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 This day in History - March 11
373 Historic Events for March 11
1944

Hendrik W van Loon, Neth/US radio commentator/writer, dies at 62

Death
1944

Dutch resistance fighter Joop Westerweel arrested

Event
1944

Ric Rothwell, drummer (Mindbenders-Games of Love)

Birth
1945

Harvey Mandel, rock guitarist (Drei Amerikanische LP's)

Birth
1945

Timothy Mason, consultant (British Arts Council)

Birth
1945

Tricia O'Neal, Shreveport Louisiana, actress (Piranha Part II)

Birth
1945

Flemish nazi collaborator Maria Huygens sentenced to death

Event
1945

1,000 allied bombers harass Essen, 4,662 ton bombs

Event
1945

Mark Stein, vocalist/organist (Vanilla Fudge-You Keep Me Hanging On)

Birth
1946

Brigitte Fossey, Tourcoing France, actress (Man Who Died Twice)

Birth
1947

Geoffrey Hunt, Australia, world-champion squash player

Birth
1947

Mark Stein, singer/organist/keyboardist (Vanilla Fudge)

Birth
1947

Dominique Sanda, [Varaigne], Paris France, actress (1900, First Love)

Birth
1947

Victor Hely-Hutchinson, composer, dies at 45

Death
1948

1st black in the US Tennis Open (Reginald Weir)

Event
1948

George Kooymans, Dutch guitarist/singer (Golden Earring)

Birth
1948

Reginald Weit became the 1st black to play in the US Tennis Open

Event
1948

Jewish Agency of Jerusalem bombed

Event
1948

WBAL TV channel 11 in Baltimore, MD (CBS) begins broadcasting

Event
1949

Henri-Honor‚ Giraud, French genl/MP, dies at 70

Death
1949

Juan Lamonte de Grignon, composer, dies at 76

Death
1949

Richard de Bois, Dutch drummer/producer

Birth
1950

Jerry Zucker, Milwaukee WI, director (Airplane, Naked Gun)

Birth
1950

Bobby McFerrin, singer (Don't Worry Be Happy-Grammy 1989)

Birth
1950

Florence Arliss, actress (Disraeli), dies at 78

Death