What Happened on June 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
  • Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and politician convicted of war crimes, is executed.
  • Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Cox, Scottish actor (Troy, Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee
  • Carol Neblett, Modesto California, soprano (NYC Opera)

Famous Deaths

  • Ion Antonescu, fascist premier/dictator of Romania, executed