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Notable Historical Events for June 11th

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

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

1927Charles Lindbergh is awarded the 1st Distinguished Flying Cross

1876Republicans pick Rutherford B. Hayes as US presidental candidate

1978Bjorn Borg wins French Open Title

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

1983"My Love" by Lionel Richie peaks at #5

197824th LPGA Championship won by Nancy Lopez

1961Roger Maris hits 19th & 20th of 61 HRs

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

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Notable Birthdays on June 11th

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

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

1910Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso)

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

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

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

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

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

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Notable Weddings on June 11th

2005NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla

1509King Henry VIII marries wife #1 Catherine of Aragon

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

1949NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle (23) weds artist Jane Coupe

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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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