- 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.
- 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
About June 1, 2009
Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 14 years and 2 days
Leap Year: No
Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Gemini
Holidays: June Bank Holiday (Ireland), Queen's Birthday (New Zealand)
- #1 Song: Boom Boom Pow - The Black Eyed Peas
- #1 Song: Bonkers - Dizzee Rascal Ft. Armand Van Helden