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

Sports History

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
1941 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dean Chance, American baseball pitcher (MLB All-Star 1964, 67; Cy Young Award 1964; no-hitter 1967; LA / California Angels, Minnesota Twins), born in Wooster, Ohio (d. 2015)
  • Edo de Waart, Dutch conductor (New Zealand Symphony, 2016-19; Milwaukee Symphony, 2009-17; Minnesota Orchestra, 1986-96; San Francisco Symphony, 1977-85), born in Amsterdam, Holland
Born in 1941

Famous Weddings

Gene Tierney

American actress Gene Tierney (20) weds Russian-Italian fashion designer Oleg Cassini (28); divorce in 1952

Famous Deaths

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

About June 1, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 82 years and 1 day
Leap Year: No

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