What Happened in June 1884

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 John Lynch (R-MS) chosen 1st black major-party national convention chair
  • Jun 4 18th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Panique wins in 2:42
  • Jun 5 William Sherman refuses Republican presidential nomination saying "I will not accept if nominated & will not serve if elected"
  • Jun 16 1st roller coaster used (Coney Island NY)
  • Jun 24 John Lynch is 1st black elected chairman of Republican convention

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Ivy Compton-Burnett, novelist
  • Jun 5 Ralph Benatzky, Czech composer (d. 1957)
  • Jun 7 Julius P Hoste, Belgium minister/daily newspaper publisher (Last News)
  • Jun 9 Johannes Clinge Doorenbos, Dutch journalist/conductor
  • Jun 13 Anton Drexler, founder of the German Worker's Party (d. 1942)
  • Jun 13 Gerald Gardner, British occultist (d. 1964)
  • Jun 13 Etienne Gilson, French philosopher (d. 1978)
  • Jun 14 John McCormack, Irish/US singer (Irish folksongs)
  • Jun 15 Harry Langdon, Council Bluffs IA, comic/director (Strong Man)
  • Jun 17 Christina C Bakker-van Bosse, feminist/pacifist
  • Jun 18 Edouard Daladier, premier France (1933..40)
  • Jun 19 Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French Dadaist artist and writer (d. 1974)
  • Jun 21 Claude "Auk" Auchinleck, British fieldmarshal North-Africa
  • Jun 22 James Rector, American athlete (d. 1949)
  • Jun 23 Werner Krauss, Germany, actor (Cabinet of Dr Caligari, Joyless Street)
  • Jun 23 Cyclone Taylor, ice hockey player (d. 1979)
  • Jun 25 Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, German art promoter (d. 1979)
  • Jun 27 Forrester Harvey, Ireland, actor (Tarzan, Chump at Oxford)
  • Jun 27 Gaston Bachelard, French philosopher (La psychanalyse du feu)
  • Jun 28 Lamina Sankoh, early Sierra Leonean nationalist (d. 1964)
  • Jun 30 Georges Duhamel, French author (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 8 Henry Clay Work, composer, dies at 51
  • Jun 18 Juan B Alberdi, [Figarillo], Argentine writer (Crime of War), dies at 74
  • Jun 21 Alexander, prince/last male descendent of Johan W Friso, dies
  • Jun 25 Hans Rott, Austrian composer, dies at 25