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May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011, was a Monday. It was the 129th day of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

12 years, 9 months, and 24 days have passed since May 9, 2011.

The zodiac star sign for this date is Taurus.

On This Day

What happened?

What happened on May 9, 2011?

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver end their relationship after 25 years of marriage.
Song charts

Music charts

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 9, 2011:

  • United States: "E.T." by Katy Perry ft Kanye West
  • United Kingdom: "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 9, 2011

These were the top five songs on the Billboard Hot 100 chart:

  • E.T. - Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • Just Can't Get Enough - The Black Eyed Peas
  • S&M - Rihanna Featuring Britney Spears
  • Down On Me - Jeremih Featuring 50 Cent
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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 9, 2011.

Facts

This date occurred 4,681 days ago. Approximately 156 months have passed. It was the 129th day of 2011, in week 19. The decade was the 2010s. People who were born on May 9, 2011, are now 12 years old and belong to the Gen Alpha generation. The Earth has experienced 52 seasons of weather since then.

Take me back to May 9, 2011

Let's take a stroll down memory lane.

The date is May 9, 2011, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. The weekend has just passed, so some people are feeling a bit down. Others are tired after partying too much.

The summer of 2011 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up, and the evenings are brighter than usual. The school year is nearly finished. In America, the song "E.T." by Katy Perry ft Kanye West is at the top of the singles charts, while "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Fast Five is at the top of the box office.

David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. On television, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Miami", "Grey's Anatomy", "Mad Men", and "Community". Video rental stores such as Blockbuster are continuing to close their doors at the moment. Sadly, it seems as though they will be unable to compete with online streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu.

People are using pre-made comics called "Rage Comics" to share funny and 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 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. There is a strange new fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location.

The recent killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan is continuing to dominate the news. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have ended their relationship after 25 years of marriage. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Randy Savage, Margo Dydek, Ryan Dunn, and Peter Falk would all still be alive.

People are playing video games such as "Civilization V", "Fallout: New Vegas", "Super Meat Boy", and "Portal 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Curious George", "Horrid Henry", and "Glee". Children are playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, ZhuZhu Pets, Harumika (dolls), and Laser Zero Gravity.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 9, 2011.

  • Osama Bin Laden is killed.

    Osama Bin Laden is killed

    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, on May 2nd, 2011.
  • 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.
  • Portal 2 is released.

    Portal 2 is released

    The long-awaited puzzle video game "Portal 2" was released by Valve on April 19th, 2011.
  • Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.

    Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

    English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named 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 "Time Person of the Year" in 2011. This was due to the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
  • Best soccer players in the world.

    Best soccer players in the world

    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 slowly began to close down. This was due to the rise of new online streaming services such as Netflix and Internet usage 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.
  • Hipsters.

    Hipsters

    The Internet had recently started using the term "hipster" to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.
  • Smartphones are becoming popular.

    Smartphones are becoming popular

    Smartphones with touchscreens and 3G Internet capabilities started replacing the "dumber" push-button cellphones of the past. Up until this point, companies had focused on making phones that were smaller and more compact. However, rising mobile Internet usage and the introduction of higher-quality cameras started to reverse this trend. As a result, phones started getting larger.
  • DVD sales are plummeting.

    DVD sales are plummeting

    DVD sales were beginning to plummet as people were switching to online streaming platforms. Between 2008 and 2014, sales in the USA fell by a whopping 66%.

Personality traits

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Events

What happened around this time?

News stories, pop culture trends, and other events that happened around May 9, 2011.

  • April 9, 2011: A gunman murders six people at a mall in Alphen aan den Rijn in the Netherlands.
  • April 11, 2011:
    • WWE wrestler Edge announces that he will be retiring due to cervical spinal stenosis.
    • 15 people are killed in the 2011 Minsk Metro bombing.
  • April 15, 2011: The animated film Rio (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • April 17, 2011: The first episode of Game of Thrones is aired.
  • April 18, 2011: South Korean fashion model Kim Yu-ri commits suicide.
  • April 19, 2011:
    • The video game "Portal 2" is released.
    • Fidel Castro steps down as the First Secretary of the Communist Party of Cuba.
  • April 26, 2011: The first episode of the singing reality series "The Voice" is aired on television.
  • April 29, 2011:
    • The film Fast & Furious 5 (2011) is released in movie theaters.
    • The YouTube channel h3h3Productions is founded.
    • Prince William and Catherine Middleton are married.
  • April 30, 2011: Georges St-Pierre defeats Jake Shields at UFC 129.
  • May 2, 2011: 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden is killed by a United States special forces military unit in Pakistan.
  • May 6, 2011:
    • The film Thor (2011) is released in movie theaters.
    • The teen sitcom "A.N.T. Farm" premiers on the Disney Channel.
  • This date: May 9, 2011
  • May 10, 2011: American rapper Tyler, the Creator releases his debut album "Goblin".
  • May 13, 2011:
    • The romantic comedy film Bridesmaids (2011) is released.
    • Gaming website Kotaku reveals the existence of "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" following a massive leak.
    • CBS announce that Ashton Kutcher will be replacing Charlie Sheen on the sitcom "Two and a Half Men".
  • May 14, 2011:
    • Manchester United win the Premier League after a 1-1 draw with Blackburn Rovers.
    • Manchester City win the FA Cup after beating Stoke City 1-0.
  • May 17, 2011: The video game "L.A. Noire" is released.
  • May 20, 2011:
    • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) is released in movie theaters.
    • Wrestler Randy Savage dies from a heart attack.
  • May 22, 2011: Football: Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as manager of Chelsea.
  • May 23, 2011: Internet culture: The subreddit /r/polandball is created on Reddit.
  • May 24, 2011: The first episode of British reality TV show "Geordie Shore" is aired on MTV.
  • May 25, 2011:
    • Scotty McCreery wins the 10th season of American Idol.
    • The Oprah Winfrey Show comes to an end after nearly 25 years.
  • May 26, 2011:
    • The Hangover Part II (2011) is released.
    • Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) is released.
    • Former Serbian general Ratko Mladic is arrested in Lazarevo, northern Serbia.
    • Actress Lindsay Lohan receives a 120-day jail sentence for theft.
    • Cheryl Cole is dropped from the US version of The X Factor.
  • May 27, 2011: Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner sends an explicit photograph of himself to a woman on Twitter.
  • May 28, 2011:
    • The 2011 UEFA Champions League Final is held between Barcelona and Manchester United. Barcelona win 3-1.
    • The Kings of Leon headline at Slane.
  • May 31, 2011: Activision announces a new gaming service called Call of Duty: Elite.
  • June 1, 2011: NBA star Shaquille O'Neal announces his retirement on social media.
  • June 3, 2011: X-Men: First Class (2011) is released in movie theaters.
  • June 6, 2011:
    • A new live streaming service called Twitch is launched.
    • Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner admits that he sent an explicit photograph of himself to a woman on Twitter.
  • June 8, 2011: Rapper Ja Rule begins a two year prison sentence for attempted possession of a weapon.
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 9, 2011, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • 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 9.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 9, 2011 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: A person during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.
  • Birth flower (May): The Lily of the Valley and the Hawthorn.
Television shows

Television shows in May 2011

The following TV shows were popular in May 2011:

TV shows from May 2011.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Jersey Shore
Jersey Shore
White Collar
White Collar
Modern Family
Modern Family
Community
Community
The Vampire Diaries
The Vampire Diaries
Glee
Glee
RuPaul's Drag Race
RuPaul's Drag Race
True Blood
True Blood
Sons of Anarchy
Sons of Anarchy
Real Housewives of New York City
Real Housewives of New York City
Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad
The Big Bang Theory
The Big Bang Theory
Gossip Girl
Gossip Girl
Mad Men
Mad Men
Skins
Skins
Dexter
Dexter
Eureka
Eureka
Psych
Psych
How I Met Your Mother
How I Met Your Mother
Bones
Bones
Prison Break
Prison Break
Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy
The Office
The Office
House
House
Children TV shows

Cartoons and children's TV shows in May 2011

Children and teenagers were watching the following cartoons and TV series:

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Victorious
Victorious

Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Glee
Glee
Wizards of Waverly Place
Wizards of Waverly Place
iCarly
iCarly
WordGirl
WordGirl
Phineas and Ferb
Phineas and Ferb
Horrid Henry
Horrid Henry
Curious George
Curious George
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Ben 10
Ben 10
Johnny Test
Johnny Test
Go, Diego, Go!
Go, Diego, Go!
LazyTown
LazyTown
Peppa Pig
Peppa Pig
One Tree Hill
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
Toys

Toys in 2011

Children were playing with the following toys and games:

Gentle Giraffe
Gentle Giraffe
Liv Dolls
Liv Dolls
Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls
Moxie Girlz Art-titude Dolls
Duck Hunter
Duck Hunter
Rocky the Robot Truck
Rocky the Robot Truck
Laser Zero Gravity
Laser Zero Gravity
Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid
Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid
Chixos Design
Chixos Design
Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel
Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel
Harumika (dolls)
Harumika (dolls)
Crayola Crayon Town
Crayola Crayon Town
The iPad
The iPad
ZhuZhu Pets
ZhuZhu Pets
The KidiZoom Camera
The KidiZoom Camera
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Sprig Adventure Series Discover Rig
Playmobil Horse Farm
Playmobil Horse Farm
Pixos Super Studio
Pixos Super Studio
Clipo Creativity Table
Clipo Creativity Table
The PlayStation 3
The PlayStation 3
Roboraptor
Roboraptor
The Xbox 360
The Xbox 360
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 2011.

Duke Nukem Forever 2011
Duke Nukem Forever
Portal 2 2011
Portal 2
Crysis 2 2011
Crysis 2
Total War: Shogun 2 2011
Total War: Shogun 2
Homefront 2011
Homefront
Dead Space 2 2011
Dead Space 2
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood 2010
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2010
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Super Meat Boy 2010
Super Meat Boy
Fallout: New Vegas 2010
Fallout: New Vegas
Civilization V 2010
Civilization V
Halo: Reach 2010
Halo: Reach
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty 2010
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Red Dead Redemption 2010
Red Dead Redemption
Alan Wake 2010
Alan Wake
Farmville 2009
Farmville

Were you born on May 9, 2011?

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 of their early childhood.

If you are looking for some childhood nostalgia, then you should check out May 9, 2017, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 9.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel

Singer
Born on May 9, 1949
He turned 62 on this day in 2011.

Ghostface Killah

Ghostface Killah

Rapper
Born on May 9, 1970
He turned 41 on this day in 2011.

Nicolas Ghesquière

Nicolas Ghesquière

French fashion designer
Born on May 9, 1971
He turned 40 on this day in 2011.

Holidays

Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on May 9:

  • Victory Day (Russia)
USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 9, 2011.

UK

UK Prime Minister

David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Ireland

Irish Taoiseach

Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception

Conception dates

Conception estimates for this date.

  • A baby that was born on May 9, 2011 was most likely conceived around August 16, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 9, 2011 is close to January 30, 2012.

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Stats for May 9, 2011

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 9, 2011:

  • 4,681 days have passed since this date.
  • 668 weeks have passed.
  • 404,442,000 seconds have passed since May 9, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 471,849,000 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 208,692,072,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 67,407,000 times.
  • You have taken approximately 34,782,012 steps. That's roughly 15,459 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,853,304 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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