What Happened in June 1921

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)
  • Jun 3 A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
  • Jun 6 Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0

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Jun 6 Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V

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Jun 8 Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 10 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
  • Jun 11 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8
  • Jun 11 Brazil adopts women suffrage
  • Jun 13 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
  • Jun 15 Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot
  • Jun 19 Census held in Great Britain
  • Jun 19 Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
  • Jun 20 11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)
  • Jun 20 At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies
  • Jun 21 HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
  • Jun 21 The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 22 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 25 56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St Andrews
  • Jun 25 Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
  • Jun 29 34th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats E Ryan (6-2 6-0)
  • Jun 30 The South African Reserve Bank is established.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
  • Jun 2 Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman)
  • Jun 3 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • Jun 4 Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
  • Jun 4 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Pierre, cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28)
  • Jun 7 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
  • Jun 8 Alexis Smith, Penticton BC Canada, actress (Jessica-Dallas, Follies)
  • Jun 8 Alwyn Williams, Vice-Chancellor (Glasgow U)
  • Jun 8 Sheila Ryan, KS, actress (Big Fix, Mule Train, Ringside, Caged Fury)

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Jun 8 Suharto, 2nd Pesident of Indonesia (1967- 98), born in Yogyakarta, Java (d. 2008)

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • Jun 8 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Agnes Keleti, Hungary, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
  • Jun 9 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • Jun 9 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), (d. 2105)
  • Jun 10 Philip Mountbatten, Greece, Duke of Edinburgh/Prince, Mr Elizabeth II
  • Jun 10 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer
  • Jun 11 Michael Meyer, UK, novelist/Ibsen translator (Hedda Gabler)
  • Jun 12 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik J Witteveen, economist/minister of finance/director (IMF)
  • Jun 12 James Houston, author/filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario
  • Jun 12 Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 16 Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)
  • Jun 19 Allan Davis, (mayor-London)
  • Jun 19 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter/graphic artist
  • Jun 19 Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
  • Jun 19 Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist
  • Jun 21 Frank Scott, Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
  • Jun 21 Jane Russell, Bemidji MN, full-figured actress (Outlaw)
  • Jun 21 Jean Kent, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 21 Joan Tetzel, actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 21 Judy Holliday, comedienne/actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)
  • Jun 21 Jean de Broglie, French politician
  • Jun 22 Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983-1997), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 22 Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street, Showboat)
  • Jun 22 Joseph Papp, Bkln, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance)
  • Jun 23 Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
  • Jun 25 Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer
  • Jun 25 Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 26 Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor)
  • Jun 26 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)
  • Jun 27 G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA)
  • Jun 27 Muriel Pavlow, British actress
  • Jun 28 P V Narasimha Rao, premier of India (1991- )
  • Jun 29 Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
  • Jun 30 Gordon Reynolds, musician

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
  • Jun 5 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • Jun 18 Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguay writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies
  • Jun 18 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37
  • Jun 19 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
  • Jun 29 Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)