On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Mass-murderer Jack Gilbert Graham is executed via the Gas Chamber.
  • The African Convention is founded in Dakar.

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Robson, English soccer midfielder, manager (90 caps; Manchester United, WBA, Middlesborough), born in Chester-le-Street, England
  • Darryl Dawkins, American professional basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)