On This Day

What Happened on June 1, 2009

Historical Events

  • Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
  • General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

Famous Deaths

  • Vincent O'Brien, Irish racehorse trainer (6 x Epsom Derby; 2 x British champion trainer; only British Triple Crown winner, Nijinsky 1970), dies at 92
2009 Highlights

About June 1, 2009

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 12 years, 5 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)

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