On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 1935

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 60th Preakness: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 1:58.4

Famous Birthdays

  • Christopher "Kit" Lamber, British record producer and manager of The Who, born in Knightsbridge, London (d. 1981)
  • Doug McClure, actor (Checkmate, Virginian, Roots), born in Glendale, California
  • Francisco Umbral, Spanish novelist (d. 2007)

Famous Deaths

  • Edward H Thompson, US archaeologist (Mayan civilization), dies at 78