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 This day in History - August 11
390 Historic Events for August 11
1950

King Boudouin I takes oath as royal prince of Belgium

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1950

Erik Braunn, Boston Mass, rock guitarist (Iron Butterfly)

Birth
1950

Steve Wozniak, co-founder (Apple Computers)

Birth
1951

NY Giants (NFL) beat Ottawa Roughriders (CFL) 38-6 in Ottawa

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1951

1st color baseball game (Braves vs Dodgers) telecast (WCBS-NYC)

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1951

100,000 acres flooded from Mississippi R in Ks, Okla, Mo and Ill

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1951

NY Giants lose to go 13« games behind Bkln Dodgers, later win pennant

Event
1951

Donald DeCicco, Brockton Mass, fictional ID of Beldar in Coneheads

Birth
1951

Ebbe Hamerik, composer, dies at 52

Death
1952

Riccardo Martin, composer, dies at 77

Death
1952

Hussein Ibn Talal I, proclaimed King of Jordan

Event
1952

Ann Michelle, England, actress (Virigin Witch, Mistress Pamela)

Birth
1953

Ludwig Strauss, German/Israeli writer (Heimliche Gegenwart), dies

Death
1953

Hulk Hogan, [Terry Bollea], Ga, WWF heavyweight champion (1984-89)

Birth
1953

Sanford Jensen, South Haven Mich, actor (Foley Square)

Birth
1954

M V Narasimha Rao, cricketer (Indian leg-spin all-rounder 1978-79)

Birth
1954

Lina Polito, Naples Italy, actress (Love and Anarchy)

Birth
1954

Joe Jackson, English singer/pianist/composer (The Harder they Come)

Birth
1954

BC Lions plays its 1st CF game, they lose to Montreal Alouettes, 22-0

Event
1954

Formal peace takes place, ending 7+ yrs of fighting in Indochina between French and Communist Vietminh

Event
1954

Yashpal Sharma, cricketer (Indian right-handed batsman early 80')

Birth
1955

Indonesia govt of Harahap forms

Event
1955

Norio Honaga, wrestler (NJPW)

Birth
1956

1st flight 4-motor Cessna 620

Event
1956

Jackson Pollock, abstract artist, dies in auto accident (East Hampton)

Death