What Happened in June 1899

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Cricket test debut of Wilfred Rhodes & Victor Trumper in Grace's last
  • Jun 2 Black Americans observed day of fasting in protest against lynchings
  • Jun 3 W G Grace's last day of Test cricket aged 50 yrs 320 days
  • Jun 5 Alfred Dreyfus acquitted
  • Jun 8 39th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 310 at Royal St George's Golf Club

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 9 James J Jeffries KOs Bob Fitzsimmons in 11 for heavyweight boxing title

Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion James J. Jeffries
Boxer and World Heavyweight Champion
James J. Jeffries
  • Jun 10 Improved Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks forms in Cincinnati
  • Jun 12 New Richmond Tornado: the eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 peoples and injures around 200.
  • Jun 16 Victor Trumper's 1st Test Cricket century 135* v England, Lord's
  • Jun 24 13th U.S. Women's National Championship: Marion Jones beats Maud Banks (6-1, 6-1, 7-5)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 27 16th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Blanche Bingley beats Charlotte Cooper (6-2 6-3)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • Jun 27 23rd Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Reginald Doherty beats Arthur Gore (1-6 4-6 6-3 6-3 6-3)
  • Jun 29 Brazo River in Texas floods 12 miles wide causing $10 mil damage
  • Jun 30 Jack Hearne takes a hat-trick Eng v Australia at Headingley

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Werner Janssen, American conductor/composer (New Years Eve in NY), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 1 Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • Jun 2 Royal Beal, actor (Death of a Salesman), born in Brookline, Massachusetts
  • Jun 3 Georg von Bekesy, physician (Nobel-1961), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 4 Leo Spies, Russian-born German composer, born in Moscow (d. 1965)
  • Jun 4 Hassan Fathy, Egyptian architect (d. 1989)
  • Jun 7 Elizabeth Bowen, novelist (Death of the Heart, Encounters), born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Noel Wien, American aviation pioneer (Wien Air Alaska), born in Lake Nebagamon, Wisconsin (d. 1977)

Aviation Pioneer Noel Wien
Aviation Pioneer
Noel Wien
  • Jun 10 Raoul Salan, Fr/Indochina/Algeria (leader OAS)
  • Jun 11 George Frederick McKay, composer
  • Jun 11 Yasonari Kawabata, Japan, novelist (Thousand Cranes)
  • Jun 13 Carlos Chavez, Mexico City, conductor/composer (Sinfonia India)
  • Jun 14 Kawabata Yasunari, Zen writer (Nobel Literature 1968)
  • Jun 16 Nelson Doubleday, American publisher (Doubleday)
  • Jun 16 Helen Traubel, American soprano, born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1972)
  • Jun 18 James Ralph Darling, teacher
  • Jun 19 George Calinescu, Romania, literature (Enigma Otilei)
  • Jun 20 Anthon van der Horst, Dutch organist/composer
  • Jun 20 Jean Moulin, hero of the French Resistance (WWII)
  • Jun 21 Pavel Haas, Czech Jewish composer killed during the Holocaust, born in Brno, Czech Republic (d. 1944)
  • Jun 22 Dorothy Devore, American actress (Narrow Street, Senior Daredevil), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1976)
  • Jun 22 Michal Kalecki, Polish economist
  • Jun 23 Alexander Moiseyevich Veprik, Russian composer, born in Balta, Ukraine (d. 1958)
  • Jun 24 Bruce Marshall, writer
  • Jun 24 Chief Dan George, actor (Harry & Tonto, Little Big Man. Smith!)
  • Jun 25 Arthur Tracy, Kamenets-Podolsky Russia, street singer (Vincent Lopez Show, Limelight)
  • Jun 26 Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna of Russia (d. 1918)
  • Jun 27 Juan Trippe, American airline entrepreneur (d. 1981)
  • Jun 30 Frantisek Tomasek, bishop of Prague/cardinal
  • Jun 30 Madge Bellamy [Margaret Derden Philpott], American actress (White Zombie, The Iron Horse), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 3 Johann Baptist Strauss, Austrian composer (Waltz King), dies at 73
  • Jun 10 Ernest Chausson, French composer (Solitude dance le bois), dies at 44
  • Jun 30 Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies