On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 12.59" (31.98 cm) rainfall, in Burlington, Kansas (state 24-hr record)
  • British troops occupy Bagdad, Iraq
  • Germany bans all Catholic publications
  • Germany occupies Crete after Allied evacuation
  • NY Giant Mel Ott hits his 400th HR & his 1,500th RBI

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Chance, Baseball pitcher, born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Edo de Waart, Amsterdam Holland, conductor (Houston Opera-1976)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Actress Gene Tierney
Gene Tierney

Famous Deaths

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