On This Day

What Happened in June 1883

Historical Events

  • Jun 2 1st night baseball under lights, Fort Wayne Indiana
  • Jun 2 Chicago's "El" opens to traffic
  • Jun 9 17th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard George Kinney wins in 2:42.5
  • Jun 16 1st baseball "Ladies' Day" (NY Gothams beat Cleve Spiders 5-2)
  • Jun 16 The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Bokke R S Pollema, Dutch Frisian journalist/author (Lock of Hair)

Person of interestJohn Maynard Keynes

Jun 5 John Maynard Keynes, English economist whose ideas changed the theory and practice of modern macroeconomics, born in Cambridge, England (d. 1946)

  • Jun 7 Sylvanus Morley, American archaeologist and spy, born in Chester, Pennsylvania (d. 1948)
  • Jun 14 Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian New Testament scholar, born in Presles, Belgium (d. 1968)
  • Jun 17 Alexandre Eugène Cellier, French organist and composer, born in Molières-sur-Cèze, France (d. 1968)
  • Jun 20 Giannotto Bastianelli, Italian musician and composer, born in Fiesole, Italy (d. 1927)
  • Jun 20 Jules Verstraete [Julien Gustave de Graef], Flemish actor (rubber, The Three Wishes), born in Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1951)
  • Jun 20 Leah Baird, American actress (Lady Gangster), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1971)
  • Jun 21 Feodor Gladkov, Russian socialist writer (Cement), born in Bolshaya Chernavka, Saratov Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1958)
  • Jun 22 José Rolón, Mexican composer, born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco (d. 1945)

Person of interestPierre Laval

Jun 28 Pierre Laval, Prime Minister of France (1931-32 and 1935-36) and Head of Vichy France (1942-44), born in Châteldon, France (d. 1945)

Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France Pierre Laval
Prime Minister of France and Head of Vichy France
Pierre Laval

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 6 Ciprian Porumbescu, Romanian composer, dies at 29
  • Jun 10 Carl Gradener, composer, dies at 71
  • Jun 12 John Randolph Tucker, American naval officer (Confederate Navy), dies at 71
  • Jun 14 Edward FitzGerald, English poet (b. 1809)
  • Jun 20 Gustave Aimard, French world explorer and writer (Grande Filbuste), dies at 64