On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1959

Day of the Week: Thursday

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