On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 2008

Historical Events

  • A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.
  • IPL Cricket Final, DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai: Rajasthan Royals win inaugural event; beat Chennai Super Kings by 3 wickets; Yusuf Pathan top scores with 56 (39)

Famous Deaths

  • Tommy Lapid, Israeli journalist and politician (b. 1931)
  • Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, dies at 71
2008 Highlights

About June 1, 2008

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 4 months and 27 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Gemini