What Happened on June 11, 1939

Historical Events

Event of Interest

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 (84 years old)

Scottish auto racer (27 x F1 Grand Prix wins, World F1 C'ship 1969, 71, 73), team owner (Stewart GP) and broadcaster (ABC's Wide World of Sports, NBC Sportsworld, BBC), born in Milton, Scotland

  • Rachel Heyhoe Flint, English cricket batter (22 Tests, 23 ODOs; captain 1966-78; inaugural Women's World Cup 1973), businesswoman and philanthropist, born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2017)
  • Wilma Burgess, American country-pop singer ("Baby"; "Misty Blue"), born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2003)
Born in 1939
1939 Highlights

About June 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 84 years, 3 months and 23 days
Leap Year: No

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