On This Day

What Happened on July 11, 1960

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Book releaseHistoric Publication

"To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is first published by J. B. Lippincott & Co.

Author Harper Lee
Harper Lee
  • 28th All Star Baseball Game: NL wins 5-3 at Municipal Stadium, KC
  • Czechoslovakia adopts Constitution
  • Ivory Coast, Dahomey, Upper Volta and Niger declare independence
  • Moise Tsjombe declares Congolese county Katanga independent

Famous Birthdays

  • Ariel Castro, Puerto Rican-born American criminal famous for kidnapping 3 women between 2002-4, born in San Juan, Puerto Rico (d. 2013)
  • Caroline Quentin, British actress (Dorothy in Men Behaving Badly, Jonathan Creek), born in Surrey, England
  • David Baerwald American songwriter/composer

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

Actress Gene Tierney (39) weds oil baron W. Howard Lee in Aspen, Colorado

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney