Historical Events For March - 11
Friday, 20 October 2017
1967 On March - 11 the World Cup skiing title was earned by Jean-Claude Killy of France.
1967 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 on this day in history.
1967 On March - 11 geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85
1968 On March - 11 anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting
1968 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet on this day in history.
1968 On March - 11 otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay"
1969 On this day in history john Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65
1970 12th Grammy Awards Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win on March - 11.
1970 Iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation on March - 11.
1970 Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1970 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win on this day in history.
1971 On this day in history philo T. Farnsworth, television pioneer, dies
1971 On this day in history philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64
1972 On this day in history fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts on March - 11.
1974 Rhino Store gives people 5¢ to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album on March - 11.
1975 Portugal military coup under General Spinola fails on this day in history.
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on March - 11.
1975 Philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59 on this day in history.
1977 34 Israelis killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway on March - 11.
1977 Moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington DC on March - 11.
1978 On this day in history bobby Hull of the Winnipeg Jets joined Gordie Howe by getting career goal number 1,000 in a game against the Quebec Nordiques.
1978 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed on March - 11.
1979 On March - 11 randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game
1979 On this day in history victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88
1980 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
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 Menachem Begin &Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC on this day in history.
1982 On March - 11 edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
1983 On this day in history donald Maclean, spy and associate of Guy Burgess, buried in Moscow
1983 World Ice Dance Championship in Helsinki Finland won by Jayne Torvill &Christopher Dean (Great Britain) on this day in history.
1983 On this day in history world Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Elena Valova &Oleg Vasiliev (USSR)