May 15th, 2011

May 15th, 2011, fell on a Sunday. It was day 135 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.

9 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since May 15th, 2011.



Music Singles

Songs that were on top of the music singles charts in the USA and the United Kingdom on May 15th, 2011:

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

Movie Box Office

Which movie was on top of the box office?

  • The movie "Thor" was at the top of the box office on this date.

Take Me Back!

The date is May 15th, 2011 and it's a Sunday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Taurus. Currently, people are enjoying their weekend.

The summer of 2011 has finally arrived. The weather has warmed up and the evenings are brighter than usual. In America, the song E.T. by Katy Perry ft Kanye West 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 Thor 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.

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, LMFAO, Katy Perry 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. A fad called "planking", which involves a person lying face down in an unusual location, is popular at the moment.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have ended their relationship after 25 years of marriage. Internet users are currently making memes and jokes about the 21st of May, 2011, which Harold Camping has predicted will bring the "Rapture". Gaming website Kotaku has just revealed that the next Call of Duty game will be called "Modern Warfare 3". Shortly after the leaks were publicized, four teaser trailers were uploaded by the official Call of Duty Youtube page.

Azerbaijan have won the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Running Scared" by Ell & Nikki. The recent killing of wanted terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden at the start of this month is continuing to be a topic of discussion. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Miami", "The Office", "Sons of Anarchy" and "Jersey Shore".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Farmville", "Halo: Reach", "Fallout: New Vegas" and "Duke Nukem Forever". Children and teenagers are currently watching television shows such as "Dora the Explorer", "Go, Diego, Go!", "Big Time Rush" and "Jake and the Never Land Pirates". Popular toys include the likes of "Xbox 360", "PlayStation 3" and "iPad".


News Topics, Fads & Culture

Trending news stories and fads that were prevalent throughout this time period. These are news stories and events that would have been in the media on May 15th, 2011.

  • The Artist

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Time Person of the Year 2011

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Adele - "Rolling in the Deep"

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

  • Planking.

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

  • Eurovision 2011

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

  • Osama Bin Laden.

    On the 2nd of May, 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.


Basic Facts

Basic facts and information about this date:

  • This date fell on a weekend.
  • 9 years, 11 months and 7 days have passed since May 15th, 2011.
  • Week Number: This date occurred during Week 19 of 2011.
  • Leap Year: 2011 was NOT a leap year.
  • Age: Anyone born on May 15th, 2011, will be 9 years of age.
  • People born in 2011 belong to the Generation Z generation.
  • Unix Timestamp: The Unix Timestamp for this date is 1305414000.


Around This Time...

Notable events that occurred around May 15th, 2011:

  • 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 19th, 2011: The video game "Portal 2" is released.
  • April 29th, 2011: Fast & Furious 5 (2011) is released.
  • 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.
  • May 6th, 2011: Thor (2011) is released in cinemas.
  • 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 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.
  • This date: May 15th, 2011
  • 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 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 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.
  • June 6th, 2011: A new live streaming service called Twitch is launched.
  • June 8th, 2011: Rapper Ja Rule begins a two year prison sentence for attempted possession of a weapon.
  • June 10th, 2011: Irish politics: Brian Lenihan passes away from pancreatic cancer.
  • June 12th, 2011: The Dallas Mavericks win the 2011 NBA Finals after they defeat the Miami Heat 4-2.
  • June 13th, 2011: Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox announces that 25,000 BTC has been stolen from 478 accounts.

Horoscopes & Birthstone Information

Zodiac & Birthstone information:

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 15th, 2011, will have the star sign Taurus.
  • Taurus is the star sign for this date in both the old and the new system.
  • Zodiac Element: Earth.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • Native American Zodiac: May 15th, 2011 falls under the Beaver.
  • Birthstone: Anyone born during the month of May will have the birthstone Emerald.

Television Shows

TV shows that people would have been watching around this time.

  • 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.

2011 - Kid's TV

Children's and Teen TV shows that would have been airing on this date in 2011.

  • Jake and the Never Land Pirates
  • Good Luck Charlie
  • Victorious
  • Team Umizoomi
  • Big Time Rush
  • Glee
  • 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

2011 - Toys & Games

Toys and games that would have been popular on this date in 2011:

  • iPad
  • PlayStation 3
  • Xbox 360

Video Games

Popular video games that you might have been playing around this time.

  • 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.
  • Farmville - Agriculture-simulation social network game.

Celebrity Birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures and noteable people who were born on the 15th of May:


Holidays

National holidays and famous events that fall on the 15th of May:

  • Constituent Assembly Day (Lithuania)

Weather

Weather information for May 15th, 2011:

  • Dublin, Ireland: It was 15.0 degrees Celsius. It was a wet day. It was a windy day. It was a cloudy day.
  • New York, USA: Temperature: 51.6 degrees Fahrenheit. 10.89 degrees Celsius. Rain fell. Precipitation: 32.77cm.
  • London, England: Temperature: 12.06 degrees Celsius.

US President

Who was the US President on May 15th, 2011?

  • Barack Obama was the President of the United States.

UK Prime Minister

Who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on May 15th, 2011?

  • David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

Irish Taoiseach

Who was the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland on this date?

  • Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.

Conception Dates

Interesting facts about conception dates.

  • A baby that was born on May 15th, 2011 was probably conceived around the 5th of August, 2010. (Rough Estimate).
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 15th, 2011 is the 22nd of February, 2012. (Rough Estimate).

Soccer Results

Premier League results from May 15th, 2011.

  • Arsenal lose 2-1 at home to Aston Villa.
  • Birmingham lose 2-0 at home to Fulham.
  • Chelsea and Newcastle draw 2-2.
  • Liverpool lose 2-0 at home to Tottenham.
  • Wigan defeat West Ham 3-2.

How old was I?

Enter your date of birth below to find out how old you were on May 15th, 2011.

Videos

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Time Difference & Statistics

Here are some fun statistics about May 15th, 2011.

  • 3,630 days have passed since this date.
  • 313,632,000 seconds have passed since the May 15th, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beated approximately 365,904,000 times.
  • Since May 15th, 2011, earth has travelled approximately 161,834,112,000 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 52,272,000 times.
  • If you were born on this day, you have taken approximately 26,972,352 steps. That's about 11,988 miles!
  • Since this date, 3,763,584 meteors have entered the earth's atmosphere!

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