8th June 1867
Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, interior designer, writer, and educator, who designed more than 1,000 structures, was born. 150 years.
10th June 1922
Judy Garland, American singer, actress, and vaudevillian, renowned for her contralto vocals, was born. 95 years.
10th June 1967
Spencer Bonaventure Tracy, one of the major stars of Hollywood's Golden Age, died. 50 years.
12th June 1817
Karl Drais invents the two-wheeled velocipede, also called Draisine or hobby-horse. 200 years.
12th June 1942
Anne Frank creates her first diary entry. 75 years.
12th June 1997
Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre as Shakespeare’s Globe in London. 20 years.
14th June 1777
The U.S. Second Continental Congress passes the Flag Resolution. 240 years.
19th June 1867
The Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian, First Emperor of Mexico was executed by a firing squad. 150 years.
19th June 1937
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, Scottish novelist who created Peter Pan, died. 80 years.
20th June 1887
Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee is celebrated. 130 years.
21st June 1527
Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian politician and philosopher, dies. 490 years.
22nd June 1987
Fred Astaire, American dancer, singer, actor, choreographer and television presenter, died. 30 years.
25th June 1852
Antoni Gaudí, Spanish Catalan architect and the best known practitioner of Catalan Modernism, was born. 165 years.
28th June 1867
Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer and recipient of the 1934 Nobel Prize in Literature, is born. 150 years.
29th June 1967
Jayne Mansfield, American actress in film, theatre, and television, died. 50 years.
30th June 1992
Margaret Thatcher takes her place in the House of Lords as Baroness Thatcher. 25 years.
1st July 1997
Robert Charles Durman Mitchum, American film actor, director, author, poet, composer, and singer, died. 20 years
2nd July 1877
Hermann Karl Hesse, German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter, was born. 140 years.
2nd July 1937
Amelia Earhart, first lady of the skies, and navigator Frederick Noonan were reported missing near Howland Island. 80 years.
6th July 1907
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter, was born. 110 years.

Back to top