What Happened on December 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events


Execution'The Banality of Evil'

Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death for war crimes in 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
  • Equal access rule, political parties get TV broadcasting time
  • JFK visits Puerto Rico
  • L J Suenens appointed archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels

Famous Birthdays

  • Annie Pujol, Perpignan, French TV hostess (Roue de la Fortune)
  • Karin Resetarits, Austrian journalist
  • Reginald Hudlin, director (House Party)

Famous Deaths

  • William "Dummy" Hoy, professional baseball player, dies at 99