June 11 Holidays, Events & Observances

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June 11 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are June 11 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; June 11 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on June 11.

June 11 holidays and observances
June 11 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in June, international holidays in June 11, national days in June 11. Some major June 11 national day and International holidays list in June calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Meanwhile, there are literally thousands of holidays and special days throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of these popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore June 11 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of June 11 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have compiled the long list of observances on June 11, notable events, national days in June 11, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on June 11 globally.

Month of June

June is a summer month in the northern half of the world, and a winter month in the southern half. It is named after Juno, the goddess of youth.

Identified as a counterpart to the Greek Hera, Juno was an important and powerful ancient Italian deity who became the protector of Rome, wife of Jupiter, queen of gods, and goddess of marriage, childbirth, and fertility.

According to tradition, the birthstones for June are pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone, all representing health and longevity. The June birth flowers are the rose (Rosa) and the honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium).

Holidays in June

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word june refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

June has its share of celebrations and holidays. As you probably know, it’s the month we honor the fathers in our lives with Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June (June 20, 2021) and commemorate the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans on Juneteenth (June 19). The month of June is Pride Month, a month-long observance in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people—and the history, culture, and contributions of these people and their communities.

June 11 holidays and observances
June 11 Holidays and Observances

June 11 Holidays, National Day

June 11 is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 203 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 173 – Marcomannic Wars: The Roman army in Moravia is encircled by the Quadi, who have broken the peace treaty (171). In a violent thunderstorm emperor Marcus Aurelius defeats and subdues them in the so-called “miracle of the rain”.
  • 631 – Emperor Taizong of Tang sends envoys to the Xueyantuo bearing gold and silk in order to seek the release of Chinese prisoners captured during the transition from Sui to Tang.
  • 786 – A Hasanid Alid uprising in Mecca is crushed by the Abbasids at the Battle of Fakhkh.
  • 980 – Vladimir the Great consolidates the Kievan realm from Ukraine to the Baltic Sea. He is proclaimed ruler (knyaz) of all Kievan Rus’.
  • 1011 – Lombard Revolt: Greek citizens of Bari rise up against the Lombard rebels led by Melus and deliver the city to Basil Mesardonites, Byzantine governor (catepan) of the Catepanate of Italy.
  • 1118 – Roger of Salerno, Prince of Antioch, captures Azaz from the Seljuk Turks.
  • 1157 – Albert I of Brandenburg, also called The Bear (Ger: Albrecht der Bär), becomes the founder of the Margraviate of Brandenburg, Germany and the first margrave.
  • 1345 – The megas doux Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire, is lynched by political prisoners.
  • 1429 – Hundred Years’ War: Start of the Battle of Jargeau.
  • 1488 – Battle of Sauchieburn: Fought between rebel Lords and James III of Scotland, resulting in the death of the king.
  • 1509 – Henry VIII of England marries Catherine of Aragon.
  • 1559 – Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano sails for Florida with party of 1,500, intending to settle on gulf coast (Vera Cruz, Mexico).
  • 1594 – Philip II recognizes the rights and privileges of the local nobles and chieftains in the Philippines, which paved way to the stabilization of the rule of the Principalía (an elite ruling class of native nobility in Spanish Philippines).

1601–1900

  • 1748 – Denmark adopts the characteristic Nordic Cross flag later taken up by all other Scandinavian countries.
  • 1770 – British explorer Captain James Cook runs aground on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • 1775 – The American Revolutionary War’s first naval engagement, the Battle of Machias, results in the capture of a small British naval vessel.
  • 1776 – The Continental Congress appoints Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert R. Livingston to the Committee of Five to draft a declaration of independence.
  • 1788 – Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
  • 1805 – A fire consumes large portions of Detroit in the Michigan Territory.
  • 1825 – The first cornerstone is laid for Fort Hamilton in New York City.
  • 1837 – The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between Yankees and Irish.
  • 1865 – The Naval Battle of the Riachuelo is fought on the rivulet Riachuelo (Argentina), between the Paraguayan Navy on one side and the Brazilian Navy on the other. The Brazilian victory was crucial for the later success of the Triple Alliance (Brazil, Uruguay, and Argentina) in the Paraguayan War.
  • 1892 – The Limelight Department, one of the world’s first film studios, is officially established in Melbourne, Australia.
  • 1895 – Paris–Bordeaux–Paris, sometimes called the first automobile race in history or the “first motor race”, takes place.
  • 1898 – The Hundred Days’ Reform, a planned movement to reform social, political, and educational institutions in China, is started by the Guangxu Emperor, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. (The failed reform led to the abolition of the Imperial examination in 1905.)

1901–present

  • 1901 – The boundaries of the Colony of New Zealand are extended by the UK to include the Cook Islands.
  • 1903 – A group of Serbian officers storms the royal palace and assassinates King Alexander I of Serbia and his wife, Queen Draga.
  • 1917 – King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father, Constantine I, is deemed to have abdicated under pressure from allied armies occupying Athens.
  • 1919 – Sir Barton wins the Belmont Stakes, becoming the first horse to win the U.S. Triple Crown.
  • 1920 – During the U.S. Republican National Convention in Chicago, U.S. Republican Party leaders gathered in a room at the Blackstone Hotel to come to a consensus on their candidate for the U.S. presidential election, leading the Associated Press to coin the political phrase “smoke-filled room”.
  • 1935 – Inventor Edwin Armstrong gives the first public demonstration of FM broadcasting in the United States at Alpine, New Jersey.
  • 1936 – The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.
  • 1937 – Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
  • 1938 – Second Sino-Japanese War: The Battle of Wuhan starts.
  • 1940 – World War II: The Siege of Malta begins with a series of Italian air raids.
  • 1942 – World War II: The United States agrees to send Lend-Lease aid to the Soviet Union.
  • 1942 – Free French Forces retreat from Bir Hakeim after having successfully delayed the Axis advance.
  • 1944 – USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
  • 1955 – Eighty-three spectators are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.
  • 1956 – Start of Gal Oya riots, the first reported ethnic riots that target minority Sri Lankan Tamils in the Eastern Province. The total number of deaths is reportedly 150.
  • 1962 – Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
  • 1963 – American Civil Rights Movement: Governor of Alabama George Wallace defiantly stands at the door of Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama in an attempt to block two black students, Vivian Malone and James Hood, from attending that school. Later in the day, accompanied by federalized National Guard troops, they are able to register.
  • 1963 – Buddhist monk Thích Quảng Đức burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection to protest the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam.
  • 1963 – John F. Kennedy addresses Americans from the Oval Office proposing the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which would revolutionize American society by guaranteeing equal access to public facilities, ending segregation in education, and guaranteeing federal protection for voting rights.
  • 1964 – World War II veteran Walter Seifert attacks an elementary school in Cologne, Germany, killing at least eight children and two teachers and seriously injuring several more with a home-made flamethrower and a lance.
  • 1968 – Lloyd J. Old identified the first cell surface antigens that could differentiate among different cell types.
  • 1970 – After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first women to do so.
  • 1971 – The U.S. Government forcibly removes the last holdouts to the Native American Occupation of Alcatraz, ending 19 months of control.
  • 1978 – Altaf Hussain founds the student political movement All Pakistan Muhajir Students Organisation (APMSO) in Karachi University.
  • 1981 – A magnitude 6.9 earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.
  • 1987 – Diane Abbott, Paul Boateng and Bernie Grant are elected as the first black MPs in Great Britain.
  • 1998 – Compaq Computer pays US$9 billion for Digital Equipment Corporation in the largest high-tech acquisition.
  • 2001 – Timothy McVeigh is executed for his role in the Oklahoma City bombing.
  • 2002 – Antonio Meucci is acknowledged as the first inventor of the telephone by the United States Congress.
  • 2004 – Cassini–Huygens makes its closest flyby of the Saturn moon Phoebe.
  • 2007 – Mudslides in Chittagong, Bangladesh, kill 130 people.
  • 2008 – Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes a historic official apology to Canada’s First Nations in regard to abuses at a Canadian Indian residential school.
  • 2008 – The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is launched into orbit.
  • 2010 – The first African FIFA World Cup kicks off in South Africa.
  • 2012 – More than 80 people die in a landslide triggered by two earthquakes in Afghanistan; an entire village is buried.
  • 2013 – Greece’s public broadcaster ERT is shut down by then-prime minister Antonis Samaras. It would open exactly two years later by then-prime minister Alexis Tsipras.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1403 – John IV, Duke of Brabant (d. 1427)
  • 1456 – Anne Neville, Princess of Wales and Queen of England (d. 1485)
  • 1540 – Barnabe Googe, English poet and translator (d. 1594)
  • 1555 – Lodovico Zacconi, Italian composer and theorist (d. 1627)
  • 1572 – Ben Jonson, English poet, playwright, and critic (d. 1637)
  • 1585 – Evert Horn, Swedish soldier (d. 1615)
  • 1588 – George Wither, English poet (d. 1667)

1601–1900

  • 1620 – John Moore, English businessman and politician, Lord Mayor of London (d. 1702)
  • 1655 – Antonio Cifrondi, Italian painter (d. 1730)
  • 1662 – Tokugawa Ienobu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1712)
  • 1672 – Francesco Antonio Bonporti, Italian priest and composer (d. 1749)
  • 1690 – Giovanni Antonio Giay, Italian composer (d. 1764)
  • 1696 – James Francis Edward Keith, Scottish-Prussian field marshal (d. 1758)
  • 1697 – Francesco Antonio Vallotti, Italian organist and composer (d. 1780)
  • 1704 – Carlos Seixas, Portuguese harpsichord player and composer (d. 1742)
  • 1709 – Joachim Martin Falbe, German painter (d. 1782)
  • 1712 – Benjamin Ingham, American missionary (d. 1772)
  • 1723 – Johann Georg Palitzsch, German astronomer (d. 1788)
  • 1726 – Infanta Maria Teresa Rafaela of Spain (d. 1746)
  • 1741 – Joseph Warren, American physician and general (d. 1775)
  • 1776 – John Constable, English painter and academic (d. 1837)
  • 1796 – François-Louis Cailler, Swiss chocolatier (d. 1852)
  • 1797 – José Trinidad Reyes, Honduran philosopher and theorist (d. 1855)
  • 1807 – James F. Schenck, American admiral (d. 1882)
  • 1815 – Julia Margaret Cameron, Indian-Sri Lankan photographer (d. 1879)
  • 1818 – Alexander Bain, Scottish philosopher and academic (d. 1903)
  • 1829 – Edward Braddon, English-Australian politician, 18th Premier of Tasmania (d. 1904)
  • 1832 – Lucy Pickens, American wife of Francis Wilkinson Pickens (d. 1899)
  • 1834 – Johann Bauschinger, German mechanical engineer and physicist (d. 1893)
  • 1842 – Carl von Linde, German engineer and academic (d. 1934)
  • 1846 – William Louis Marshall, American general and engineer (d. 1920)
  • 1847 – Millicent Fawcett, English academic and activist (d. 1929)
  • 1861 – Alexander Peacock, Australian politician, 20th Premier of Victoria (d. 1933)
  • 1864 – Richard Strauss, German composer and conductor (d. 1949)
  • 1867 – Charles Fabry, French physicist and academic (d. 1945)
  • 1871 – Stjepan Radić, Croatian lawyer and politician (d. 1928)
  • 1876 – Alfred L. Kroeber, American-French anthropologist and ethnologist (d. 1960)
  • 1877 – Renée Vivien, English-French poet and author (d. 1909)
  • 1879 – Roger Bresnahan, American baseball player and manager (d. 1944)
  • 1880 – Jeannette Rankin, American social worker and politician (d. 1973)
  • 1881 – Spiros Xenos, Greek-Swedish painter (d. 1963)
  • 1881 – Mordecai Kaplan, Lithuanian rabbi, founded Reconstructionist Judaism (d. 1983)
  • 1881 – Maggie Gripenberg, Finnish dancer and choreographer (d. 1976)
  • 1888 – Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-American anarchist and convicted criminal (d. 1927)
  • 1889 – Hugo Wieslander, Swedish decathlete (d. 1976)
  • 1894 – Kiichiro Toyoda, Japanese businessman, founded Toyota (d. 1952)
  • 1895 – Nikolai Bulganin, Soviet politician (d. 1975)
  • 1897 – Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian activist, founded the Hindustan Republican Association (d. 1927)
  • 1897 – Reg Latta, Australian rugby league player (d. 1970)
  • 1899 – Yasunari Kawabata, Japanese novelist and short story writer Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1972)
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1901–present

  • 1901 – Cap Fear, Canadian football player and rower (d. 1978)
  • 1901 – Benny Wearing, Australian rugby league player (d. 1968)
  • 1902 – Eric Fraser, British illustrator and graphic designer (d. 1983)
  • 1903 – Ernie Nevers, American football player and coach (d. 1976)
  • 1908 – Karl Hein, German hammer thrower (d. 1982)
  • 1908 – Francisco Marto, Portuguese saint (d. 1919)
  • 1909 – Natascha Artin Brunswick, German-American mathematician and photographer (d. 2003)
  • 1910 – Carmine Coppola, American flute player and composer (d. 1991)
  • 1910 – Jacques Cousteau, French biologist, author, and inventor, co-developed the aqua-lung (d. 1997)
  • 1912 – James Algar, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 1998)
  • 1912 – William Baziotes, American painter and academic (d. 1963)
  • 1912 – Mohammad Hassan Ganji, Iranian meteorologist and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1913 – Vince Lombardi, American football player, coach, and manager (d. 1970)
  • 1913 – Risë Stevens, American soprano and actress (d. 2013)
  • 1914 – Jan Hendrik van den Berg, Dutch psychiatrist and academic (d. 2012)
  • 1915 – Magda Gabor, Hungarian-American actress (d. 1997)
  • 1915 – Nicholas Metropolis, American mathematician and physicist (d. 1999)
  • 1917 – Joseph B. Wirthlin, American businessman and religious leader (d. 2008)
  • 1918 – Ruth Aarons, American table tennis player and manager (d. 1980)
  • 1919 – Suleiman Mousa, Jordanian historian and author (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Richard Todd, Irish-English actor (d. 2009)
  • 1920 – Shelly Manne, American drummer, composer, and bandleader (d. 1984)
  • 1920 – Hazel Scott, Trinidadian-American singer, actress, and pianist (d. 1981)
  • 1920 – Keith Seaman, Australian lawyer and politician, 29th Governor of South Australia (d. 2013)
  • 1922 – Jean Sutherland Boggs, Peruvian-Canadian historian, academic, and civil servant (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Michael Cacoyannis, Greek Cypriot director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2011)
  • 1925 – Johnny Esaw, Canadian sportscaster (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – William Styron, American novelist and essayist (d. 2006)
  • 1926 – Carlisle Floyd, American composer and educator
  • 1927 – Beryl Grey, English ballerina
  • 1927 – John W. O’Malley, American Catholic historian, academic and Jesuit priest
  • 1927 – Kit Pedler, English parapsychologist and author (d. 1981)
  • 1928 – Queen Fabiola of Belgium (d. 2014)
  • 1929 – Ayhan Şahenk, Turkish businessman (d. 2001)
  • 1930 – Charles Rangel, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
  • 1932 – Athol Fugard, South African-American actor, director, and playwright
  • 1932 – Tim Sainsbury, English businessman and politician, Minister of State for Trade
  • 1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1937 – Chad Everett, American actor and director (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Robin Warren, Australian pathologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1939 – Rachael Heyhoe Flint, Baroness Heyhoe Flint, English cricketer and journalist (d. 2017)
  • 1939 – Jackie Stewart, Scottish racing driver and sports presenter
  • 1942 – Parris Glendening, American politician, 59th Governor of Maryland
  • 1943 – Henry Hill, American mobster (d. 2012)
  • 1945 – Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
  • 1948 – Dave Cash, American baseball player and coach
  • 1948 – Lalu Prasad Yadav, Indian politician, 20th Chief Minister of Bihar
  • 1949 – Frank Beard, American drummer and songwriter
  • 1950 – Lynsey de Paul, English singer-songwriter, pianist, producer, cartoonist and actress (d. 2014)
  • 1950 – Graham Russell, English-Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1951 – Yasumasa Morimura, Japanese painter and photographer
  • 1952 – Yekaterina Podkopayeva, Russian runner
  • 1952 – Donnie Van Zant, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – Steve Bassam, Baron Bassam of Brighton, English politician
  • 1953 – José Bové, French farmer and politician
  • 1954 – John Dyson, Australian cricketer
  • 1954 – Johnny Neel, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1955 – Yuriy Sedykh, Ukrainian hammer thrower
  • 1955 – Duncan Steel, English-Australian astronomer and author
  • 1956 – Joe Montana, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Hugh Laurie, English actor and screenwriter
  • 1960 – Mehmet Oz, American surgeon, author, and television host
  • 1962 – Mano Menezes, Brazilian footballer and coach
  • 1963 – Gioia Bruno, American singer-songwriter
  • 1963 – Sandra Schmirler, Canadian curler and sportscaster (d. 2000)
  • 1964 – Jean Alesi, French race car driver
  • 1964 – Kim Gallagher, American runner (d. 2002)
  • 1965 – Georgios Bartzokas, Greek former professional basketball player
  • 1965 – Gavin Hill, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1966 – Bruce Robison, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Graeme Bachop, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1967 – João Garcia, Portuguese mountaineer
  • 1968 – Alois, Herary Prince of Liechtenstein
  • 1968 – Manoa Thompson, Fijian rugby player
  • 1969 – Peter Dinklage, American actor and producer
  • 1969 – Olaf Kapagiannidis, German footballer
  • 1971 – Vladimir Gaidamașciuc, Moldovan footballer
  • 1971 – Liz Kendall, British politician
  • 1971 – Mark Richardson, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1972 – Stephen Kearney, New Zealand rugby league player and coach
  • 1973 – José Manuel Abundis, Mexican footballer and coach
  • 1974 – Fragiskos Alvertis, Greek basketball player, coach, and manager
  • 1976 – Reiko Tosa, Japanese runner
  • 1977 – Geoff Ogilvy, Australian golfer
  • 1978 – Joshua Jackson, Canadian-American actor
  • 1978 – Daryl Tuffey, New Zealand cricketer
  • 1979 – Ali Boussaboun, Moroccan-Dutch footballer
  • 1979 – Amy Duggan, Australian footballer and sportscaster
  • 1980 – Yhency Brazoban, Dominican baseball player
  • 1981 – Emiliano Moretti, Italian footballer
  • 1981 – Kristo Tohver, Estonian footballer and referee
  • 1982 – Vanessa Boslak, French pole vaulter
  • 1982 – Jacques Freitag, South African high jumper
  • 1982 – Joey Graham, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Stephen Graham, American basketball player
  • 1982 – Reni Maitua, Australian rugby league player
  • 1982 – Eldar Rønning, Norwegian skier
  • 1982 – Diana Taurasi, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Chuck Hayes, American basketball player
  • 1983 – José Reyes, Dominican baseball player
  • 1984 – Andy Lee, Irish boxer
  • 1984 – Vágner Love, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985 – Tim Hoogland, German footballer
  • 1986 – Sebastian Bayer, German long jumper
  • 1986 – Shia LaBeouf, American actor
  • 1987 – Marsel İlhan, Turkish tennis player
  • 1987 – Didrik Solli-Tangen, Norwegian singer
  • 1988 – Jesús Fernández Collado, Spanish footballer
  • 1988 – Yui Aragaki, Japanese actress, voice actress, singer-songwriter, model, radio host
  • 1989 – Maya Moore, American basketball player
  • 1990 – Christophe Lemaitre, French sprinter
  • 1991 – Daniel Howell, English YouTuber
  • 1993 – Brittany Boyd, American basketball player
  • 1994 – Ivana Baquero, Spanish actress
  • 1996 – Ayaka Sasaki, Japanese singer
  • 1998 – Charlie Tahan, American actor
  • 1999 – Eartha Cumings, Scottish footballer

Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 323 BC – Alexander the Great, Macedonian king (b. 356 BC)
  • 573 – Emilian of Cogolla, Iberic saint (b. 472)
  • 786 – Al-Husayn ibn Ali al-Abid, anti-Abbasid rebel leader
  • 840 – Junna, emperor of Japan (b. 785)
  • 884 – Shi Jingsi, general of the Tang Dynasty
  • 888 – Rimbert, archbishop of Bremen (b. 830)
  • 1183 – Henry the Young King of England (b. 1155)
  • 1216 – Henry of Flanders, emperor of the Latin Empire (b. c. 1174)
  • 1248 – Adachi Kagemori, Japanese samurai
  • 1253 – Amadeus IV, count of Savoy (b. 1197)
  • 1298 – Yolanda of Poland (b. 1235)
  • 1323 – Bérenger Fredoli, French lawyer and bishop (b. 1250)
  • 1345 – Alexios Apokaukos, chief minister of the Byzantine Empire
  • 1347 – Bartholomew of San Concordio, Italian Dominican canonist and man of letters (b. 1260)
  • 1446 – Henry de Beauchamp, 1st Duke of Warwick (b. 1425)
  • 1479 – John of Sahagun, hermit and saint (b. 1419)
  • 1488 – James III of Scotland (b. 1451)
  • 1557 – John III of Portugal (b. 1502)
  • 1560 – Mary of Guise, queen of James V of Scotland (b. 1515)
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1601–1900

  • 1683 – Nikita Pustosvyat, a leader of the Russian Old Believers, beheaded (b. unknown)
  • 1695 – André Félibien, French historian and author (b. 1619)
  • 1712 – Louis Joseph, Duke of Vendôme (b. 1654)
  • 1727 – George I of Great Britain (b. 1660)
  • 1748 – Felice Torelli, Italian painter (b. 1667)
  • 1796 – Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and politician, founded the Whitbread Company (b. 1720)
  • 1847 – John Franklin, English admiral and politician (b. 1786)
  • 1852 – Karl Bryullov, Russian painter (b. 1799)
  • 1859 – Klemens von Metternich, German-Austrian politician, 1st State Chancellor of the Austrian Empire (b. 1773)
  • 1879 – William, Prince of Orange (b. 1840)
  • 1882 – Louis Désiré Maigret, French bishop (b. 1804)
  • 1885 – Matías Ramos Mejía, Argentinian colonel (b. 1810)
  • 1897 – Henry Ayers, English-Australian politician, 8th Premier of South Australia (b. 1821)

1901–present

  • 1903 – Nikolai Bugaev, Russian mathematician and philosopher (b. 1837)
  • 1903 – Alexander I of Serbia (b. 1876)
  • 1903 – Draga Mašin, Serbian wife of Alexander I of Serbia (b. 1864)
  • 1911 – James Curtis Hepburn, American physician and missionary (b. 1815)
  • 1913 – Mahmud Shevket Pasha, Ottoman general and politician, 279th Grand Vizier of the Ottoman Empire (b. 1856)
  • 1914 – Adolphus Frederick V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
  • 1920 – William F. Halsey, Sr., American captain (b. 1853)
  • 1924 – Théodore Dubois, French organist, composer, and educator (b. 1837)
  • 1927 – William Attewell, English cricketer (b. 1861)
  • 1934 – Lev Vygotsky, Belarusian-Russian psychologist and theorist (b. 1896)
  • 1936 – Robert E. Howard, American author and poet (b. 1906)
  • 1937 – R. J. Mitchell, English engineer, designed the Supermarine Spitfire (b. 1895)
  • 1941 – Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, founded the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
  • 1955 – Pierre Levegh, French race car driver (b. 1905)
  • 1962 – Chhabi Biswas, Indian actor and director (b. 1900)
  • 1963 – Thích Quảng Đức, Vietnamese monk and martyr (b. 1897)
  • 1965 – Paul B. Coremans, Belgian chemist and academic (b. 1908)
  • 1965 – José Mendes Cabeçadas, Portuguese admiral and politician, 9th President of Portugal (b. 1883)
  • 1970 – Frank Laubach, American missionary and mystic (b. 1884)
  • 1974 – Eurico Gaspar Dutra, Brazilian general and politician, 16th President of Brazil (b. 1883)
  • 1974 – Julius Evola, Italian philosopher and author (b. 1898)
  • 1976 – Jim Konstanty, American baseball player (b. 1917)
  • 1979 – Alice Dalgliesh, Trinidadian-American author and publisher (b. 1893)
  • 1979 – John Wayne, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1907)
  • 1983 – Ghanshyam Das Birla, Indian businessman and politician (b. 1894)
  • 1984 – Enrico Berlinguer, Italian politician (b. 1922)
  • 1986 – Chesley Bonestell, American painter and illustrator (b. 1888)
  • 1991 – Cromwell Everson, South African composer (b. 1925)
  • 1993 – Ray Sharkey, American actor (b. 1952)
  • 1994 – A. Thurairajah, Sri Lankan engineer and academic (b. 1934)
  • 1995 – Rodel Naval, Filipino singer-songwriter and actor (b. 1953)
  • 1996 – George Hees, Canadian politician (b. 1910)
  • 1996 – Brigitte Helm, German-Swiss actress (b. 1908)
  • 1998 – Catherine Cookson, English author (b. 1906)
  • 1999 – DeForest Kelley, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1920)
  • 2001 – Timothy McVeigh, American terrorist (b. 1968)
  • 2001 – Amalia Mendoza, Mexican singer and actress (b. 1923)
  • 2003 – David Brinkley, American journalist and author (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – Egon von Fürstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (b. 1946)
  • 2005 – Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general and politician, 103rd Prime Minister of Portugal (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Anne-Marie Alonzo, Canadian playwright, poet, novelist, critic and publisher (b. 1951)
  • 2006 – Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (b. 1944)
  • 2006 – Bruce Shand, English soldier (b. 1917)
  • 2007 – Imre Friedmann, American biologist and academic (b. 1921)
  • 2007 – Mala Powers, American actress (b. 1931)
  • 2008 – Ove Andersson, Swedish race car driver (b. 1938)
  • 2008 – Võ Văn Kiệt, Vietnamese soldier and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Vietnam (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Israeli physicist and engineer (b. 1947)
  • 2011 – Seth Putnam, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1968)
  • 2012 – Ann Rutherford, Canadian-American actress (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Teófilo Stevenson, Cuban boxer and engineer (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Miller Barber, American golfer (b. 1931)
  • 2013 – Carl W. Bauer, American lawyer and politician (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Robert Fogel, American economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – James Grimsley, Jr., American general (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Rory Morrison, English journalist (b. 1964)
  • 2013 – Kristiāns Pelšs, Latvian ice hockey player (b. 1992)
  • 2013 – Vidya Charan Shukla, Indian politician, Indian Minister of External Affairs (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Ruby Dee, American actress (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor and composer (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Susan B. Horwitz, American computer scientist, engineer, and academic (b. 1955)
  • 2014 – Mipham Chokyi Lodro, Tibetan lama and educator (b. 1952)
  • 2014 – Benjamin Mophatlane, South African businessman (b. 1973)
  • 2014 – Carlton Sherwood, American soldier and journalist (b. 1947)
  • 2015 – Jim Ed Brown, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Ornette Coleman, American saxophonist, violinist, trumpet player, and composer (b. 1930)
  • 2015 – Ian McKechnie, Scottish footballer and manager (b. 1941)
  • 2015 – Ron Moody, English actor and singer (b. 1924)
  • 2015 – Dusty Rhodes, American wrestler (b. 1945)
  • 2016 – Rudi Altig, German track and road racing cyclist (b. 1937)
  • 2020 – Stella Pevsner, children’s author (b. 1921)

Holidays and observances

  • American Evacuation Day (Libya)
  • Brazilian Navy commemorative day (Brazil)
  • Christian feast day:
    • Barnabas the Apostle
    • Bartholomew the Apostle (Eastern Christianity)
    • Blessed Ignatius Maloyan (Armenian Catholic Church)
    • Paula Frassinetti
    • Riagail of Bangor
    • June 11 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Davis Day (Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada)
  • Kamehameha Day (Hawaii, United States)
  • Student Day (Honduras)
  • The New York Times: On This Day

June 11 National Days, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of June (June 11 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic June 11 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more June events, June holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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