On This Day

What Happened on December 15, 1961

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
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  • 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
1961 Highlights

About December 15, 1961

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 11 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Sagittarius