(Tuesday, June 11, 1985, 7:01 p.m. EDT) — Karen Ann Quinlan, who slipped into a coma 10 years ago and became the center of a national debate on the definition of life and the right to die, died tonight at a nursing home in Morris Plains, New Jersey. She was 31 years old.
(Wednesday, June 11, 1975) — Nashville, a musical drama film about some country music stars who get caught up in tangled affairs and an independent’s political campaign, opened today at the Baronet and Cinema II Theaters in New York City.
Directed by Robert Altman, the film starred Ned Beatty, Ronee Blakley, Keith Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Henry Gibson, Michael Murphy and Lily Tomlin.
(Friday, June 11, 1965) — Paul McCartney returned to London this evening one day early from a two-week holiday in Portugal so all The Beatles could be in Britain on the day it was announced that they would be awarded the Member of the Order of the British Empire.
The press embargo restricting publication of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list was lifted during the evening, to allow the next day’s newspapers to carry the news.
(Saturday, June 11, 1825) — Daniel D. Tompkins, the sixth Vice President of the United States (1817-1825, under President James Monroe), died today in Tompkinsville, a neighborhood in northeastern Staten Island in New York City, just 99 days after leaving office. He was 50.