On This Day

What Happened on October 11, 2021

Historical Events

  • Australia's largest city Sydney ends its 107-day lockdown, with restrictions easing for fully vaccinated people
  • Las Vegas Raiders head coach Jon Gruden steps down after The NY Times details emails in which he made homophobic and misogynistic remarks; earlier reports alleged racist statements about a union leader
  • Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to David Card, Joshua Angrist and Guido Imbens for their work on "natural experiments" [1]

Famous Deaths

  • Olav Nilsen, Norwegian soccer striker/midfielder (62 caps; Viking FK), dies at 79
  • Tony DeMarco, American boxer (NBA, NYSAC, The Ring welterweight titles 1955), dies at 89
  • Trevor Hemmings CVO, British businessman (Owner Preston North End FC; 3 x Grand National winners Hedgehunter [2005], Ballabriggs [2011], Many Clouds [2015]), dies at 86
2021 Highlights

About October 11, 2021

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 15 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: Columbus Day (United States), Thanksgiving (Canada)

Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra