On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1947

Historical Events

Film Release

Perennial Christmas film "Miracle on 34th St" starring John Payne and Maureen O'Hara, directed by George Seaton is released

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Glenn Leonard, American R&B singer (Temptations, 1975-83 - "In A Lifetime"; "Power"), 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
1947 Highlights

About June 11, 1947

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 74 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini