On This Day

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)
  • Qasem Soleimani, Iranian general in the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, born in Kerman, Iran
  • 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 interestRichard E. Byrd

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