On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1959

Historical Events


Sport awardUS Golf Open

Charlie Sifford becomes the 1st African American to play in a US Golf Open

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Postmaster General bans D H Lawrence's book, Lady Chatterley's Lover (overruled by US Court of Appeals in Mar 1960)

  • Saunders-Roe SR.N1, the first practical hovercraft, performs its first public flight

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestHugh Laurie

Hugh Laurie, English actor (Strapless, Dr Gregory House-House), born in Oxford, England


1959 Highlights

About June 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 60 years, 7 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini