On This Day

October 11, 2001 in History

Day of the Week: Thursday

Events in History

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Caribbean writer V.S. Naipaul is awarded the Noble Prize for Literature

Novelist V. S. Naipaul
V. S. Naipaul

Nobel prizeNobel Prize

Nobel Prize for Economic Sciences awarded to George Akerlof, Joseph E. Stiglitz and A. Michael Spence for "their analyses of markets with asymmetric information"

Economist George Akerlof
George Akerlof
Economist Michael Spence
Michael Spence
  • The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.