What Happened in June 1911

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 1st Inter-Empire Sports Championships close in London
  • Jun 1 1st US group insurance policy written in Passaic, New Jersey
  • Jun 3 "Come Josephine in My Flying Machine" record by Fred Fisher and Alfred Bryan, sung by Ada Jones and Billy Murray hits #1
  • Jun 5 Red Sox Joe Wood strikes out 3 pinch hitters in 9th for 5-4 win
  • Jun 6 Nicaragua signs treaty turning over customs to US (not ratified)
  • Jun 8 Belgium government of Schollaert falls

Historic Event

Jun 10 Queen Wilhelmina opens Rembrandt house in Amsterdam

  • Jun 11 The Greek national assembly adopts a more liberal constitution

Historic Event

Jun 11 Universal Negro Improvement Association founded by Marcus Garvey

  • Jun 15 Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation (IBM) is incorporated.
  • Jun 16 A 772 gram stony meteorite strikes the earth near Kilbourn, Columbia County, Wisconsin damaging a barn
  • Jun 17 Belgium government of De Broqueville forms
  • Jun 17 US National Championship Women's Tennis, Philadelphia CC: Hazel Hotchkiss Wightman beats Florence Sutton 8-10, 6-1, 9-7 for her third straight US singles title
  • Jun 18 Detroit Tigers trail Chicago White Sox, 13-1 at Bennett Park, Detroit; recover to win, 16-15 for the biggest comeback in Major League Baseball history
  • Jun 20 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) incorporates (NY)

Royal Coronation

Jun 22 King George V crowned King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and all his realms and territories beyond the sea

  • Jun 24 French couturier Paul Poiret holds his infamous 'The 1002nd Night' costume ball to launch his “Parfums de Rosine", 1st signature scent linked to a design house
  • Jun 26 Nieuport sets an aircraft speed record of 83 mph (133 kph)
  • Jun 26 US Open Men's Golf, Chicago GC: 19-year old John McDermott becomes first American born champion; wins in a playoff with Mike Brady and George Simpson
  • Jun 28 Joseph Caillaux forms government in France
  • Jun 29 Freiherr Gautsch von Frankenthurn becomes Minister-President of Austria
  • Jun 30 Adolphe Messimy appointed French Minister of War

Sports History

Jun 30 British Open Men's Golf, Royal St George's Golf Club: Harry Vardon wins his 5th Championship by 10 shots in a playoff with 1907 champion Arnaud Massy of France

  • Jun 30 US Assay Office in St Louis, Missouri closes

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Gertrude Michael, American actress (Cleopatra, Menace, Club Havana, caged), born in Talladega, Alabama (d. 1964)
  • Jun 2 Xiao Hong, Chinese writer (The Field of Life and Death), born in Hulan County, Heilongjiang Province (d. 1942)
  • Jun 3 Ellen Corby [Hansen], American actress (The Waltons, Vertigo, Caged), born in Racine, Wisconsin (d. 1999)
  • Jun 3 Mason Gross, American TV quiz show personality and professor (Think Fast, Two for the Money), born in Hartford, Connecticut (d. 1977)
  • Jun 3 Olaf Okern, Norwegian Nordic skier (Olympic-medal-1948)
  • Jun 4 Austin Andrew Wright, British sculptor, born in Chester, England (d. 1997)
  • Jun 5 Arthur Vick, British physicist and vice chancellor (Queens University, Belfast), born in Solihull, England (d. 1998)
  • Jun 5 Charles Fletcher, British pioneering physician and TV presenter (wrote the 1st report into the dangers of smoking), born in Cambridge, England (d. 1995)
  • Jun 7 Brooks Stevens, American automotive designer (1949 Hydra-Glide Harley; 1963 Jeep Wagoneer), born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (d. 1995)
  • Jun 7 Franz Reizenstein, German-British pianist, composer (Concerto Popolare), and educator, born in Nuremberg, Germany (d. 1968)
  • Jun 7 Silas Roy Crain, American gospel singer (founder of The Soul Stirrers Gospel Quartet), born in Augustine, Texas (d. 1996)
  • Jun 8 Van Lingle Mungo, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1934, 36, 37, 45; NL strikeout leader 1936; Brooklyn Dodgers, NY Giants), born in Pageland, South Carolina (d. 1985)
  • Jun 9 George Webb, British actor (Keeping Up Appearances), born in Paddington, London (d. 1998)
  • Jun 10 Ralph Kirkpatrick, American musician, musicologist and harpsichordist (Domenico Scarlatti), born in Leominster, Massachusetts (d. 1984)

Terence RattiganTerence Rattigan (1911-1977)

Jun 10 British playwright (Winslow Boy, Browning Version), born in London

  • Jun 11 Russ Hodges, American sportscaster (NY Mets, SF Giants; Wednesday Night Fights), born in Dayton, Tennessee (d. 1971)

Milovan DjilasMilovan Djilas (1911-1995)

Jun 12 Yugoslavian politician and writer (The New Class), born in Podbišće, Montenegro

  • Jun 13 Albert Cleage, African-American theologian and religious leader, born in Indianapolis (d. 2000)
  • Jun 13 Luis Alvarez, American physicist (subatomic particles, Nobel 1968), born in San Francisco, California (d. 1988)
  • Jun 13 Prince Aly Khan [Ali Salman Aga Khan], Pakistani socialite, jockey, political ambassador and third husband to Rita Hayworth, born in Turin, Italy (d. 1960)
  • Jun 15 Wilbert Awdry, British Anglican cleric and children's writer (Thomas the Tank Engine), born in Ampfield, England (d. 1997)
  • Jun 17 Viktor Nekrasov, Ukrainian journalist and novelist (V okopakh Stalingrada - Front-line Stalingrad; Kira Georgijevna), born in Kyiv, Ukraine (d. 1987)
  • Jun 19 Martin Gabel, American stage and screen actor (The Thief; Marnie; Lady In Cement), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1986)
  • Jun 20 Gail Patrick [Margaret Fitzpatrick], American actress (My Man Godfrey, Love Crazy), born in Birmingham, Alabama (d. 1980)
  • Jun 20 John Brightman, Baron Brightman, British judge of appeals, born in Sandridge, Hertfordshire (d. 2006)
  • Jun 22 Guus Jansen, Dutch jazz organist, pianist, composer (Net als Toen), born in Heiloo, the Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Jun 22 Marie Braun, Dutch swimmer (Olympic gold 1928), born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1982)
  • Jun 23 David Ogilvy, advertising whiz (Ogilvy & Mathers)
  • Jun 24 Ernesto Sábato, Argentinian writer (Sábato Report), born in Rojas, Argentina (d. 2011)

Juan Manuel FangioJuan Manuel Fangio (1911-1995)

Jun 24 Argentine Auto Racer (World F1 champion 1951, 1954-57), born in Balcarce, Argentina

  • Jun 25 Reed Hadley, American actor (Zorro's Fighting Legion, Racket Squad, Shock, Grand Canyon), born in Petrolia, Texas (d. 1974)
  • Jun 25 William H. Stein, American biochemist (Nobel 1972), born in New York (d. 1980)

Babe Didrikson ZahariasBabe Didrikson Zaharias (1911-1956)

Jun 26 American all-round athlete (10 LPGA major titles, Olympic gold 80m hurdles, javelin 1932), born in Port Arthur, Texas

  • Jun 26 Edward H. Levi, American law professor (Intro to Legal Reasoning), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 2000)
  • Jun 27 Alfred Scott Witherbee Jr., American 3 year old who drowned on Lusitania (d. 1915)
  • Jun 27 V. K. Narayana Menon, Indian classical dance scholar, born in Kerala, India (d. 1997)
  • Jun 29 Bernard Herrmann, American film score composer (Citizen Kane; Psycho; Taxi Driver), born in NYC, New York (d. 1975)
  • Jun 29 Bernhard, German Prince (Consort to Queen Juliana of Netherlands), born in Jena, Germany (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Czesław Miłosz, Polish-American writer (Bells in Winter, Nobel 1980), born in Szetejnie, Kovno Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 2004)
  • Jun 30 Virginia D. Smith, American politician (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Nebraska), born in Randolph, Iowa (d. 2006)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 7 Maurice Rouvier, French statesman and Prime Minister of France (1905-06), dies at 69
  • Jun 9 Carrie Nation, American temperance advocate who smashed hotels with a hatchet, dies at 64
  • Jun 11 James Curtis Hepburn, American missionary and linguist, dies at 96
  • Jun 14 Johan Svendsen, Norwegian composer, dies at 70
  • Jun 18 Franjo Ksaver Kuhač, Croatian composer who collected and published 1,600 folk songs, dies at 76