What Happened in June 1920

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 RKSV Volendam soccer team forms in Volendam
  • Jun 1 Adolfo de la Huerta becomes president of Mexico.
  • Jun 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon)
  • Jun 4 Peace of Trianon between Allies & Hungary
  • Jun 5 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell in San Francisco (later Bank of America)
  • Jun 5 A's VP Thomas Shibe denies charges that baseballs are livelier
  • Jun 6 Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel opens White Russian offensive against red Army
  • Jun 8 Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but ump ejects Roush for delay of game

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 11 Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for president

29th US President Warren G. Harding
29th US President
Warren G. Harding
  • Jun 12 52nd Belmont: Clarence Kummer aboard Man o' War wins in 2:14.2
  • Jun 12 Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)
  • Jun 13 Post Office says children could not be sent by parcel post
  • Jun 15 De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal
  • Jun 15 Duluth lynchings in Minnesota.
  • Jun 17 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Anti-revolution law
  • Jun 20 Yanks win protest of 1-0 White Sox win & game is replayed
  • Jun 24 Chuvash Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR
  • Jun 25 League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist
  • Jun 2 Yolande Donlan, NJ, actress (Jigsaw, Expresso Bongo, Penny Princess)
  • Jun 2 Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-born cr
  • Jun 2 Tex Schramm, American football team president and general manager (d. 2003)
  • Jun 2 Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
  • Jun 3 Lord Brandon of Oakbrook, Lord of appeal (Ordinary)
  • Jun 4 Marion Motley, NFL running back (all-time leading AAFC rusher)
  • Jun 4 Russell E. Train, Jamestown, Rhode Island, environmentalist/administrator (EPA, WWF), (d. 2012)
  • Jun 5 Cornelius Ryan, US historian/writer (Italians: Face of a Nation)
  • Jun 5 Kurt Edelhagen, West German jazz pianist (Klimbim)
  • Jun 5 Marion Motley, AAFC, NFL fullback (Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh)
  • Jun 7 Georges Marchais, political leader (French Communist Party)
  • Jun 8 A J Mottram, tennis player
  • Jun 8 Bert Leysen, TV director (Belgian National TV)
  • Jun 8 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9 Isobel June Braybrooke English, novellist
  • Jun 10 Zbynek Vostrak, composer
  • Jun 11 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, King of Nepal (1955-72)
  • Jun 11 Hazel Scott, Trinidad, singer/pianist (Hazel Scott)
  • Jun 11 Irving Howe, US, writer/critic (World of Our Fathers)
  • Jun 11 Robert Hutton, actor (Torture Garden, Rocket), born in Kingston, New York
  • Jun 12 Peter Jones, England, actor (From a Bird's Eye View)
  • Jun 12 Dave Berg, American cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 Jim Siedow, American actor (d. 2003)
  • Jun 13 Eiji Okada, actor (Traffic Jam, Yakuza, Ugly American)
  • Jun 13 Knut Nordahl, Sweden, soccer player (Olympic-gold-1948)
  • Jun 14 Helmer-Rayner Sinisalo, composer
  • Jun 15 Amy Clampitt, American poet (The Kingfisher), born in Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 George Ernest Leslie, trade union official
  • Jun 15 Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (d. 2008)
  • Jun 16 John Howard Griffin, US, photographer/author (Black Like Me)
  • Jun 16 Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian scientist (d. 2002)
  • Jun 16 José López Portillo, President of Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 Beryl Reid, actress (Joseph Andrews, Psychomania, Yellowbeard)
  • Jun 17 Francois Jacob, France, biologist/bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Patrick Duffy, British politician (L), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • Jun 17 Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (d. 1981)
  • Jun 17 Setsuko Hara, Japanese Actress (Tokyo Story), born in Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama (d. 2015)
  • Jun 18 Aster Berkhof, [Louis Van de Bergh], Flemish writer (Furious Christ)
  • Jun 18 Ian Carmichael, Hull England, actor (Lucky Jim, I'm Alright Jack)
  • Jun 20 Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge
  • Jun 21 Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC)
  • Jun 22 Chandrasekhar Sarwate, cricketer (batted in 9 Tests for India 1946-52)
  • Jun 22 Gladys Marea Hartman, athletics Administrator
  • Jun 22 Paul Frees, animation voice (Bullwinkle), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 23 Paul Des Marais, composer
  • Jun 24 Bernhard Krol, composer
  • Jun 24 James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot
  • Jun 26 Michael Eastham, high court judge
  • Jun 27 I A L Diamond, screenwriter (1960 Acad Award-Apartment)
  • Jun 28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright
  • Jun 29 Ray Harryhausen, movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 30 Sam Moskowitz, SF fandom historian
  • Jun 30 Zeno Colo, Italy, downhill skier (Olympic-gold-1952)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
  • Jun 13 Essad Pasja, Albanian military man/minister, murdered at peace confer
  • Jun 14 Max Weber, German sociologist/economist/historian, dies
  • Jun 15 Michel-Gaston Carraud, composer, dies at 55
  • Jun 20 Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses, dies at 55
  • Jun 30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), commits suicide at 38