On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1898

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins 2nd title by 1 stroke from dual champion Willie Park Jr
  • China leases Hong Kong's new territories to the United Kingdom for 99 years

Famous Birthdays

  • Curzio Malaparte, [Kurt E Suckert], Italian author (Kaputt)
  • Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (d. 1952)