What Happened on March 11, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Birthdays

  • Cheryl Lynn, American singer
  • Elena Donaldson-Akhmilovskaya, Leningrad, Soviet Union, Chess Grandmaster, (d. 2012)
  • The Lady Chablis [Benjamin Knox], American transgender entertainer (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), born in Quincy, Florida (d. 2016)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Richard E. Byrd, American aviator and polar explorer (1st to reach both the North Pole and South Pole by air - disputed), dies at 68

Aviator and Polar Explorer Richard E. Byrd
Aviator and Polar Explorer
Richard E. Byrd