On This Day

What Happened on March 11, 1982

Historical Events

  • Failed military coup under Rambocus and Hawker in Suriname
  • Harrison Williams (Sen-D-NJ) resigns rather than face expulsion
  • US boycotts Libyan crude oil

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Anderson, Major League Baseball player
  • Hasan Raza, cricketer (Test cricketer at the age of 14)
  • Lindsey McKeon, American actress

Person of interestThora Birch

Thora Birch, American actress (American Beauty, Ghost World), born in Los Angeles, California

Actress Thora Birch
Thora Birch

Famous Deaths

  • Edmund Cooper, British sci-fi writer (Tomorrow Came), dies at 55
  • Horace Gregory, American poet, dies at 83
1982 Highlights

About March 11, 1982

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 38 years, 7 months and 20 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces