What Happened in June 1914

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 Glenn Curtiss flies his Langley Aerodrome
  • Jun 6 1st air flight out of sight of land (Scotland to Norway)
  • Jun 8 34.7°F (1.5°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 9 Honus Wagner is 2nd to get 3,000 hits

MLB Shortshop Honus Wagner
MLB Shortshop
Honus Wagner
  • Jun 13 Eleftherios Venizelos announces that Greece intends to annex Chios and Mytilene, two large islands off the Turkish coast; Greece and Turkey have been heading towards conflict for months over claims to Aegean islands
  • Jun 13 28th U.S. Women's National Championship: Mary Browne beats Marie Wagner (6-2, 1-6, 6-1)
  • Jun 19 54th British Golf Open: Harry Vardon shoots a 306 at Prestwick Club
  • Jun 20 46th Belmont: Merritt Buxton aboard Luke McLuke wins in 2:20
  • Jun 24 King Peter I of Serbia names son Alexander the Prince-regent

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 The Indian Relief Act, passes after a protracted period of Passive Resistance led by Gandhi; it abolishes a £3 tax imposed on Indians who had not renewed their indentures and recognizes "the validity of Indian customary marriages"

Pacifist and Spiritual Leader Mahatma Gandhi
Pacifist and Spiritual Leader
Mahatma Gandhi
  • Jun 27 Jack Johnson beats Frank Moran in 20 for heavyweight boxing title
  • Jun 27 US signs treaty of commerce with Ethiopia

MurderAssassination

Jun 28 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria and his wife Sophie are assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip at 10.45, the casus belli of WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Jun 29 Jina Guseva attempts to assassinate Grigori Rasputin at his home town in Siberia.
  • Jun 30 Mahatma Gandhi's 1st arrest after campaigning for Indian rights in South Africa

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Eugene Fuller, polymath/linguist
  • Jun 3 Ronald George Woodman, pilot
  • Jun 4 Willy-August Linnemann, Danish writer/journalist
  • Jun 5 Beatrice de Cardi, British archaeologist, born in London (d. 2016)
  • Jun 5 Rose Hill, singer/actress (Nicholas Nickleby, Shot in the Dark)
  • Jun 5 Stan Jones, American songwriter, composer and actor (Rio Grande, The Sheriff of Cochise), born in Douglas, Arizona (d. 1963)
  • Jun 8 Joseph de Pietro, American 56kg weightlifter (Olympic gold 1948)
  • Jun 8 Kurt Barthel [KuBa], German writer and political activist, born in Garnsdorf (d. 1967)
  • Jun 9 Barbara Mullen, actress (Thunder Rock, Innocent Sinners), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Jun 9 Hermann Haller, composer
  • Jun 10 Polly Hill, Dr/anthropologist
  • Jun 11 Gerald Mohr, American actor (Christopher-Foreign Intrigue), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 11 Hendrik Berkhof, Dutch theologist (Church & Emperor)
  • Jun 11 Jack Mann, pilot/hostage
  • Jun 12 Peter Lancelot Williams, dance journalist
  • Jun 12 William Lundigan, actor (Climax), born in Syracuse, New York
  • Jun 12 Bill Kenny, singer (The Bill Kenny Show), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2012)
  • Jun 14 Pauline Moore, American actress (d. 2001)
  • Jun 14 Winifred Milius Lubell, New York, American illustrator and writer (The Outer Lands) (d. 2012)
  • Jun 15 Cees [Cornelis A B] Bantzinger, Dutch cartoonist/illustrator
  • Jun 15 Saul Steinberg, Romanian-American cartoonist and illustrator (The New Yorker), born in Râmnicu Sărat, Buzău County, Romania (d. 1999)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 15 Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (1982-84) and KGB Chief (1967-82), born in Nagutskaya, Stavropol Region, Russian Empire (d. 1984)

Soviet General Secretary Yuri Andropov
Soviet General Secretary
Yuri Andropov
  • Jun 15 Hilda Terry, American Cartoonist (d. 2006)
  • Jun 16 Stewart Cathie "Billy" Griffith, cricketer (140 for England, 1948)
  • Jun 16 Stewart Griffith, secretary (MCC)
  • Jun 17 John R Hersey, author (Hiroshima, Bell for Adano, Wall)
  • Jun 18 Billy Wade, cricket wicket-keeper (South African in 11 Tests 1938-50)
  • Jun 19 Alan Cranston, (Sen-D-CA, 1969- )
  • Jun 19 Harry Lauter, actor (Waterfront), born in White Plains, New York
  • Jun 19 Morgan Morgan-Giles, Brits Lt admiral/MP
  • Jun 19 Lester Raymond Flatt, TN, bluegrass (Earl-Ballad of Jed Clampett)
  • Jun 19 Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
  • Jun 20 Friedrich Zipp, composer
  • Jun 21 Jan Decadt, Flemish composer, born in Ypres (d. 1995)
  • Jun 21 William Vickrey, economist
  • Jun 22 Lilo Hardel, German writer, born in Berlin (d. 1999)
  • Jun 24 Pearl Witherington CBE, British WW II secret agent (d. 2008)
  • Jun 26 John J "John" Beautiful Garden, sculptor
  • Jun 26 Laurie Lee, English poet/author (I Can't Stay Long)
  • Jun 26 Richard Maltby, orchestra leader (Vaughn Monroe Show)
  • Jun 26 Wolfgang Windgassen, Annemasse France, tenor (Stuttgart Opera)
  • Jun 27 Alexander Pola, [Abraham Polak], Dutch actor/writer (Farce Major)
  • Jun 27 Giorgio Almirante, Italian fascist (member of parliament (1948-87))
  • Jun 27 Robert Aickman, English author (d. 1981)
  • Jun 28 Charles Urbanus, Dutch baseball player
  • Jun 28 Aribert Heim, Austrian physician
  • Jun 29 Rafael Kubelik, Bychory Czechoslovakia, conductor (Cornelia Farooli)
  • Jun 29 Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek mathematician (d. 1976)
  • Jun 29 Dr Nnoseng Ellen Kate Khuzwayo, Thaba-Nchu Orange Free State, South African member of parliament (ANC) and noted writer ("Call me Woman")
  • Jun 30 Natko Devcic, composer
  • Jun 30 Francisco da Costa Gomes, 16th President of Portugal (d. 2001)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 MLB greatest pitcher Walter Johnson (26) weds Hazel Lee Roberts in Northwest, Washington, D.C.

MLB Pitcher Walter Johnson
MLB Pitcher
Walter Johnson

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 6 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), dies at 81
  • Jun 11 Adolf Friedrich V, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (b. 1848)
  • Jun 15 A G Steel, cricketer (13 Tests, 29 wkts, Eng capt 1886), dies
  • Jun 21 Glauco Velasquez, composer, dies at 30
  • Jun 21 Bertha von Suttner, Austrian writer and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1843)
  • Jun 28 Sophie, Princess of Austria, assassinated

MurderAssassination

Jun 28 Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria is assassinated in Sarajevo by young Serb nationalist Gavrilo Princip, led to declarations of war in WWI

Archduke of Austria Franz Ferdinand
Archduke of Austria
Franz Ferdinand
  • Jun 30 Bai Long, [White Wolf], Chinese Robin Hood/crowd leader, dies