Historical Events For March - 11
Saturday, 17 February 2018
1967 On this day in history 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 Geraldine Farrar, soprano/actress (Such Sweet Compulsion), dies at 85 on this day in history.
1968 Anti-Zionist Clandestine Radio Voice of El Assifa starts transmitting on this day in history.
1968 Dmitri Shostakovitch completes his 12nd string quartet on this day in history.
1968 Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" on this day in history.
1969 On this day in history 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 this day in history.
1970 Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80 on this day in history.
1970 On March - 11 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win
1971 Philo T. Farnsworth, television pioneer, dies on March - 11.
1971 Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1972 On March - 11 fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65
1974 On this day in history mount Etna in Sicily erupts
1974 Rhino Store gives people 5¢ to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album on March - 11.
1975 On March - 11 portugal military coup under General Spinola fails
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on March - 11.
1975 Philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59 on March - 11.
1977 On this day in history 34 Israelis killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway
1977 On this day in history moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington DC
1978 On March - 11 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 this day in history.
1979 On March - 11 randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game
1979 Victor Kilian, actor (Gentleman's Agreement), dies at 88 on this day in history.
1980 On March - 11 rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs Pakistan cricket draw
1981 On this day in history chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins
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 this day in history menachem Begin &Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC
1982 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55 on this day in history.
1983 Donald Maclean, spy and associate of Guy Burgess, buried in Moscow on March - 11.
1983 On this day in history world Ice Dance Championship in Helsinki Finland won by Jayne Torvill &Christopher Dean (Great Britain)
1983 World Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Elena Valova &Oleg Vasiliev (USSR) on this day in history.