On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1955

Historical Events

  • 1st magnesium jet airplane flies

Event of interestEvent of Interest

87th Belmont: Eddie Arcaro aboard Nashua wins in 2:29

Racing Hall of Fame Jockey Eddie Arcaro
Racing Hall of Fame Jockey
Eddie Arcaro
  • Le Mans race car accident kills 83 spectators (race continues)

Famous Birthdays

  • Tony Allcock, English bowls player (World Singles Champion (1986-87, 2002), born in Leicestershire
  • Yuriy Sedykh, Soviet hammer thrower (Olympic Gold 1976, 80), born in Novocherkassk, Rostov Oblast, Russia

Famous Deaths

  • Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil, French industrialist, murdered
  • Marcel Samuel-Rousseau, French organist and opera composer (Le Bon Roi Dagobert), dies at 72
  • Walter Hampden, American actor (Five Fingers, Hunchback of Notre Dame), dies at 75
1955 Highlights

About June 11, 1955

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini