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 This day in History - May 11
399 Historic Events for May 11
1961

Cecile Licad, Manila Philippines, pianist (Leventritt Award-1981)

Birth
1962

Steve Bono, NFL quarterback (KC Chiefs, GB Packers-Superbowl 31)

Birth
1962

Antonio Segni becomes president of Italy

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1962

US sends troops to Thailand

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1962

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

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1963

LA Dodger Sandy Koufax 2nd no-hitter beats NY Giants, 8-0

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1963

Blair Piercy, Vancouver, Canadian Tour golfer (1992 Cordova Bay Open)

Birth
1963

Mark Breland, Bkln NY, welterweight boxer (Olympic-gold-1984)

Birth
1963

Natasha Richardson, London England, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale)

Birth
1963

Racial bomb attacks in Birmingham Alabama

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1963

"Puff (The Magic Dragon)" by Peter, Paul and Mary hits #2

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1964

Bobby Witt, Arlington VA, pitcher (Texas Rangers)

Birth
1964

Jeff Sellers, baseball pitcher (Red Sox)

Birth
1964

Floyd Youmans, baseball pitcher (Expos)

Birth
1964

Drew Story, San Clemente Calif, canoe (alt-Olympics-96)

Birth
1964

Katie Wagner, daughter of Robert Wagner/model/guest VJ (MTV)

Birth
1964

John Parrott, snooker player

Birth
1965

Roger Vailland, French author, dies at 57

Death
1965

Ludovicus H "Lode" Baekelmans, Flemish playwright, dies at 86

Death
1965

West Indies becomes 1st holders of the Frank Worrell Cricket Trophy

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1965

USSR performs nuclear test at Eastern Kazakh/Semipalitinsk USSR

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1965

Ellis Island added to Statue of Liberty National monument

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1965

Bangladesh windstorm kills 17,000

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1965

1st of 2 cyclones in less than a month kills 35,000 (India)

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1965

"Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances

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