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 This day in History - July 11
362 Historic Events for July 11
1959

Richie Sambora, guitarist (Bon Jovi-You Give Love a Bad Name)

Birth
1959

Suzanne Vega, rock vocalist (My Name is Luka, Tom's Diner)

Birth
1960

Gunnar Olof Bj”rling, Fin-Swedish language poet (Kiri-ra!), dies at 73

Death
1960

28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC

Event
1960

Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution

Event
1960

Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta and Niger declare independence

Event
1960

Mo‹se Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independence

Event
1961

30th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-4 in 10 at Candlestick Pk, SF

Event
1961

Gene Kiniski beats Verne Gagne in Minneapolis, to become NWA champ

Event
1962

Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)

Event
1962

1st transatlantic TV transmission via satellite (Telstar I)

Event
1962

US performs atmospheric nuclear test at Christmas Island

Event
1962

US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Event
1962

Dale Hellestrae, NFLer (Dallas Cowboys)

Birth
1962

Cosmonaut Micolaev set then record longest space flight - 4 days

Event
1962

Brothers Hank and Tommie Aaron homer in same inning

Event
1963

South-African ANC Walter Sisulu/Andrew Mlangeni/Govan Mbeki arrested

Event
1963

Al MacInnis, Inverness NS, NHL defenseman (Team Canada, St Louis)

Birth
1964

Earl Jones, Inkster Mich, 800m runner (Olympic-bronze-1984)

Birth
1964

Maurice Thorez, sec-general French communist party, dies at 64

Death
1965

Lisa Rinna, Newport Beach Calif, actress (Billie-Days of Our Life)

Birth
1965

Kathy Whitworth wins LPGA Lady Carling Midwest Golf Open

Event
1965

Israeli Mapai-party nominates David Ben-Gurion

Event
1965

Ray Collins, actor (Halls of Ivy, Perry Mason), dies at 75

Death
1966

Rod Strickland, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Wash Wizards)

Birth