What Happened on June 1, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.

Famous Deaths

  • Tommy Lapid, Israeli journalist and politician (b. 1931)
  • Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer (b. 1936)