What Happened in June 1891

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 French painter Paul Gauguin arrives in Papeete, Tahiti

Painter and Sculptor Paul Gauguin
Painter and Sculptor
Paul Gauguin
  • Jun 10 25th Belmont: Ed Garrison riding Foxford wins in 2:08.75
  • Jun 11 Puerto Rican flag adopted

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 John Abbott becomes Canada's third prime minister

3rd Prime Minister of Canada John Abbott
3rd Prime Minister of Canada
John Abbott
  • Jun 27 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Mabel Cahill beats Ellen Roosevelt 6-4, 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
  • Jun 29 US National Forest Service organized
  • Jun 29 Street railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, commences operation.

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Ernst Kunz, Swiss composer, born in Bern (d. 1980)
  • Jun 2 Thurman Arnold, American attorney and jurist (d. 1969)
  • Jun 4 Erno Rapee, American conductor and composer (Radio City Music Hall), born in Narva, Estonia (d. 1945)
  • Jun 6 István Kardos, Hungarian composer, born in Debrecen, Hungary (d. 1975)
  • Jun 7 Athos Palma, Argentine composer, born in Buenos Aires (d. 1951)
  • Jun 7 Koos [Jacobus Jan] Vorrink, Dutch politician and socialist (SDAP/AJC/PvdA), born in Vlaardingen, Zuid, Holland, Netherlands (d. 1955)
  • Jun 9 Cole Porter, America composer and lyricist (Anything Goes, Kiss Me Kate), born in Peru, Indiana (d. 1964)
  • Jun 10 Al Dubin, Swiss songwriter (Tiptoe Thru the Tulips)
  • Jun 13 Nell Craig, American actress (Calling Dr Kildare, Queen of Sheba), born in Princeton, New Jersey (d. 1965)
  • Jun 18 Hans Ruin, Finnish Swedish-language historian
  • Jun 18 Annie "Mae" Busch, Australian actress (Foolish Wives), born in Melbourne, Victoria (d. 1946)
  • Jun 18 Con Conrad, American songwriter and producer, born in NYC, New York (d. 1938)
  • Jun 20 John A. Costello, second Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland (d. 1976)
  • Jun 21 Hermann Scherchen, German conductor (Nature of Music), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Jun 21 Pier Luigi Nervi, Italian engineer and architect (Nuove Struttura), born in Sondrio, Italy (d. 1979)
  • Jun 22 Franz de Backer, Flemish writer (White Enemy)
  • Jun 22 Harry Seymour, NY, actor (Boy Meets Girl, Tenderfoot)
  • Jun 23 Vladislav Vančura, Czech writer (Rozmarné léto), born in Háj ve Slezsku, Austria-Hungary (d. 1942)
  • Jun 24 Irving Pichel, actor and director (Mme Butterfly, Oliver Twist), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 26 Heinrich Lemacher, German composer, born in Solingen, Dusseldorf, Germany (d. 1966)
  • Jun 26 Sidney Coe Howard, American dramatist (Swords, Pulitzer 1925), born in Oakland, California (d. 1939)
  • Jun 28 Carl Panzram, American serial killer and rapist, born in East Grand Forks, Minnesota (d. 1930)
  • Jun 28 Esther Forbes, American novelist (Johnny Tremain), born in Westborough, Massachusetts (d. 1968)
  • Jun 28 Carl Spaatz, American World War II general and 1st Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, born in Boyertown, Pennsylvania (d. 1974)
  • Jun 30 Man Mountain Dean, American professional wrestler (d. 1953)
  • Jun 30 Ed "Strangler" Lewis, American professional wrestler (d. 1966)

Famous Deaths


Person of interestJohn A. Macdonald

Jun 6 John A. Macdonald, 1st Prime Minister of Canada (1867-73 and 1878-91), dies of a stroke at 76

Prime Minister of Canada John A. Macdonald
Prime Minister of Canada
John A. Macdonald
  • Jun 14 Nicolo Gabrielli, composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 23 Francis Henry Brown, composer, dies at 73
  • Jun 23 George Parr, cricketer (Nottinghamshire & All-England), dies
  • Jun 23 Wilhelm Eduard Weber, German physicist, dies at 86
  • Jun 24 Ann Mounsey, English composer, dies at 80
  • Jun 28 Jose Inzenga y Castellanos, composer, dies at 63