What Happened in June 1918

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Excelsior Maassluis soccer team forms in Maassluis
  • Jun 1 White Sox losing 5-4 against NY Yankees, load the bases in 9th with no outs Chick Gandil lines to Frank Baker who turns a triple play

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Canadian ace Billy Bishop downs 6 aircrafts over a three-day span, including German ace Paul Bilik, reclaiming his top scoring title from James McCudden

Canadian First World War Flying Ace Billy Bishop
Canadian First World War Flying Ace
Billy Bishop
  • Jun 3 US Supreme Court in Hammer v. Dagenhart rules child labor laws unconstitutional
  • Jun 4 French troops, with the aid of US troops, stop the Germans at Chateau-Thierry as they attempt to cross the Marne
  • Jun 6 Battle of Belleau Wood, 1st US victory of WW I
  • Jun 8 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
  • Jun 12 1st airplane bombing raid by an American unit, France
  • Jun 13 Phillies & Cards tie 8-8 in 19 innings
  • Jun 15 1" of snow falls in Northern Pennsylvania
  • Jun 15 50th Belmont: Frank Robinson aboard Johren wins in 2:20.6
  • Jun 22 Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe Illinois)
  • Jun 22 32nd U.S. Women's National Championship: Molla Bjurstedt beats Eleanor Goss (6-4, 6-3)
  • Jun 23 Boston Red Sox Dutch Leonard's 2nd no-hitter beats Tigers, 5-0
  • Jun 25 Baku-Turkish communist party forms
  • Jun 26 The Australian steamer Wimmera is sunk by a mine laid north of Cape Maria van Diemen in 1917 by the German raider Wolf; 26 of its 151 passengers and crew were killed
  • Jun 28 1st flight between Hawaiian Islands
  • Jun 29 A provisional government opposed to the Bolsheviks establishes itself at Vladivostok, the Russian port on the Sea of Japan
  • Jun 30 Prominent US Socialist and Pacifist Eugene Debs is arrested on charges of denouncing the government, a violation of the Espionage Act of 1917

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Ruth Atkinson, American cartoonist (d. 1997)
  • Jun 3 Patrick Cargill, British actor (Help, Hammerhead)
  • Jun 3 Lili St. Cyr, American ecdysiast (d. 1999)
  • Jun 4 LeRoy Walker, CEO (US Olympic Committee), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 5 Branimir Sakac, composer
  • Jun 6 Maria Montez, Dominican Rep, actress (Arabian Nights)
  • Jun 6 Richard Crane, Newcastle Ind, actor (Surfside 6)
  • Jun 6 Tom Scott, poet/editor
  • Jun 7 Irene Vorrink, Dutch minister (health & environment)
  • Jun 8 Robert Preston, Newton MA, actor (Music Man, Mame, Last Starfighter)
  • Jun 8 John D. Roberts, American chemist
  • Jun 9 Rob de Vries, Dutch WW II resistance fighter/dir/actor (Ciske de Rat)
  • Jun 10 Barry Morse, actor (Fugitive-Lt Philip Gerard, Winds of War)
  • Jun 12 Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Ben Johnson, Foraker Oklahoma, actor (Chisum, Battle Force, Dillinger), (d. 1996)
  • Jun 13 Helmut Lent, German night fighter pilot (d. 1944)
  • Jun 14 Carter Harman, American composer, born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2007)
  • Jun 14 Leroy T Walker, US Olympic consultant (1960, 68, 72), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 15 Andreas M Donner, Dutch state leader
  • Jun 15 N'garta Tombalbaye, president Chad
  • Jun 17 Maldwyn Thomas, president (Welsh Liberal Party)
  • Jun 17 Ajahn Chah, Buddhist meditation master (d. 1992)
  • Jun 18 Bob Carroll, singer/actor (Stage Two Revue, Stranger)
  • Jun 19 Evelle Jansen Younger, prosecutor (Charles Manson, Sirhan Sirhan)
  • Jun 20 George Lynch, American auto racer (d. 1997)
  • Jun 20 Zoltán Sztáray, Hungarian writer
  • Jun 21 James Bysse Joll, historian
  • Jun 21 Eddie Lopat, American baseball player (d. 1992)
  • Jun 22 Richard Eastham, Opelousas LA, actor (Not With My Wife) [or Jan 22]

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 22 Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • Jun 27 Adolph Kiefer, US, 100m backstroke swimmer (Olympic-gold-1936)
  • Jun 28 Bert Schierbeek, [Lambertus], Dutch writer/poet (Cross Roads)
  • Jun 29 Jack Harkness, rose grower
  • Jun 30 Stuart Foster, Binghamton NY, singer (Galen Drake Show)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Friedrich Richard Faltin, composer, dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Jaroslav Novotny, composer, dies at 32
  • Jun 10 Arrigio Enrico Boito, composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 17 Derek Barber, CEO (Countryside Commission), dies
  • Jun 25 Jake Beckley, baseball player (b. 1867)
  • Jun 26 Peter Rosegger, Austrian poet and Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1843)