On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • WW II sugar rationing finally ends in US (began May 28, 1942)

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Henry Cisneros, first Hispanic to serve as mayor of a major U.S. city (San Antonio), later Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in the Clinton Administration
  • Laloo Prasad Yadav, Indian politician (Minister of Railways, 2004-09), born in Gopalganj, Bihar, India

Famous Deaths

  • David I. Walsh, 46th Governor of Massachusetts, dies at 74