What Happened on December 12, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


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Adolf Eichmann is found guilty of war crimes in Israel

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • Amateur radio satellite Oscar 1 launched with military Discoverer 36

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Martin Luther King Jr. & 700 demonstraters arrested in Albany, Georgia

Civil Rights Activist Martin Luther King Jr.
Civil Rights Activist
Martin Luther King Jr.

Famous Birthdays

  • Dale Sanderson, CFL guard (Hamilton Tiger Cats)
  • Daniel O'Donnell, singer/Television presented, born in Donegal, Ireland

Famous Deaths

  • Daiun Sogaku Harada, Zen founder of Sanbo Kyodan lineage, dies at 91