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Historical Events In August - 11

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

1962  Beach Boys release "Surfin' Safari" on this day in history.  

1963  On August - 11 kingston Trio are mystery guest on "What's My Line?"  

1964  On August - 11 beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" opens in NYC  

1964  On this day in history race riot in Paterson NJ  

1965  6 day insurrection starts in Watts section of Los Angeles on August - 11.  

1965  On August - 11 beatles movie "Help" opens in NYC  

1965  On this day in history bill Woodfull, cricketer (35 Tests for Australia), dies  

1966  On August - 11 indonesian Malaysian peace agreement signed in Djakarta  

1966  Last Beatle concert tour of the US begins on August - 11.  

1968  Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies on August - 11.  

1972  On this day in history max Theiler, S Afr/US microbiologist (vaccin-Nobel 1951), dies at 73  

1973  Peggy Castle, actress (Lily Merrill-Lawman), dies of cirrhosis at 46 on this day in history.  

1974  On this day in history head-on collision between two buses kills 21 (Ankara, Turkey)  

1974  Jack Hill, cricketer (3 Tests for Australia 1953-55, 8 wickets), dies on this day in history.  

1975  On this day in history uS vetoes proposed admission of North and South Vietnam to UN  

1975  Anthony C McAuliffe, US gen/commandant 101st div (Nuts!), dies at 77 on August - 11.  

1976  Keith Moon, drummer for the Who, collapses and is hospitalized in Miami on this day in history.  

1977  On August - 11 the first CH-46E Sea Knight with newly developed fiberglass rotor blades was flown by Marine Corps helicopter pilots  

1978  Funeral of Pope Paul VI on this day in history.  

1982  Tom Drake, actor (Green Years, Warkill), dies of lung cancer at 63 on August - 11.  

1984  Carl Lewis duplicates Jesse Owens' 1936 feat, wins 4 Olym track golds on this day in history.  

1984  On this day in history during a radio voice test Pres Reagan joked he "signed legislation that would outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in 5 minutes"  

1984  On this day in history alfred A Knopf, US publisher, dies at 91  

1985  Challenger flies to Kennedy Space Center via Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz on this day in history.  

1987  Clara Peller, commercial spokesperson (Wendy's), dies at 86 on August - 11.  

1988  On this day in history meir Kahane renounced US citizenship to stay in Israeli Parliament  

1988  On this day in history anne Ramsey, actress (Throw Mama From Train), dies of cancer at 59  

1989  On August - 11 "Nightmare on Elm Street 5 The Dream Child" premiers  

1989  On this day in history voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune  

1989  On this day in history john Meillon, actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies  

1989  On August - 11 "Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child" premiers  

1990  On August - 11 egypt and Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion  

1991  Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89 on August - 11.  

1994  History was made on August 11, 1994, when the first retail transaction on the Internet was carried out using a readily available version of powerful data encryption software designed to guarantee privacy on August - 11.  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 11

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1467  Mary of York, English princess (d. 1482) was born on this day in history.  

1600  Paul Hallman, composer was born on this day in history.  

1613  On August - 11 birth of cristoph Kaldenbach, composer  

1635  Thomas Betterton, London, actor/dramatist (Coriolanus) was born on this day in history.  

1667  Anna Maria Luisa de' Medici, last of the Medicis (d. 1743) was born on August - 11.  

1673  On August - 11 birth of richard Mead, London, physician  

1718  Sir Frederick Haldimand, Swiss-born British colonial governor (d. 1791) was born on this day in history.  

1720  On this day in history birth of martin Gerbert, composer  

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Famous Deaths In August - 11

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0353  Death of Magnentius, Roman usurper (b. 303) on this day in history.  

0449  On this day in history death of flavian, Patriarch of Constantinople  

0480  On this day in history death of leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC)  

0897  Death of Wilfred the Hairy, Count of Barcelona on this day in history.  

1171  Louis I, Earl of Wage/Rieneck, dies on August - 11.  

1180  Guillaume de/Willem van Sens, Fren master builder (Canterbury), dies on this day in history.  

1183  Christian I, archbishop of Mainz, dies on August - 11.  

1204  Death of King Guttorm of Norway (b. 1199) on August - 11.  

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