Today in History for June 1921

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Historical Events

Events 1 - 19 of 19

1st - Race riot in Tulsa Oklahoma (21 whites & 60 blacks killed)
3rd - A sudden cloudburst kills 120 near Pikes Peak, Colorado
6th - Detroit Stars' Bill Gatewood pitches the 1st no-hitter in Negro League history, defeating the Cuban Stars 4-0
6th - Southwark Bridge in London is opened to traffic by King George V and Queen Mary.
8th - Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, & held in jail until 4 PM
10th - Babe Ruth becomes all time HR champ with #120 (Gavvy Cravath)
11th - 53rd Belmont: Earl Sande riding Grey Lag wins in 2:16.8
11th - Brazil adopts women suffrage
13th - Yanks' pitcher Babe Ruth hits 2 HRs beating Tigers 11-8
15th - Bessie Coleman reaches France as US 1st black pilot
19th - Census held in Great Britain
19th - Turks & Christians of Palestine sign a friendship treaty against Jews
20th - 11.5" (29.2 cm) of rainfall, Circle, Montana (state record)
21st - HSC '21 soccer team forms in Haaksbergen
22nd - Paavo Nurmi runs world record 10,000m (30:40.2)
25th - 56th British Golf Open: Jock Hutchison shoots a 296 at St Andrews
25th - Charlie McCartney scores 300 in 205 mins Aust v Notts
29th - 34th Wimbledon Women's Tennis: Suzanne Lenglen beats E Ryan (6-2 6-0)
30th - The South African Reserve Bank is established.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1 - 47 of 47

1st - Nelson Riddle, Oradell NJ, musical conductor (Batman, Frank Sinatra)
2nd - Alexander Salkind, producer (Superman)
3rd - Forbes Carlile, Australian athlete
4th - Nina Vyroubova, Russ/French ballerina (Pavlova-prize 1957)
4th - Bobby Wanzer, American professional basketball player and coach
5th - Lancelot Pierre, cricketer (1 Test WI v England 1948, 0-28)
7th - Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
8th - Alexis Smith, Penticton BC Canada, actress (Jessica-Dallas, Follies)
8th - Alwyn Williams, Vice-Chancellor (Glasgow U)
8th - Lord Campbell of Croy
8th - Sheila Ryan, KS, actress (Big Fix, Mule Train, Ringside, Caged Fury)
8th - Suharto, general/president Indonesia (1967- )
8th - LeRoy Neiman, American painter, (d. 2012)
9th - Agnes Keleti, Hungary, gymnist (Olympic-gold-1952, 56)
9th - Arthur Hertzberg, American Jewish scholar (d. 2006)
10th - Philip Mountbatten, Greece, Duke of Edinburgh/Prince, Mr Elizabeth II
10th - Jean Robic, French cyclist (d. 1980)
11th - Beatrice "Fiet" van Ommeren-Samson, Suriname writer
11th - Michael Meyer, UK, novelist/Ibsen translator (Hedda Gabler)
12th - H C Artmann, writer
12th - Hendrik J Witteveen, economist/minister of finance/director (IMF)
12th - James Houston, Toronto, author/filmmaker (Tikta'Liktak)
12th - Christopher Derrick, British writer (d. 2007)
16th - Lord Perry of Walton, SDP/vice chancellor (Open University England)
19th - Allan Davis, (mayor-London)
19th - Herman Berserik, Dutch painter/graphic artist
19th - Howell T Heflin, (Sen-D-Alabama, 1979- )
19th - Rosalyn Yalow, famed award winning medical physicist
21st - Frank Scott, Fargo ND, pianist (Lawrence Welk Show)
21st - Jane Russell, Bemidji MN, full-figured actress (Outlaw)
21st - Jean Kent, London England, actress (Adv of Sir Francis Drake), (d. 2013)
21st - Joan Tetzel, NYC, actress (Hell Below Zero, Joy in the Morning)
21st - Jean de Broglie, French politician
22nd - Barbara F Vucanovich, (Rep-R-NV, 1983-1997), (d. 2013)
22nd - Gower Champion, choreographer (42nd Street, Showboat)
22nd - Joseph Papp, Bkln, stage producer/director (Pirates of Penzance)
23rd - Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg (1964- )
24th - Billy Casper, golfer
25th - Peter Charles Arthur Wishart, composer
25th - Celia Franca, Canadian ballet dancer (d. 2007)
26th - Abe Jan Koldijk, SS-physician (Limburg's family doctor)
26th - Violette Szabo, French WWII secret agent (d. 1945)
27th - G M J Veldkamp, Dutch politician (CDA)
27th - Muriel Pavlow, British actress
28th - P V Narasimha Rao, premier of India (1991- )
29th - Frédéric Dard, French writer (d. 2000)
30th - Gordon Reynolds, musician

Famous Deaths

Deaths 1 - 6 of 6

4th - Heinrich E Albers-Schoenberg, German x-ray experimenter, dies at 56
5th - Georges Feydeau, French playwright (Chat and Poche), dies at 58
18th - Eduardo Acevedo Diaz, Uruguay writer (Nativa, Lanza y Sable), dies
18th - Herman Baccaert, Flemish philological/writer (Kantkennis), dies at 37
19th - Ramon Lopez Velarde, Mexican poet (La Sangre Devota), dies at 33
29th - Otto Seeck German classical historian (b. 1850)

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