What Happened on February 11, 1976

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • Clifford Alexander Jr confirmed as 1st African American US Secretary of Army
  • John Curry wins the UK’s 1st Olympic gold medal in figure skating; the country's 1st medal for 12 years at the winter games

Famous Birthdays

  • André Wickström, Finland-Swedish comedian and actor, born in Sipoo, Finland
  • Brice Beckham, US actor (Wesley-Mr Belvedare), born in Long Beach, California
  • Tony Battie, NBA forward (Denver Nuggets), born in Dallas, Texas

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Lippisch, German scientist and pioneer of aerodynamics, dies at 81
  • Alice Allen, actress (Call of the Hills), dies
  • Charles "Charlie" Naughton, Scottish actor (Frozen Limits), dies at 89
  • Frank Arnau [Heinrich Schmitt], German crime fiction writer, dies at 81
  • Lee J Cobb [Leo Jacoby], American actor (Virginian, 12 Angry Men, On the Waterfront), dies from a heart attack at 64