On This Day

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 Garner

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

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

Famous Deaths

  • Alexander Stamboeliski, premier Bulgaria (1919-23), dies
1923 Highlights

About June 15, 1923

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 98 years, 5 months and 19 days
Leap Year: No

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