April 2011 calendar

April 2011

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in April 2011.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on April 2011: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of April 2011?


  • 01 Apr 2011 Protests against the burning Quran became violent. A mob attacked the UN compound in Mazar-i-Sharif (Afghanistan) and killed 13 people, eight of them foreign workers.
  • 02 Apr 2011 After defeating Sri Lanka in final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, India was crowned World Champions
  • 03 Apr 2011 2011 Bahraini protests:
  • 04 Apr 2011 Ivorian crisis 2010-2011:
  • 05 Apr 2011 Ivorian crisis 2010-2011:
  • 06 Apr 2011 Yemeni violence: Six people killed in protests in Yemen.
  • 07 Apr 2011 Mexican Drug War march, inspired by the murder of seven people, including Javier Sicilia, a prominent poet and journalist, took place in more than 20 Mexican cities. Marchers shouted "No more blood!"
  • 08 Apr 2011 In response to multiple mortar and rocket fires, Israeli air strikes in Gaza have resulted in the deaths of at least 12 Palestinians.
  • 09 Apr 2011 Five people were killed, eleven others were injured, and the gunman committed suicide in a Dutch mall.
  • 10 Apr 2011 In response to recent terrorist attacks, French and United Nations forces opened fire on Laurent Gbagbo's residence.
  • 11 Apr 2011 2011 Minsk Metro bombing
  • 12 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan Civil War: Muammar Gaddafi's forces strike the eastern frontline and shell Misrata.
  • 13 Apr 2011 Libyan civil war 2011
  • 14 Apr 2011 Ugandan opposition leader Kizza besigye is injured and shot during protests against rising oil and food prices in Kampala. Police also use tear gas to disperse the protestors.
  • 15 Apr 2011 2011 Cirebon bombing: A suicide bomber attacked an Indonesian Police station in Cirebon in West Java, Indonesia.
  • 16 Apr 2011 Burkina Faso unrest
  • 17 Apr 2011 During anti-government protests, at least four people were shot by security forces in Syria.
  • 18 Apr 2011 A 16-year old Israeli boy was injured in a Palestinian missile attack that hit his school bus on April 7.
  • 19 Apr 2011 Hamas kills two suspects in the last weeks' assassination of Vittorio Arrigoni, an Italian pro-Palestinian activist in Gaza.
  • 20 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • 21 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • 22 Apr 2011 Cambodia and Thailand engage in a firefight across their border, with both sides suffering casualties.
  • 23 Apr 2011 Cambodia and Thailand fight at their border
  • 24 Apr 2011 Nigeria is home to more than 500 victims.
  • 25 Apr 2011 Guantanamo Files:
  • 26 Apr 2011 Arab Spring
  • 27 Apr 2011 The 2011 Super-Outbreak of Tornadoes was the most deadly day in American history.
  • 28 Apr 2011 Arab Spring
  • 29 Apr 2011 Wedding of Prince William, Duke and Kate Middleton
  • 30 Apr 2011 Protests in Syria 2011:
  • 01 Apr 2011 After protests against the burning of the Quran turn violent, a mob attacks a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, resulting in the deaths of thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
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Which were the top hits in April 2011?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Born This Way
  2. - E.T.
  3. - S&M
  4. - F**K You (Forget You)
  5. - Just Can't Get Enough


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in April 2011?

Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward

Lover Unleashed


J.R. Ward is #1 New York Times bestselling author. This thrilling novel is part of the Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Payne, Vishous' twin sister, is cut from the exact same dark and seductive cloth that her brother.

Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman



Long-time customers Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna are sad to see the Fauborg Hotel close in Beverly Hills. They used to go there for cocktails.

Bossypants by Tina Fey



Tina Fey was just a little girl before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update", before "Sarah Palin". Tina Fey was just an innocent young girl with a dream. A recurring stress dream she was being chased through.

The Land Of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel

The Land Of Painted Caves


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERBONUS : This issue contains a reading guide as well as an interview with Jean M. Auel. This is the remarkable conclusion to the ice-age epic series Earth's Children(r).

Cleopatra by Stacy Schiff



Her palace was rich in gold and onyx, but it was also rich in political and sexual intrigue. Cleopatra was an ingenious negotiator and strategist above all.