Historical Events For March - 11
Monday, 11 December 2017
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 March - 11.
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 March - 11.
1968 On this day in history otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay"
1969 John Wyndham, [Parkes Lucas B Harris], author (Chrysalids), dies at 65 on March - 11.
1970 On March - 11 12th Grammy Awards Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win
1970 On March - 11 iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
1970 Erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80 on March - 11.
1970 On March - 11 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win
1971 On March - 11 philo T. Farnsworth, television pioneer, dies
1971 Philo T Farnsworth, US TV pioneer, dies at 64 on this day in history.
1972 Fredric [William] Brown, sci-fi author (Martians Go Home), dies at 65 on March - 11.
1974 Mount Etna in Sicily erupts on this day in history.
1974 Rhino Store gives people 5¢ to take home Danny Bonaduce's Album on this day in history.
1975 On this day in history portugal military coup under General Spinola fails
1975 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history 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 March - 11.
1980 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs Pakistan cricket draw on March - 11.
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 March - 11.
1982 On this day in history harrison Williams (Senator-Democrat-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion
1982 On March - 11 menachem Begin &Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC
1982 Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55 on March - 11.
1983 On March - 11 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 March - 11.
1983 On this day in history world Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Elena Valova &Oleg Vasiliev (USSR)