What Happened in June 1916

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 German attack on Fort Vaux, Verdun
  • Jun 2 German troops under Lt Rackow take Fort Vaux
  • Jun 3 US National Defense Act establishes Reserve Officers Training Corps
  • Jun 4 General Aleksei Brusilov begins a massive Russian offensive on the Eastern Front (WWI)
  • Jun 5 The Sherif Hussein proclaims a revolt of the Arabs in the province of Hejaz, an action that undermines the Turkish Empire
  • Jun 6 Voters in East Cleveland approves women suffrage
  • Jun 6 With the death of Yuan Shikai, who has ruled much of China since 1912, the central government virtually collapses in the face of warlords who assert themselves, including Sun Yat-Sen
  • Jun 7 Germany troop march into Fort Faux, Verdun

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 Theodore Roosevelt declines nomination of the Progressive Party and throws his support behind Republican Charles Evans Hughes

26th US President Theodore Roosevelt
26th US President
Theodore Roosevelt
  • Jun 10 48th Belmont: E Haynes aboard Friar Rock wins in 2:22
  • Jun 10 Great Arab Revolt begins against ruling Ottoman turks
  • Jun 12 Tennis legend Bill Tilden's 1st appearance at US tennis championship
  • Jun 12 30th U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Louise Hammond Raymond (6-0, 6-1)
  • Jun 14 The Democratic Convention convenes in St Louis; Wilson campaigns on the slogan 'he kept out out of the war'
  • Jun 14 Representatives of eight Allied nations hold an economic conference in Paris at which they discuss ways to cripple their enemies economic power during and after the war
  • Jun 15 Boys Scouts of America forms
  • Jun 16 Boston Brave's Tom Hughes 2nd no-hitter beats Pitts, 2-0
  • Jun 16 Passing of the Military Services Bill introduces conscription in New Zealand
  • Jun 17 1st national congress of Sarekat Islam at Bandoeng Java
  • Jun 17 US troops under Gen Pershing march into Mexico
  • Jun 18 Yanks score in every inning but 8th to beat Indians 19-3 in baseball
  • Jun 21 Boston Rube Forster no-hits NY Yankees, 2-0
  • Jun 21 Mexican troops beat US expeditionary force under Gen Pershing
  • Jun 21 President Carranza orders his troops to oppose American soldiers at Carrazil, Mexico; 18 American soldiers are killed or wounded

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 Mary Pickford becomes the first female film star to get a million dollar contract.

Actress Mary Pickford
Mary Pickford
  • Jun 25 Russian Tsar Nicolaas II fires minister of Foreign affairs Sasonov
  • Jun 26 Cleveland Indians experiment with numbers on their jerseys (one game)
  • Jun 29 Boeing aircraft flies for 1st time
  • Jun 30 22nd US Golf Open: Chick Evans shoots a 286 at Minikahda Club MINN
  • Jun 30 General Douglas Haig reports "The men are in splendid spirits"

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Leo Gorcey, actor (Mannequin, Road to Zanzibar), (b. 1916 or 1917), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • Jun 4 Cecil Blacker, CEO (British Equestrian Federation)
  • Jun 4 Fernand Leduc, Canadian painter (The Automatistes)
  • Jun 4 Robert Furchgott, Charleston South Carolina, American Chemist and Nobel Laureate
  • Jun 5 Eddie Joost, baseball player
  • Jun 5 Jack Sutherland, journalist
  • Jun 5 Syd Barnes, cricketer (Australian batsmen of 30's/40's)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 8 Francis Crick, English molecular biologist who co-discovered DNA's structure and 1962 Nobel laureate, born in Northampton, England (d. 2004)

Molecular biologist Francis Crick
Molecular biologist
Francis Crick
  • Jun 8 Luigi Comencini, Italian film director (d. 2007)
  • Jun 9 Robert S McNamara, US Sec of Defense (1961-68)/head (World Bank)
  • Jun 10 Bill Waddington, British actor/comedian (Percy-Coronation Street)
  • Jun 12 Irwin Allen, director (Land of the Giants, Poseidon Adventure), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 12 Ivan Tors, TV producer (Sea Hunt, Flipper)
  • Jun 14 Geoffrey Goodwin, British professor of international relations
  • Jun 14 Karl-Rudi Griesbach, composer
  • Jun 14 Dorothy McGuire, American actress (Old Yeller, Summer Magic), born in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Jun 15 Marshall Field IV, publisher/editor (Chic Daily News, Sunday Times)
  • Jun 16 Francis Lopez, composer
  • Jun 16 Hank Luisetti, NBA forward (1st to use a one-handed shot)
  • Jun 17 Einar Englund, composer
  • Jun 17 Victor Dalby Lord, ficticious character on One Life to Live
  • Jun 18 John Young, actor/TV panelist (Masquerade Party)
  • Jun 19 Pat Buttram, actor (Mr Haney-Green Acres)
  • Jun 19 George Pravda, Prague, Austria-Hungary, actor (Thunderball, Firefox), (d. 1985)
  • Jun 20 Johnny Morris, British broadcaster/actor (Once in a Lifetime)
  • Jun 20 William Balchin, geographer
  • Jun 20 Jean-Jacques Bertrand, premier of Quebec (d. 1973)
  • Jun 21 Joe Bamford, British manufacturer/multi-millionaire
  • Jun 22 Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • Jun 23 Irene Worth, [Hattie Abrams], Nebraska, actress (Nicolas & Alexandra)
  • Jun 23 Len Hutton, cricketer (England opener, 364 v Australia The Oval 1938)
  • Jun 24 John Ciardi, poet/critic (translated Dante)
  • Jun 25 Theodore P Toynbee, British journalist/writer (Savage Days, Barricade)
  • Jun 26 Paul Derrick, co-operator/Christian socialist
  • Jun 27 Arthur Walter Lucas, picture restorer
  • Jun 27 Hallvard Olav Johnsen, composer
  • Jun 29 David Donaldson, painter
  • Jun 29 Ruth Warwick, St Joseph, Missouri, American actress and singer (Citizen Kane, All My Children)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 Mildred J Hill, composer/musician (Happy Birthday To You), dies at 56
  • Jun 5 Horatio H Kitchener, British General (Sudan), drowns at 65
  • Jun 6 Yuan Shikai, president of China, dies at 56
  • Jun 7 Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
  • Jun 14 João Simões Lopes Neto, Brazilian writer (b. 1865)
  • Jun 18 Helmuth J L von Moltke, German chief general of staff, dies at 67
  • Jun 18 Max Immelmann, German pilot (WW I), killed
  • Jun 23 Victor Chapman, US legionaire/WW I pilot, killed

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25 Thomas Eakins, American artist, dies at 71

Painter Thomas Eakins
Thomas Eakins
  • Jun 28 Ştefan Luchian, Romanian painter (b. 1868)