Historical Events For March - 11
Thursday, 24 August 2017
1967 On this day in history the World Cup skiing title was earned by Jean-Claude Killy of France.
1967 On this day in history u.S. 1st Infantry Division troops engage in one of the heaviest battles of Operation Junction City. The fierce fighting resulted in 210 reported North Vietnamese casualties.
1967 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85 on March - 11.
1968 On this day in history anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
1968 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet on March - 11.
1968 On this day in history otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay"
1969 On March - 11 john Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
1970 On March - 11 12th Grammy Awards Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win
1970 Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation on March - 11.
1970 Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80 on March - 11.
1970 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win on this day in history.
1971 Philo T. Farnsworth, television pioneer, dies on this day in history.
1971 Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64 on March - 11.
1972 Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65 on this day in history.
1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts on this day in history.
1974 On March - 11 rhino Store gives people 5¢ to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album
1975 Portugal military coup under General Spinola fails on March - 11.
1975 On March - 11 uSSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR
1975 On March - 11 philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59
1977 34 Israelis killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway on this day in history.
1977 Moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington DC on March - 11.
1978 Bobby Hull of the Winnipeg Jets joined Gordie Howe by getting career goal number 1,000 in a game against the Quebec Nordiques on this day in history.
1978 On this day in history terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed
1979 On this day in history randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game
1979 On March - 11 victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
1980 On March - 11 rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs Pakistan cricket draw
1981 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins on March - 11.
1982 Failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname on this day in history.
1982 Harrison Williams (Senator-Democrat-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion on March - 11.
1982 On March - 11 menachem Begin &Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC
1982 On March - 11 edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
1983 On March - 11 donald Maclean, spy and associate of Guy Burgess, buried in Moscow
1983 On this day in history world Ice Dance Championship in Helsinki Finland won by Jayne Torvill &Christopher Dean (Great Britain)
1983 On this day in history world Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Elena Valova &Oleg Vasiliev (USSR)