May 23rd, 2011, was a Monday. It was Day 143 of 2011. The decade was the 2010s.
12 years and 17 days have passed since May 23rd, 2011.
The zodiac star sign for this date is Gemini.
Notable events that occurred on May 23rd, 2011.
On May 23rd, 2011, the following songs were at the top of the music charts in the USA and the UK.
A list of songs that were dominating the music charts on this date:
The top movie on this date was "Pirates of the Caribbean 4".
Let's take a walk down memory lane.
The date is May 23rd, 2011, and it's a Monday. Anyone born today will have the star sign Gemini. 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. Memorial Day weekend is only a few days away, which means that many Americans are planning picnics, barbecues, and other outdoor events to celebrate the unofficial start of summer. In America, the song Rolling In The Deep by Adele is at the top of the singles charts.
Over in the UK, Give Me Everything by Pitbull is the number-one hit song. 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.
On television, people are watching popular shows such as "The Office", "The Vampire Diaries", "Jersey Shore", and "The Walking Dead". 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. Meanwhile, Call of Duty fans are excited following the recent release of the first gameplay trailer for "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3". 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.
People are playing video games such as "Fallout: New Vegas", "Dead Space 2", "Homefront", and "Portal 2". Kids and teenagers are watching TV shows such as "LazyTown", "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse", "Wizards of Waverly Place", and "Glee". Children are playing with toys such as the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3, ZhuZhu Pets, and the iPad.
These are news stories, trending topics, and fads that were popular on May 23rd, 2011.
Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti was sacked by Premier League side Chelsea after a relatively poor performance in the league.
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.
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.
The comedy film Bridesmaids was showing in movie theaters.
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.
The 2011 Eurovision song contest was held in Dusseldorf, Germany. Azerbaijan won the contest with the song "Running Scared" by Ell & Nikki.
A popular fad called "planking" was gaining media exposure around this time.
English model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was named FHM's sexiest woman in 2011.
"Rolling in the Deep" by Adele went on to win a Grammy for 2011's Record of the Year.
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.
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.
"The Protester" was named "Time Person of the Year" in 2011. This was due to the Arab Spring and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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.
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 movie "The Artist" won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2011.
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.
The Internet had started using the term "hipster" to describe people who are pretentious and deliberately anti-mainstream.
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 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%.
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Television shows that people were watching in May 2011.
Game of Thrones
Fantasy drama series.
The Walking Dead
Post-apocalyptic horror series with zombies.
Crime drama set in Atlanta City during the prohibition era.
Reality TV series.
Crime series about a con artist who works as a CI for the FBI.
Mockumentary family sitcom.
Sitcom that is set at a community college.
The Vampire Diaries
Supernatural teen drama.
Musical TV series.
RuPaul's Drag Race
Reality competition series.
Fantasy horror series starring Anna Paquin as a telepathic waitress called Sookie Stackhouse.
Sons of Anarchy
Crime drama series about a biker gang.
Real Housewives of New York City
American reality television series.
Series about a high school chemistry teacher who becomes a drug dealer after he is diagnosed with lung cancer.
The Big Bang Theory
A sitcom about two physicists called Leonard Hofstadter and Sheldon Cooper.
Teen drama starring Blake Lively.
Period drama about an advertising agency in New York City.
British TV series about a group of teenagers living in Bristol.
Crime drama series about a serial killer who murders other serial killers.
Sci-fi series starring Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Jack Carter.
Detective comedy series starring James Roday and Dulé Hill.
How I Met Your Mother
Sictom starring Neil Patrick Harris.
Crime comedy-drama TV series.
TV serial drama about how one man must save his falsely-accused brother from a death sentence.
Medical drama television series.
The US version of The Office, starring Steve Carell as Michael Scott.
Medical drama starring Hugh Laurie.
Cartoons and TV shows that children and teenagers were watching on this day in 2011.
Jake and the Never Land Pirates
Good Luck Charlie
Big Time Rush
Wizards of Waverly Place
Phineas and Ferb
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
Go, Diego, Go!
One Tree Hill
The Fairly OddParents
Dora the Explorer
Toys and games that were popular on this date in 2011.
The KidiZoom Camera
The PlayStation 3
The Xbox 360
Popular video games that people were playing in May of 2011.
Detective crime-solving game starring Officer Cole Phelps.
Action-adventure sandbox game.
Duke Nukem Forever
The long-awaited sequel to Duke Nukem 3D.
Puzzle-solving game developed by Valve Corporation.
The second game in the series.
Total War: Shogun 2
A military FPS game.
Dead Space 2
Sci-fi survival horror.
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood
Developed by Ubisoft.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
FPS game developed by Treyarch.
Super Meat Boy
Fallout: New Vegas
Open-world RPG game.
Turn-based strategy game.
First-person shooter game developed by Bungie.
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Real-time strategy game.
Agriculture-simulation social network game.
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 23rd, 2017, instead.
Celebrities, historical figures, and other notable people who were born on May 23rd.
Historical weather information for May 23rd, 2011.
Barack Obama was the President of the United States on May 23rd, 2011.
David Cameron was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
Enda Kenny was the Taoiseach of Ireland.
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