March 11, 1958 in History

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Events in History

  • American B-47 accidentally drops nuclear bomb 15,000 ft on a family home in Mars Bluff, South Carolina; creates crater 75 ft across, bomb without its nuclear capsule
  • Charles Van Doren finally loses on TV game show "21"
  • Starting this season, AL batters are required to wear batting helmets

Birthdays in History

  • Flemming Rose, Danish journalist
  • Ghazi Mashal Ajil al-Yawer, interim President of Iraq
  • Jim Pinkerton, American pundit

Deaths in History

  • Ole Kirk Christiansen, Danish inventor (founded LEGO), dies of a heart attack at 66