On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 2001

Historical Events

  • Dolphinarium massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv
  • Nepalese Royal Massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal slaughters his parents, two siblings, and five other family members during dinner at the Narayanhiti Palace, in Katmandu

Famous Deaths

  • Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (Dennis the Menace), dies of prostate cancer at 81
  • King Birendra of Nepal, killed by his son Dipendra in the Nepalese Royal Massacre at 55
  • Queen Aiswarya of Nepal, killed by her son Dipendra in the Nepalese Royal Massacre at 51
2001 Highlights

About June 1, 2001

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 20 years, 6 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Gemini