June 1901 in history

June 1901 events chronologically

Jun 11 New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands
Jun 17 The College Board introduces its first standardized test, the forerunner to the SAT

Top 7 most famous people born in June 1901

Jun 6 Sukarno the first President of Indonesia.
Jun 10 Frederick Loewe an Austrian-American composer. He collaborated with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner on the long-running Broadway musicals My Fair Lady and Camelot, with book and lyrics by Lerner, both of which were made into films
Jun 13 Tage Erlander a Swedish politician who served as Prime Minister of Sweden from 1946 to 1969. He was the leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party and led the government for an uninterrupted tenure of 23 years, one of the longest in any democracy. This led to the popular expression "Sweden's longest Prime Minister" referring to both his physical stature and tenure
Jun 16 Henri Lefebvre a French Marxist philosopher and sociologist, best known for pioneering the critique of everyday life, for introducing the concepts of the right to the city and the production of social space, and for his work on dialectics, alienation, and criticism of Stalinism, existentialism, and structuralism. In his prolific career, Lefebvre wrote more than sixty books and three hundred articles
Jun 18 Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the last sovereign of Imperial Russia, and his wife, Tsarina Alexandra Fyodorovna.
Jun 24 Harry Partch an American composer, music theorist, and creator of musical instruments. He composed using scales of unequal intervals in just intonation, and was one of the first 20th-century composers in the West to work systematically with microtonal scales. He built custom-made instruments in these tunings on which to play his compositions, and described his theory and practice in his book Genesis of a Music
Jun 29 Nelson Eddy an American singer and actor who appeared in 19 musical films during the 1930s and 1940s, as well as in opera and on the concert stage, radio, television, and in nightclubs. A classically trained baritone, he is best remembered for the eight films in which he costarred with soprano Jeanette MacDonald. He was one of the first "crossover" stars, a superstar appealing both to shrieking bobby-soxers as well as opera purists, and in his heyday was the highest paid singer in the world

Top 7 most famous people died in June 1901

Jun 2 George Leslie Mackay the first Presbyterian missionary to northern Formosa. He served with the Canadian Presbyterian Mission. Mackay is among the best known Westerners to have lived in Taiwan
Jun 5 Dagny Juel a Norwegian writer, famous for her liaisons with various prominent artists, and for the dramatic circumstances of her death. She was the model for some of Edvard Munch's paintings. She had relationships with Munch and briefly with August Strindberg. In 1893, she married the Polish writer Stanisław Przybyszewski. Together they had two children. She was shot by a young lover in a hotel room in Tbilisi in 1901, three days before her thirty-fourth birthday
Jun 10 Robert Williams Buchanan a Scottish poet, novelist and dramatist.
Jun 13 Leopoldo Alas an Spanish realist novelist born in Zamora. He died in Oviedo
Jun 17 Cornelius Gurlitt (composer) a composer born in Altona, Schleswig-Holstein. He was a classmate of Carl Reinecke, whose father was head of the famous Leipzig Conservatory. Gurlitt studied with Reinecke's father for six years. His first public appearance at the age of seventeen was well received, and he decided to go to Copenhagen to continue his studies. There he studied organ, piano, and composition under Curlander and Weyse. While in Copenhagen he became acquainted with the Danish composer Niels Gade, and they remained friends until Gade's death
Jun 18 Ivan Turchaninov a Union army brigadier general in the American Civil War. He led two critical charges that saved the day at Chickamauga and was among the first to lead soldiers up Missionary Ridge
Jun 18 Josip Murn a Slovene symbolist poet. Together with Ivan Cankar, Oton Župančič, and Dragotin Kette, he was regarded as one of the beginners of modernism in Slovene literature. After France Prešeren and Edvard Kocbek, Murn was probably the most influential Slovene poet of the last two centuries