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 This day in History - August 11
390 Historic Events for August 11
1988

Jean-Pierre Ponnele, opera director (Carmina Burana), dies at 56

Death
1988

225 at bats after #299, Met Gary Carter is 59th to hit 300th HR

Event
1988

Charlotte Colisieum in Charlotte NC opens

Event
1988

Pauline Lafont, daughter of Bernadette, dies in hiking accident at 25

Death
1989

John Meillon, actor (Wild Duck, Crocodile Dundee), dies

Death
1989

Voyager 2 discovers 2 partial rings of Neptune

Event
1989

"Nightmare on Elm Street 5: Dream Child" premieres

Event
1989

Geoff Marsh and Mark Taylor complete 329 opening stand v England

Event
1990

Egypt and Morocco troops land in Saudi Arabia to prevent Iraqi invasion

Event
1990

NY Yankee Kevin Maas is fastest to get 13 HRs (110 at bats)

Event
1991

Jef Contryn, Flemish pioneer puppet theatre, dies at 89

Death
1991

400,000 demonstrate for democracy in Madagascar, 31 killed

Event
1991

73rd PGA Championship: John Daly shoots a 276 at Crooked Stick Ind

Event
1991

Melissa Mcnamara wins Stratton Mountain LPGA Golf Classic

Event
1991

Shite Moslems release US hostage Edward Tracy

Event
1991

Space shuttle STS 43 (Atlantis 9) lands

Event
1991

Wilson Alvarez hurls a no-hitter in his 1st big league start

Event
1992

Oakland A's rip Jose Canseco for leaving stadium before end of game

Event
1993

Director Oliver Stone files for divorce from Elizabeth

Event
1993

NY Islander Brian Mullen, 31, suffers a mild stroke

Event
1993

Pope John Paul II visits Mexico

Event
1993

Red Sox Roger Clemens pitches 2,000th strike out (Danny Tartabul-NY)

Event
1994

Gordon Cullen, architect, dies at 80

Death
1994

Mark "Red" Mitchell, actor (JFK, 8 Seconds, Want to Live), dies at 33

Death
1994

Peter Cushing, actor (Star Wars, Dr Who), dies of cancer at 81

Death