On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 2001

Historical Events

  • Detained crew of a United States EP-3E aircraft that landed in Hainan, People's Republic of China after a collision with an J-8 fighter are released

Famous Deaths

  • Harry Secombe, Welsh actor, comedian, singer and goon (The Goon Show, Oliver!), dies of cancer at 79
  • Kamal Ranadive, Indian cancer researcher (Indian Women Scientists' Association; Indian Cancer Research Centre), dies at 83
  • Sandy Bull, American musician (b. 1941)
2001 Highlights

About April 11, 2001

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Aries