What Happened on June 15, 1920

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • African American circus workers, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie are taken from jail and lynched by a white mob of thousands in Duluth, Minnesota
  • De Zweef soccer team forms in Nijverdal

Famous Birthdays

  • Alberto Sordi, Italian actor (Miser, Taxi Driver in NY, Me and Caterina), born in Rome, Italy (d. 2003)
  • Alla Kazanskaya, Russian stage and film actress (Burnt by the Sun), born in Moscow, Russia (d. 2008)
  • Amy Clampitt, American poet (The Kingfisher), born in Iowa (d. 1994)
  • George Ernest Leslie, trade union official

Famous Deaths

  • Michel-Gaston Carraud, French composer, dies at 55