On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1959

Historical Events

US Golf Open

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

Historic Event

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

Hugh 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? 62 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

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