What Happened on December 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death for war crimes in Israel

SS officer Adolf Eichmann
SS officer
Adolf Eichmann
  • Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time
  • JFK visits Puerto Rico
  • L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
  • Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist
  • Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)

Famous Deaths

  • William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99