What Happened on June 15, 1923

Historical Events

  • Belgium's Theunis government falls because of mine, post and railroad strike

British Golf Open

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

Famous Birthdays

  • Erland Josephson, Swedish actor, dramatist and author (The Sacrifice, Utflykt), born in Stockholm, Sweden (d. 2012)

Erroll GarnerErroll Garner (1923-1977)

American jazz pianist ("Misty"), born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

  • Melvin Moore, American jazz trumpeter, and singer, born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1989)
Born in 1923

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies

About June 15, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 99 years, 11 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini