What Happened on June 15, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Person of interestErroll Garner

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

Jazz Pianist Erroll Garner
Jazz Pianist
Erroll Garner

Famous Deaths

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