Historical Events For March - 11
Tuesday, 21 February 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 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 March - 11 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 this day in history 12th Grammy Awards Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win
1970 On this day in history iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
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 March - 11.
1971 On March - 11 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 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 USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakhstan/Semipalitinsk USSR on March - 11.
1975 On this day in history philip Bezanson, composer, dies at 59
1977 34 Israelis killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway on this day in history.
1977 On March - 11 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 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 Rod Marsh bowls 10 overs for 51 runs in dull Australia vs Pakistan cricket draw on this day in history.
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 On this day in history harrison Williams (Senator-Democrat-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion
1982 Menachem Begin &Anwar Sadat sign peace treaty in Washington DC on March - 11.
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 On March - 11 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.