On This Day

What Happened on June 2, 1951

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Pope Pius XII publishes encyclical Evangelii praecones

Famous Birthdays

  • Dave Flett, Scottish rock guitarist (Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Thin Lizzy), born in Aberdeen, Scotland
  • Gilbert Baker, American gay activist, designed the rainbow flag, born in Canute, Kansas (d. 2017)
  • Larry Clark Robinson, NHL defenseman (Montreal Canadiens, Norris-77, 80)
  • Steve Brookins, rocker (.38 Special)

Famous Weddings

LoveWedding of Interest

"The Thin Man" actress Myrna Loy (45) weds UNESCO delegate Howland H. Sargeant

Actress Myrna Loy
Myrna Loy

Famous Deaths

  • Alain, [Emile-Auguste Chartier], French philosopher, dies at 83
  • John Erskine, American poet and writer (Private Life of Helen of Troy), dies at 71