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  • What happened on October 11
  • October 11 is the 284th day of the year (285th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 11
  • 1138 – A massive earthquake strikes Aleppo.
  • 1142 – A peace treaty between the Jin dynasty and Southern Song dynasty is formally ratified when a Jin envoy visits the Song court during the Jin–Song wars.
  • 1311 – The Ordinances of 1311 are published, imposing a series of regulations upon King Edward II of England by the peerage and clergy.
  • 1531 – Huldrych Zwingli is killed in battle with the Roman Catholic cantons of Switzerland.
  • 1582 – Due to the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, this day does not exist in this year in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain.
  • 1614 – Adriaen Block and 12 Amsterdam merchants petition the States General for exclusive trading rights in the New Netherlandcolony.
  • 1634 – The Burchardi flood: “The second Grote Mandrenke” killed around 15,000 men in North Friesland, Denmark and Germany.
  • 1649 – Sack of Wexford: After a ten-day siege, English New Model Army troops (under Oliver Cromwell) stormed the town ofWexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.
  • 1727 – George II and Caroline of Ansbach are crowned King and Queen of Great Britain.
  • 1767 – Surveying for the Mason–Dixon line separating Maryland from Pennsylvania is completed.
  • 1776 – American Revolutionary War: Battle of Valcour Island: On Lake Champlain a fleet of American boats is defeated by the Royal Navy, but delays the British advance until 1777.
  • 1797 – Battle of Camperdown: Naval battle between Royal Navy and Royal Netherlands Navy during the French Revolutionary Wars. The outcome of the battle was a decisive British victory.
  • 1809 – Along the Natchez Trace in Tennessee, explorer Meriwether Lewis dies under mysterious circumstances at an inn called Grinder’s Stand.
  • 1811 – Inventor John Stevens’ boat, the Juliana, begins operation as the first steam-powered ferry (service between New York City, New York, and Hoboken, New Jersey).
  • 1852 – The University of Sydney, Australia’s oldest university, is inaugurated in Sydney.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Confederate General J. E. B. Stuart and his men loot Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during a raid into the north.
  • 1865 – Paul Bogle led hundreds of black men and women in a march in Jamaica, starting the Morant Bay rebellion.
  • 1890 – In Washington, D.C., the Daughters of the American Revolution is founded.
  • 1899 – Second Boer War begins: In South Africa, a war between the United Kingdom and the Boers of the Transvaal and Orange Free State erupts.
  • 1899 – The Western League is renamed the American League.
  • 1906 – San Francisco public school board sparks a diplomatic crisis between the United States and Japan by ordering Japanese students to be taught in racially segregated schools.
  • 1910 – Former President Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first U.S. president to fly in an airplane. He flew for four minutes with Arch Hoxsey in a plane built by the Wright brothers at Kinloch Field (Lambert–St. Louis International Airport), St. Louis, Missouri.
  • 1912 – First Balkan War: The Greek Army liberates the city of Kozani.
  • 1918 – The 7.1 Mw Puerto Rico earthquake shakes the island with a maximum Mercalli intensity of IX (Violent), killing 76–116 people. A destructive tsunami contributed to the damage and loss of life.
  • 1941 – Beginning of the National Liberation War of Macedonia.
  • 1942 – World War II: Battle of Cape Esperance: On the northwest coast of Guadalcanal, United States Navy ships intercept and defeat a Japanese fleet on their way to reinforce troops on the island.
  • 1944 – Tuvan People’s Republic, formerly Tannu Tuva, is annexed by the U.S.S.R.
  • 1950 – Television: CBS’s mechanical color system is the first to be licensed for broadcast by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission.
  • 1954 – First Indochina War: The Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam.
  • 1957 – Space Race: M.I.T. scientists calculate Sputnik 1’s booster rocket’s orbit.
  • 1958 – Pioneer program: NASA launches the lunar probe Pioneer 1 (the probe falls back to Earth and burns up).
  • 1962 – Second Vatican Council: Pope John XXIII convenes the first ecumenical council of the Roman Catholic Church in 92 years.
  • 1968 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 7, the first successful manned Apollo mission, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn F. Eisele and Walter Cunningham aboard.
  • 1972 – A race riot occurs on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker.
  • 1975 – The NBC sketch comedy/variety show Saturday Night Live debuts.
  • 1976 – George Washington’s appointment, posthumously, to the grade of General of the Armies by congressional joint resolution Public Law 94-479 is approved by President Gerald R. Ford.
  • 1984 – Aboard the Space Shuttle Challenger, astronaut Kathryn D. Sullivan becomes the first American woman to perform a space walk.
  • 1984 – An Aeroflot Tupolev Tu-154 crashes into maintenance vehicles upon landing in Omsk, Russia, killing 178.
  • 1986 – Cold War: U.S. President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev meet in Reykjavík, Iceland, in an effort to continue discussions about scaling back their intermediate missile arsenals in Europe.
  • 1987 – First public display of AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., during the Second National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights.
  • 1987 – Start of Operation Pawan by Indian Peace Keeping Force in Sri Lanka that killed thousands of ethnic Tamil civilians and hundreds of Tamil Tigers andIndian Army soldiers.
  • 2000 – NASA launches STS-92, the 100th Space Shuttle mission, using Space Shuttle Discovery.
  • 2001 – The Polaroid Corporation files for federal bankruptcy protection.
  • 2002 – A bomb attack in a shopping mall in Vantaa, Finland kills seven.
  • 2013 – A migrant boat sinks in the Channel of Sicily with at least 34 people dead.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 11
  • 1492 – Charles Orlando, Dauphin of France, French noble (d. 1495)
  • 1616 – Andreas Gryphius, German poet and playwright (d. 1664)
  • 1661 – Melchior de Polignac, French cardinal and poet (d. 1742)
  • 1671 – Frederick IV of Denmark (d. 1730)
  • 1672 – Pylyp Orlyk, Ukrainian-Romanian diplomat (d. 1742)
  • 1675 – Samuel Clarke, English minister and philosopher (d. 1729)
  • 1738 – Arthur Phillip, English admiral and politician, 1st Governor of New South Wales (d. 1814)
  • 1739 – Grigory Potemkin, Russian general and politician (d. 1791)
  • 1758 – Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, German physician and astronomer (d. 1840)
  • 1786 – Stevenson Archer, American judge and politician (d. 1848)
  • 1788 – Simon Sechter, Austrian organist, composer, and conductor (d. 1867)
  • 1803 – Gregor von Helmersen, Estonian-Russian general and geologist (d. 1885)
  • 1814 – Jean-Baptiste Lamy, French-American archbishop (d. 1888)
  • 1815 – Pierre Napoléon Bonaparte, Italian-French politician (d. 1881)
  • 1821 – George Williams, English philanthropist, founded the YMCA (d. 1905)
  • 1835 – Theodore Thomas, American conductor, founded the Chicago Symphony Orchestra (d. 1905)
  • 1844 – Henry J. Heinz, American businessman, founded the H. J. Heinz Company (d. 1916)
  • 1865 – Hans E. Kinck, Norwegian philologist and author (d. 1926)
  • 1871 – Johan Oscar Smith, Norwegian evangelist, founded the Brunstad Christian Church (d. 1943)
  • 1872 – Emily Davison, English educator and activist (d. 1913)
  • 1872 – Harlan F. Stone, American lawyer and jurist, 12th Chief Justice of the United States (d. 1946)
  • 1879 – Ernst Mally, Austrian philosopher and academic (d. 1944)
  • 1881 – Hans Kelsen, Czech-American jurist and philosopher (d. 1973)
  • 1884 – Friedrich Bergius, German-Argentinian chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1949)
  • 1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt, American humanitarian and politician, 39th First Lady of the United States (d. 1962)
  • 1884 – Sig Ruman, German-American actor (d. 1967)
  • 1885 – François Mauriac, French novelist, poet, and playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1970)
  • 1890 – A. V. Kulasingham, Sri Lankan journalist, lawyer, and politician (d. 1978)
  • 1894 – Julius Kuperjanov, Estonian educator and lieutenant (d. 1919)
  • 1896 – Roman Jakobson, Russian–American linguist and theorist (d. 1982)
  • 1897 – Nathan Farragut Twining, American general (d. 1982)
  • 1899 – Eddie Dyer, American baseball player and manager (d. 1964)
  • 1901 – Masanobu Tsuji, Japanese colonel and politician (d. 1961)
  • 1902 – Jayaprakash Narayan, Indian activist and politician (d. 1979)
  • 1905 – Fred Trump, American businessman (d. 1999)
  • 1910 – Cahit Arf, Turkish mathematician and academic (d. 1997)
  • 1911 – Nello Pagani, Italian motorcycle racer and race car driver (d. 2003)
  • 1913 – Joe Simon, American author and illustrator (d. 2011)
  • 1913 – Dorothy Woolfolk, American author (d. 2000)
  • 1915 – T. Llew Jones, Welsh author and poet (d. 2009)
  • 1916 – Nanaji Deshmukh, Indian educator and activist (d. 2010)
  • 1918 – Fred Bodsworth, Canadian journalist and author (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Jerome Robbins, American director, producer, and choreographer (d. 1998)
  • 1919 – Art Blakey, American drummer and bandleader (d. 1990)
  • 1922 – G. C. Edmondson, American soldier and author (d. 1995)
  • 1924 – André Emmerich, German-American art dealer (d. 2007)
  • 1924 – Sammy McCrory, Northern Irish footballer (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Elmore Leonard, American novelist, short story writer, and screenwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Jean Alexander, English actress (d. 2016)
  • 1926 – Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese monk, author, and poet
  • 1926 – Earle Hyman, American actor
  • 1926 – Neville Wran, Australian lawyer and politician, 35th Premier of New South Wales (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (d. 2005)
  • 1927 – Jim Prior, Baron Prior, English soldier and politician, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (d. 2016)
  • 1928 – Alfonso de Portago, Spanish race car driver and bobsledder (d. 1957)
  • 1928 – Roscoe Robinson, Jr., American general (d. 1993)
  • 1928 – Geoffrey Tordoff, Baron Tordoff, English businessman and politician
  • 1929 – Curtis Amy, American saxophonist and clarinetist player (d. 2002)
  • 1930 – Michael Edwardes, South African-English businessman
  • 1930 – LaVell Edwards, American football player and coach
  • 1930 – Sam Johnson, American colonel and politician
  • 1932 – Saul Friedländer, Israeli historian and author
  • 1932 – Barry Jones, Australian lawyer and politician
  • 1932 – Dottie West, American singer-songwriter and actress (d. 1991)
  • 1935 – Dan Evins, American businessman, founded Cracker Barrel Old Country Store (d. 2012)
  • 1935 – Daniel Quinn, American environmentalist and author
  • 1936 – C. Gordon Fullerton, American colonel, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Billy Higgins, American drummer and educator (d. 2001)
  • 1936 – James M. McPherson, American historian and author
  • 1937 – Bobby Charlton, English footballer and manager
  • 1937 – R. H. W. Dillard, American poet, author, and critic
  • 1937 – Ron Leibman, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1938 – Michael Stear, English air marshal
  • 1939 – Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player
  • 1939 – Austin Currie, Northern Irish lawyer and SDLP politician
  • 1940 – Lucy Morgan, American newspaper reporter
  • 1941 – Lester Bowie, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1999)
  • 1942 – Richard Wilson, Baron Wilson of Dinton, Welsh academic and politician
  • 1943 – Keith Boyce, Barbadian cricketer (d. 1996)
  • 1943 – Michael Harloe, English sociologist and academic
  • 1943 – Ilmar Reepalu, Swedish lawyer and politician
  • 1944 – Mike Fiore, American baseball player
  • 1944 – Rodney Marsh, English footballer, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1945 – Andrew Logan, English sculptor and painter
  • 1946 – Elinor Goodman, English journalist
  • 1946 – Daryl Hall, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1947 – Al Atkins, English singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Thomas Boswell, American journalist and author
  • 1947 – Lucas Papademos, Greek economist and politician, 183rd Prime Minister of Greece
  • 1947 – Alan Pascoe, English hurdler
  • 1948 – David Rendall, English tenor and actor
  • 1948 – Peter Turkson, Ghanaian cardinal
  • 1949 – Henry Luke Orombi, Ugandan archbishop
  • 1950 – William R. Forstchen, American historian and author
  • 1950 – Amos Gitai, Israeli director, producer, and author
  • 1950 – Patty Murray, American educator and politician
  • 1951 – Bruce Bartlett, American economist, historian, and author
  • 1951 – Jean-Jacques Goldman, French singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951 – Charles Shyer, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Paulette Carlson, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – David Morse, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1954 – David Michaels, American epidemiologist and politician
  • 1954 – Vojislav Šešelj, Serbian lawyer and politician, Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia
  • 1955 – Norm Nixon, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1956 – Nicanor Duarte, Paraguayan lawyer and politician, President of Paraguay
  • 1956 – Derek Ringer, Scottish race car driver
  • 1957 – Francky Dury, Belgian footballer and manager
  • 1957 – Dawn French, Welsh-English actress, comedian and screenwriter
  • 1957 – Paul Sereno, American paleontologist and academic
  • 1959 – Wayne Gardner, Australian motorcycle racer
  • 1959 – Allan Little, Scottish journalist and author
  • 1960 – Randy Breuer, American basketball player
  • 1960 – Curt Ford, American baseball player and manager
  • 1960 – Gábor Pölöskei, Hungarian footballer and manager
  • 1961 – Neil Buchanan, English guitarist
  • 1961 – Steve Young, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1962 – Joan Cusack, American actress
  • 1962 – Andy McCoy, Finnish-Swedish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1963 – Ronny Rosenthal, Israeli-English footballer
  • 1963 – Brian Rice, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1964 – Michael J. Nelson, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1965 – Sean Patrick Flanery, American actor and producer
  • 1965 – Alexander Hacke, German singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1965 – Orlando Hernández, Cuban baseball player
  • 1965 – Volodymyr Horilyi, Ukrainian footballer and coach
  • 1966 – Luke Perry, American actor and producer
  • 1966 – Todd Snider, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1966 – Stephen Williams, Welsh lawyer and politician
  • 1967 – Jay Grdina, American businessman and pornographic actor
  • 1967 – Artie Lange, American actor and comedian
  • 1967 – David Starr, American race car driver
  • 1968 – Jane Krakowski, American actress and singer
  • 1968 – Claude Lapointe, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1968 – Brett Salisbury, American football player and author
  • 1969 – Merieme Chadid, Moroccan astronomer and explorers
  • 1969 – Stephen Moyer, English actor
  • 1970 – Chidi Ahanotu, American football player
  • 1970 – Vanessa Harding, American wrestler
  • 1970 – Andy Marriott, English-Welsh footballer and manager
  • 1970 – Shin Tae-yong, South Korean footballer and coach
  • 1971 – Oleksandr Pomazun, Ukrainian footballer and manager
  • 1972 – Marcus Bai, Papua New Guinean rugby player
  • 1973 – Greg Chalmers, Australian golfer
  • 1973 – Steven Pressley, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Niki Xanthou, Greek long jumper
  • 1973 – Dmitri Young, American baseball player and radio host
  • 1974 – Jason Arnott, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1974 – Rachel Barton Pine, American violinist and educator
  • 1975 – Orlando Maturana, Colombian footballer
  • 1976 – Dominic Aitchison, Scottish bass player and songwriter
  • 1976 – Emily Deschanel, American actress and producer
  • 1977 – Matt Bomer, American actor and producer
  • 1977 – Igor Figueiredo, Brazilian snooker player
  • 1977 – Jérémie Janot, French footballer and manager
  • 1977 – Desmond Mason, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1977 – Ty Wigginton, American baseball player
  • 1978 – Carl Bussey, American soccer player
  • 1978 – Takuya Kawaguchi, Japanese footballer
  • 1979 – Jamar Beasley, American football player
  • 1979 – Andy Douglas, American wrestler
  • 1979 – Kim Yong-dae, South Korean footballer
  • 1980 – Matthew Felker, American model and actor
  • 1980 – Motohiro Hata, Japanese singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1980 – Juan José Ribera, Chilean footballer
  • 1982 – Cameron Knowles, New Zealand footballer
  • 1982 – Jeff Larish, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Terrell Suggs, American football player
  • 1982 – Mauricio Victorino, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1984 – Sergio Hellings, Dutch footballer
  • 1984 – Martha MacIsaac, Canadian-American actress, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1984 – Zeb Taia, Australian-New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1985 – Nesta Carter, Jamaican sprinter
  • 1985 – Yang Cheng, Chinese footballer
  • 1985 – Álvaro Fernández, Uruguayan footballer
  • 1985 – Michelle Trachtenberg, American actress
  • 1987 – Tony Beltran, American soccer player
  • 1987 – Mike Conley, Jr., American basketball player
  • 1987 – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Australian cricketer
  • 1988 – Omar Gonzalez, American soccer player
  • 1989 – Michelle Wie, American golfer
  • 1990 – Sebastian Rode, German footballer
  • 1991 – Patrick Leyland, American baseball player
  • 1992 – Riffi Mandanda, Congolese footballer
  • 1992 – Ligi Sao, New Zealand rugby league player
  • 1992 – Christian Davis, English cricketer
  • 1992 – Emilia Bottas, Finnish swimmer
  • 1993 – Josip Čalušić, Croatian footballer
  • 1994 – Clésio Baúque, Mozambican footballer
  • 1997 – Jeando Fuchs, French footballer

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 11
  • 965 – Bruno the Great, Archbishop of Cologne (b. 925)
  • 1086 – Sima Guang, Chinese historian and statesman (b. 1019)
  • 1159 – William of Blois, Count of Boulogne and Earl of Surrey (b. c. 1137)
  • 1188 – Robert I, Count of Dreux (b. 1123)
  • 1303 – Pope Boniface VIII (b. 1235)
  • 1347 – Louis IV, Holy Roman Emperor (b. 1282)
  • 1531 – Huldrych Zwingli, Swiss pastor and theologian (b. 1484)
  • 1579 – Sokollu Mehmed Pasha, Ottoman politician, 43rd Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1506)
  • 1705 – Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker (b. 1663)
  • 1708 – Ehrenfried Walther von Tschirnhaus, German mathematician, physicist, physician, and philosopher (b. 1651)
  • 1721 – Edward Colston, English merchant and politician (b. 1636)
  • 1725 – Hans Herr, Swiss-American bishop (b. 1639)
  • 1779 – Casimir Pulaski, Polish-American general (b. 1745)
  • 1809 – Meriwether Lewis, American captain, explorer, and politician, 2nd Governor of Louisiana Territory (b. 1774)
  • 1821 – John Ross Key, American lieutenant, lawyer, and judge (b. 1754)
  • 1837 – Samuel Wesley, English organist and composer (b. 1766)
  • 1852 – Gotthold Eisenstein, German mathematician and academic (b. 1823)
  • 1889 – James Prescott Joule, English physicist and brewer (b. 1818)
  • 1896 – Edward Benson, English archbishop (b. 1829)
  • 1896 – Anton Bruckner, Austrian organist, composer, and educator (b. 1824)
  • 1897 – Léon Boëllmann, French organist and composer (b. 1862)
  • 1908 – Rita Cetina Gutiérrez, Mexican poet, educator, and activist (b. 1846)
  • 1932 – William Alden Smith, American lawyer and politician (b. 1859)
  • 1935 – Steele Rudd, Australian author (b. 1868)
  • 1940 – Lluís Companys, Spanish lawyer and politician, 123rd President of Catalonia (b. 1882)
  • 1940 – Vito Volterra, Italian mathematician and physicist (b. 1860)
  • 1941 – Heinrich Gutkin, Estonian businessman and politician (b. 1879)
  • 1941 – Mihkel Pung, Estonian politician, 11th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1876)
  • 1958 – Maurice de Vlaminck, French painter (b. 1876)
  • 1961 – Chico Marx, American comedian (b. 1887)
  • 1963 – Jean Cocteau, French author, poet, and playwright (b. 1889)
  • 1965 – Dorothea Lange, American photographer and journalist (b. 1895)
  • 1965 – Walther Stampfli, Swiss lawyer and politician, 50th President of the Swiss Confederation (b. 1884)
  • 1968 – Selim Sarper, Turkish educator and politician, 13th Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs (b. 1899)
  • 1971 – Tamanoumi Masahiro, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 51st Yokozuna (b. 1944)
  • 1971 – Chesty Puller, American general (b. 1898)
  • 1976 – Alfredo Bracchi, Italian author, screenwriter, and songwriter (b. 1897)
  • 1977 – MacKinlay Kantor, American journalist, author, and screenwriter (b. 1904)
  • 1983 – R. Fraser Armstrong, Canadian administrator and engineer (b. 1889)
  • 1984 – Benno Schotz, Scottish sculptor and engineer (b. 1891)
  • 1986 – Norm Cash, American baseball player and sportscaster (b. 1934)
  • 1988 – Bonita Granville, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1989 – M. King Hubbert, American geologist and academic (b. 1904)
  • 1991 – Redd Foxx, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
  • 1996 – Eleanor Cameron, Canadian-American author and critic (b. 1912)
  • 1996 – Renato Russo, Brazilian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1960)
  • 1996 – Joe Morris, English-Canadian lieutenant and trade union leader (b. 1913)
  • 1998 – Richard Denning, American actor (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – Leo Lionni, Dutch-American author and illustrator (b. 1910)
  • 2000 – Luc-Marie Bayle, French historian, photographer, and painter (b. 1914)
  • 2000 – Donald Dewar, Scottish lawyer and politician, 1st First Minister of Scotland (b. 1937)
  • 2001 – Beni Montresor, Italian director, set designer, and illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2004 – Keith Miller, Australian cricketer and pilot (b. 1919)
  • 2005 – Shan-ul-Haq Haqqee, Pakistani-Canadian linguist, journalist, and poet (b. 1917)
  • 2005 – Attilâ İlhan, Turkish poet, author, and journalist (b. 1925)
  • 2005 – Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and politician, Prime Minister of Poland (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – Cory Lidle, American baseball player (b. 1972)
  • 2007 – David Lee “Tex” Hill, South Korean-American general and pilot (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Werner von Trapp, Austrian-American singer (b. 1915)
  • 2008 – Jörg Haider, Austrian lawyer and politician, Governor of Carinthia (b. 1950)
  • 2008 – Ernst-Paul Hasselbach, Surinamese-Dutch television host and producer (b. 1966)
  • 2008 – Neal Hefti, American trumpet player and composer (b. 1922)
  • 2009 – Angelo DiGeorge, American physician and endocrinologist (b. 1922)
  • 2009 – Halit Refiğ, Turkish director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1934)
  • 2012 – Beano Cook, American sportscaster and historian (b. 1931)
  • 2012 – Helmut Haller, German footballer and coach (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – Edward Kossoy, Polish lawyer, publicist, and activist (b. 1913)
  • 2012 – Édgar Negret, Colombian sculptor (b. 1920)
  • 2012 – Champ Summers, American baseball player and coach (b. 1946)
  • 2013 – María de Villota, Spanish race car driver (b. 1980)
  • 2013 – Johnny Kovatch, American football player and coach (b. 1912)
  • 2013 – Erich Priebke, German captain (b. 1913)
  • 2013 – William H. Sullivan, American diplomat, United States Ambassador to the Philippines (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Anita Cerquetti, Italian soprano (b. 1931)
  • 2014 – Carmelo Simeone, Argentinian footballer (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Bob Such, Australian educator and politician (b. 1944)
  • 2015 – Dean Chance, American baseball player and manager (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Jack Drake, American lawyer and politician (b. 1934)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 11
  • Christian feast days:
    • Alexander Sauli
    • Andronicus, Probus, and Tarachus (Roman Catholic Church)
    • Æthelburh of Barking
    • Cainnech of Aghaboe
    • Gummarus
    • James the Deacon (Church of England, Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church)
    • Lommán of Trim
    • Nectarius of Constantinople
    • Philip the Evangelist
    • Pope John XXIII (Roman Catholic Church)
    • October 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • General Pulaski Memorial Day (United States)
  • International Day of the Girl Child
  • International Newspaper Carrier Day
  • National Coming Out Day (Multiple countries)
  • Old Michaelmas Day (Celtic)
  • Revolution Day (Republic of Macedonia)

 

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