What Happened on June 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs Robinson" hits #1

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • Jerry Crafts, WLAF tackle (Amsterdam Admirals)
  • Larry Centers, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals)

Famous Deaths


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Helen Keller, American blind & deaf author (Let us Have Faith) and lecturer, dies at 87

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  • [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57