On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1946

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 78th Belmont: Warren Mehrtens aboard Assault wins in 2:30.8
  • Spijkenisse soccer team forms in Spijkenisse

Famous Birthdays

  • Brian Cox, Scottish actor (Troy, Jason Bourne films), born in Dundee
  • Carol Neblett, American soprano (Met and City Opera), 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