On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1926

Historical Events

  • Ignacy Mocicki elected President of Poland

Famous Birthdays

  • Andy Griffith, American actor, comedian, television producer, Southern gospel singer, and writer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock), born in Mount Airy, North Carolina (d. 2012)
  • Darel Dieringer, American auto racer (181 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races for 7 wins and 79 top 10 finishes), born in Indianapolis, Indiana (d. 1989)
  • Johnny Berry, English soccer right winger (4 caps; Manchester United, Birmingham City), born in Aldershot, England (d. 1994)

Person of interestMarilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe [Norma Jean Mortenson], American actress (Some Like It Hot), born in Los Angeles, California (d. 1962)


Famous Deaths

  • Vasily Mikhaylovich Metallov, composer, dies at 64
1926 Highlights

About June 1, 1926

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 94 years, 2 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini