What Happened on June 11


Historical Events

1938 – US Open Men’s Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Ralph Guldahl wins back-to-back Open titles, 6 strokes ahead of runner-up Dick Metz
1941 – 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
1966 – “Paint It Black” by The Rolling Stones peaks at #1 in the US
1974 – Bundy victim Georgann Hawkins disappears from UW, Seattle, Washington
1982 – Pope John Paul II visits Argentina
1988 – “Rooty Toot Toot” by John Cougar Mellencamp peaks at #61

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Famous Birthdays

1912 – Mukhtar Ashrafi, Soviet-Uzbek composer, born in Bukhara, Uzbekistan (d. 1975)
1915 – Arnold Jacobs, American symphonic tuba player (Chicago Symphony, 1944-83), and pedagogue, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1998)
1935 – Earlene Dennis Brown, American shot putter (Olympic bronze 1960), born in Latexo, Texas
1944 – James “Ox” van Hoften, American astronaut (STS 11, STS 20), born in Fresno, California
1946 – Jenny Pitman, British racehorse trainer and 1st female Grand National winning trainer, born in Hoby, Leicestershire
1960 – Mehmet Oz, Turkish-American surgeon and TV personality (The Dr. Oz Show), born in Cleveland, Ohio

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Famous Deaths

1965 – Vernon Johns, American civil rights activist, dies at 73
1974 – Julius Evola, Italian philosopher (b. 1898)
1989 – Jack McMahon, American basketball guard and coach (player Rochester Royal, St. Louis Hawks; coach Cincinnati Royals, San Diego Rockets, Pittsburgh Condors), dies at 60
2005 – Ghena Dimitrova, Bulgarian operatic soprano, dies of cancer at 64
2016 – Alberto Remedios, British opera and concert singer, dies at 81
2017 – Rosalie Sorrels, American traditional folk singer-songwriter (“Up Is A Nice Place To Be”; “Nevada Moon”), dies at 83

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