMAO's song "Party Rock Anthem".

Anti-government protests are currently taking place in cities across Syria. A civil war is raging on in Libya. Large battles are taking place between Colonel Gaddafi's government forces and Libyan rebels, who are being supported by NATO. The wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton has taken place in Westminster Abbey in London.

A fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location, is popular at the moment. The recent killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan is continuing to dominate the news. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "One Tree Hill", "Real Housewives of New York City", "Glee" and "Game of Thrones".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Call of Duty: Black Ops", "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood", "Homefront" and "Duke Nukem Forever". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Peppa Pig", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "iCarly" and "Glee". Popular toys at the moment include the likes of the PlayStation 3, the KidiZoom Camera, ZhuZhu Pets and the iPad.

News topics, fads & culture.

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent at this time. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 5th, 2011.

  • Osama Bin Laden is killed.

    Osama Bin Laden is killed.

    On May 2nd, 2011, al-Qaeda founder and 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden was killed by a United States special forces military unit during a raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

  • Eurovision 2011.

    Eurovision 2011.

    The 2011 Eurovision song contest was held in Dusseldorf, Germany. Azerbaijan won the contest with the song "Running Scared" by Ell & Nikki.

  • Planking is popular.

    Planking is popular.

    A popular fad called "planking" was gaining media exposure around this time.

  • Prince William and Catherine Middleton are married.

    Prince William and Catherine Middleton are married.

    At the end of August, 2011, Prince William and Catherine Middleton were married in Westminster Abbey, London. An estimated 300 million people tuned in to watch the event.

  • Portal 2 is released.

    Portal 2 is released.

    On April 19th, 2011, the long-awaited puzzle video game "Portal 2" was released by Valve.

  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

    English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named as FHM's sexiest woman in 2011.

  • Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"

    Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"

    "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele went on to win a Grammy for 2011's Record of the Year.

  • 2011 in music.

    2011 in music.

    Popular music artists in 2011 included Enrique Iglesias, Adele, Pink, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez, Wiz Khalifa, Katy Perry, The Black Eyed Peas, Chris Brown, Lil Wayne, Adele, Bruno Mars, Pitbull, Lady Gaga, LMFAO, Nicki Minaj, Maroon 5, David Guetta and Gym Class Heroes.

  • Who were the best NBA players in 2011?

    Who were the best NBA players in 2011?

    In 2011, the best NBA players were Derrick Rose, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol, Dirk Nowitzki, Amar'e Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade, Russell Westbrook, LaMarcus Aldridge, Zach Randolph, Al Horford, Manu Ginóbili and Chris Paul.

  • Time Person of the Year 2011.

    Time Person of the Year 2011.

    "The Protester" was named as the Time Person of Year in 2011. This was due to the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.

  • Who were the best football players in 2011?

    Who were the best football players in 2011?

    In 2011, the best soccer players were Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Andrés Iniesta, Wayne Rooney, Luis Suárez, Diego Forlán, Samuel Eto'o, Iker Casillas, Neymar and Mesut Özil.

  • 2011 in movies.

    2011 in movies.

    Popular movies in 2011 included Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, Kung Fu Panda 2, Fast Five, The Hangover Part II, The Smurfs, Cars 2, Drive, Super 8, Moneyball and Limitless.

  • The Artist.

    The Artist.

    The movie "The Artist" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011.

  • Video rental stores are closing down.

    Video rental stores are closing down.

    From 2010 onward, video rental stores such as Blockbuster were beginning to close down. This was due to the popularity of new online streaming services such as Netflix and the Internet in general. Although a few stores and franchises continued to hobble along, it was only a matter of time before they were also forced to close their doors.

  • Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    Smartphones are becoming more and more popular.

    During this period, smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started to replace the "dumber" cell phones of the past. Up until this point, the focus had been on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher quality phone cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started to get larger.

Basic facts.

Basic facts and information about this date.

  • 10 years, 2 months and 25 days have passed since May 5th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 18 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 5th, 2011, will be 10 years of age.
  • Generation: People born in 2011 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1304550000.

Around this time.

Notable events that occurred around May 5th, 2011.

  • April 6th, 2011: The viral Youtube video "Nyan Cat" is uploaded.
  • April 9th, 2011: A gunman murders six people at a mall in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands.
  • April 11th, 2011: WWE wrestler Edge announces that he will be retiring due to cervical spinal stenosis.
  • April 11th, 2011: 15 people are killed in the 2011 Minsk Metro bombing.
  • April 15th, 2011: The animated film Rio (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • April 17th, 2011: The first episode of Game of Thrones is aired.
  • April 18th, 2011: South Korean fashion model Kim Yu-ri commits suicide.
  • April 19th, 2011: The video game "Portal 2" is released.
  • April 29th, 2011: The film Fast & Furious 5 (2011) is released in movie theaters.
  • April 29th, 2011: The Youtube channel h3h3Productions is founded.
  • April 29th, 2011: Prince William and Catherine Middleton are married.
  • April 30th, 2011: Georges St-Pierre defeats Jake Shields at UFC 129.
  • May 2nd, 2011: 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden is killed by a United States special forces military unit in Pakistan.
  • This date: May 5th, 2011
  • May 6th, 2011: The film Thor (2011) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 9th, 2011: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver end their relationship after 25 years of marriage.
  • May 10th, 2011: American rapper Tyler, the Creator releases his debut album "Goblin".
  • May 13th, 2011: The romantic comedy film Bridesmaids (2011) is released.
  • May 13th, 2011: Gaming website Kotaku reveals the existence of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" following a massive leak.
  • May 13th, 2011: CBS announce that Ashton Kutcher will be replacing Charlie Sheen on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men".
  • May 14th, 2011: Manchester United win the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
  • May 14th, 2011: Manchester City win the FA Cup after beating Stoke City 1-0.
  • May 17th, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.
  • May 20th, 2011: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) is released in movie theaters.
  • May 20th, 2011: Wrestler Randy Savage dies from a heart attack.
  • May 22nd, 2011: Football: Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as manager of Chelsea.
  • May 23rd, 2011: Internet culture: The subreddit /r/polandball is created on Reddit.
  • May 24th, 2011: The first episode of British reality TV show "Geordie Shore" is aired on MTV.
  • May 25th, 2011: Scotty McCreery wins the 10th season of American Idol.
  • May 25th, 2011: The Oprah Winfrey Show comes to an end after nearly 25 years.
  • May 26th, 2011: The Hangover Part II (2011) is released.
  • May 26th, 2011: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) is released.
  • May 26th, 2011: Former Serbian general Ratko Mladic is arrested in Lazarevo, northern Serbia.
  • May 26th, 2011: Actress Lindsay Lohan receives a 120-day jail sentence for theft.
  • May 27th, 2011: Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner sends an explicit photograph of himself to a woman on Twitter.
  • May 28th, 2011: The 2011 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Manchester United. Barcelona win 3-1.
  • May 28th, 2011: The Kings of Leon headline at Slane.
  • May 31st, 2011: Activision announces a new gaming service called Call of Duty: Elite.
  • June 1st, 2011: NBA star Shaquille O'Neal announces his retirement on social media.
  • June 3rd, 2011: X-Men: First Class (2011) is released in movie theaters.

Personality traits.

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Horoscope, birthstone & birth flower information.

Zodiac & Birthstone information.

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  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 5th, 2011, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • However, if you are going by the new star sign system that was discovered in 2020, then the sign for this date is actually Aries.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 5.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 5th, 2011 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.

TV shows.

Television shows that people were watching on this date.

  • Game of Thrones - Fantasy drama series.
  • The Walking Dead - Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
  • Jersey Shore - Reality TV series.
  • White Collar - Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
  • Modern Family - Mockumentary family sitcom.
  • Community - Sitcom that is set at a community college.
  • The Vampire Diaries - Supernatural teen drama.
  • Glee - Musical TV series.
  • RuPaul's Drag Race - Reality competition series.
  • Sons of Anarchy - Crime drama series about a biker gang.
  • Real Housewives of New York City - American reality television series.
  • Breaking Bad - Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
  • How I Met Your Mother - Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
  • Bones - Crime comedy-drama TV series.
  • Prison Break - TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
  • The Office - The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
  • House - Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
  • Desperate Housewives - TV show about housewives living in suburban America.
  • CSI: NY - New York City version spin-off of the CSI franchise.
  • Extreme Makeover: Home Edition - Reality TV show in which houses are renovated during a one-week period.

Kid's TV shows on May 5th, 2011.

Children's cartoons and Teen TV shows that were being aired on this date in 2011.

  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Victorious
  • Team Umizoomi
  • Big Time Rush
  • Glee
  • The Suite Life on Deck
  • Wizards of Waverly Place
  • iCarly
  • Phineas and Ferb
  • Curious George
  • Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • Ben 10
  • Go, Diego, Go!
  • LazyTown
  • Peppa Pig
  • One Tree Hill
  • The Fairly OddParents
  • Dora the Explorer

Popular toys and games in 2011.

Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2011.

  • The iPad
  • ZhuZhu Pets
  • The KidiZoom Camera
  • The PlayStation 3
  • The Xbox 360

Video games.

Popular video games that people were playing on this date.

  • Duke Nukem Forever - The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
  • Portal 2 - Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.
  • Crysis 2 - The second game in the series.
  • Homefront - A military FPS game.
  • Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood - Developed by Ubisoft.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops - FPS game developed by Treyarch.
  • Fallout: New Vegas - Open-world RPG game.
  • Civilization V - Turn-based strategy game.
  • Halo: Reach - First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty - Real-time strategy game.
  • Red Dead Redemption - Open-world adventure game that was set in the wild west.
  • Alan Wake - Action-adventure game developed by Remedy Entertainment.
  • Farmville - Agriculture-simulation social network game.

Were you born on this date?

If you were born on this date, then it is unlikely that you will remember anything from the year 2011.

This is because humans find it difficult to retrieve memories from their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then check out May 5th, 2017 instead.

Celebrity birthdays.

Celebrities, historical figures and other notable people who were born on May 5th.

Karl Marx

Philosopher. Deceased
Born on May 5th, 1818
He was not alive on this date.

Adele

Singer.
Born on May 5th, 1988
She turned 23 on this day in 2011.

Chris Brown

Singer.
Born on May 5th, 1989
He turned 22 on this day in 2011.

Holidays.

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 5th of May.

  • Liberation Day (Denmark)
  • Children's Day (Japan)

Weather on May 5th, 2011.

Historical weather information for May 5th, 2011.

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.3 degrees Celsius. It was a very wet day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 47.4 degrees Fahrenheit. 8.56 degrees Celsius. Precipitation: 0cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 13.89 degrees Celsius.

US President.

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 5th, 2011.

UK Prime Minister.

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 5th, 2011.

Irish Taoiseach.

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception dates.

Conception estimates for this date.

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Time difference & statistics.

Here are some fun statistics about May 5th, 2011.

  • A total of 3,739 days have passed since this date.
  • 534 weeks have passed.
  • 323,049,600 seconds have passed since the May 5th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 376,891,200 times.
  • Since May 5th, 2011, the earth has travelled approximately 166,693,593,600 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 53,841,600 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 27,782,266 steps. That's about 12,348 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,876,595 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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