On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 1968

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 100th Belmont: Gus Gustines aboard Stage Door Johnny wins in 2:27.2
  • Simon & Garfunkel's single "Mrs Robinson" from "The Graduate" hits #1 (first rock song to win Grammy for Record of the Year)

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Donovan, rocker/actor (Neighbors)
  • Jeff Hackett, NHL goalie (Chicago Blackhawks), born in London, England
  • Larry Centers, NFL running back (Arizona Cardinals)

Famous Deaths

Person of interestHelen Keller

Helen Keller, American political activist, author (The Story of My Life) and lecturer, who was the 1st deaf-blind person to earn a BA, dies at 87

Author Helen Keller
Helen Keller
  • [Johan] Erik Lindegren, Swedish poet/interpreter, dies at 57