Daily Archives: July 11, 2017

‘An Affair to Remember’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1957)


Video: 'An Affair to Remember' trailer

(Thursday, July 11, 1957, evening EDT)An Affair to Remember, an American romance film about a couple who fall in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building, premiered tonight aboard the SS Constitution moored in New York City. Continue reading ‘An Affair to Remember’ premieres in New York City 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1957)

Former First Lady ‘Lady Bird’ Johnson dies 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 2007)


Video: 'Lady Bird Johnson Dies'

(Wednesday, July 11, 2007, 4:18 p.m. CDT) — Claudia Alta “Lady Bird” Johnson, the former first lady (1963–69) who’d championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, President Lyndon B. Johnson, died this afternoon of natural causes in Austin, Texas, at age 94. Continue reading Former First Lady ‘Lady Bird’ Johnson dies 10 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 2007)

Composer George Gershwin, 38, dies of brain tumor 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1937)


Video: 'George Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue'

(Sunday, July 11, 1937, 10:35 a.m. PDT) — American composer and pianist George Gershwin, 38, died today five hours after being operated on for removal of a brain tumor at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Los Angeles. Continue reading Composer George Gershwin, 38, dies of brain tumor 80 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1937)

Convicted child killer Diane Downs escapes Oregon prison 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1987)

(Saturay, July 11, 1987, 8:40 a.m. PDT)Diane Downs, serving a life term plus 50 years for murdering one of her children and wounding her other two in Lane County, Oregon, in 1983, escaped from the Oregon Women’s Correctional Center in Salem this morning after scaling a fence that surrounded the prison recreation yard.

Downs, 31, was recaptured just a few blocks from the prison on July 21, 1987.

U.S. President John Quincy Adams born in Braintree, Massachusetts 250 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1767)


Video: 'John Quincy Adams - Mini Biography'

(Friday, July 11, 1767)John Quincy Adams, the sixth President of the United States (1825-1829), was born today to John Adams, the second President of the United States (1797-1801), and his wife Abigail. second First Lady of the United States (1797-1801), in a part of Braintree, Massachusetts, that is now Quincy. Continue reading U.S. President John Quincy Adams born in Braintree, Massachusetts 250 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Jul 11 1767)