What Happened in June 1926

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Ignacy Mocicki elected president of Poland
  • Jun 5 Indians triple-play Yankees & win 15-3
  • Jun 6 Egyptian government of Adly Pasha forms
  • Jun 7 Swedish government of Ekman forms
  • Jun 10 Phillies Russ Wrightstone hits for the cycle
  • Jun 12 58th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard Crusader wins in 2:32.2
  • Jun 12 Brazil leaves League of Nations
  • Jun 14 31st Men's French Championships: Henri Cochet beats Rene Lacoste (6-2, 6-4, 6-3)
  • Jun 14 31st Women's French Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Mary Kendall Browne (6-1, 6-0)
  • Jun 15 7th French government of Briand falls
  • Jun 18 Theodor Lessing laid-off "because he is a Jew" in Hanover
  • Jun 19 DeFord Bailey is 1st black to perform on Nashville's Grand Ole Opry
  • Jun 20 Mordecai W Johnson becomes 1st black president of Howard University
  • Jun 22 Cardinals pick up 39-year-old Grover Alexander on waivers from Cubs
  • Jun 23 8th government of Briand van France forms
  • Jun 23 Commencement of the West Indies' 1st Test cricket match, at Lord's
  • Jun 23 The College Board administers the first SAT exam in USA

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 25 61st British Golf Open: Bobby Jones shoots a 291 at Royal Lytham

Golfer Bobby Jones
Golfer
Bobby Jones
  • Jun 29 Carter Woodson wins Springarn Medal for research of Black history

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Arthur Meighen returns to office as Prime Minister of Canada.

9th Prime Minister of Canada Arthur Meighen
9th Prime Minister of Canada
Arthur Meighen

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Andy Griffith, Mount Airy NC, actor (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), (d. 2012)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)

  • Jun 2 Milo O'Shea, actor (Barbarella, Romeo & Juliet), born in Dublin, Ireland

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 3 Allen Ginsberg, American beat poet (Howl), born in Newark, New Jersey

Beat Poet Allen Ginsberg
Beat Poet
Allen Ginsberg
  • Jun 3 Carlos Veerhoff, composer
  • Jun 3 Colleen Dewhurst, actress (Maggie-Blue & Grey), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Jun 3 Hamilton Fish Jr, (Rep-R-NY, 1969- )
  • Jun 3 Janez Maticic, composer
  • Jun 3 Roscoe G Bartlett, (Rep-R-Maryland)
  • Jun 4 Nan Leslie, actress (Kings Row, Californians), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 4 Robert Earl Hughes, became heaviest known human (486 kg)
  • Jun 6 Klaus Tennstedt, Merseburg Germany, conductor (Fidelio)
  • Jun 6 Tom Ryan, comic strip cartoonist (Tumbleweeds)
  • Jun 7 Dick Williams, Wall Lake Iowa, choral director (Andy Williams Show)
  • Jun 8 Anatol Vieru, composer
  • Jun 8 Cranley Onslow, British politician (C), born in Bexhill (d. 2001)
  • Jun 8 Nico Kiasashvii, professor of English Literature
  • Jun 9 Mona Freeman, American actress (Black Beauty, Dear Wife, Heiress), born in Baltimore, (d. 2014)
  • Jun 9 Roy Smalley, shortstop (Cubs, Braves, Phillies, Twins, Yankees)
  • Jun 10 June Haver, Rock Island, actress (Dolly Sisters, Girl Next Door)
  • Jun 10 Lionel Jeffries, actor (Fanny, Prisoner of Zenda)
  • Jun 10 Willem Oltmans, Dutch journalist (Outlawed, Free as a Bird)
  • Jun 11 Brother Dave Gardner, Novelty singer/comedian
  • Jun 11 Carlisle Floyd, Latta SC, composer (Slow Dusk)
  • Jun 12 Jackie Pallo, English professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • Jun 13 Geoffrey Finsberg, politician
  • Jun 13 Paul Lynde, American comedian and actor (The Hollywood Squares, Uncle Arthur-Bewitched), born in Mt Vernon, Ohio (d. 1982)
  • Jun 14 Hermann Kant, German writer, born in Hamburg
  • Jun 14 Don Newcombe, baseball player
  • Jun 15 Jan Carlstedt, composer
  • Jun 15 Shigeru Kayano, Japanese Ainu activist (d. 2006)
  • Jun 17 Alan Walters, political economist
  • Jun 17 Manuel Enriquez, composer
  • Jun 18 Patricia Hutchinson, British ambassador (Uruguay)
  • Jun 18 Tom Wicker, columnist (NY Times)
  • Jun 18 Eva Bartok, Hungarian-born actress (Crimson Pirate), born in Kecs kemet, Hungary (d. 1998)
  • Jun 20 Arthur Bell, royal botanic gardens director (Kew Gardens)
  • Jun 21 Conrad Hall, Tahitian-born cinematographer (d. 2003)
  • Jun 22 Ruth Zechlin, composer
  • Jun 23 Lars Johan Werle, composer
  • Jun 25 Ingeborg Bachmann, Austria author/poet
  • Jun 26 Tadeusz Konwicki, Polish writer (Bohin Manor) and film director, born in Nowa Wilejka, Wilenskie (d. 2015)
  • Jun 27 Frank O'Hara, American writer and poet, born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1966)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 28 Mel Brooks, American actor and director (Blazing Saddles, Spaceballs), born in New York City

Actor & Director Mel Brooks
Actor & Director
Mel Brooks
  • Jun 28 Robert Shelton Shapiro, journalist
  • Jun 28 Robert Ledley, Flushing, physiologist, biophysicist, and radiologist, born in Queens, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 29 Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Emir of Kuwait (d. 2006)
  • Jun 30 Paul Berg, Nobel Prize laureate

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer, dies at 64
  • Jun 4 Eugeen of Oye, Flemish writer/poet (Sparks & Radiates), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 4 Fred Spofforth, Australian cricketer known as "The Demon Bowler" (18 tests with 94 wickets at an average of 18.41), dies of chronic colitis at 72

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Cricketer
Fred Spofforth
  • Jun 6 Henry Tate, Australian composer and poet, dies at 52
  • Jun 7 Henry Charles Tonking, composer, dies at 63
  • Jun 10 Antonio Gaudi y Cornet, Spanish architect, dies
  • Jun 14 Mary Cassatt, American Impressionist artist (b. 1844)
  • Jun 22 Hermann Suter, composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 23 Viktor Vasnetsov, Russian painter (b. 1848)
  • Jun 25 Symon Petljoera, pres Ukraine (pogroms), murdered in Paris
  • Jun 26 Christina Goedvolk, wife of Henry Jut, dies