On This Day

What Happened on January 11, 1957

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 basketball center (Philadelphia 76ers, NJ Nets; NBA breaking a backboard rule), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2015)

Famous Deaths

  • Sir Robert Garran, Australian lawyer and early leading expert in Australian constitutional law (b. 1867)
1957 Highlights

About January 11, 1957

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 65 years and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn