What Happened in June 1910

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Sportclub Enschede soccer club forms in Enschede, Netherlands; merge with Enschedese Boys to form FC Twente in 1965
  • Jun 2 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
  • Jun 2 Pygmies discovered in Dutch New Guinea
  • Jun 9 A passenger on SS Arawatta throws bottle with note overboard (found June 6, 1983 in Queensland)
  • Jun 12 Dutch soccer club PEC forms in Zwolle; renamed FC Zwolle in 1990 and back to PEC Zwolle in 2012
  • Jun 13 Pilot Charles Hamilton makes 1st 1-day round-trip from NY to Philadelphia
  • Jun 13 William D Crum, a South Carolina physician, appointed US minister to Liberia
  • Jun 19 1st airship in service "Germany"
  • Jun 19 Father's Day celebrated for 1st time (Spokane, Washington)
  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Alex Smith of Scotland wins an 18-hole playoff over younger brother Macdonald Smith and John McDermott to win his 2nd Open title

Sports History

Jun 24 50th British Open Men's Golf, St Andrews: James Braid wins Championship for a 5th time, 4 strokes ahead of fellow Scot Sandy Herd (1902 champion)

  • Jun 25 US Mann Act passed (no women across state lines for immoral purposes)

Music Premiere

Jun 25 Igor Stravinsky's ballet "The Firebird" for the Ballets Russes premieres at the Opéra de Paris, Paris

  • Jun 26 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Defending champion Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Louise Hammond 6-4, 6-2

Historic Event

Jun 28 1st airship with passengers makes its maiden voyage; the Zeppelin LZ7-Deutscheland and gets stuck in some trees in Mount Limberg, Lower Saxony, injuring one crew member

  • Jun 29 Wimbledon Women's Tennis: In an all-British final, Dorothea Chambers beats Dora Boothby 6-2, 6-2 for her 4th of 7 Wimbledon singles titles

Wimbledon Men's Tennis

Jun 30 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: New Zealander Anthony Wilding beats Arthur Gore 6-4, 7-5, 4-6, 6-2 for his 1st of 4 consecutive Wimbledon singles titles


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Wilfred Thesiger, English explorer and travel writer (Arabian Sands), born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (d. 2003)
  • Jun 3 Paulette Goddard [Marion Levy], American actress (Great Dictator), born in Whitestone Landing, Long Island (d. 1990)
  • Jun 4 Christopher Cockerell, English inventor (Hovercraft), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1999)
  • Jun 4 Jacques Berque, French Islamic scholar, born in Frenda, Algeria (d. 1995)
  • Jun 6 Ben Aerden [John Mikkelsen], Dutch actor (Hamlet, Uilenspiegel), born in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (d. 1988)
  • Jun 6 Toshitsugu Ogiwara, Japanese composer, born in Osaka, Japan (d. 1992)
  • Jun 7 Bradford Washburn, American explorer and cartographer, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2007)
  • Jun 7 Marion Post Wolcott, American photographer during the Great Depression, born in Montclair, New Jersey (d. 1990)
  • Jun 8 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and editor in chief (Novyj Mir), born in Zagorye, Russian Empire (d. 1971) [NS=June 21]
  • Jun 8 John W. Campbell, American sci-fi writer (Moon is Hell), born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1971)
  • Jun 8 Fernand Fonssagrives, French photographer, born in Paris (d. 2003)
  • Jun 9 Robert Cummings, American actor (Love that Bob, Dial M For Murder), born in Joplin, Missouri (d. 1990)
  • Jun 10 Howlin' Wolf [Chester Arthur Burnett], American blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player ("Smokestack Lightnin'"; "Killing Floor"), born in White Station, Mississippi (d. 1976)
  • Jun 10 Frank Demaree, American baseball outfielder (MLB All Star 1936, 37; Chicago Cubs, NY Giants), born in Winters, California (d. 1958)
  • Jun 10 Robert Still, English composer, born in London (d. 1971)
  • Jun 11 Carmine Coppola, American composer and conductor (The Godfather II, Apocalypse Now), born in NYC, New York (d. 1991)

Jacques Cousteau

Jun 11 Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer (Calypso), born in Saint-André-de-Cubzac, Gironde, France (d. 1997)

  • Jun 12 Bill Naughton [William John Francis Naughton], English playwright (Alfie), born in Ballyhaunis, Ireland (d. 1992)
  • Jun 13 Mary Whitehouse, English social activist who opposed social liberalism and the mainstream British media, born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England (d. 2001)
  • Jun 13 Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Spanish writer associated with the Generation of '36 movement, born in Ferrol, Galicia, Spain (d. 1999)
  • Jun 13 Mary Wickes [Wickenhauser], American character actress (Father Dowling Mysteries; Sister Act; Dennis The Menace), born in St. Louis, Missouri (d. 1995)
  • Jun 14 Rudolf Kempe, German conductor (Tonhalle Orchestra, 1965-72), born in Dresden, Germany (d. 1976)
  • Jun 15 Berend Giltay, Dutch composer, born in Hilversum, Netherlands (d. 1975)
  • Jun 15 David Rose, American Emmy Award-winning composer ("The Stripper"; "Holiday For Strings"), and orchestra leader (The Red Skelton Show), born in London, England
  • Jun 16 Ilona Massey [Hajmássy], Hungarian-American film, stage, and radio actress and singer (Ilona Massey Show), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 1974)
  • Jun 16 Richard Barrer, New Zealand-born chemist (father of zeolite chemistry) (d. 1996)
  • Jun 17 H. Owen Reed, American composer, born in Odessa, Missouri (d. 2014)
  • Jun 17 Red Foley, American country singer (Mr Smith Goes to Washington), born in Blue Lick, Kentucky (d. 1968)
  • Jun 17 Diana Mitford, English biographer, famous beauty, wife of Oswald Mosley and one of the Mitford sisters, born in London (d. 2003)
  • Jun 18 Avon Long, American actor (Roots: Next Generation, The Sting, Harry and Tonto), born in Baltimore, Maryland (d. 1984)
  • Jun 18 John Nicholas "Dick" Foran, American actor (OK Crackerby, Fort Apache, Winners of the West), born in Flemington, New Jersey (d. 1979)
  • Jun 18 Ray McKinley, American orchestra leader and jazz drummer (Glenn Miller Time), born in Fort Worth, Texas (d. 1995)
  • Jun 19 Frederick Harry Baines, painter
  • Jun 21 Bela Tardos, Hungarian composer, born in Budapest (d. 1966)
  • Jun 21 Charles Jones, composer, born in Tamworth, Ontario, Canada (d. 1997)
  • Jun 21 Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Russian poet and editor in chief (Novyj Mir), born in Zagorye, Russian Empire (d. 1971) [OS=June 8]
  • Jun 22 Wilhelm Demian, Romanian composer and conductor, born in Braşov, Transylvania, Kingdom of Romania (d. 1994)
  • Jun 22 Peter Pears, British operatic tenor (Death in Venice), born in Farnham, England (d. 1986)

Jean Anouilh

Jun 23 Jean Anouilh, French dramatist (Antigone, The Lark), born in Bordeaux, France (d. 1987)

  • Jun 23 Lawson Little, American golfer (US Open 1940), born in Newport, Rhode Island (d. 1968)
  • Jun 23 Milt Hinton, American jazz bassist (Cab Calloway) and session musician, born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (d. 2000)
  • Jun 23 Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1995-2008), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2008)
  • Jun 24 Denis Dowling, New Zealand-born British operatic baritone, born in Ranfurly, South Island (d. 1996)
  • Jun 26 Charles Spry, Australian soldier and security chief, born in Brisbane, Queensland (d. 1994)
  • Jun 27 Karel Reiner, Czech pianist, composer, and Theresienstadt concentration camp survivor, born in Žatec, Bohemia (d. 1979)
  • Jun 27 Lester "Shad" Collins, American jazz trumpet player, composer and arranger (Chick Webb; Lester Young: Cab Calloway), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey (d. 1978)
  • Jun 29 Frank Loesser, American songwriter and composer (Guys And Dolls, "Baby, It's Cold Outside"; Most Happy Fella), born in NYC, New York (d. 1969)
  • Jun 29 Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (New York Giants), born in Tarboro, North Carolina (d. 1993)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, dies at 91

O. Henry

Jun 5 O. Henry [William Sydney Porter], American short story writer (Cabbages and Kings), dies of cirrhosis of the liver, diabetes complications and an enlarged heart at 47

  • Jun 16 Wendelin Weißheimer, German composer and conductor, dies at 72
  • Jun 22 Marie of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange Nassau, dies at 69
  • Jun 23 John McGraw, 2nd Governor of Washington (1893-97), dies at 59
  • Jun 28 Gustave Leon Huberti, Belgian composer, dies at 67