On This Day

What Happened on June 30, 1899

Historical Events

  • Spin bowler Jack Hearne takes England cricket's first Test hat-trick vs Australia in drawn 3rd Test at Headingley; dismisses champion middle order trio Clem Hill, Syd Gregory and Monty Noble

Famous Birthdays

  • František Tomášek, 34th Archbishop of Prague and cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church in Bohemia, born in Studénka, Austria-Hungary (d. 1992)
  • Madge Bellamy [Margaret Derden Philpott], American actress (White Zombie, The Iron Horse), born in Hillsboro, Texas (d. 1990)

Famous Deaths

  • Jon Helgason, Icelandic poet (Ur Landsudri), dies
1899 Highlights

About June 30, 1899

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 121 years, 1 month and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer