On This Day

June 1920 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Adolfo de la Huerta becomes President of Mexico

Historic Event

Jun 2 Pulitzer prize awarded to Eugene O'Neill (Beyond the Horizon)

  • Jun 4 Peace of Trianon between Allies & Hungary

Historic Event

Jun 5 1st rivet driven on Bank of Italy headquarters at 1 Powell in San Francisco (later Bank of America)

  • Jun 6 Baron Pyotr Nikolayevich Wrangel opens White Russian offensive against red Army

Historic Event

Jun 11 Republicans nominate Warren G. Harding for US president

  • Jun 12 Farmer Labor Party organized (Chicago)
  • Jun 15 African American circus workers, Elias Clayton, Elmer Jackson and Isaac McGhie are taken from jail and lynched by a white mob of thousands in Duluth, Minnesota
  • Jun 17 Dutch 2nd Chamber accept Anti-revolution law
  • Jun 24 Chuvash Autonomous Region forms in RSFSR
  • Jun 25 League of Nations places Internationall Court of Justice in Hague

Birthdays in History

  • Jun 2 Michael James O'Hehir, commentator/journalist
  • Jun 2 Marcel Reich-Ranicki, Polish-born cr
  • Jun 2 Frank G. Clement, Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
  • Jun 3 Lord Brandon of Oakbrook, Lord of appeal (Ordinary)
  • Jun 4 Russell E. Train, American environmentalist and administrator (EPA, WWF), born in Jamestown, Rhode Island (d. 2012)
  • Jun 5 Cornelius Ryan, Irish war reporter and historian (Bridge too Far), born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1974)
  • Jun 7 Georges Marchais, French political leader (French Communist Party), born in La Hoguette, France (d. 1997)
  • Jun 8 Bert Leysen, Belgian TV director (Belgian National TV), born in Balen, Belgium (d. 1959)
  • Jun 8 Gwen Harwood, Australian poet (The Lion's Bride), born in Taringa, Brisbane, Australia (d. 1995)
  • Jun 9 June Braybrooke [Isobel English], English writer (Every Eye), born in London, England (d. 1994)
  • Jun 11 Bir Bikram Shah Deva Mahendra, King of Nepal (1955-72), born in Narayanhity Royal Palace, Kathmandu, Kingdom of Nepal (d. 1972)
  • Jun 11 Irving Howe, American writer and critic (World of Our Fathers), born in NYC, New York (d. 1993)
  • Jun 12 Dave Berg, American cartoonist (The Lighter Side of...), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2002)
  • Jun 12 William Woodward Jr., American businessman and horse breeder (Hanover National Bank), born in Oyster Bay, New York (d. 1955)
  • Jun 15 Amy Clampitt, American poet (The Kingfisher), born in Iowa (d. 1994)
  • Jun 15 George Ernest Leslie, Scottish trade union official, born in Leith, Scotland (d. 1996)
  • Jun 16 John Howard Griffin, American photographer, journalist and author (Black Like Me), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 1980)
  • Jun 16 Raymond U. Lemieux, Canadian scientist (d. 2002)
  • Jun 16 José López Portillo, President of Mexico (d. 2004)
  • Jun 17 François Jacob, French biologist and bacteriologist (Nobel 1965), born in Nancy, France (d. 2013)
  • Jun 17 Patrick Duffy, British politician (L), born in Wigan, Lancashire
  • Jun 17 Jacob H. Gilbert, American politician (US Representative 1960-1971), born in The Bronx, NYC, New York (d. 1981)
  • Jun 18 Aster Berkhof [Louis Van de Bergh], Flemish writer (Furious Christ), born in Rijkevorsel, Belgium (d. 2020)
  • Jun 20 Haydn Tudor Evans, British high court judge, born in Cardiff (d. 2012)
  • Jun 21 Helen Cattanach, British Army Nursing Service (QARANC), born in Knockando, Morayshire, Scotland (d.1994)
  • Jun 24 James Eric Storrar, fighter Pilot
  • Jun 26 Michael Eastham, Judge of the High Court of Justice Family Division 1978-93 (d. 1993)
  • Jun 28 A. E. Hotchner, American editor, novelist and playwright, born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Jun 29 Ray Harryhausen, American movie special effect artist (Clash of Titans), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 2013)
  • Jun 30 Sam Moskowitz, American writer and historian of science fiction, born in Newark, New Jersey (d. 1997)

Deaths in History

  • Jun 5 Rhoda Broughton, Welsh author (b. 1840)
  • Jun 13 Essad Pasja, Albanian military man/minister, murdered at the Versailles Peace Conference
  • Jun 14 Max Weber, German sociologist, economist and historian (Ancient Judaism), dies at 56
  • Jun 20 Dmitry Ivanovsky, Russian Botanist who discovered the organisms that came to be known as viruses, dies at 55
  • Jun 30 Lena Christ, German writer (The Rumplhanni), commits suicide at 38