What Happened on June 11, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British invades Pantelleria (a tiny island south of Sicily)
  • Heinrich Himmler orders liquidation of Nazi ghettos in occupied Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Buster Mathis, American heavyweight boxer, born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Henry Hill Jr., mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill

Famous Deaths

  • Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Boefje, In Sobibor), dies at 50