On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1942

Famous Birthdays

  • Fernando Atzori, Italian boxer (Olympic gold flyweight 1964), born in Ales, Italy (d. 2020)
  • Randy Hundley Jr., American baseball catcher (MLB All-Star 1969; Gold Glove Award 1967; Chicago Cubs), born in Martinsville, Virginia
  • Tom Mankiewicz, screenwriter (Diamonds are Forever), born in Los Angeles, California

Famous Deaths

  • Ernest Pingoud, Finnish composer, dies at 53
  • Vladislav Vančura, Czech writer (Rozmarné léto), dies at 50
1942 Highlights

About June 1, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 80 years, 2 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

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