On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1939

Historical Events

Historic Event

King and Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Porter, British lawyer and Conservative Party politician (d. 1996)
  • Bernard Purdie, American jazz and session drummer, born in Elkton, Maryland
  • Christina Crawford, American actress and author (Mommie Dearest), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jackie Stewart, Scottish auto racer, analyst (27 Grand Prix wins, World F1 'ship 1969, 71, 73), born in Milton, Scotland
  • Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket batter and captain (22 Tests, 23 ODOs; captain winning England team in inaugural Women's World Cup 1973), businesswoman and philanthropist, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2017)
  • Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer ("Misty Blue"), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2003)
1939 Highlights

About June 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: No

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