On This Day

What Happened on June 5, 1915

Historical Events

  • 47th Belmont: George Byrne aboard The Finn wins in 2:18.6
  • Denmark amends its constitution to allow women's suffrage

Famous Birthdays

  • Alfred Kazin, American writer and literature critic (The Inmost Leaf), born in Brownsville, NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Lancelot Ware, English barrister and co-founder of Mensa, the international society for intellectually gifted people, born in Mitcham, Surrey, England (d. 2000)

Famous Deaths

  • Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, French artist and sculptor, killed fighting in WWI at 23
1915 Highlights

About June 5, 1915

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 106 years, 1 month and 26 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Gemini