What Happened on June 19, 1914

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • British Open Golf, Prestwick GC: Harry Vardon of Jersey wins a record 6th Open Championship, 3 strokes ahead of defending champion J.H. Taylor

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Cranston, American politician (Sen-D-CA, 1969-1993), born in Palo Alto, California (d. 2000)
  • Anthony Bloom, Metropolitan of the Russian Orthodox Church (d. 2003)
  • Harry Lauter, American actor (Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Waterfront), born in White Plains, New York (d. 1990)
  • Lester Raymond Flatt, American bluegrass guitarist (Flatt & Scruggs - Ballad of Jed Clampett; Foggy Mountain Breakdown), born in Duncan's Chapel, Tennessee (d. 1979)
  • Morgan Morgan-Giles, British Naval officer and politician (d. 2013)