On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1966

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • A fire at two ski resorts in Numata, Japan kills 31 people.

BattleCoup d'├ętat

Military coup led by Indonesian General Suharto breaks out

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia

Famous Birthdays

  • Joe Hachem, Australian poker player (first Australian to win World Series of Poker, 2005 record $7.5m), born in Lebanon
  • Pavel Petrovich Mukhortov, Russian cosmonaut
  • Ralph Tamm, NFL guard/center (Denver Broncos, KC Chiefs)
  • Steve Reed, MLB pitcher (Colorado Rockies), born in Los Angeles, California