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

  • Alton Kelley, American graphic artist, known for concert posters and album cover art (Grateful Dead -"Workingman's Dead"; Steve Miller Band - "Book of Dreams" ), dies at 67
  • 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? 13 years, 4 months and 21 days
Leap Year: Yes

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