What Happened in June 1890

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 US census at 62,622,250
  • Jun 6 United States Polo Association forms, NYC
  • Jun 9 Opera "Robin Hood" premieres in Chicago
  • Jun 10 24th Belmont: Pike Barnes riding Burlington wins in 2:07.75
  • Jun 13 Eagle Ave in the Bronx is cut out & named
  • Jun 13 4th U.S. Women's National Championship: Ellen Roosevelt beats Bertha Townsend (6-2, 6-2)
  • Jun 23 In an effort to solve the "Uitlander" grievances regarding voting rights, President of Transvaal Paul Kruger institutes a Second Volksraad, responsible for controlling local matters
  • Jun 27 Cecil Rhodes' colonists attack Motlousi in Matabeleland
  • Jun 27 George Dixon becomes 1st black boxing champ (Bantam weight)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Frank Morgan, [Francis P Wupperman], actor (Wizard of Oz), born in NYC, New York (d. 1949)
  • Jun 2 Hedda Hopper, [Elda Furry], PA, gossip columnist (From Under My Hat)
  • Jun 6 Dorothy Heyward, playwright (Porgy), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 6 Ted Lewis [Theodore Leopold Friedman], American entertainer, bandleader and musician (Is Everybody Happy?), born in Circleville, Ohio (d. 1971)
  • Jun 9 Leslie Banks, English actor/director (Jamaica Inn, 48 Hours)
  • Jun 10 Paul J M Lindemans, Flemish agricultural engineer/author
  • Jun 10 Powell Weaver, composer
  • Jun 10 Sessue Hayakawa, Japan, actor (Bridge on River Kwai, Hell to Eternity)
  • Jun 12 Egon Schiele, Austrian painter/graphic artist
  • Jun 14 May Allison, American actress (d. 1989)
  • Jun 15 Georg Wüst, Posen, German Oceanographer who provided the first complete understanding of the temperature, salinity and deep-current structure of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Jun 16 Stan Laurel, [Arthur S Jefferson], England, comedian (Laurel & Hardy)
  • Jun 19 Barbara Everest, actress (Fatal Witness, Inquest), born in London, England
  • Jun 21 Frank Sherman Land, The order of DeMolay founder (d. 1959)
  • Jun 25 Hans Marchwitza, German writer and communist, born in Scharley, Upper Silesia (d. 1965)
  • Jun 30 Gertrude McCoy, Sugar Valley GA, silent screen actress (Blue Bird)
  • Jun 30 Horace Chapman, cricketer (leg-spin all-rounder for South Africa in 2 Tests)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Henryk Oskar Kolberg, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 20 Theodore Edouard Dufaure de Lajarte, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 28 Edouard Gregoir, composer, dies at 67
  • Jun 30 Samuel Parkman Tuckerman, composer, dies at 71