On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1943

Historical Events

  • British invades Pantelleria (a tiny island south of Sicily)

Famous Birthdays

  • Buster Mathis, American boxer (World Super Heavyweight title 1972), born in Sledge, Mississippi (d. 1995)

Person of interestHenry Hill

Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill

Famous Deaths

  • Sam[uel] de Vries, actor (Boefje, In Sobibor), dies at 50
1943 Highlights

About June 11, 1943

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 77 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini