On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1941

Historical Events

  • 12.59" (31.98 cm) rainfall, in Burlington, Kansas (state 24-hr record)
  • British troops occupy Baghdad, Iraq
  • Future Hall of Fame outfielder Mel Ott hits his 400th career HR and his 1,500th RBI to help New York Giants to a 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds
  • Germany bans all Catholic publications
  • Germany occupies Crete after Allied evacuation

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)

Famous Weddings

Gene Tierney

Actress Gene Tierney (20) weds fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28)

Famous Deaths

  • Hugh S Walpole, British novelist and playwright (Jeremy, Maradick at 40), dies at 57
1941 Highlights

About June 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini