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 This day in History - November 11
405 Historic Events for November 11
1971

Neil Simons "prisoner of Second Avenue," premieres in NYC

Event
1971

Man-made earthslide at Kawasaki Japan, kills 15

Event
1972

Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Bro), dies in car crash at 24

Death
1972

Dow Jones Index moves above 1,000 for 1st time

Event
1972

US Army turns over Long Bihn base to South Vietnamese army

Event
1972

Steve Konowalchuk, Salt Lake City, NHL center (Washington Capitals)

Birth
1972

Jack Jackson, NFL/CFL wide receiver (Chic Bears, Toronto Argonauts)

Birth
1972

Cornell Thomas, WLAF DE (Scotland Claymores)

Birth
1972

Berry Oakley, US rock bassist (Allman Brothers-Motor Breakdown)

Birth
1973

Terrance Shaw, NFL cornerback (SD Chargers)

Birth
1973

Stacy Perrone, Wolcott Conn, Meet Miss America-Connecticut (1997)

Birth
1973

Jason Bowen, Port Alice, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers)

Birth
1973

Stringbean, [David Akeman], banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw), dies at 58

Death
1974

Leonardo DiCaprio, LA, actor (Luke-Growing Pains, Romeo and Juliet)

Birth
1974

Phillip Ward, linebacker (Indianapolis Colts)

Birth
1974

Alfonso Leng, composer, dies at 80

Death
1974

Jane Ace, comedian (Easy Aces), dies at 74

Death
1975

Marty May, (Fireball Fun For All), dies at 79

Death
1975

Australian PM removed by crown (1st elected PM removed in 200 yrs)

Event
1975

Angola gains independence from Portugal (National Day)

Event
1976

Alexander Calder, US sculptor, dies at 78

Death
1976

E Q Davies, cricketer (9 runs and 7 wickets in 5 Tests for S Afr), dies

Death
1977

Wings release "Mull of Kintyre" and "Girl's School"

Event
1978

Maumoon Abdul Gayoom becomes president of Maldives

Event
1979

Boston Court issues occupancy permit for Cambridge Buddhist Center

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