On This Day

What Happened on May 11, 2006

Day of the Week: Thursday

Famous Deaths


Person of interestFloyd Patterson

Floyd Patterson, American boxer (world heavyweight champion 1956-59, 1960-62, Olympic gold 1952), dies of prostate cancer at 71

Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Floyd Patterson
Boxer and Undisputed Heavyweight Champion
Floyd Patterson
  • Frankie Thomas, American actor and author (Tom Corbett Space Cadet), dies of a stroke at 85
  • Yossi Banai, Israeli singer (b. 1932)