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 This day in History - March 11
373 Historic Events for March 11
1951

Philippe of Isacker, Belgian minister, dies at 66

Death
1952

Douglas Adams, England, author (Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

Birth
1952

Susan Richardson, Coatesville Pa, actress (Susan-8 is Enough)

Birth
1953

1st woman army doctor commissioned (FM Adams)

Event
1953

American B-47 accidentally drops a nuclear bomb on South Carolina, the bomb doesn't go off due to 6 safety catches

Event
1954

US Army charges Senator Joseph McCarthy used undue pressure tactics

Event
1955

[Kater]Nina Hagen, East Berlin German DR, actress (Blue Angel)

Birth
1955

Alexander Fleming, English bacteriologist (penicillin), dies at 73

Death
1956

Sergey Nikiforovich Vasilenko, Russian opera composer, dies at 83

Death
1956

Curtis L Brown Jr, NC, astronaut (STS 47, STS 66, 77, 85, sk:95)

Birth
1956

Louise Suggs wins LPGA Titleholders Golf Championship

Event
1957

Richard E Byrd, US, explorer (Antarctica), dies at 68

Death
1958

Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets

Event
1958

Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"

Event
1959

"Raisin in the Sun," 1st Broadway play by a black woman, opens

Event
1959

Haydn Wood, composer, dies at 76

Death
1959

Teddy Scholten wins Eurovision Song festival with "A Little Bit"

Event
1960

Pioneer 5 launched into solar orbit between Earth and Venus

Event
1960

Roy Chapman Andrews, US biologist/explorer, dies at 76

Death
1961

Mike Percy, rocker (Dead or Alive-Spin Me Round)

Birth
1961

Bruce Watson, Ontario Canada, rock guitarist (Big Country-Wonderland)

Birth
1961

Then NHL record 40 penalties, Black Hawks and Maple Leafs (20 each)

Event
1962

Will Vesper, German author (Tristan und Isolde), dies at 79

Death
1962

Peter Berg, actor (Chicago Hope)

Birth
1963

Mahomed Nissar, cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies

Death