June 11: Day of the Week
June 11, 2021 is the 162nd day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 203 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Kin'yōbi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 11 Historical Event(s)
- 1429Hundred Years’ War: start of the Battle of Jargeau.
- 1788Russian explorer Gerasim Izmailov reaches Alaska.
- 1898Spanish-American War: U.S. war ships set sail for Cuba.
- 1898The Hundred Days’ Reform is started by Guangxu Emperor with a plan to change social, political and educational institutions in China, but is suspended by Empress Dowager Cixi after 104 days. The failed reform though led to the abolition of Imperial Examination in 1905.
- 1917King Alexander assumes the throne of Greece after his father Constantine I abdicates under pressure by allied armies occupying Athens.
- 1936The International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England.
- 1937Great Purge: The Soviet Union under Joseph Stalin executes eight army leaders.
- 1962Frank Morris, John Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.
- 1970After being appointed on May 15, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.
- 1981A Richter Scale 6.9 magnitude earthquake at Golbaf, Iran, kills at least 2,000.
Who were born on June 11?
- 1588George Wither, English writer (d. 1667)
- 1897Ram Prasad Bismil, Indian Revolutionary, Founder of Hindustan Republican Association (d. 1927)
- 1919Richard Todd, British actor (d. 2009)
- 1928Fabiola de Mora y Aragón, Spanish-born Queen consort of the Belgians
- 1948Stephen Schnetzer, American actor
- 1955Yuriy Sedykh, Ukrainian hammer thrower
- 1956Steven A. Cohen, American hedge fund manager
- 1961María Barranco, Spanish actress
- 1970Kang Ho Dong, Korean traditional wrestler and MC
- 1977Ryan Dunn, American actor (d. 2011)
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