What Happened on December 11, 1981

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Argentine president/gen Roberto Viola flees
  • El Mozote massacre: Salvadoran armed forces kill an estimated 900 civilians in an anti-guerrilla campaign during the country's civil war.

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Muhammad Ali's 61st & last fight, losing to Trevor Berbick

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Muhammad Ali
  • Spacelab I arrives at Kennedy Space Center
  • UN Secrity Council choses Javier Pérez de Cuélla of Peru as the 5th Secretary-General of the United Nations
  • Wash Capitals biggest margin of victory (9) beating Toronto 11-2

Famous Birthdays

  • Hamish Blake, Australian comedian
  • Javier Saviola, Argentine footballer
  • Paul Medhurst, Australian rules footballer
  • Zacky Vengeance, American musician (Avenged Sevenfold)