On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1936

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England
  • Presbyterian Church of America founded at Philadelphia

Famous Birthdays

  • Bryan Ingham, English artist, born in Preston, Lancashire (d. 1997)
  • Jud Strunk, American singer and comedian (Laugh-In), born in Jamestown, New York (d. 1981)

Famous Deaths

  • Julius Nieuwland, Belgian-American chemist (inventor of neoprene), dies at 58
  • Robert E. Howard, American pulp fiction author (Conan the Barbarian), commits suicide aged 30