What Happened on June 11, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 59th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Chance Shot wins in 2:32.6

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

Famous Birthdays

  • Beryl Grey, prima ballerina
  • Eric St Eval Atkinson, cricketer (bro of Denis WI pace bowler 1958-59)
  • John Aspinall, owner (casino, zoos)
  • Josef Anton Reidl, composer
  • Marcus Fox, conservative MP/chairman (1922 Committee)

Famous Deaths

  • William Attewell, cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies