On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1950

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Sport awardUS Golf Open

50th US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: 16 months after being severely injured in an auto accident, Ben Hogan beats Lloyd Mangrum by 4 shots and George Fazio by 6 in an 18-hole playoff; the "Miracle at Merion"

Golfer Ben Hogan
Ben Hogan

Famous Birthdays

  • Graham Russell, Australian rock vocalist (Air Supply), born in Melbourne, Victoria
  • Michael Swan, American actor (Duncan-As The World Turns), born in Palo Alto, California
  • Pokey Watson, American 200m backstroke swimmer (Olympic gold 1968), born in Mineola, New York