27 fun facts for June, 11

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 11th is filled with fun and significant events, including National Corn on the Cob Day in the US, Kamehameha Day in Hawaii, and notable birthdays such as Jacques Cousteau and Joe Montana. This day also marks important historical events such as the formation of the committee to draft the United States Declaration of Independence and the release of beloved films like "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Jurassic Park."
27 Fun facts
  1. June 11th is National Corn on the Cob Day in the United States, celebrating this popular summer vegetable served with butter and seasoning. It's a fun and delicious food for barbecues and picnics.
  2. Kamehameha Day celebrated on June 11th in Hawaii honors King Kamehameha the Great, who united the Hawaiian Islands' eight major islands under one rule in 1810.
  3. In England on June 11, 1509, King Henry VIII married Catherine of Aragon, his first of six wives.
  4. On June 11, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a committee to draft the United States Declaration of Independence, marking the beginning of the birth of the nation.
  5. The famous escape from Alcatraz federal penitentiary in San Francisco occurred on June 11, 1962, when prisoners Frank Morris, John Anglin, and Clarence Anglin successfully executed their escape plan.
  6. June 11, 1919, marked the first recognized observance of Sir Barton's win at the Belmont Stakes, completing the first victory of the American Triple Crown.
  7. On June 11, 1982, the iconic movie "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" directed by Steven Spielberg premiered, becoming a beloved classic and the highest-grossing film of the 1980s.
  8. In 1993, Jurassic Park, another blockbuster movie directed by Steven Spielberg, was released on June 11th.
  9. Formula One racing champion Ayrton Senna, from Brazil, claimed his first victory in the 1989 Canadian Grand Prix held on June 11th, further validating his racing prowess.
  10. June 11, 1979, was the day John Wayne, legendary actor and icon of American film, passed away at age 72.
  11. Legendary martial artist, actor, and philosopher Bruce Lee's biographical film "Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story" was released on June 11th, 1993.
  12. On June 11, 1935, American aviator Amelia Earhart departed from Newfoundland, Canada, to embark on her historic solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean.
  13. The State Opening of Parliament, an annual event in the United Kingdom, is usually held on June 11th with an elaborate ceremony, including the Queen's Speech.
  14. On June 11, 1910, Jacques Cousteau, a French oceanographer, inventor, and filmmaker who transformed marine exploration, was born.
  15. Nintendo's gaming console, the Nintendo 64, was first released in Japan on June 11th, 1996.
  16. British theoretical physicist and author Stephen Hawking was made a Companion of Honour by Queen Elizabeth II on June 11, 1989.
  17. The Adelaide Zoo, one of Australia's oldest zoos and home to over 2,500 animals, opened on June 11, 1883.
  18. June 11, 1998, saw the release of Disney's animated film "Mulan," which told the story of a young Chinese heroine who disguises herself as a man to join the army.
  19. Celebrated on June 11th, Yuki Nagato's Birthday, an anime character from "The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya," is a fun day for fans globally.
  20. On this date in 2001, the first movie of the beloved Harry Potter series, "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," had its world premiere, changing the landscape of children's movies.
  21. June 11, 1970, marked the day that The Who's controversial rock opera "Tommy" was first performed in its entirety at a concert in Los Angeles, California.
  22. In 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life in prison during the Rivonia Trial on June 11th in South Africa.
  23. June 11 is the birthday of the professional football quarterback Joe Montana, who was born in 1956 and led the San Francisco 49ers to four Super Bowl victories.
  24. Sigma Alpha Mu, a social and academic fraternity aimed at promoting the welfare of Jewish college students, was founded in New York City on June 11th, 1909.
  25. On June 11th, 1985, the Brazilian soccer team Flamengo acquired Zico, one of Brazil's greatest football players, making him the team's star player.
  26. June 11, 1920, was the day when Satyajit Ray's first film "Pather Panchali," a moving portrayal of village life in India, was released.
  27. In 1947, June 11th marked the beginning of the 13-day smallpox outbreak in New York City, leading to the imposition of an emergency mass vaccination order.