Today in History for 11th June 2021

Historical Events

1941 – 2nd great raid on Jews of Amsterdam
1974 – Mel Stottlemyre sets an American League record by making his 272nd consecutive start without pitching a game in relief
1977 – 109th Belmont: Jean Cruguet riding Seattle Slew wins in 2:29.6
1981 – Cannibal Issei Sagawa kills Dutch student
1982 – Larry Holmes TKOs Gerry Cooney in 13 for heavyweight boxing title
1995 – Rondell White has six hits and hits for the cycle in 13-innings

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Famous Birthdays

1911 – Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (NY Mets, SF Giants; Wednesday Night Fights), born in Dayton, Tennessee (d. 1971)
1924 – Ed Farhat, American professional wrestler, born in Detroit (d. 2003)
1949 – Tom Pryce, British racing driver, born in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales (d. 1977)
1965 – Gioia Bruno, Italian-American rocker (Exposé), born in Bari, Puglia, Italy
1965 – Manuel Uribe Garza, Mexican man who suffered from morbid obesity (peak weight of 600 kg), born in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (d. 2014)
1976 – Tai Anderson, American musician (bass player for Third Day), born in Georgia

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Famous Deaths

1808 – Giovanni Battista Cirri, Italian cellist and composer, dies at 83
1927 – William Attewell, English cricket bowler (England in 10 Tests 1884-1891), dies at 65
1969 – John L. Lewis, American labour leader, formed Congress of Industrial Organizations, dies at 89
1997 – Thalassa Cruso, English-American gardening expert (The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show), dies of Alzheimer’s at 88
2006 – Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
2015 – Ron Moody [Ronald Moodnick], British composer, singer and actor (12 Chairs, Oliver!), dies at 91

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