On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London, all die
  • Pirates Rip Sewell 1st throws his dew-drop (eephus) ball in a game

Famous Birthdays

  • Alan Aldridge, British artist, graphic designer and illustrator whose artwork was used in record covers for The Beatles and The Who, born in London, England (d. 2017)
  • Ely van Tongeren, Dutch guitarist/singer (Buffoons)
  • Richard Goode, concert pianist (1980 Avery Fisher Award), born in The Bronx, New York

Famous Deaths

  • Leslie Howard [Stainer], British actor (Gone With the Wind, Of Human Bondage), dies after Nazis shoot down his plane at 50
  • Wilfrid B. Israel, Jewish activist