June 1923 in History

Events in History


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Jun 6 Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison

  • Jun 9 Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans
  • Jun 9 Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown

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Jun 12 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Jun 15 Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post & railroad strike
  • Jun 16 Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
  • Jun 19 Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts
  • Jun 21 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud
  • Jun 24 Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied
  • Jun 27 Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
  • Jun 28 Queen Wilhelmina & Prince Henry of the Netherlands state visit to London
  • Jun 30 New Zealand claims Ross Dependency in Antarctica

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Lloyd Shapley, Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize Game Theory), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Jun 3 Michael Jaffe, director (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge England)
  • Jun 3 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Jun 4 John Lea, British vice-admiral
  • Jun 4 Elizabeth Jolley, Australian writer (d. 2007)
  • Jun 6 V. C. Andrews, American author (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Giorgio Belladonna, bridge champion
  • Jun 7 Jules DeschĂȘnes, Canadian jurist (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Alice Coleman, geographer (UK Land Use Survey)
  • Jun 8 Jean Maxwell-Scott, Lady-in-Waiting (Prin Alice Duchess Gloucester)
  • Jun 8 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York
  • Jun 10 Robert Maxwell, [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
  • Jun 11 Gerard Vaughn, MP (Conservative)
  • Jun 12 Marta Pan, Hungarian/French sculptor (Great spiral)
  • Jun 18 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violist/concert master
  • Jun 20 Marcus Bakker, Dutch MP (CPN)
  • Jun 24 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • Jun 25 Dorothy Gilman, mystery writer
  • Jun 25 Samuel Lewis Francis, painter
  • Jun 25 Tony Parker, oral historian
  • Jun 25 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Jun 26 David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer)
  • Jun 26 Barbara Graham, American murderer (d. 1955)
  • Jun 29 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)

Weddings in History


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Chemist Linus Pauling (22) weds Ava Helen Miller

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling

Deaths in History

  • Jun 5 George H Breitner, impressionist painter, dies at 65
  • Jun 10 Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
  • Jun 15 Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies
  • Jun 29 Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • Jun 29 J C Gomez, General/Venezuela's 1st VP, assassinated