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Notable Historical Events for June 11th

1990Nolan Ryan pitches his 6th no-hitter beating Oakland, in 9th he retires Ken Phelps, Rickey Henderson & Willie Randolph (all ex Yanks)

1950Ben Hogan wins US Open golf tournament

1990UN appoints Olivia Newton-John environmental ambassador

1927Babe Ruth hits 19th & 20th of 60 HRs

1939King & Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party

1928Alfred Hitchcock's 1st film, "Case Of Jonathan Drew," is released

1987Margaret Thatcher is 1st British PM in 160 years to win 3rd consecutive term

1982Pope John Paul II visits Argentina

1978"Grease" starring John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John opens

191923rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass

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Notable Birthdays on June 11th

1910Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso)

1913Vince Lombardi, Brooklyn New York, NFL coach (Green Bay Packers)

1986Shia LaBeouf, Los Angeles, California, American actor (Disturbia, Transformers)

1943Henry Hill Jr., Brooklyn, New York, mobster and FBI informant (inspired Goodfellas), (d. 2012)

1959Hugh Laurie [James Hugh Calum Laurie], Oxford, English actor (Strapless, Dr Gregory House-House)

1880Jeannette Rankin, 1st woman elected to US Congress (Rep-Montana)

1572Ben Jonson, England, playwright/poet (Volpone, Alchemist)

1956Joe Montana, New Eagle Pennsylvania, NFL quarterback (San Francisco 49ers)

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Notable Weddings on June 11th

2002Musician Paul McCartney (59) weds former model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills (34) at Castle Leslie in County Monaghan, Ireland

2005NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla

2011Recording artist Lily Allen (26) weds Sam Cooper (32) at St. James The Great church in Gloucestershire, England

1509King Henry VIII marries wife #1 Catherine of Aragon

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Notable Deaths on June 11th

1979John Wayne [Marion Mitchell Morrison], actor (Green Berets, True Grit), dies at 72

1727King George I of Great Britain (b. 1660)

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