On This Day

What Happened in June 1923

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 NY Giants beat Phillies, 22-5, Giants score in every inning

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Jun 6 Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison

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Jun 6 Edgar Wallace becomes the first British radio sports reporter reporting on The Derby for the British Broadcasting Company

  • Jun 9 55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19
  • Jun 9 Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans
  • Jun 9 Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown

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Jun 12 Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket while suspended upside down, 40 feet (12 m) above ground in NYC

Magician & Escape Artist Harry Houdini
Magician & Escape Artist
Harry Houdini
  • Jun 14 Recording of 1st country music hit (Little Old Log Cabin in the Lane)
  • Jun 15 Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post and railroad strike

Sport awardBritish Golf Open

Jun 15 British Open Golf, Troon GC: Englishman Arthur Havers holes a bunker shot on 72nd hole to win his only major title, 1 stroke ahead of defending champion Walter Hagen

Golfer Walter Hagen
Golfer
Walter Hagen
  • Jun 16 Sun Yat Sen founds military academy
  • Jun 19 Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts

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Jun 21 Marcus Garvey sentenced to 5 years for using mail to defraud

Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey
Black Nationalist
Marcus Garvey
  • Jun 24 Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied
  • Jun 27 Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter perform the first ever aerial refueling in a DH-4B biplane
  • Jun 28 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th
  • Jun 28 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry of the Netherlands state visit to London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 2 Del Simmons [James Joseph Simonian], American saxophonist (Captain Beefheart) (d. 2011)
  • Jun 2 Lloyd Shapley, Mathematician (2012 Nobel Prize Game Theory), born in Cambridge, Massachusetts (d. 2016)
  • Jun 3 Michael Jaffe, director (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge England)
  • Jun 3 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Jun 4 John Lea, British vice-admiral, born in Shimla, India (d. 2015)
  • Jun 4 Elizabeth Jolley, British-born Australian writer (Palomino), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2007)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Rogers Pinkham, Lynn Massachusetts, composer (Signs of Zodiac)
  • Jun 5 Jorge Daponte, Argentine racing driver (d. 1963)
  • Jun 6 V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Giorgio Belladonna, Italian bridge champion, born in Rome (d. 1995)
  • Jun 7 Jules Deschênes, Canadian Quebec Superior Court judge, born in Montreal, Quebec (d. 2000)
  • Jun 8 Alice Coleman, geographer (UK Land Use Survey)
  • Jun 8 Jean Maxwell-Scott, Lady-in-Waiting (Princess Alice Duchess Gloucester), born in Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada (d. 2004)
  • Jun 8 Karel Goeyvaerts, Flemish composer (Summer Games), born in Antwerp, Belgium (d. 1993)
  • Jun 8 Malcolm Boyd, American Episcopal Priest, author and civil rights activist, born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2015)
  • Jun 10 Robert Maxwell, [Jan Hoch], Czech, billionaire/CEO (NY Daily News)
  • Jun 11 Gerard Vaughan, British psychiatrist and politician (Conservative), born in Portuguese East Africa (d. 2000)
  • Jun 12 Marta Pan, Hungarian-French sculptor (Great spiral), born in Budapest, Hungary (d. 2008)
  • Jun 14 Donald Smith, English cricketer (uneventful England opening batsman 1957), born in Broadwater, Sussex, England
  • Jun 14 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2015)
  • Jun 14 Theodore Bloomfield, American conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • Jun 14 Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator (The Tiger Who Came to Tea, Mog books), born in Berlin, Germany (d. 2019)
  • Jun 15 Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2012)

Person of interestErroll Garner

Jun 15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist (Misty), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner
  • Jun 16 Ake Hermanson, composer
  • Jun 16 Henryk Czyz, Polish composer and musician, born in Grudziądz (d. 2003)
  • Jun 16 Ron Flockhart, Scottish racing driver (d. 1962)
  • Jun 17 Elroy "Crazylegs" Hirsch,American NFL halfback and end (LA Rams), born in Wausau, Wisconsin (d. 2004)
  • Jun 18 Herman Krebbers, Dutch violist/concert master
  • Jun 20 Marcus Bakker, Dutch politician (CPN)
  • Jun 21 John Compton, American actor (Shannon-D.A.'s Man), born in Lynchburg, Tennessee (d. 2015)
  • Jun 22 Jimmy Cameron, cricketer (brother of John WI batsman 1948-49)
  • Jun 22 Rafael "Felo" Ramirez, Cuban-American Spanish language sports announcer (Miami Marlins), born in Bayamo, Cuba (d. 2017)
  • Jun 23 George Russell, American jazz pianist (The Jazz Workshop) born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jun 24 Margaret Olley, Lismore Australia, painter
  • Jun 25 Dorothy Gilman, American mystery writer, born in New Brunswick, New Jersey (d. 2012)
  • Jun 25 Jack Hill, Australian cricketer (Australian leg-spinner of mid 50's), born in Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia (d. 1974)
  • Jun 25 Sam Francis, American painter (Basel Mural), born in San Mateo, California (d. 1994)
  • Jun 25 Tony Parker, British oral historian, born in Stockport, Cheshire (d. 1996)
  • Jun 25 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, born in London (d. 2017)
  • Jun 26 David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer), born in Derby, England (d. 2009)
  • Jun 26 Barbara Graham, American criminal convicted of murder, born in Oakland, California (d. 1955)
  • Jun 28 Lloyd Labeach, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Jun 28 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2012)
  • Jun 29 Chou Wen-Chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), born in Yantai, Shandong, China
  • Jun 29 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 17 Chemist Linus Pauling (22) weds Ava Helen Miller

Chemist & Peace Activist Linus Pauling
Chemist & Peace Activist
Linus Pauling

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 5 George H. Breitner, Dutch impressionist painter, dies at 65
  • Jun 9 Princess Helena of the United Kingdom, daughter of Queen Victoria, dies at 77
  • Jun 10 Pierre Loti, [Julien Viaud], French sea officer/writer, dies
  • Jun 15 Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies
  • Jun 20 Joseph Leopold Rockel, composer, dies at 85
  • Jun 26 Edward Rae, cricketer (introduced cricket into Russian Lapland), dies
  • Jun 29 Fritz Mauthner, German author/philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • Jun 29 Gustave Adolph Kerker, composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 29 J C Gomez, General/Venezuela's 1st VP, assassinated
  • Jun 30 Claude Antoine Terrasse, composer, dies at 56