On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 1901

Famous Birthdays

  • Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, Turkish poet, novelist, recognized as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Turkish literature (A Mind at Peace, The Time Regulation Institute), born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire (d. 1962)
  • Mariel-Henri Jaspar, Belgian minister who unsuccessfully attempted to establish a Belgian government in London during World War II, born in Brussels, Belgium (d. 1982)
  • Paul Verhoeven, German actor and director (Das kleine Hofkonzert), born in Unna, Germany (d. 1975)

Famous Deaths

  • Charles Kensington Salaman, composer, dies at 87
1901 Highlights

About June 23, 1901

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 120 years, 3 months and 22 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Cancer