What Happened in June 1915

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 1st Zeppelin air raid over England
  • Jun 3 Austro-German forces recapture Przemysl, a crucial city in southeastern Poland, and the entire Russian front begins to collapse
  • Jun 5 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
  • Jun 5 Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage.
  • Jun 8 92°F (33.3°C) in De Bilt, Netherlands

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Jun 9 William Jennings Bryan quits as US Secretary of State

US Politician William Jennings Bryan
US Politician
William Jennings Bryan
  • Jun 9 US President Wilson sends 2nd Lusitania note to Germany protesting sinking of the Lusitania and refuting German claim British blockade illegal
  • Jun 10 British/French troops conquer German colony of Cameroon
  • Jun 13 29th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman (4-6, 6-2, 6-0)
  • Jun 15 US government mints 1st $50 gold pieces, for Panama Pacific Expo
  • Jun 16 The foundation of the British Women's Institute.

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Jun 17 The League to Enforce Peace is organised at Independence Hall in Philadelphia with William Howard Taft as president; its program anticipates the League of Nations

27th US President William Howard Taft
27th US President
William Howard Taft
  • Jun 18 21st US Golf Open: John Travers shoots a 297 at Baltusrol GC NJ
  • Jun 20 German offensive in Argonne
  • Jun 21 Anti-British revolt in South Africa ends with arrest of General De Law
  • Jun 21 The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Guinn v. United States 238 US 347 1915, striking down an Oklahoma law denying the right to vote to some citizens.
  • Jun 22 BMT, then Brooklyn Rapid Transit, begins subway service
  • Jun 23 Yanks get record 16 walks & 3 wild pitches beat A's Bruno Hass, 15-0
  • Jun 23 Italians launch the first of what will become 11 battles to dislodge the Austrians from the Isonzo River, which keeps the Italians from Trieste
  • Jun 26 Germany suppresses "Vorwarts" newspaper after it called for peace
  • Jun 27 100°F (38°C), Fort Yukon, Alaska (state record)
  • Jun 27 Dutch SDAP demonstrates against conscription

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 John Randolph, actor (King Kong, Lucan, Lucas Tanner, Angie), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 2 Lester del Rey, US, sci-fi author (Moon Trilogy, Marooned on Mars)
  • Jun 2 Robert Moffat Palmer, American composer, born in Syracuse, New York (d. 2010)
  • Jun 2 Walter Tetley, animation voice (Sherman-Bullwinkle Show), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 2 Alexandru Nicolschi, Russian communist (d. 1992)
  • Jun 2 Florence Holway, Massachusetts, 75 year old rape victim and activist, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 3 Iris Meredith, Sioux City Iowa, actress (Son of Davy Crockett)
  • Jun 4 Modibo Keita, president of Mali (1960-68)
  • Jun 4 Walter Hadlee, cricketer (father of Richard & Dayle), New Zealand batsman 40's
  • Jun 5 Alfred Kazin, US writer/literature critic (Inmost Leaf)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Ware, founder (MENSA)
  • Jun 6 Vincent Persichetti, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, composer (Sibyl)
  • Jun 8 Gustaaf AWC baron van Hemert Dingshof, (mayor-Maarn Neth)
  • Jun 8 Julian Ridsdale, British politician (C), (d. 2004)
  • Jun 9 Jane Cowan, cello teacher
  • Jun 9 Les Paul, Waukesha Wi, guitarist/inventor (Les Paul guitar)
  • Jun 9 Les Paul (Lester William Polsfuss) Waukesha Wisconsin, American musician and inventor

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Jun 10 Saul Bellow, Canadian-born American author (Mr Sammler's Planet, Nobel 1976), born in Lachine, Quebec (d. 2005)

Novelist Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow
  • Jun 10 Oscar Comras, drummer (namesake of Comras Mall in Bronx Park), born in The Bronx, New York
  • Jun 11 David Kindersley, font designer/cutter
  • Jun 11 Nicholas Metropolis, Greek-American mathematician, physicist and computer scientist (d. 1999)
  • Jun 12 David Rockefeller, CEO (Chase Manhattan Bank)
  • Jun 12 Christopher Mayhew, British politician (d. 1997)
  • Jun 13 J Donald Budge, US tennis player (1st to hold world's 4 major titles)
  • Jun 16 Joseph Kagan, Lithuanian-British businessman (Gannex raincoats), born in Lithuania (d. 1995)
  • Jun 16 Mariano Rumor, premier Italy
  • Jun 16 John Tukey, American statistician (d. 2000)
  • Jun 17 Stringbean, [David Akeman], Ky, banjoist/comedian (Hee Haw)
  • Jun 17 Karl Targownik, Hungarian psychiatrist (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Arthur Fagg, cricketer (dual double-centuries in a game for Kent 1938)
  • Jun 18 Red Adair, oilman (fought oil fires in Kuwait)
  • Jun 18 Victor Legley, composer
  • Jun 19 Julius Schwartz, American editor and agent (d. 2004)
  • Jun 20 Terence Young, Shanghai China, director (Dr No, Thunderball)
  • Jun 20 Dick Reynolds, Australian rules footballer and coach (d. 2002)
  • Jun 23 Dennis Price, Twyford England, actor (Adventurers, Millionairess)
  • Jun 23 Zeb Turner, country-rock performer (Chew Tobacco Rag)
  • Jun 24 Charles James Dunn, Japanese scholar
  • Jun 24 Fred Hoyle, cosmologist (proposed steady-state universe theory)
  • Jun 25 Peter Lind Hayes, comedian/singer (Peter Lind Hayes Show), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jun 26 Paul Castellano, American mafia boss (d. 1985)
  • Jun 26 Charlotte Zolotow, American author
  • Jun 27 Hendrik W van Leeuwen, musician
  • Jun 28 David "Honeyboy" Edwards, American delta blues guitarist, born in Shaw, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • Jun 30 Charles Rowe, cricketer (scored a pair in only Test (NZ v Aust 1946))

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 Canadian diplomat Vincent Massey (28) weds Alice Parkin

Governor General of Canada Vincent Massey
Governor General of Canada
Vincent Massey

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 26 Poet T. S. Eliot (26) weds governess Vivienne Haigh-Wood (27) at Hampstead Register Office in London

Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot
Poet, Author and Nobel Laureate
T. S. Eliot

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 William Charles Denis Browne, composer, dies at 26
  • Jun 5 Brzeska, sculptor, dies
  • Jun 7 Benjamin Lambord, composer, dies at 35
  • Jun 18 Eufemio Zapata, brother to Mexican revolutionist Emiliano Zapata, killed by Sidronio Comancho
  • Jun 19 Sergey Ivanovich Taneyev, Russian composer (Oresteia), dies at 58
  • Jun 20 Emil Rathenau, German industrialist (AEG), dies
  • Jun 28 Victor Trumper, cricketer (48 Tests for Australia, 3163 runs), dies