Historical Events For March - 11
Friday, 28 April 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 On this day in history 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 Otis Redding posthumously receives gold record for "(Sittin' On) the Dock of the Bay" on March - 11.
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 this day in history.
1970 On March - 11 iraq Ba'th Party recognizes Kurd nation
1970 On March - 11 erle Stanley Gardner, US writer (Perry Mason), dies at 80
1970 On this day in history 12th Grammy Awards: Aquarius, Crosby Stills &Nash, Peggy Lee win
1971 Philo T. Farnsworth, television pioneer, dies on this day in history.
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 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 On March - 11 34 Israelis killed by Palestinians on the Tel Aviv-Haifa highway
1977 Moslems hold 130 hostages in Washington DC on this day in history.
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 Terrorists attack mail truck at Tel Aviv, 45 killed on March - 11.
1979 Randy Hold receives 67 minutes in penalties in a 60 minute NHL hockey game on March - 11.
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 Chile constitution takes effect, Augusto Pinochet 2nd term begins on this day in history.
1982 On this day in history failed military coup under Rambocus/Hawker in Suriname
1982 Harrison Williams (Senator-Democrat-NJ) resigned rather than face expulsion on this day in history.
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 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 this day in history.
1983 On March - 11 world Ice Pairs Figure Skating Championship in Helsinki won by Elena Valova &Oleg Vasiliev (USSR)