On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 1961

Historical Events

  • 15th NBA Championship: Bos Celtics beat St Louis Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • Austrian 4th & last government of Raab resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village, New York City

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Execution'The Banality of Evil'

Trial of Adolf Eichmann for war crimes in World War II begins in Jerusalem, Israel

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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
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Famous Birthdays

  • Doug Hopkins, American guitarist and songwriter (Gin Blossoms - "Til I Hear It From You"), born in Seattle, Washington (d. 1993)
  • Lucky Vanous, American model (GQ, Diet Coke), born in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Nigel Pulsford, British rock guitarist (Bush - Sixteen Stone), born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Wales
  • Vincent Gallo, American actor, director, writer (Buffalo '66, The Brown Bunny), born in Buffalo, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Francis de Bourguignon, Belgian composer, dies at 70
1961 Highlights

About April 11, 1961

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 60 years
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries