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Notable Historical Events for May 11th

1981Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical "Cats" (based on TS Eliot) premieres in London

1953Winston Churchill criticizes US Sec of State John Foster Dulles' domino theory

192863rd British Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 292 at Royal St George's

199328th Academy of Country Music Awards: Garth Brooks wins

1189Holy Roman Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa & 100,000 crusaders depart Regensburg for the Third Crusade

1989President Bush orders nearly 2,000 troops to Panama

1943Hermann Goering division in Tunisia surrenders

1985Madonna's "Crazy For You" single goes #1

1956Elvis Presley's 1st entry on UK charts with "Heartbreak Hotel"

1924Pulitzer Prize awarded to Robert Frost (New Hampshire)

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Notable Birthdays on May 11th

1982Cory Monteith, Calgary, Alberta, Canadian actor and musician (Glee, Monte Carlo)

1963Natasha Richardson, London England, actress (Gothic, Handmaid's Tale)

1904Salvador Dali, Figueras Spain, surrealist artist (Crucifixion)

1983Holly Valance, Melbourne, Victoria, Australian actress (Felicity "Flick" Scully-Neighbours) and singer

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Notable Deaths on May 11th

1981Bob Marley, reggae singer, dies of brain & lung cancer at 36

2006Floyd Patterson, American boxer, dies at 71

1778William Pitt Sr, English premier (1756-61, 66-68), dies at 69

2001Douglas Adams, English author (b. 1952)

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