On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1909

Famous Birthdays

  • Katherine Dunham, American dancer (Casbah; Stormy Weather), choreographer (Metroplitan Opera, 1963; Joplin's Treemonisha, 1972), and social activist, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2006)
  • Michael "Mike" Todd [Avrom Goldbogen], American producer (Around the World in 80 Days) and 3rd husband of Elizabeth Taylor, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota (d. 1958)

Famous Deaths

  • Detlev [Freiherr Friedrich A von] Liliencron, German poet, dies at 65
  • Edward John Gregory, British painter and engraver, dies at 59
1909 Highlights

About June 22, 1909

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 112 years and 4 months
Leap Year: No

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