On This Day

Historical Events in June 1923

  • 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

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

Radio Premiere

Jun 6 Edgar Wallace becomes the first British radio sports reporter reporting on The Derby for the British Broadcasting Company

Sports History

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

  • Jun 9 Brinks unveils 1st armored security vans
  • Jun 9 Bulgarian premier Stamboeliski & King Boris III overthrown

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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

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Jun 16 Sun Yat Sen founds Chinese military academy

  • Jun 19 Comic Strip "Moon Mullins" debuts

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

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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

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