On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1960

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • French liner "France" launched

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

Israeli soldiers capture Adolf Eichmann in Buenos Aires
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Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem
Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann sits in the dock at his 1961 trial in Jerusalem

Famous Birthdays

  • Jorgen Schult, German FR, discus thrower (world record 1986)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn D. Rockefeller Jr

John D. Rockefeller Jr, American financier and philanthropist, dies of pneumonia at 86

Financier and Philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr
Financier and Philanthropist
John D. Rockefeller Jr