On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1962

Historical Events

Music Premiere

"Julie & Carol at Carnegie Hall", musical comedy/variety television special with Julie Andrews & Carol Burnett premieres on CBS

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

Historic Event

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Erika Salumäe, Estonian cyclist who won first Olympic gold medal for Estonia (1992), born in Pärnu, Estonia
  • Rob B [Birch], British singer (Stereo MCs - "Connected"), born in Ruddington, Nottinghamshire, England
1962 Highlights

About June 11, 1962

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 59 years, 7 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

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