May 2010 calendar

May 2010

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 2010.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on May 2010: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2010?


  • 01 May 2010 As a result of a car bomb being discovered, a portion of Times Square in New York City is sealed off and evacuated.
  • 02 May 2010 The International Monetary Fund and the eurozone have agreed to a EUR110 billion bailout package in Greece. This package includes severe austerity measures for Greece.
  • 03 May 2010 Ajmal Kasab is the sole surviving terrorist who was involved in the attacks on Mumbai in 2008. He has been found guilty of conspiracy to murder and waging war against India.
  • 04 May 2010 Nashville, Tennessee received 13 inches of rain in two days. This is close to the double previous rainfall record. Parts of Nashville are evacuated after the levee that protects the southern park is breached. In Tennessee, 17 people are killed by flash floods and drowning.
  • 05 May 2010 In response to austerity measures that the government imposed as a result the Greek debt crisis, mass protests broke out in Greece.
  • 06 May 2010 The Dow Jones Industrial Average experiences its largest intraday point loss ever: 998.5 points. Some shares fell to almost zero during the market's collapse. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 347.80 points or 3.20 percent to 10,520.32 by the close of trading. Standard & Poor’s 500 Index dropped 3.24 percent to 1,128.15. The Nasdaq Composite index lost 3.44 percent to 2,319.64
  • 07 May 2010 Scientists conducting the Neanderthal genome project announce that they have sequenced enough of the Neanderthal genome to suggest that Neanderthals and humans may have interbred.ref name=quotPinkowskiquot
  • 08 May 2010 2010 Philippine general election
  • 09 May 2010 BP's containment chamber failed, prolonging the Gulf of Mexico oil leakage.
  • 10 May 2010 Insurgents in Iraq kill 102 people and injure more than 200 others in a series suicide bombings that took place from Mosul to Basra, Iraq. This is the largest number of attacks in one day this year and could threaten a planned US withdrawal.
  • 11 May 2010 Benigno Aquino III appears to be the son of Corazon Aquino and is expected to win the presidency in the Philippine election. The elections have been marred with deadly violence and malfunctioning voting systems.
  • 12 May 2010 Afriqiyah Airways Flight collides with the ground and kills all aboard.
  • 13 May 2010 Protests in Thailand 2010:
  • 14 May 2010 The Rare Coin Wholesalers of California sells an USA 1794 Flowing Hair Silver dollar coin graded SP66 PCGS to Cardinal Collection Educational Foundation of California. It is valued at US$7.85million. This is a world record price for one US coin.
  • 15 May 2010 Jessica Watson is the youngest person to solo sail non-stop around the globe.
  • 16 May 2010 In the shelling of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital, 20 people were killed and 60 more were injured.
  • 17 May 2010 The New Bus for London's Design is now revealed.
  • 18 May 2010 A new study found that wealth gaps between black and white Americans increased more than four-fold between 1984 and 2007.
  • 19 May 2010 The Royal Thai Armed Forces ends its crackdown against protests by ordering the surrender of United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship leaders.
  • 20 May 2010 5. People are killed by flooding in Poland Flooding can also be caused by downpours in Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
  • 21 May 2010 Friday's minibus suicide bombing attack in Diyala, Iraq killed 35 people and left 69 others wounded.
  • 22 May 2010 Air India Express Flight 812 crashes into the runway at Mangalore International Airport, India. 158 people are killed and 8 others are left behind.
  • 23 May 2010 A landslide occurred in Yujiang Province, East China, and resulted in the deaths of at least 19 passengers.
  • 24 May 2010 Trinidad and Tobago holds general elections, with the United National Congress winning and Kamla Persad–Bissessar becoming the first female Prime Minister. (CaribbeanWorldNews),
  • 25 May 2010 After clashes, central Nepal imposes a curfew. Following clashes between police and members of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist),-aligned Young Communist League, (YCL), the central Nepal district Dolakha issued a curfew order.
  • 26 May 2010 After completing its 32nd mission, NASA's Atlantis spacecraft lands at Florida's Kennedy Space Center. It will deliver a Russian module to the International Space Station.
  • 27 May 2010 The death toll from the violence in Jamaica has risen to 73 and 44 respectively in Kingston and west Kingston.
  • 28 May 2010 The World Bank can cancel $36 Million in Haiti's debts after January's catastrophic earthquake with contributions from Canada, France, Germany and Switzerland.
  • 29 May 2010 BP's efforts to stop the Gulf of Mexico oil leakage are failing. This is the worst oil spillage in American history. It is threatening marshland, beaches, and the environment.
  • 30 May 2010 Flight recorders of Afriyah Airways Flight 771 that crashed in Libya on 12/05/2018, killing 103 people, indicate there was no technical problem.
  • 31 May 2010 Shayetet thirteen soldiers attacked the flotilla with guns in international waters. They were trying to break the blockade of Gaza Strip. A violent attack began during the armed aggression against the MV MaviMarmara ship. 9 activists were killed by soldiers aboard, with many others injured.
  • 06 May 2010 In just 36 minutes, the Dow-Jones average plunged nearly 1,000 points in what is known as the 2010 Flash Crash.
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  1. - Nothin' On You
  2. - OMG
  3. - Not Afraidyoutube
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  5. - California Gurls


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 2010?

The Bride Collector by Ted Dekker

The Bride Collector


Brad Raines, an FBI Special Agent, is currently facing his most difficult case to date. Four young, beautiful women were murdered by a Denver serial killer. Each crime scene was covered in a bridal veil.

A Mighty Fortress by David Weber

A Mighty Fortress


Young Cayleb Ahrmahk accomplished something few could have imagined. He's only thirty-years-old and has won one of the most devastating naval victories in history.

Deliver Us From Evil by David Baldacci

Deliver Us From Evil


David Baldacci, the #1 bestselling author for The Whole Truth, First Family, and DELIVER US from EVIL, brings you his most timely and surprising thriller. Evan Waller is a monster.

The Other Wes Moore by Wes Moore

The Other Wes Moore


Within a year, two children named Wes Moore were born in blocks apart. Both were raised in Baltimore, and both had difficult childhoods.

The Last Stand by Nathaniel Philbrick

The Last Stand


"A riveting, well-researched, and tautly-written account of a crucial chapter in American History." Los Angeles Times A fantastic collection of work, including In the Heart