What Happened in June 1901

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Benjamin Adams arrested for playing golf on Sunday (NY)
  • Jun 6 41st British Golf Open: James Braid shoots a 309 at Muirfield
  • Jun 9 NY Giants get record 31 hits to beat Cincinnati Reds 25-13
  • Jun 11 Cook Islands annexed & proclaimed part of New Zealand
  • Jun 12 In Cuba, the constitutional convention - knowing that the USA will not withdraw its troops until does so - adopts the Platt Amendment as part of its constitution
  • Jun 14 1st golf championship is played
  • Jun 15 7th US Golf Open: Willie Anderson shoots a 331 at Myopia Hunt Club MA
  • Jun 17 The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT
  • Jun 20 Charlotte Maxeke becomes the first native African to graduate from a US college (Wilberforce University in Ohio)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 1st exhibition by Pablo Picasso, 19, opens in Paris

Painter Pablo Picasso
Painter
Pablo Picasso
  • Jun 24 Jewish National Fund starts
  • Jun 29 15th U.S. Women's National Championship: Elisabeth Moore beats Myrtle McAteer (6-4, 3-6, 7-5, 2-6, 6-2)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 John Van Druten, English playwright and theatre director, born in London (d. 1957)
  • Jun 1 Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
  • Jun 2 Michael Todd, producer (Around the World in 80 Days)
  • Jun 3 Maurice Evans, Dorchester England, actor (Maurice-Bewitched)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 5 Anastasia Nikolaevna, Daughter of the last Russian Tsar, born in Saint Petersburg, Russia (d. 1918)

Grand Duchess of Russia Anastasia Nikolaevna
Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Nikolaevna

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 6 Sukarno, 1st President of Indonesia (1945-67), born in Surabaya, Java (d. 1970)

1st President of Indonesia Sukarno
1st President of Indonesia
Sukarno
  • Jun 8 Lena Baker, American murderer (d. 1945)
  • Jun 9 George Price, cartoonist
  • Jun 9 Marion Gering, Russian actress (Sarumba, Rumba, Ready for Love, 24 Hours), born in Rostov-on-Don, Russia (d. 1977)
  • Jun 10 Frederick Loewe [Friedrich Löwe], Austrian-born American composer (My Fair Lady, Camelot), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Lode Zielens, Flemish author/journalist (Obscure Blood)
  • Jun 13 Tage F Erlander, Swedish premier (1946-69)
  • Jun 15 Peter Shankland, filmmaker/writer
  • Jun 16 Arthur Pierson, actor/director (Hat Check Girl), born in Oslo, Norway
  • Jun 16 Conrad Beck, Swiss composer, born in Lohn, Schaffhausen (d. 1989)
  • Jun 18 Llewellyn Rees, British theater actor (Invisible Creature)
  • Jun 19 Edward Lambert, British diplomat
  • Jun 20 Iri Maruki, Japanese artist (The Hiroshima Panels), born in Hiroshima (d. 1995)
  • Jun 22 Jack Whiting, actor/singer (Marge & Gower Champion Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 22 Naunton Wayne, Wales, actor (Quartet, Hidden Room, Double Confession)
  • Jun 22 Willem Jacobus du Plooy Erlank (Eitemal), South African poet and professor in Afrikaans and Dutch literature at the University of Stellenbosch, born in Wolmaransstad, Transvaal
  • Jun 23 Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister/ambassador
  • Jun 23 Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), born in Unna, Germany (d. 1975)
  • Jun 23 Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish poet, novelist, recognized as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature (A Mind at Peace, The Time Regulation Institute), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1962)
  • Jun 24 Harry Partch, composer (Oedipus), born in Oakland, California
  • Jun 25 Adolf Brunner, composer
  • Jun 26 Stuart Symington, (Sen-D-Mo)
  • Jun 26 William Busch, composer
  • Jun 29 Frieda Inescort, Scottish actress (Pride & Prejudice), born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1976)
  • Jun 29 Hendrik Diels, Flemish conductor
  • Jun 29 Nelson Eddy, baritone (Duets with Jeanette MacDonald), born in Providence, Rhode Island

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 30 Willie Sutton, American bank robber, born in Brooklyn, New York

Bank Robber Willie Sutton
Bank Robber
Willie Sutton

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 James A Herne, [J Aherne], US playwright (Margaret Fleming), dies
  • Jun 2 George Leslie Mackay, Canadian missionary (b. 1844)
  • Jun 9 Walter Besant, English writer and philanthropist (Rebel Queen), dies at 64
  • Jun 10 Robert Williams Buchanan, British dramatist (b. 1841)
  • Jun 16 Hermann Grimm, German writer/poet/historian, dies
  • Jun 23 Charles Kensington Salaman, composer, dies at 87