On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1970

Historical Events

  • US leaves Wheelus AFB Libya

Famous Birthdays

  • Bill Selby, American baseball infielder (Boston Red Sox), born in Monroeville, Alabama
  • Brock Marion, American NFL safety (Dallas Cowboys), born in Wheeling, West Virginia
  • Chris Rice, American contemporary Christian and folk music singer-songwriter ("When Did You Fall (In Love With Me)"), poet, and visual artist, born in Clinton, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Aleksander Kerensky, Minister-Chairman of the Russian Provisional Government (1917), dies at 89
  • Camille Bombois, French circus wrestler/painter, dies at 87
  • Frank Laubach, Benton Pa, taught reading through phonetics, dies
  • Frank Silvera, Jamaican-American actor (High Chaparral, Killer's Kiss, Fear and Desire), accidentally electrocutes himself at 55
  • William 'Billy Batts' Devino, American crime figure (b. 1921)
1970 Highlights

About June 11, 1970

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 52 years and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: The Long And Winding Road/For You Blue - The Beatles
  • UK #1 Song: In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry