On This Day

What Happened in June 1925

Historical Events

Baseball Record

Jun 1 Future NY Yankees Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig pinch hits for shortstop Pee-Wee Wanninge in a 5-3 loss to Washington; first of record 2,130 consecutive games

Baseball Record

Jun 3 Baseball player Eddie Collins becomes the 6th to get 3,000 hits

  • Jun 3 Goodyear airship "Pilgrim" is the first to have an enclosed cabin

US Golf Open

Jun 5 US Open Men's Golf, Worcester CC: Scotsman Willie Macfarlane beats Bobby Jones by 1 stroke in a second 18-hole playoff for his only major title

Historic Event

Jun 6 Walter Chrysler founds automobile manufacturer Chrysler Corporation

  • Jun 6 French Championships Men's Tennis: René Lacoste wins 1st of 3 French titles, beating fellow Frenchman Jean Borotra 7-5, 6-1, 6-4
  • Jun 6 French Women's Tennis Championships: Suzanne Lenglen beats Kitty McKane 6-1, 6-2; first time French titles staged as a Grand Slam event
  • Jun 10 Inaugural service for the United Church of Canada, a union of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Congregationalist churches held in Toronto Arena
  • Jun 13 American William DeHart Hubbard sets men's long jump world record at 7.89m (25 ft 10 3⁄4 in) in Chicago, Illinois
  • Jun 13 57th Belmont: Albert Johnson aboard American Flag wins in 2:16.8
  • Jun 13 Charles Jenkins demonstrates the transmission of synchronized pictures and sound (early television)
  • Jun 15 Philadelphia As go into bottom of 8th inning trailing 15-4, then score 13 times to defeat Cleveland 17-15
  • Jun 16 The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the USSR, Artek, is established
  • Jun 16 The Union Government rejects a round-table conference with India on the grounds that it will constitute interference in South African affairs
  • Jun 22 Spain and France fight Morocco
  • Jun 23 British warship fires on Hong Kong harbor strikers
  • Jun 23 Landslides create 3-mile long "Slide Lake" (Gros Ventre Wyoming)
  • Jun 25 Military putsch under General Theodorus Pangulos in Greece

British Golf Open

Jun 26 British Open Men's Golf, Prestwick GC: English born American Jim Barnes captures his only Open title, 1 stroke ahead of runners-up Ted Ray and Archie Compston

Discovery of Gold in California

Jun 26 "The Gold Rush", directed, starring and written by Charlie Chaplin, is released

  • Jun 29 Canada House opens in London, England
  • Jun 30 Charles Jenkins is granted the U.S. patent for Transmitting Pictures over Wireless (early television)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 1 Richard Erdman, American actor (Stalag 17, Anything Goes), born in Enid, Oklahoma (d. 2019)
  • Jun 1 Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • Jun 3 Gerhard Zwerenz, German writer and politician, born in Gablenz, Germany (d. 2015)
  • Jun 3 Thomas Winning, Roman Catholic archbishop (Glasgow)

Tony Curtis

Jun 3 Tony Curtis [Bernard Schwartz], American actor (Some Like It Hot), born in Manhattan, New York (d. 2010)

  • Jun 4 Antonio Puchades, Spanish soccer midfielder (23 caps; Valencia 256 games), born in Sueca, Spain (d. 2013)
  • Jun 5 Art Donovan 'The Bulldog', American NFL defensive tackle, 1950-61 (Baltimore Colts and 2 other teams), born in Bronx, New York (d. 2013)
  • Jun 5 Bill Hayes, American actor (Your Show of Shows, Days of our Life), born in Harvey, Illinois
  • Jun 5 Dorothy Claire [Marietta Wright], American big band singer (Bobby Byrne; Winchell & Mahoney Show), born in Laporte, Indiana (d. 1982)
  • Jun 5 William L. Dickinson, American politician (Rep-R-AL, 1965-93), born in Opelika, Alabama (d. 2008)
  • Jun 6 Al Grey, American jazz trombonist (Count Basie Orchestra; Snap Your Fingers), born in Aldie, Virginia (d. 2000)

Barbara Bush

Jun 8 Barbara Bush, First Lady of the US (1989-93) and wife of George H. W. Bush, born in NYC, New York (d. 2018)

  • Jun 8 Eddie Gaedel, American baseball pinch-hitter (shortest player in MLB history 3' 7"; St. Louis Browns), born in Chicago, Illinois (d. 1961)
  • Jun 8 Del Ennis, American baseball outfielder (MLB All-Star 1946, 51, 55; NL RBI leader 1950; Philadelphia Phillies), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 1996)
  • Jun 9 Roy Hughes, Baron Islwyn, British politician (L), born in Pontllanfraith, Monmouthshire (d. 2003)
  • Jun 9 Keith Laumer [Anthony LeBaron], American sci-fi author (Retief's War), born in Syracuse, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jun 10 Don Costa, American composer (Hello, Dolly!) and record producer (Sinatra and Strings, My Way), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1983)
  • Jun 10 Nat Hentoff, American columnist and novelist (Village Voice, The Cold Society), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • Jun 11 William Styron, American novelist (Confess of Nat Turner, Sophie's Choice), born in Newport News, Virginia (d. 2006)
  • Jun 11 Richard White, New Zealand rugby union player (55 games as an All Black), born in Gisborne, New Zealand (d. 2012)
  • Jun 13 Hans Fellner, bookseller, born in Vienna (d. 1996)
  • Jun 14 Barbara Avedon, American scriptwriter (Bewitched), born in NYC, New York (d. 1994)
  • Jun 14 David Bache, British car designer (Rover), born in Mannheim, Germany (d. 1994)
  • Jun 14 Pierre Salinger, American newsman (ABC) and press secretary (John F. Kennedy), born in San Francisco, California (d. 2004)
  • Jun 15 Jaime Sabines, Mexican poet (Tarumba, Maltiempes)
  • Jun 15 Richard Baker, English broadcaster (newsreader for BBC News, 1954-1982), born in Willesden, Middlesex, England
  • Jun 15 Gene Baker, American baseball infielder (MLB All-Star 1955; World Series 1960; Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Pirates), born in Davenport, Iowa (d. 1999)
  • Jun 16 Faith Domergue, American actress and early "scream queen" (Vendetta, House of 7 Corpses), born in New Orleans, Louisiana (d. 1999)
  • Jun 16 Richard Jacobs, American real estate developer, philanthropist, and sports team owner (Cleveland Indians, 1986-99), born in Akron, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jun 17 Keith Larsen, American actor (Hunter, Brave Eagle), born in Salt Lake City, Utah (d. 2006)
  • Jun 18 Herman "Ace" Wallace, American blues guitarist and singer, born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Rex Collings, English publisher (Rex Collings), (d. 1996)
  • Jun 18 Robert Arthur, American actor (12 O'Clock High, Just For You), born in Aberdeen Washington (d. 2008)
  • Jun 19 Alfred Nzo, South African General Secretary of the ANC (1969-91), born in Benoni, Transvaal, South Africa (d. 2000)
  • Jun 19 Charlie Drake [Charles Springall], English comedian (Plank, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Splish Splash), born in London, England (d. 2006)
  • Jun 20 Audie Murphy, American soldier who was among the most decorated in WW II with 33 medals and actor (To Hell and Back, Whispering Smiths), born in Kingston, Texas (d. 1971)
  • Jun 20 Doris Hart, American tennis player (6 Grand Slam singles titles), born in St Louis, Missouri (d. 2015)
  • Jun 21 Maureen Stapleton, American actress (Lonelyhearts, Airport, Coccoon, Plaza Suite), born in Troy, New York (d. 2006)
  • Jun 21 Giovanni Spadolini, Italian historian and politician, born in Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • Jun 23 Amada Galvez Santos Ocampo, composer
  • Jun 23 Art Modell [Arthur Bertram], American businessman (Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Ravens, Modells Stores), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2012)
  • Jun 23 Richard Barber, cricketer (scored 12 & 5 in only Test NZ v WI 1956)
  • Jun 23 Miriam Karlin, British actress (The Rag Trade), born in Hampstead, London (d. 2011)
  • Jun 23 Oliver Smithies, British biochemist (2007 Noble Prize for gene targeting), born in Halifax (d. 2017)
  • Jun 23 Nuno Oliveira, Portuguese equestrian, horse trainer, dressage instructor, and author, born in Lisbon, Portugal (d. 1989)
  • Jun 25 Clifton Chenier, American blues singer (Bayou Blues), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 1978)
  • Jun 25 June Lockhart, American actress (Lassie, Lost in Space, Petticoat Junction), born in NYC, New York
  • Jun 25 Robert Venturi, American architect (Levittown NY, Las Vegas), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Jun 25 Ziggy Talent, American singer (Vaughn Monroe Show), born in Manchester, New Hampshire (d. 1997)
  • Jun 25 Ted Stepien, American businessman and basketball team owner, born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (d. 2007)
  • Jun 26 Pavel Belyayev, Soviet fighter pilot and cosmonaut (Voskhod II), born in Chelishchevo, Russia (d. 1970)
  • Jun 27 Doc Pomus [Jerome Solon Felder], American blues singer and songwriter ("Save the Last Dance For Me"; "His Latest Flame"; "Viva Las Vegas"), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1991)
  • Jun 28 Anne Mackenzie, South African long distance athlete, born in Ceres, Cape Province, South Africa
  • Jun 29 Cara Williams, American actress (Pete & Gladys, Cara Williams Show), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Jun 29 Hale Smith, American composer, born in Cleveland, Ohio (d. 2009)
  • Jun 29 Giorgio Napolitano, Italian politician, President of Italy (2006-15), born in Naples, Italy
  • Jun 30 Will Gay Bottje, American composer, born in Grand Rapids, Michigan (d. 2018)

Famous Weddings

Moe Howard

Jun 7 Three Stooges leader Moe Howard (28) weds Helen Schonberger


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Lucien Guitry, French actor (La Dame aux camélias), dies at 64
  • Jun 4 Gheorghe Dima, Romanian composer, dies at 77
  • Jun 4 Pierre Louÿs, French writer (Aphrodite), dies at 54
  • Jun 7 Camille Flammarion, French astronomer, Mars researcher and popularizer of astronomy, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 Chittaranjan Das, Indian lawyer, politician and activist (founded Swaraj Party), dies at 55
  • Jun 16 Emmett Hardy, American jazz cornetist, dies of tuberculosis at 22
  • Jun 18 Robert M. La Follette, American lawyer and presidential candidate (Progressive), dies at 70
  • Jun 20 Wilhelm Posse, German composer, dies at 72
  • Jun 20 Josef Breuer, Austrian psychologist (b. 1842)
  • Jun 21 J. H. Leopold, Dutch poet (translated Omar Khayyam), dies at 60
  • Jun 22 Felix Klein, German mathematician (Evanstan Colloquium), dies at 76