What Happened in June 1923

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 New York Giants rout Philadelphia Phillies, 22-5 at the Baker Bowl; first time in 20th century a MLB team has scored in every inning

Radio Premiere

Jun 6 Edgar Wallace becomes the first British radio sports journalist reporting on The Derby for the British Broadcasting Company (BBC)

Historic Event

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

Belmont Stakes

Jun 9 55th Belmont: Earl Sande riding Zev wins in 2:19

  • Jun 9 Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans

Historic Event

Jun 9 Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown

Film & TV History

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

  • 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

British Golf Open

Jun 15 British Open Men's Golf, Royal 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

Historic Event

Jun 16 Sun Yat Sen founds Chinese military academy

  • Jun 19 Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

Jun 24 Pope Pius XI speaks against allies occupying Ruhrgebied

  • Jun 28 Dodgers lost 7-0 lead, as Phillies score 8 in bottom of 9th

Historic Event

Jun 28 Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Henry of the Netherlands state visit to London


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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 Igor Shafarevich, Russian mathematician, born in Zhitomir, Ukraine (d. 2017)
  • Jun 3 Michael Jaffe, English professor and museum director (Fitzwilliam Museum), born in London, England (d. 1997)
  • Jun 4 Elizabeth Jolley, British-born Australian writer (Palomino), born in Birmingham, England (d. 2007)
  • Jun 4 John Lea, British vice-admiral, born in Shimla, India (d. 2015)
  • Jun 5 Daniel Pinkham, American organist, composer (Signs of the Zodiac) and educator (New England Conservatory), born in Lynn, Massachusetts (d. 2006)
  • Jun 6 Allan Wicks, British cathedral organist and choral conductor (Canterbury, 1961-88), born in Harden, England (d. 2010)
  • Jun 6 V. C. Andrews, American author (Flowers in the Attic), born in Portsmouth, Virginia (d. 1986)
  • Jun 7 Giorgio Belladonna, Italian bridge player (16 x World C'ships; 10 x European C'ships, Italy open team-of-four), 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 contemporary classical and minimalist composer (Zomerspelen/Summer Games; Aquarius), 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-British media magnate and politician and fraudster (Mirror Group, MacMillan), born in Slatinské Doly, Czechoslovakia (d. 1991)
  • 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 cricket batsman (3 Tests; Sussex), born in Broadwater, Sussex, England (d. 2021)
  • Jun 14 Jack Hayward, British financier (Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club), born in Wolverhampton, England (d. 2015)
  • 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 14 Theodore Bloomfield, American conductor, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 1998)
  • Jun 15 Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2012)

Erroll Garner

Jun 15 Erroll Garner, American jazz pianist ("Misty"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 1977)

  • Jun 15 Melvin Moore, American jazz trumpeter, and singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
  • Jun 16 Åke Hermanson, Swedish composer, born in Mollösund, Sweden (d. 1996)
  • 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 violinist, concert master, and music teacher, born in Hengelo, Netherlands (d. 2018)
  • 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, Jamaican cricketer (WI batsman 1948-49), born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 1994)
  • 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, composer, arranger, and theorist (The Jazz Workshop; Jazz in the Space Age), born in Cincinnati, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jun 24 Margaret Olley, Australian still-life and interiors painter, born in Lismore, Australia (d. 2011)
  • 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 Nicholas Mosley, British novelist, biographer and son of Oswald Mosley, born in London (d. 2017)
  • 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 26 Barbara Graham, American criminal convicted of murder, born in Oakland, California (d. 1955)
  • Jun 26 David Haslam, British rear admiral (hydrographer), born in Derby, England (d. 2009)
  • Jun 27 Elmo Hope, American bebop jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, born in New York City (d. 1967)
  • Jun 28 (Walter) "Pete" Candoli, American jazz, big band, and session trumpeter (Woody Herman; Stan Kenton; Henry Mancini; The Brothers Candoli), born in Mishawaka, Indiana (d. 2008)
  • Jun 28 Adolfo Schwelm Cruz, Argentine racing driver, born in Buenos Aires (d. 2012)
  • Jun 28 Lloyd Labeach, 100m/200m runner (Olympic bronze 1948), born in Panama City, Panama
  • Jun 29 Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer (Mode of Shang), born in Yantai, Shandong, China (d. 2019)
  • Jun 29 Ronnie Ronalde [Ronald Charles Waldron], British entertainer and world-famous whistler, born in London (d. 2015)

Famous Weddings

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 and writer, dies at 73
  • 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 and philosopher (skepticism), dies at 73
  • Jun 29 Gustave Kerker,German-American composer, dies at 66
  • Jun 29 Juan C. Gomez, Venezuelan General, 1st Vice-President and brother of Dictator Juan Vicente Gomez, assassinated in bed
  • Jun 30 Claude Antoine Terrasse, French composer, dies at 56