What Happened in June 1919

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Rhineland Republic forms in Wiesbaden
  • Jun 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Carl Sandburg (Cornhuskers)
  • Jun 3 Liberty Life Insurance Co (Chicago) organized by blacks
  • Jun 4 US Congress passes the Women's Suffrage Bill, the 19th Amendment
  • Jun 4 US marines invade Costa Rica
  • Jun 6 Assent is given to an Act to amend the Canadian Currency Act, 1910
  • Jun 6 Finland declares war on bolsheviks
  • Jun 6 The Republic of Prekmurje ends.
  • Jun 7 Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.
  • Jun 9 General steel strike in France
  • Jun 9 Red Army captures Ufa

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 11 23rd US Golf Open: Walter Hagen shoots a 301 at Brae Burn CC Mass

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 11 51st Belmont: J Loftus riding Sir Barton wins in 2:17.6 & Trip Crown
  • Jun 12 Dutch 2nd Chamber accord for equal Christian-public education
  • Jun 14 1st nonstop air crossing of Atlantic (Alcock & Brown) leaves Newfoundland
  • Jun 15 1st nonstop Atlantic flight (Alcock & Brown) lands in Ireland
  • Jun 17 "Barney Google" cartoon strip, by Billy De Beck, premieres
  • Jun 19 Opposed to dismemberment of Turkey by the Allies, Mustafa Kemal declares his Turkish Nationalist Congress, headquartered in Ankara, independent of Constantinople
  • Jun 20 Treaty of Versailles: Germany ends incorporation of Austria
  • Jun 20 150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 20 Philipp Scheidemann resigns as chancellor of the new German Republic, which he helped establish, refusing to sign the Treaty of Versailles
  • Jun 20 33rd U.S. Women's National Championship: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Marion Zinderstein (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 21 Bauer forms German government
  • Jun 21 The German Navy, feeling betrayed by the terms of the Versailles Treaty, scuttles most of its ships interned at Great Britain's Scapa Flow Naval base in the Orkney Islands
  • Jun 23 Marcus Garvey's Universal Negro Improvement Association (UNIA) incorporates
  • Jun 23 Nitti government forms in Italy
  • Jun 25 1st advanced monoplane airliner flight (Junkers F13)
  • Jun 25 Revolt of Spartacus in Hamburg
  • Jun 26 NY Daily News begins publishing
  • Jun 28 Carl Mazes pitches a complete doubleheader against NY Yankees
  • Jun 28 Treaty of Versailles, ending WWI and establishing the League of Nations, is signed in France

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Boris Lazarevich Klyuzner, composer
  • Jun 2 Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • Jun 5 Akeo Watanabe, conductor (Nippon Phil Orch 1956-68), born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Jun 5 Richard McClure Scarry, children's author/illustrator
  • Jun 6 Charles Pringle, British air marshal
  • Jun 8 Guy Overton, cricketer (NZ pace bowler in 3 Tests on 1953-54 SA tour)
  • Jun 9 Izaak Boleslavski, Russian chess player
  • Jun 10 Kevin O'Flanagan, Irish athlete and physician (d. 2006)
  • Jun 10 Haidar Abdel-Shafi, Palestinian Negotiator and community leader (d. 2007)
  • Jun 11 Richard Todd, Irish-born British actor (Dorian Gray, Assassin Yangtse Incident), born in Dublin (d. 2009)
  • Jun 12 Uta Hagen, German actress (Boys From Brazil)/teaches acting
  • Jun 12 Vera Hruba Ralston, Czech, actress (Dakota, Accused of Murder)
  • Jun 13 Leif Kayser, Danish composer and organist, born in Copenhagen (d. 2001)
  • Jun 14 Sam Wanamaker, actor (Holocaust, Competition, Raw Deal), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 14 Gene Barry [Eugene Klass], American actor (The Atomic City, Bat Masterson), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 15 Alberto Sordi, actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY), born in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 15 Van Barfoot, Edinburg, Mississippi, Army colonel and Medal of Honour recipient, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 16 Lord Aberdare, committee chairman (House of Lords)
  • Jun 17 Antonius C "Ton" Lutz, Dutch actor/director (Lucifer)
  • Jun 17 Galina Ivanova Ustvol'skaya, composer
  • Jun 17 Kingman Brewster, college president (Yale)
  • Jun 17 Max Dendermonde, [Henk Hazelhoff], Dutch literary
  • Jun 18 Edward Leadbitter, politician
  • Jun 18 Edwin Clarke, historian/neurologist
  • Jun 18 Mel Brandt, American actor (Faraway Hill), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 18 Ted Leadbitter, British MP (Labour)
  • Jun 18 Jerome Karle, New York, chemist (Nobel 1985) and Manhattan Project member, (d. 2013)
  • Jun 19 Louis Jourdan, French actor (Gigi, Octopussy), born in Marseille, France (d. 2015)
  • Jun 19 Pauline Kael, movie critic (NY Times, For Keeps)
  • Jun 20 Bruce Gordon, actor (Frank Nitti-Untouchables), born in London, England
  • Jun 20 Ronald Hines, Dutch/British actor (Pack of Lies)
  • Jun 21 Gérard Pelletier, French Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (d. 1997)
  • Jun 21 Paolo Soleri, Italian-born American architect
  • Jun 23 Muhammad Boudiaf, Algerian political leader (d. 1992)
  • Jun 24 Al Molinaro, actor (Murray-Odd Couple, Al-Happy Days), born in Kenosha, Wisconsin (d. 2015)
  • Jun 26 Lord Rawlinson, British attorney general (Ewell)
  • Jun 29 Slim Pickens, Kingsburg California, actor (Dr Strangelove, Blazing Saddles)
  • Jun 29 Lloyd Richards, American director (d. 2006)
  • Jun 30 Lee Krieger, MD, actor (Clambake, One Way Wahini)
  • Jun 30 Ed Yost, American inventor (d. 2007)

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein (40) weds his cousin Elsa Lowenthal (43)

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 28 33rd US president Harry Truman (35) weds Elizabeth Truman (34) in Independence

US First Lady Bess Truman
US First Lady
Bess Truman
33rd US President Harry Truman
33rd US President
Harry Truman

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Ernest Ford, English composer, dies at 61
  • Jun 8 Jacob Fabricius, composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 23 Amy G C A Bonet-Maury, French reformed theologist, dies
  • Jun 29 José Gregorio Hernández Venezuelan physician (b. 1864)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 30 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), dies at 76

Physicist and Nobel Laureate John William Strutt
Physicist and Nobel Laureate
John William Strutt