On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 1996

Historical Events

Historic Event

Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president

  • Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East

Famous Deaths

  • Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72
  • Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], German actress (Gloria, Gold, Metropolis), dies at 90
  • Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist, dies at 21
  • Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • Ulysses Dove, American dancer (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and choreographer (Red Angels), dies of AIDS-related illness at 49
1996 Highlights

About June 11, 1996

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 25 years, 5 months and 20 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Millennial
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini