May 2011 calendar

May 2011

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in May 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 May 2011: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 2011?


  • 01 May 2011 Pope John Paul II is beatified.
  • 02 May 2011 US Special Forces kill Osama bin Laden, the FBI's most wanted man and suspected mastermind behind September 11 attacks.
  • 03 May 2011 Reaction to Osama bin Laden's death:
  • 04 May 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 05 May 2011 Libyan civil war 2011
  • 06 May 2011 Yemen 2011 Protests: Protests are continuing in Yemen
  • 07 May 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 08 May 2011 Protests in Syria 2011:
  • 09 May 2011 2011 Syrian uprising: The Syrian Army advances on anti-government protesters in a western suburb.
  • 10 May 2011 2011 Syrian uprising
  • 11 May 2011 2011 Syrian Uprising: Syrian Army Tanks shell Bab Amro, a suburb in the city Homs. At least five people are killed.
  • 12 May 2011 Students in Aleppo are the latest victims of the Syrian military's crackdown on protesters.
  • 13 May 2011 India: The Communist Party of India (Marxist), which lost West Bengal Assembly elections to Trinamool Congress in India, ended the 34-year rule of the State's longest democratically elected Communist government. [1]
  • 14 May 2011 2011 Libyan Civil War:
  • 15 May 2011 2011 Bahraini uprising:
  • 16 May 2011 The European Union has agreed to a EUR78ampnbspbillion rescue package for Portugal. The bailout loan will equally be split between the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism and the European Financial Stability Facility.
  • 17 May 2011 Historic first visit by Queen Elizabeth II to the Republic of Ireland. This was the first visit by a British monarch in Ireland since 1911's visit of George V to Queen Mary.
  • 18 May 2011 Three Tunisian security personnel are killed during a clash between gunmen in northern Tunisia.
  • 19 May 2011 Syria condemns the United States' decision to impose sanctions against President Bashar al-Assad as a response to continuing anti-government protests.
  • 20 May 2011 Protests in Syria 2011:
  • 21 May 2011 ''Dawn'' is Pakistan's largest English language newspaper and begins publishing thousands of diplomatic cables from the United States that it obtained through a deal with WikiLeaks or Julian Assange. These cables reveal that Pakistani forces requested the United States to intensify its drone strikes against insurgents in Pakistani territory. This request has not been made public by Pakistani authorities.
  • 22 May 2011 According to reports, Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh refuses to sign an agreement with the Gulf that would allow him to resign in 30 days. The opposition however signed the agreement yesterday.
  • 23 May 2011 As the attack by Pakistani Taliban on a Pakistan Navy station at Karachi continues, more explosions are reported.
  • 24 May 2011 In southern Tunisia, clashes break out between Libyan refugees fleeing civil war in Libya.
  • 25 May 2011 At least seven people were killed when a suicide bomber from Pakistani Taliban attacked a Peshawar police station. (AFP via Yahoo! News),
  • 26 May 2011 Ratko Mladic is a former commander of the Bosnian Serb Army and is wanted for war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity. He was arrested in Serbia.
  • 27 May 2011 Libyan civil war 2011
  • 28 May 2011 Libyan Civil War 2011: New explosions heard in Tripoli, Libyan Capital. NATO bombing continues.
  • 29 May 2011 NATO kills civilians in Afghanistan
  • 30 May 2011 Twelve people are killed in an explosion at an army barracks in northern Nigeria.
  • 31 May 2011 Afghanistan War:
  • 01 May 2011 Pope John Paul II is beatified by his successor, Pope Benedict XVI.

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  4. - Just Can't Get Enoughyoutube
  5. - Till The World Ends


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?


Which were the most popular books released in May 2011?

Does The Noise In My Head Bother You? by Steven Tyler

Does The Noise In My Head Bother You?


"Steven Tyler is a giant of American music and has been an influence for many generations of Rock 'n Roll fans all over the globe.

Malcolm X by Manning Marable

Malcolm X


The 2012 Pulitzer Prize for History Winner

Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer

Moonwalking With Einstein


This blockbuster sensation charts an incredible journey of the mind and revolutionizes our notion of memory. Moonwalking With Einstein is an instant bestseller that is poised for greatness.

Caleb'S Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

Caleb'S Crossing


The Pulitzer Prize-winning author March and The Secret Chord is back with a bestselling story of passion, belief, magic, and adventure. This book was published by Viking in October 2015. Bethia Mayfield, a restless and curious woman, is the publisher.

In The Garden Of Beasts by Erik Larson

In The Garden Of Beasts


Erik Larson, New York Times bestseller author of Devil in The White City, tells a fascinating story about Hitler's rise.