On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1946

Historical Events

  • 78th Belmont Stakes: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8; 7th horse to win the Triple Crown

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Cox, Scottish actor (Troy; Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Carol Neblett, American soprano (City and Metropolitan Operas, 1969-83), born in Modesto, California (d. 2017)

Famous Deaths

  • Ion Antonescu, Romanian soldier and authoritarian politician, is executed after having been convicted of war crimes
  • Leo Slezak, Austrian tenor and actor (Othello, Zirkus Saran, Husaren heraus), dies from a heart attack at 72
1946 Highlights

About June 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini