Historical Events In April - 11
Sunday, 16 May 2021
1956 On April - 11 singer Nat Cole attacked on stage of Birmingham theater by whites
1956 French govt decides to sends 200,000 reservists to Algeria on this day in history.
1957 On April - 11 ryan X-13 Vertijet becomes first jet to take-off and land vertically
1957 Pablo Neruda arrested in Buenos Aires on April - 11.
1958 On this day in history brooks Hall in Civic Center dedicated (SF)
1959 On this day in history "Jamaica" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 558 performances
1960 The first weather satellite launched (Tiros 1) on this day in history.
1961 Bob Dylan's first appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village on April - 11.
1961 Israel begins the Adolf Eichman world war II crimes trial on this day in history.
1961 Bob Dylan makes his 1st appearance at Folk City, Greenwich Village on this day in history.
1961 On April - 11 francis de Bourguignon, composer, dies at 70
1962 On this day in history new York Mets make a losing debut
1963 John XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity and liberty on this day in history.
1963 On this day in history john XXIII encyclical On peace in truth, justice, charity & liberty
1965 On April - 11 40 tornadoes strike US midwest killing 272 and injuring 5,000
1967 F Borngen discovers asteroid #3539 Weimar on April - 11.
1967 On April - 11 harlem (NYC) voters defy Congress and reelect Adam Clayton Powell Jr
1967 In Ottawa Ontario Bower Edward Featherstone convicted under the Official Secrets Act of acquiring confidential naval charts on April - 11.
1968 On this day in history pres Johnson signs 1968 Civil Rights Act
1969 On April - 11 ludvig Irgens Jensen, composer, dies at 74
1970 Beatles' "Let It Be," single goes #1 and stays #1 for 2 weeks on this day in history.
1970 Launch of Apollo 13, commanded by CAPT James A. Lovell, Jr., USN. Former naval aviator Fred W. Haise, Jr. was the Lunar Module Pilot. While 200,000 miles from Earth there was an explosion on board which forced Apollo 13 to circle the moon without landing. Mission duration was 5 days, 22 hours, and 54 minutes. Recovery was by HS-4 helicopters from USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2) on this day in history.
1970 The American Apollo 13 spacecraft launched to the Moon on this day in history.
1970 Cathy O'Donnell, dies at 66 on April - 11.
1972 On April - 11 200,000 Hydro-Quebec workers, teachers, and hospital staff go on 2-week strike; largest in history
1973 Ted Decorsia, actor (Police Chief Hegedorn-Steve Canyon), dies at 69 on this day in history.
1974 On this day in history curt Conway, dies
1975 Dorothy Patten, dies at 70 on this day in history.
1976 Liam Dunn, dies a 59 on April - 11.
1978 E F Helin and G Grueff discovers asteroid #3101 Goldberger on April - 11.
1979 On April - 11 ugandan dictator Idi Amin overthrown; Tanzania takes Kampala
1980 On this day in history equal Employment Opportunity Commission regulates sexual harrassment
1980 On April - 11 paul McCartney releases "Coming Up"
1980 On this day in history charlotte Henry, dies