On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 2005

Historical Events

  • The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection
  • The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.

Famous Weddings

  • "The Amazing Race 7" executive assistant Alex Ali weds Lynn Warren in Ottawa, Canada
  • "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil

Famous Deaths

Person of interestGeorge Mikan

George Mikan, American Basketball Hall of Fame center (NBA All Star 1951-54; NBL MVP 1948; Minneapolis Lakers), dies of diabetes complications at 80

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan

2005 Highlights

About June 1, 2005

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 15 years, 5 months and 27 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Gemini