On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1927

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Jockey Earl Sande
Earl Sande

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th homers of MLB season record 60 HRs in New York's 6-4 win over Cleveland Indians at Yankees Stadium

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth

Famous Birthdays

  • Beryl Grey, English prima ballerina, born in Highgate, London
  • Josef Anton Reidl, German composer, born in Munich, Germany (d. 2016)
  • Marcus Fox, British Conservative Party MP and chairman (1922 Committee), born in Batley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England (d. 2002)

Famous Deaths

  • William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
1927 Highlights

About June 11, 1927

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 1 month and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini