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May 22, 2011

May 22, 2011, was a Sunday. It was 12 years, 10 months, and 23 days ago. The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.

On This Day

What happened on this date?

Notable events that occurred on May 22, 2011:

  • Football: Carlo Ancelotti is sacked as manager of Chelsea.
Song charts

Top songs

These songs were on top of the music charts in the United States and the United Kingdom on May 22, 2011:

  • United States: "E.T." by Katy Perry ft Kanye West
  • United Kingdom: "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars

The Billboard Hot 100 on May 22, 2011

These songs were dominating the music charts:

  • Rolling In The Deep - Adele
  • E.T. - Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
  • On The Floor - Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
  • Just Can't Get Enough - The Black Eyed Peas
  • The Lazy Song - Bruno Mars
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Pirates of the Caribbean 4

Top movie

The top movie on this day was "Pirates of the Caribbean 4".

Facts

This date was 4,711 days ago. Approximately 157 months have passed. It was the 142nd day of 2011, in week 20. The decade was the 2010s. People born on this day are currently 12 years old and belong to the Gen Alpha generation. 52 seasons of weather have come and gone since then.

Take me back to May 22, 2011

Let's take a walk down memory lane.

It is Sunday, May 22, 2011. Babies who are born today will have the star sign Gemini. People are currently enjoying their weekend. However, because it's a Sunday, some are dreading the days ahead.

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 "The Lazy Song" by Bruno Mars is the number-one song in the UK. Barack Obama is the President of the United States, and the movie Pirates of the Caribbean 4 is at the top of the box office.

David Cameron is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 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 wanted terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden at the start of this month is continuing to be a topic of discussion.

The European Union has agreed on a €78 billion rescue loan for Portugal. The game "L.A. Noire" has just been released. Wrestling fans are mourning the death of WWF legend Randy Savage, who recently passed away from a heart attack.

Internet users are making jokes about how Harold Camping's "Rapture" prediction for the 21st of May did not come true. The Grímsvötn volcano in Iceland has erupted and is disrupting air traffic across Europe. In soccer, Chelsea have sacked manager Carlo Ancelotti after his second season in charge.

158 people have tragically lost their lives in Joplin, Missouri following a powerful multiple-vortex tornado. If you were to travel back to this day, notable figures such as Margo Dydek, Ryan Dunn, Peter Falk, and Betty Ford would all still be alive. On TV, people are watching popular shows such as "CSI: Miami", "True Blood", "Community", and "White Collar".

Meanwhile, gamers are playing titles such as "Civilization V", "Super Meat Boy", "Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood", and "Terraria". Children and teenagers are watching television shows such as "Wonder Pets!", "Victorious", "Good Luck Charlie", and "Adventure Time". Popular toys at the moment include Roboraptor, ZhuZhu Pets, Girl Gourmet Sweets Candy Jewel, and Bakugan 7-in-1 Maxus Dragonoid.

News

News, nostalgia, and fads

These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 22, 2011.

  • Chelsea sack Carlo Ancelotti.

    Chelsea sack Carlo Ancelotti

    Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Premier League side Chelsea after a relatively poor performance in the league.
  • Good Guy Greg.

    Good Guy Greg

    A new "Advice Animal" Internet meme called "Good Guy Greg" was going viral. The purpose of the meme was to highlight the good things that people can do.
  • L.A. Noire is released.

    L.A. Noire is released

    Rockstar Games released the neo-noir detective game L.A. Noire on May 17th. The game, which was set in the year 1947, allowed players to take control of LAPD Detective Cole Phelps.
  • Bridesmaids is showing in movie theaters.

    Bridesmaids is showing in movie theaters

    The comedy film Bridesmaids was showing in movie theaters.
  • 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.
  • 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

Check out our personality summary for people who were born on May 22, 2011.

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Events

What happened around this time?

Notable events that happened close to May 22, 2011.

  • 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" premieres on the Disney Channel.
  • May 9, 2011: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver end their relationship after 25 years of marriage.
  • 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.
  • This date: May 22, 2011
  • 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.
  • June 10, 2011: Irish politics: Brian Lenihan passes away from pancreatic cancer.
  • June 12, 2011: The Dallas Mavericks win the 2011 NBA Finals after they defeat the Miami Heat 4-2.
  • June 13, 2011: Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox announces that 25,000 BTC has been stolen from 478 accounts.
  • June 15, 2011: Google introduces its new Chromebook laptop.
  • June 16, 2011: Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner resigns following a "sexting scandal.".
  • June 20, 2011: Jackass member Ryan Dunn is killed in a car crash at the age of 34.
  • June 21, 2011: Maroon 5 release their song "Moves like Jagger".
Zodiac info

Zodiac

Zodiac, birthstone, and birth flower information.

Personality summary image

  • Zodiac Sign (Astrology): Anyone born on May 22, 2011, will have the star sign Gemini.
  • Zodiac Element: Air.
  • Chinese Zodiac Animal: In the Chinese Zodiac, 2011 was the year of the Rabbit (Yin Fire).
  • The Life Path Number for this date is 4.
  • Native American Zodiac: May 22, 2011 falls under the Deer.
  • 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

TV shows in 2011

People in May 2011 were watching the following TV series:

TV shows from May 2011.

Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones
The Killing
The Killing
Bob's Burgers
Bob's Burgers
Shameless
Shameless
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Raising Hope
Raising Hope
Hawaii Five-0
Hawaii Five-0
Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire
Nikita
Nikita
Luther
Luther
Sherlock
Sherlock
Children TV shows

Kids TV shows on May 22, 2011

Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2011:

Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Bubble Guppies
Bubble Guppies
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic

T.U.F.F. Puppy
T.U.F.F. Puppy
Fish Hooks
Fish Hooks
Pretty Little Liars
Pretty Little Liars
Adventure Time
Adventure Time
Good Luck Charlie
Good Luck Charlie
Victorious
Victorious
Team Umizoomi
Team Umizoomi
Big Time Rush
Big Time Rush
Toys

Popular toys and games in 2011

If you were a child on this date, then you may have had some of the following toys:

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
Video games

Video games

Popular video games that people were playing in May 2011.

L.A. Noire 2011
L.A. Noire
Terraria 2011
Terraria
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

Were you born on May 22, 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 22, 2017, instead.

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrity birthdays

Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 22.

Ted Kaczynski

Ted Kaczynski

American terrorist Deceased
Born on May 22, 1942
He turned 69 on this day in 2011.

George Best

George Best

Soccer player Deceased
Born on May 22, 1946
He was not alive on this date.

Morrissey

Morrissey

Singer
Born on May 22, 1959
He turned 52 on this day in 2011.

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

English model
Born on May 22, 1970
She turned 41 on this day in 2011.

Katie Price

Katie Price

English model
Born on May 22, 1978
She turned 33 on this day in 2011.

Emma Chamberlain

Emma Chamberlain

Internet personality
Born on May 22, 2001
She turned 10 on this day in 2011.

USA

US President

Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 22, 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 22, 2011 was most likely conceived around August 29, 2010.
  • The due date for a baby that was conceived on May 22, 2011 is close to February 12, 2012.

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Stats for May 22, 2011

Statistics

Here are some interesting statistics about May 22, 2011:

  • 4,711 days have passed since this date.
  • 673 weeks have passed.
  • 407,030,400 seconds have passed since May 22, 2011.
  • If you were born on this day, your heart has beat approximately 474,868,800 times.
  • Since then, the Earth has traveled approximately 210,027,686,400 miles through space.
  • If you were born on this day, your eyes have blinked approximately 67,838,400 times.
  • You have taken approximately 35,004,614 steps. That's roughly 15,558 miles!
  • Since this date, 4,884,365 meteors have entered the Earth's atmosphere!
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