On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1962

Historical Events

  • Brothers John and Clarence Anglin and fellow inmate Frank Morris escape from Alcatraz Island prison, the only ones to do so

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President John F. Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale

35th US President John F. Kennedy
35th US President
John F. Kennedy

Famous Birthdays

  • Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist who won first Olympic gold medal for Estonia (1992), born in Pärnu, Estonia
1962 Highlights

About June 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 58 years, 7 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini