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April 11th In Pop Culture History

1876 - The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks was organized in New York City.

1876 - The stenotype was patented (#175,892) by John C. Zachos of New York City

1909 - The city of Tel Aviv was founded.

1919 - The International Labor Organization(IOL) was founded.

1945 - The American Third Army liberated the Buchenwald concentration camp, near Weimar, Germany.

1954 - The Most Boring Day ever?

1957 - The Ryan X-13 Vertijet became the first jet to take-off and land vertically, at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

1963 - Pope John XXIII issues Pacem in terris (Peace on Earth) - the first encyclical addressed to all instead of to Catholics alone.

1964 (Tornado) Bhabanipur, Bangladesh

1970 - #1 Hit April 11, 1970 - April 24, 1970: The Beatles - Let It Be

1970 - Apollo 13 was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell, John L. Swigert, and Fred W. Haise. The difficult trip back home was the topic of the film, Apollo 13.

1976 - The Apple Computer 1 (Apple I) was created. They were initially all hand-built by Steve Wozniak.

1981 - #1 Hit April 11, 1981 - May 1, 1981: Daryl Hall and John Oates - Kiss on My List

1981 - Van Halen's lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen married One Day at a Time actress Valerie Bertinelli

1988 - Cher (Cherilyn Sarkasian) won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in 1987's Moonstruck.

1989 - The Philadelphia Flyers' Ron Hextall becomes the first goaltender in NHL history to score a goal in the playoffs.

1991 - Broadway Show - Miss Saigon (Musical) April 11, 1991

1997 - Anaconda and Grosse Point Blank were released in theaters.

2001 - Joe Dirt, Kingdom Come and Josie and the Pussycats debuted in theaters.

2006 - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced that Iran had successfully enriched uranium.

2009 - #1 Hit April 11, 2009 - April 17, 2009: Lady Gaga - Poker Face

2013 - Broadway Show - Matilda the Musical (Musical) April 11, 2013

2014 - Rio 2, Draft Day and Oculus were released in theaters.

April 11th Celebrity Birthdays

Learned At The Movies...

Actor, Leonard Mudie (1883)
Actor, Donald Calthop (1888)
Musician, Nick LaRocca (1889, d.1961)
Actor, Lou Holtz (1898)
Actor, Paul McGrath (1904)
Cartoonist, Dale Messick (1906, d.2005)
Actor, Paul Douglas (1907)
Actress, Anna Magnani (1910)
Actor, John Larkin (1912)
Fashion designer, Oleg Cassini (1913)
Director, Norman McLaren (1914, d.1987)
Producer, Howard Koch (1916)
Actress, Virginia O'Brien (1921)
Actor, Carl Franklin (1930)
Founder of the Church Of Satan, Anton LaVey (1930)
Actor, Johnny Sheffield (1931)
Actor, Joel Grey (1932)
Musician, Richard Berry (1935, d.1997)
Actress, Louise Lasser (1939)
Writer, John Milus (1944)
Actor, Peter Reigert (1947)
Actor, Meshach Taylor (1947, d.2014)
Actor, Bill Irwin (1950)
Musician, Robbie House (1951)
Musician, Paul Fox (1951, d.2007)
Actress, Michele Scarabelli (1955)
Actor, John Castellanos (1957)
Musician, Stuart Adamson (1958)
Model, Lucky Vanous (1961)
Musician, Doug Hopkins (1961)
Actor, Vincent Gallo (1961)
Actor, Eddy Moya (1963)
Poker player, Chris Ferguson (1963)
Musician, Steve Azar (1964)
Musician, Lisa Stansfield (1966)
Actor, Mason Reese (1966)
Musician, Cerys Matthews (1969)
Musician, Delory Pearson (1970)
Actor, Johnny Messner (1970)
Musician, Oliver Riedel (1971)
Actor, Vicellous Reon Shannon (1971)
Actress, Jennifer Esposito (1973)
Actor, Anton Glanzelius (1974)
Actress, Tricia Helfer (1974)
Actress, Natacha Regneir (1974)
Actress, Zoe Lucker (1974)
Actress, Gloria Calderon Kellett (1975)
Actor, Brett Claywell (1978)
Actor, Michael Knight (1978)
Musician, Tom Thacker (1978)
Musician, Chris Gaylor (1979)
Actor, Josh Server (1979)
Musician, Sebastien Grainger (1979)
Model, Alessandra Ambrosio (1981)
Model, Jessica Burciaga (1983)
Actress, Kelli Garner (1984)
Reality TV star, Stephanie Pratt (1986)
Musician, Joss Stone (1987)
Actress, Dakota Blue Richards (1994)
Actress, Morgan Lily (2000)
Actress, Alexa Gerasimovich (2002)

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