On this day: March 11

POSTED: 09:10 AM PST Mar 05, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PST Mar 10, 2016 

Spanish Influenza breaks out, Janet Reno is confirmed as the first female attorney general, and a massive earthquake and tsunami cripple Japan, all on this day.

OTD March 11 - Jerry Zucker
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1950: Film director Jerry Zucker (left), who directed the movies "Airplane!," "Top Secret" and "Ruthless People" with Jim Abrahams (right) and his brother David Zucker (center), is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Zucker also went on to direct the movies "Ghost," "First Knight" and "Rat Race," and co-wrote the scripts for the "Naked Gun" movies.


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