What happened on June 1? There are more than 284 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 1

June 1 In HistoryJune 1 is the 152nd day of the year 2022. There are 213 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Wednesday. This day falls under the 22nd week of the year 2022.

On this day in Winthrop, Arkansas 71866 sunrise will occur at 06:07 AM and sunset will occur at 08:23 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Gemini. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 235 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (January 22, 2023).

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Historical Events For June 1

  • 193
    Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.
  • 987
    Hugh Capet is elected King of France.
  • 1204
    King Philip Augustus of France conquers Rouen.
  • 1215
    Zhongdu (now Beijing), then under the control of the Jurchen ruler Emperor Xuanzong of Jin, is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, ending the Battle of Zhongdu.
  • 1252
    Alfonso X is elected King of Castile and León.
  • 1298
    Residents of Riga and Grand Duchy of Lithuania defeated the Livonian Order in the Battle of Turaida.
  • 1495
    Friar John Cor records the first known batch of scotch whisky.
  • 1533
    Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.
  • 1648
    The Roundheads defeat the Cavaliers at the Battle of Maidstone in the Second English Civil War.
  • 1660
    Mary Dyer is hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • 1670
    In Dover, England, Charles II of Great Britain and Louis XIV of France sign the secret treaty of Dover, which will force England into the Third Anglo-Dutch War.
  • 1679
    The Scottish Covenanters defeat John Graham of Claverhouse at the Battle of Drumclog.
  • 1779
    Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
  • 1792
    Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
  • 1794
    The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
  • 1796
    Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: U.S. President James Madison asks the Congress to declare war on the United Kingdom.
  • 1813
    James Lawrence, the mortally-wounded commander of the USS Chesapeake, gives his final order: “Don't give up the ship!”
  • 1815
    Napoleon swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.
  • 1831
    James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.
  • 1855
    American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
  • 1857
    Charles Baudelaire’s Les Fleurs du mal is published.
  • 1861
    American Civil War, Battle of Fairfax Court House (June 1861), first land battle of American Civil War after Battle of Fort Sumter, first Confederate combat casualty.
  • 1862
    American Civil War, Peninsula Campaign: Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
  • 1868
    Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed allowing the Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.
  • 1879
    Napoleon Eugene, the last dynastic Bonaparte, is killed in the Anglo-Zulu War.
  • 1890
    The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith’s tabulating machine to count census returns.
  • 1910
    Robert Falcon Scott’s South Pole expedition leaves England.
  • 1913
    The Greek-Serbian Treaty of Alliance is signed, paving the way for the Second Balkan War.
  • 1916
    Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1918
    World War I, Western Front: Battle for Belleau Wood – Allied Forces under John J. Pershing and James Harbord engage Imperial German Forces under Wilhelm, German Crown Prince.
  • 1921
    Tulsa Race Riot: civil unrest in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
  • 1922
    The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
  • 1929
    The 1st Conference of the Communist Parties of Latin America is held in Buenos Aires.
  • 1941
    The Farhud, a pogrom of Iraqi Jews, takes place in Baghdad.
  • 1941
    World War II: Battle of Crete ends as Crete capitulates to Germany.
  • 1943
    British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation the downing was an attempt to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
  • 1946
    Ion Antonescu, “Conducator” (leader) of Romania during World War II, is executed.
  • 1958
    Charles de Gaulle comes out of retirement to lead France by decree for six months.
  • 1960
    New Zealand’s first official television broadcast commences at 7.30 pm from Auckland.
  • 1962
    The Pilkington Committee on Broadcasting concludes, among other things, that the British public did not want commercial radio broadcasting.
  • 1963
    Kenya gains internal self-rule (Madaraka Day).
  • 1974
    Flixborough disaster: an explosion at a chemical plant kills 28 people.
  • 1974
    The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims is published in the journal Emergency Medicine.
  • 1978
    The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
  • 1979
    The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.
  • 1980
    Cable News Network (CNN) begins broadcasting.
  • 1990
    George H. W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production.
  • 1993
    Dobrinja mortar attack: 13 are killed and 133 wounded when Serb mortar shells are fired at a soccer game in Dobrinja, west of Sarajevo.
  • 1999
    American Airlines Flight 1420 slides and crashes while landing at Little Rock National Airport, killing 11 people on a flight from Dallas to Little Rock.
  • 2001
    Dolphinarium massacre: A Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.
  • 2001
    Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother, King Birendra of Nepal and Queen Aiswarya.
  • 2003
    The People’s Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.
  • 2009
    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 are killed.
  • 2009
    General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
  • 2011
    A rare tornado outbreak occurs in New England; a strong EF3 tornado strikes Springfield, Massachusetts during the event, killing four people.

Who Were Born On June 1?

  • 719
    Yang Yuhuan, consort of Chinese Emperor Xuanzong of Tang (d. 756)
  • 1076
    Mstislav I of Kiev (d. 1132)
  • 1134
    Geoffrey, Count of Nantes, brother of Henry II of England (d. 1158)
  • 1300
    Thomas of Brotherton, 1st Earl of Norfolk, son of Edward I of England (d. 1338)
  • 1480
    Tiedemann Giese, Polish Catholic bishop (d. 1550)
  • 1503
    Wilhelm von Grumbach, German adventurer (d. 1567)
  • 1563
    Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, English statesman and spymaster (d. 1612)
  • 1633
    Geminiano Montanari, Italian astronomer (d. 1687)
  • 1653
    Georg Muffat, French composer (d. 1704)
  • 1675
    Francesco Scipione, marchese di Maffei, Italian archaeologist (d. 1755)
  • 1754
    Archduke Ferdinand of Austria-Este, Austrian governor of the Duchy of Milan and Duke of Breisgau (d. 1806)
  • 1762
    Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish founder of the Christian Brothers and Presentation Brothers (d. 1844)
  • 1771
    Ferdinando Paer, Italian composer (d. 1839)
  • 1790
    Ferdinand Raimund, Austrian playwright (d. 1836)
  • 1796
    Nicolas Léonard Sadi Carnot, French physicist (d. 1832)
  • 1800
    Edward Deas Thomson, Australian politician (d. 1879)
  • 1801
    Brigham Young, American colonizer and religious leader (d. 1877)
  • 1804
    Mikhail Glinka, Russian composer (d. 1857)
  • 1815
    Otto of Greece (d. 1862)
  • 1825
    John Hunt Morgan, American Confederate cavalry general (d. 1864)
  • 1831
    John Bell Hood, American Confederate general (d. 1879)
  • 1833
    John Marshall Harlan, Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court (d. 1911)
  • 1843
    Henry Faulds, Scottish fingerprinting pioneer (d. 1930)
  • 1844
    John J. Toffey, American army officer (d. 1911)
  • 1878
    John Masefield, English novelist and poet (d. 1967)
  • 1889
    Charles Kay Ogden, English polymath (d. 1957)
  • 1890
    Frank Morgan, American actor (d. 1949)
  • 1898
    Molly Picon, American actress (d. 1992)
  • 1899
    Edward Charles Titchmarsh, English mathematician (d. 1963)
  • 1901
    Hap Day, Canadian hockey player and manager (d. 1990)
  • 1901
    John Van Druten, English screen writer (d. 1957)
  • 1903
    Vasyl Velychkovsky, Ukrainian bishop (d. 1973)
  • 1907
    Sir Frank Whittle, English inventor of the jet engine (d. 1996)
  • 1908
    Julie Campbell Tatham, American writer (d. 1999)
  • 1909
    Hans Vogt, Norwegian linguist (d. 1986)
  • 1909
    Yechezkel Kutscher, Slovakian-born Israeli philologist and Hebrew linguist (d. 1971)
  • 1912
    Herbert Tichy, Austrian mountaineer (d. 1987)
  • 1913
    Bill Deedes, British journalist (d. 2007)
  • 1915
    John Randolph, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1917
    William S. Knowles, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1920
    Robert Clarke, American actor d. 2005
  • 1921
    Nelson Riddle, American bandleader and arranger (d. 1985)
  • 1922
    Joan Caulfield, American actress (d. 1991)
  • 1922
    Joan Copeland, American actress
  • 1922
    Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (d. 2007)
  • 1924
    William Sloane Coffin, American clergyman (d. 2006)
  • 1925
    Dilia Díaz Cisneros, Venezuelan teacher
  • 1925
    Marie Knight, American gospel singer (d. 2009)
  • 1926
    Andy Griffith, American actor
  • 1926
    Marilyn Monroe, American actress (d. 1962)
  • 1928
    Bob Monkhouse, English comedian (d. 2003)
  • 1928
    Georgi Dobrovolski, Soviet cosmonaut (d. 1971)
  • 1929
    James Billington – American librarian
  • 1929
    Nargis, Indian actress (d. 1981)
  • 1930
    Edward Woodward, English actor (d. 2009)
  • 1930
    John Lemmon, English logician (d. 1966)
  • 1932
    Christopher Lasch, American historian and social critic (d. 1994)
  • 1933
    Charles Wilson, American politician (d. 2010)
  • 1933
    Haruo Remeliik, 1st President of Palau (d. 1985)
  • 1934
    Pat Boone, American singer
  • 1935
    Reverend Ike, American televangelist (d. 2009)
  • 1936
    Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslav actor (d. 2010)
  • 1936
    Gerald Scarfe, British illustrator
  • 1936
    Joe Doyle, Irish politician
  • 1937
    Colleen McCullough, Australian novelist (The Thorn Birds)
  • 1937
    Morgan Freeman, American actor
  • 1937
    Rosaleen Linehan, Irish actress
  • 1938
    Khawar Rizvi, Pakistani Poet and Scholar
  • 1939
    Cleavon Little, American actor (d. 1992)
  • 1940
    Katerina Gogou, Greek actress and poet (d. 1993)
  • 1940
    Kip Thorne, American physicist
  • 1940
    René Auberjonois, American actor
  • 1944
    Robert Powell, English actor
  • 1945
    Frederica von Stade, American mezzo-soprano
  • 1945
    Linda Scott, American singer
  • 1946
    Brian Cox, Scottish actor
  • 1947
    Jonathan Pryce, British actor
  • 1947
    Ron Dennis, F1 team principal (McLaren)
  • 1947
    Ronnie Wood, English guitarist (Rolling Stones)
  • 1948
    Michel Plasse, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2006)
  • 1948
    Powers Boothe, American actor
  • 1948
    Tomáš Halík, Czech priest and public intellectual
  • 1948
    Tom Sneva, American race car driver and Indianapolis 500 winner
  • 1950
    Wayne Nelson, American musician (Little River Band)
  • 1953
    David Berkowitz, American serial killer known as the Son of Sam
  • 1953
    Ronnie Dunn, American musician (Brooks & Dunn)
  • 1955
    Chiyonofuji Mitsugu, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 58th Yokozuna
  • 1955
    Tony Snow, American news anchor, former White House Press Secretary for George W. Bush (d. 2008)
  • 1956
    Lisa Hartman, American actress
  • 1957
    Dorota Kędzierzawska, Polish film director
  • 1958
    Ahron Bregman, Israeli journalist
  • 1959
    Alan Wilder, British musician (Depeche Mode and Recoil)
  • 1959
    Martin Brundle, British race car driver and F1 television commentator
  • 1960
    Giorgos Lillikas, Cypriot politician
  • 1960
    Simon Gallup, English bassist (The Cure)
  • 1961
    Paul Coffey, Canadian hockey player
  • 1961
    Peter Machajdik, Slovakian composer
  • 1963
    Mike Joyce, English drummer (The Smiths)
  • 1964
    Mark Curry, American comedian and actor
  • 1964
    Tribhuvan, Indian Poet and journalist
  • 1965
    Larisa Lazutina, Russian cross-country skier
  • 1965
    Nigel Short, English chess player
  • 1966
    Greg Schiano, American football coach
  • 1967
    Roger Sanchez, American disc jockey
  • 1968
    Jason Donovan, Australian actor and singer
  • 1968
    Jeff Hackett, Canadian hockey player
  • 1968
    Karen Mulder, Dutch model
  • 1969
    René Liu, Taiwanese actress and singer
  • 1969
    Teri Polo, American actress
  • 1970
    Alexi Lalas, American soccer player
  • 1970
    Paul Schrier, American actor
  • 1970
    R. Madhavan, Indian actor
  • 1971
    Mario Cimarro, Cuban actor and singer
  • 1972
    Daniel Casey, English actor
  • 1972
    Mike Dunham, American hockey player
  • 1973
    Adam Garcia, Australian actor
  • 1973
    Derek Lowe, American baseball player
  • 1973
    Frédérik Deburghgraeve, Belgian swimmer
  • 1973
    Heidi Klum, German model
  • 1974
    Akis Zikos, Greek footballer
  • 1974
    Alanis Morissette, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1974
    Ashok Jadeja, Indian fraudster
  • 1974
    Melissa Sagemiller, American actress
  • 1974
    Michael Rasmussen, Danish cyclist
  • 1975
    James Storm, American professional wrestler
  • 1975
    Michal Grosek, Czech hockey player
  • 1977
    Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player
  • 1977
    Danielle Harris, American actress
  • 1977
    Richard Williams, British racing driver
  • 1977
    Sarah Wayne Callies, American actress
  • 1978
    Matthew Hittinger, American poet
  • 1979
    Markus Persson, “Notch”, Programmer and the creator of Minecraft
  • 1979
    Santana Moss, American football player
  • 1980
    Oliver James, British actor
  • 1981
    Brandi Carlile, American singer and songwriter
  • 1981
    Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan baseball player
  • 1981
    Smush Parker, American basketball player
  • 1982
    Justine Henin (formerly Henin-Hardenne), Belgian tennis player
  • 1983
    Jake Silbermann, American actor
  • 1984
    Naidangiin Tüvshinbayar, Mongolian athlete
  • 1984
    Oliver Tielemans, Dutch racing driver
  • 1985
    Ari Herstand, American Singer/Songwriter
  • 1985
    Mário Hipólito, Angolan footballer
  • 1985
    Nick Young, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Sam Young, American basketball player
  • 1985
    Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopian athlete
  • 1986
    Ben Smith, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1986
    Dayana Mendoza, Venezuelan beauty queen and Miss Universe 2008 winner
  • 1987
    Jerel McNeal, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Juan Hernandez, Mexican footballer
  • 1987
    Zoltán Harsányi, Slovakian footballer
  • 1988
    Javier Hernández Balcázar, Mexican footballer
  • 1988
    Nami Tamaki, Japanese pop singer

Who Died On June 1?

  • 195 BC
    Gaozu of Han of China
  • 193
    Marcus Severus Didius Julianus, Roman Emperor (b. 133)
  • 1434
    Wladislaus II of Poland (b. 1362)
  • 1571
    John Story, English Catholic (b. 1504)
  • 1616
    Tokugawa Ieyasu (b. 1543)
  • 1625
    Honoré d'Urfé, French writer (b. 1568)
  • 1639
    Melchior Franck, German composer (b. 1579)
  • 1660
    Mary Dyer, English Quaker (b. 1611)
  • 1710
    David Mitchell, British admiral (b. 1642)
  • 1740
    Samuel Werenfels, Swiss theologian (b. 1657)
  • 1769
    Edward Holyoke, President of Harvard University (b. 1689)
  • 1795
    Pierre-Joseph Desault, French anatomist (b. 1744)
  • 1815
    Louis Alexandre Berthier, French marshal (b. 1753)
  • 1823
    Louis Nicolas Davout, French marshal (b. 1770)
  • 1826
    Jean Frédéric Oberlin, Alsatian pastor (b. 1740)
  • 1830
    Swaminarayan, Indian Hindu figure (b. 1781)
  • 1841
    David Wilkie, Scottish artist (b. 1785)
  • 1846
    Pope Gregory XVI (b. 1765)
  • 1861
    John Quincy Marr (b. 1825), first Confederate States soldier (officer) killed in the American Civil War
  • 1864
    Hong Xiuquan, Chinese rebel,build Taiping Rebellion (b. 1812)
  • 1868
    James Buchanan, 15th President of the United States (b. 1791)
  • 1872
    James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American newspaper publisher (b. 1795)
  • 1873
    Joseph Howe, Canadian politician (b. 1804)
  • 1879
    Napoléon Eugène, Prince Imperial son of Emperor Napoleon III (b. 1856)
  • 1927
    J. B. Bury, Irish historian (b. 1861)
  • 1935
    Arthur Arz von Straußenburg, Austro-Hungarian Colonel General (d. 1857)
  • 1938
    Ödön von Horváth, Austro-Hungarian-playwright and novelist (b. 1901)
  • 1941
    Hans Berger, German neuroscientist (b. 1873)
  • 1943
    Leslie Howard, English actor (b. 1893)
  • 1943
    Wilfrid B. Israel, German-Jewish activist (b. 1899)
  • 1946
    Ion Antonescu, Prime Minister of Romania (b. 1882)
  • 1947
    Anna Hoffman-Uddgren, Swedish director and actor (b. 1868)
  • 1948
    Alex Gard, Russian-born caricaturist (b. 1900)
  • 1948
    Sonny Boy Williamson I, American musician (b. 1914)
  • 1952
    John Dewey, American philosopher and educational theorist (b. 1859)
  • 1953
    Emanuel Vidović, painter and graphic artist from Split, Croatia (b. 1870)
  • 1954
    Martin Andersen Nexø, Danish writer (b. 1869)
  • 1955
    Kathleen, Duchess of Newcastle, British duchess (b. 1872)
  • 1959
    Sax Rohmer, English author (b. 1883)
  • 1960
    Lester Patrick, Canadian hockey player (b. 1883)
  • 1960
    Paula Hitler, sister of Adolf Hitler (b. 1896)
  • 1965
    Earl “Curly” Lambeau, American football coach (b. 1898)
  • 1966
    Papa Jack Laine, American musician (b. 1873)
  • 1968
    André Laurendeau, Canadian writer, journalist and politician (b. 1912)
  • 1968
    Helen Keller, American humanitarian (b. 1880)
  • 1969
    Ivar Ballangrud, Norwegian ice skater (b. 1904)
  • 1971
    Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian (b. 1892)
  • 1973
    Mary Kornman, American actress (b. 1915)
  • 1979
    Werner Forssmann, German physician, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (b. 1904)
  • 1980
    Arthur Nielsen, American market analyst (b. 1897)
  • 1980
    Rube Marquard, American baseball player (b. 1886)
  • 1981
    Carl Vinson, U.S. Congressman (b. 1883)
  • 1983
    Prince Charles of Belgium (b. 1903)
  • 1985
    Richard Greene, British actor (b. 1918)
  • 1986
    Jo Gartner, Austrian racing driver (b. 1958)
  • 1987
    Rashid Karami, Lebanese statesman (b. 1921)
  • 1989
    Aurelio Lampredi, Italian mechanical engineer (Ferrari) (b. 1917)
  • 1991
    David Ruffin, American singer (The Temptations) (b. 1941)
  • 1994
    Frances Heflin, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 1996
    Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, Fifth President of India (b. 1913)
  • 1998
    Darwin Joston, American actor (b. 1937)
  • 1999
    Christopher Sydney Cockerell, British engineer and inventor (b. 1910)
  • 2001
    Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (b. 1920)
  • 2001
    King Birendra of Nepal (b. 1945)
  • 2001
    Queen Aiswarya of Nepal (b. 1949)
  • 2002
    Hansie Cronje, South African cricketer (b. 1969)
  • 2004
    William Manchester, American writer (b. 1922)
  • 2005
    George Mikan, American basketball player (b. 1924)
  • 2006
    Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress (b. 1944)
  • 2007
    Arn Shein, American sports writer (b. 1928)
  • 2007
    Tony Thompson, American R&B singer (Hi-Five) (b. 1975)
  • 2008
    Tommy Lapid, Israeli journalist and politician (b. 1931)
  • 2008
    Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer (b. 1936)
  • 2009
    Thomas Berry, American theologian, deep ecologist (b. 1914)
  • 2009
    Vincent O'Brien, Irish horse trainer (b.1917)
  • 2010
    William H. Ginn Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b. 1928)

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