On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1963

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


VietnamVietnamese Monk Burns Himself Alive

Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức immolates himself at a Saigon intersection, creating one of the Vietnam War's most iconic images
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Thích Quảng Đức moments after setting fire to himself in Saigon as an act of protest
Thích Quảng Đức moments after setting fire to himself in Saigon as an act of protest
  • Gov Wallace tries to prevent blacks registering at University of Alabama
  • Greek government of Karamanlis resigns

Event of interestEvent of Interest

US President JFK says segregation is morally wrong and that it is "time to act"

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Bruce Kimball, American diver (Olympic silver 1984), born in Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler (Olympic gold 1998), born in Biggar, Saskatchewan, Canada (d. 2000)
  • Tommy Barnhardt, American NFL punter (Carolina Panthers, GB Packers, TB Bucs), born in China Grove, North Carolina

Famous Deaths

  • Thích Quảng Đức, Buddhist monk, immolates himself on a street in Saigon at the age of 65-66