On This Day

What Happened on April 11, 2021

Historical Events

  • 20-year-old Daunte Wright shot and killed at a traffic stop by police officer in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, who says they mistook their gun for a taser

BAFTA Awards

74th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) held virtually; "Nomadland" best film, ChloƩ Zhao best director, Frances McDormand, Anthony Hopkins best acting awards

  • 85th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Hideki Matsuyama become first Japanese male to win a golf major; hangs on to beat American Will Zalatoris by 1 stroke
  • Peruvian general election: Free Peru party wins most seats but not a majority, Pedro Castillo wins presidency (not declared till 19 July)
  • Tropical cyclone Seroja makes landfall in Western Australia near the town of Kalbarri with winds up to 170km/h (105mph)

Famous Deaths

  • Colin Baker, Welsh soccer wing half (7 caps; Cardiff City 298 games), dies at 86
  • Marco Bollesan, Italian rugby union number 8 (47 caps; CUS Genova, Partenope) and coach (Italy 1985-88), dies at 79
  • Massimo Cuttitta, Italian rugby union prop (69 caps [captain 16]; Milano, Harlequins, Bologna), dies from COVID-19 at 54
2021 Highlights

About April 11, 2021

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 1 month and 6 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Leave The Door Open - Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak)
  • UK #1 Song: Montero (Call Me By Your Name) - Lil Nas X