What Happened in June 1911

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 1st US group insurance policy written, Passaic, NJ
  • Jun 1 1st Inter-Empire Championships close in London
  • Jun 3 "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" hits #1
  • Jun 5 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • Jun 6 Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • Jun 8 Belgium government of Schollaert falls
  • Jun 10 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam
  • Jun 11 Tigers trailing White Sox 13-1 come back to win 16-15
  • Jun 11 Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey
  • Jun 11 The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution
  • Jun 15 Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
  • Jun 16 A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn.
  • Jun 17 Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
  • Jun 17 25th U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Florence Sutton (8-10, 6-1, 9-7)
  • Jun 20 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) incorporates (NY)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 King George V crowned king of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • Jun 24 17th US Golf Open: John McDermott shoots a 307 at Chicago GC in Ill
  • Jun 26 Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
  • Jun 28 Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
  • Jun 29 Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes Minister-President of Austria
  • Jun 30 Adolphe Messimy appointed French minister of War
  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes
  • Jun 30 51st British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 303 at Royal St George's Golf Club

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Gertrude Michael, AL, actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana)
  • Jun 2 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • Jun 3 Ellen Corby, Racine Wisc, actress (Grandma Walton-Waltons)
  • Jun 3 Mason Gross, Dr/TV professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money)
  • Jun 3 Olaf Okern, Norway, Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
  • Jun 3 Paulette Goddard, [Marion Levy], Switz, actress (Great Dictator)
  • Jun 4 Austin Andrew Wright, sculptor
  • Jun 5 Arthur Vick, vice chancelor (Queens University, Belfast)
  • Jun 5 Charles Fletcher, physician/CEO (ASH)
  • Jun 7 Franz Reizenstein, composer
  • Jun 7 Silas Roy Crain, singer/arranger/songwriter
  • Jun 7 Brooks Stevens, automotive designer (d. 1995)
  • Jun 8 Van Lingle Mungo, SC, pitcher (Dodgers, Giants)
  • Jun 9 George Webb, British actor (d. 1998)
  • Jun 10 C P "Chilla" Christ, cricketer (Qld spinner late 30's)
  • Jun 10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)
  • Jun 10 Terence Rattigan, playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version)
  • Jun 11 Russ Hodges, Dayton Tn, sportscaster (Wednesday Night Fights)
  • Jun 12 Milovan Djilas, Yugoslavia, writer/politician (New Class)
  • Jun 13 Albert Cleage, famous African
  • Jun 13 Luis W Alvarez, physicist (Nobel-1968) [or Jan 17]
  • Jun 15 W.V. Awdry, British children's writer (d. 1997)
  • Jun 17 Viktor P Nekrasov, Ukrainian author (Vokopach Stalingrada)
  • Jun 20 Gail Patrick, actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 20 Lord Brightman, British judge of appeals
  • Jun 22 Guus Jansen, jazz pianist (Net als Toen)
  • Jun 22 Marie Philipsen-Braun, swimmer (Olympic-gold-1928)
  • Jun 23 David Ogilvy, advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
  • Jun 24 Juan Manuel Fangio, racing driver
  • Jun 24 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer
  • Jun 25 Reed Hadley, Petrolia Tx, actor (Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon)
  • Jun 25 William H Stein, US biochemist (Nobel 1972)
  • Jun 26 Edward Levi, professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning)
  • Jun 26 Babe Didrikson Zaharias [Mildred Ella], Port Arthur, Texas, American athlete (U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame)
  • Jun 27 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr, US, 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania
  • Jun 27 Paul Eekman, Flemish RC politician (1964- )
  • Jun 27 V K Narayana Menon, composer
  • Jun 29 Bernard Herrmann, American composer (The Devil and Daniel Webster, Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 29 Bernhard, Germany, Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands)
  • Jun 30 Czeslaw Milosz, Polish/American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980)
  • Jun 30 Virginia Smith, (Rep-R-NB, 1975- )

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (b. 1842)
  • Jun 9 Carry Amelia Moore Nation, American temperance leader, dies
  • Jun 11 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist (b. 1815)
  • Jun 14 Johan Severin Svendsen, composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 18 Franjo Zaver Kuhac, composer, dies at 76