What Happened on June 11, 1927

Historical Events

Belmont Stakes

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

Historic Event

Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

Baseball 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


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? 95 years, 7 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini