On This Day

What Happened on February 11, 2018

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Dutchman Sven Kramer becomes only male speed skater to win same Olympic event 3 times, claiming gold in the 5,000m at Pyongchang; first man to win total 8 Olympic medals in the sport

Event of interestEvent of Interest

MOMA opens a major solo exhibition for Brazilian artist Tarsila do Amaral in New York

  • Norway sweeps the medals in the Olympic 30k cross country skiathlon at Pyeongchang; Simen Hegstad Kr├╝ger wins gold ahead of team mates Martin Johnsrud Sundby & Hans Christer Holund
  • Russian airliner crashes south-east of Moscow, killing all 71 on board

Famous Deaths

  • Vic Damone [Vito Farinola], American singer (On the Street Where You Live), entertainer, actor and TV presenter (Vic Damone Show), dies at 89