On This Day

What Happened on June 9, 1898

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)
1898 Highlights

About June 9, 1898

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 122 years, 5 months and 24 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Gemini