What Happened on June 11, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức immolates himself at a Saigon intersection, creating one of the Vietnam War's most iconic images
  • Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • Greek government of Karamanlis resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong & that it is "time to act"

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Kimball, American diver
  • Max Stevens, Millmeran QLD, Australian golfer
  • Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (d. 2000)
  • Tommy Barnhardt, NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs)

Famous Deaths

  • Thích Quảng Đức, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon