On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1963

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Somalia drops diplomatic relations with Great Britain

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US Defense Secretary Robert MacNamara orders the adoption by the US military of the M16 assault rifle, originally designed as the AR-15 by Eugene Stoner

Inventor Eugene Stoner
Eugene Stoner

Famous Birthdays

  • Alexandra "Alex" Kingston, British actress (Doctor Who, ER, The Fortunes and Misfortunes of Moll Flanders), born in Epsom, Surrey, England

Famous Deaths

  • Mahomed Nissar, Indian cricketer (6 Tests for India 1932-36, 25 wkts), dies at 52