What Happened in June 1921

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)
  • Jun 3 A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
  • Jun 6 Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0

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Jun 6 Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 8 Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM

Baseball Legend Babe Ruth
Baseball Legend
Babe Ruth
  • Jun 10 Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
  • Jun 11 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8
  • Jun 11 Brazil adopts women's suffrage
  • Jun 13 Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
  • Jun 15 Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot
  • Jun 19 Census held in Great Britain
  • Jun 19 Turks and Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
  • Jun 20 11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)
  • Jun 20 At the Imperial Conference in London, V.S. Srinivasa Sastri puts forward a case for the granting of full citizenship rights to Indians in South Africa and other British colonies
  • Jun 21 HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
  • Jun 21 The UK, the Dominions, and India, become the British Commonwealth of Nations

Sports record brokenWorld Record

Jun 22 Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)

Runner nicknamed the
Runner nicknamed the "Flying Finn"
Paavo Nurmi
  • Jun 25 British Open Golf, St Andrews: former local Jock Hutchison (resident in US) wins his only Open Championship by 9 strokes in a 36-hole playoff over amateur Roger Wethered
  • Jun 25 Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
  • Jun 29 34th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats E Ryan (6-2 6-0)
  • Jun 30 The South African Reserve Bank is established

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Nelson Riddle, American Grammy Award winning bandleader, conductor and orchestrator for Capitol Records (Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Dean Martin), born in Oradell, New Jersey (d. 1985)
  • Jun 2 Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman)
  • Jun 3 Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete and influential swimming coach, born in Melbourne (d. 2016)
  • Jun 4 Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
  • Jun 4 Bobby Wanzer, professional basketball player and coach (Rochester Royals), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2016)
  • Jun 5 Lancelot Pierre, cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28)
  • Jun 7 Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist, born in Greensboro, North Carolina (d. 1998)
  • Jun 8 Alexis Smith, Canadian actress and singer (The Age of Innocence, Follies), born in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada (d. 1993)
  • Jun 8 Alwyn Williams, Welsh geologist and Vice-Chancellor (University of Glasgow), born in Aberdare, Wales (d. 2004)
  • Jun 8 Sheila Ryan, American actress (Big Fix, Mule Train, Ringside, Caged Fury), born in Topeka, Kansas (d. 1975)

Person of interestSuharto

Jun 8 Suharto, 2nd President of Indonesia (1967- 98), born in Yogyakarta, Java (d. 2008)

2nd President of Indonesia Suharto
2nd President of Indonesia
Suharto
  • Jun 8 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, born in Saint Paul, Minnesota (d. 2012)
  • Jun 9 Agnes Keleti, Hungary gymnast (Olympic gold 1952, 56), born in Budapest, Hungary
  • Jun 9 Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
  • Jun 9 Forrest Bird, American aviator and inventor (1st respirators and ventilators), born in Stoughton, Massachusetts (d. 2015)

Person of interestPrince Philip

Jun 10 Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh and consort of Great Britain's Elizabeth II, born in Mon Repos, Corfu, Greece

Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip
Duke of Edinburgh
Prince Philip
  • Jun 10 Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
  • Jun 11 Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer
  • Jun 11 Michael Meyer, English novelist and translator, born in London (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 H. C. Artmann, Austrian writer, born in Vienna (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Hendrik Witteveen, Dutch economist, Minister of Finance (1963–65; 1967–71), born in Zeist, Netherlands
  • Jun 12 James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 2005)
  • Jun 12 Christopher Derrick, British writer, born in Hungerford, Berkshire, England (d. 2007)
  • Jun 16 Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)
  • Jun 19 Allan Davis, London mayor (1985-86), born in London (d. 1994)
  • Jun 19 Herman Berserik, Dutch painter and graphic artist
  • Jun 19 Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
  • Jun 21 Frank Scott, American pianist (Lawrence Welk Show), born in Fargo, North Dakota (d. 1995)
  • Jun 21 Jane Russell, American actress and leading sex symbol in 1940s-50s (The Outlaw), born in Bemidji, Minnesota (d. 2011)
  • Jun 21 Jean Kent [Joan Summerfield], British actress (Caravan, Bond Street), born in London, England (d. 2013)
  • Jun 21 Joan Tetzel, American actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning), born in NYC, New York (d. 1977)

Person of interestJudy Holliday

Jun 21 Judy Holliday, American comedienne and actress (Born Yesterday, Adam's Rib), born in NYC, New York (d. 1965)

Actress Judy Holliday
Actress
Judy Holliday
  • Jun 21 Jean de Broglie, French politician, born in Paris (d. 1976)
  • Jun 22 Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983-1997), (d. 2013)
  • Jun 22 Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street, Showboat)
  • Jun 22 Joseph Papp, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 23 Jean [Jean Benoît Guillaume Robert Antoine Louis Marie Adolphe Marc d'Aviano], Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1964-2000), born in Berg Castle, Luxembourg
  • Jun 25 Peter Wishart, English composer, born in Crowborough, England (d. 1984)
  • Jun 25 Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer, founder of National Ballet of Canada, born in London (d. 2007)
  • Jun 26 Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor), born in Vreeland, Netherlands
  • Jun 26 Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent, born in Paris, France (d. 1945)
  • Jun 27 G. M. J. Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA), born in Breda, Netherlands (d. 1990)
  • Jun 27 Muriel Pavlow, British actress (Murder, She Said, Reach for the Sky), born in Lewisham, South East London
  • Jun 28 P.V. Narasimha Rao, Indian politician, Prime Minister of India (1991-96), born in Warangal District, India (d. 2004)
  • Jun 29 Frédéric Dard, French writer (San-Antonio), born in Bourgoin-Jallieu, Isère, France (d. 2000)
  • Jun 30 Gordon Reynolds, musician

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 4 Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
  • Jun 5 Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
  • Jun 18 Eduardo Acevedo Díaz, Uruguayan writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies at 70
  • Jun 18 Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37
  • Jun 19 Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
  • Jun 29 Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)