On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1939

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

32nd US President Franklin D. Roosevelt
32nd US President
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Famous Birthdays

  • Barry Porter, British lawyer and Conservative Party politician (d. 1996)
  • Bernard Purdie, American 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, born in Orlando, Florida (d. 2003)
1939 Highlights

About June 11, 1939

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 5 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini