On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1949

Historical Events

  • 81st Belmont: Ted Atkinson aboard Capot wins in 2:30.2
  • Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:28.2)

Sport awardUS Golf Open

US Open Men's Golf, Medinah CC: Cary Middlecoff wins the first of his 2 Open titles, 1 stroke ahead of Clayton Heafner and Sam Snead

Golfer Sam Snead
Sam Snead

Famous Birthdays

  • Benjamin Vasserman, Estonian graphic artist, born in Sovetsky, Kirov Oblast, Russia
  • Frank Beard, American country rock drummer (ZZ Top), born in Frankton, Texas
  • George Willig, American stuntman (The Human Fly, Spiderman) who climbed the World Trade Center in 1977, born in Queens, New York City
  • Tom Pryce, British racing driver, born in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 1977)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Hattie McDaniel (54) weds interior decorator Larry Williams in Yuma, Arizona

LoveWedding of Interest

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (23) weds artist Jane Coupe

NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle
NFL Commissioner
Pete Rozelle

Famous Deaths

  • Koci Xoxe, Albanian vice-premier, executed
  • Oton Zupanic, Slavs poet (Zimzelen pod snegom), dies at 71
1949 Highlights

About June 11, 1949

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 5 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini