On This Day

What Happened on June 11, 2012

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • 23 people are killed after two villages are attacked in northern Nigeria
  • Five people are killed after an ambulance hits a roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Sport awardTennis Open

French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5; 3rd straight French title for Nadal

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA : LA Kings defeat New Jersey Devils, 6-1 for 4-2 series win; first SC title in Kings' 45-year history
  • The Nobel Prize is reduced by 20% to prevent any future undermining of capital
  • Two earthquakes in Afghanistan trigger landslides that kill more than 80 people
  • US territory Puerto Rico votes to become a US State

Famous Deaths

  • Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress (Gone with the Wind, Whistling in the Dark), dies from heart disease at 94
  • Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81
  • Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban Heavyweight boxer, dies from a heart attack at 60