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 After protests against the burning of the Quran turned violent, a mob attacked a United Nations compound in Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan and killed thirteen people, including eight foreign workers.
  • 02 Apr 2011 India crowned World Champions after defeating Sri Lanka in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011.
  • 03 Apr 2011 2011 Bahraini protests:
  • 04 Apr 2011 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis:
  • 05 Apr 2011 2010–2011 Ivorian crisis:
  • 06 Apr 2011 2011 Yemeni protests: six people are killed and hundreds injured in Yemen violence. (CNN)
  • 07 Apr 2011 A Mexican Drug War-related march inspired by the killing of seven people, one of whom was the son of prominent poet and journalist Javier Sicilia, occur in more than 20 Mexican cities, with marchers chanting ampquotNo more blood!ampquot. (LA Times)
  • 08 Apr 2011 At least 12 Palestinians, including 3 civilians, are killed by Israeli air strikes in Gaza in response to numerous mortar and rocket attacks. (BBC)
  • 09 Apr 2011 A gunman murdered five people, injured eleven, and committed suicide in a mall in the Netherlands.
  • 10 Apr 2011 United Nations and French forces open fire on the residence of the President of Côte d'Ivoire Laurent Gbagbo in response to recent attacks. (AP via ''Times Union'')
  • 11 Apr 2011 2011 Minsk Metro bombing
  • 12 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan civil war: Muammar Gaddafi's forces attack the eastern front line and shell the city of Misrata. (MSNBC)
  • 13 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan civil war
  • 14 Apr 2011 Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye is shot and injured during a protest against rising food and oil prices in the capital Kampala; tear gas is also fired by police to disperse protesters. (BBC) (Capital FM Kenya)
  • 15 Apr 2011 2011 Cirebon bombing : a suicide bomber attacked a mosque in an Indonesian Police compound in Cirebon, West Java, Indonesia.
  • 16 Apr 2011 Burkina Faso unrest
  • 17 Apr 2011 At least four people are shot dead by security forces during anti-government protests in Syria. (CBC) (AFP via Channel News Asia)
  • 18 Apr 2011 A 16-year-old Israeli boy injured by a Palestinian missile attack on his school bus on April 7 dies. (''BBC'') (''Wikinews'')
  • 19 Apr 2011 Hamas fatally shoots two of the suspects in last weeks' murder of Italian pro-Palestinian activist Vittorio Arrigoni in Gaza. (Al Jazeera)
  • 20 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 21 Apr 2011 2011 Libyan civil war:
  • 22 Apr 2011 Cambodia and Thailand exchange fire across their mutual border; with casualties on both sides. (The Hindu) (Bangkok Post) (BBC)
  • 23 Apr 2011 Cambodia and Thailand clash on their border. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • 24 Apr 2011 More than 500 people are killed in Nigeria. (BBC) (Al Jazeera)
  • 25 Apr 2011 Guantánamo Files: (Al Jazeera)
  • 26 Apr 2011 Arab Spring:
  • 27 Apr 2011 The deadliest day of the 2011 Super outbreak of tornadoes, the largest tornado outbreak, in United States history.
  • 28 Apr 2011 Arab Spring:
  • 29 Apr 2011 Wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Kate Middleton.
  • 30 Apr 2011 2011 Syrian protests:

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Music charts

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?
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Citizen Kane

Citizen Kane

Directed by: Orson Welles

Starring: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore, Agnes Moorehead

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Akira Kurosawa

Starring: Toshirô Mifune, Eijirô Tôno, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yôko Tsukasa

Country: United States of America



Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet

Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz, Rufus, Lorella Cravotta

Country: United States of America

Brown of Harvard

Brown of Harvard

Directed by: Jack Conway

Starring: William Haines, Jack Pickford, Mary Brian, Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Country: United States of America

The Sacrifice

The Sacrifice

Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky

Starring: Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall, Guðrún Gísladóttir


Which were the most popular books released in April 2011?
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Mystery by Jonathan Kellerman



The closing of the grand old Fauborg Hotel in Beverly Hills is a sad occasion for longtime patrons Alex Delaware and Robin Castagna, who go there one last time for cocktails.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

The Help


Aibileen is a black maid in 1962 Jackson, Mississippi, who's always taken orders quietly, but lately she's unable to hold her bitterness back. Her friend Minny has never held her tongue but now must somehow keep secrets about her employer …

The Secret Life Of Damian Spinelli by Diane Miller

The Secret Life Of Damian Spinelli


"Brusque Lady . . . Please meet the Jackal at the bar in the Metro Court at 10:00 PM sharp. Although it is somewhat past my his bedtime, he must speak

The Information by James Gleick

The Information


A New York Times Notable BookA Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the YearWinner of the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardFrom the bestselling author of the acclaimed

City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare

City of Fallen Angels


Trust is dangerous, and to love is to destroy. Plunge into the fourth installment in the internationally bestselling Mortal Instruments series and “prepare to be hooked” (Entertainment Weekly)—now with a gorgeous new cover, a map, a new foreword, and exclusive …