On This Day..... June 1

JUNE 1ST

  • TODAY IS NATIONAL DOUGHNUT DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL SAY SOMETHING NICE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL OLIVE DAY
  • TODAY IS NATIONAL HAZELNUT CAKE DAY

BIRTHDAYS:

  • BRIGHAM YOUNG (1801-1877)
  • ANDY GRIFFITH (1926-2012)
  • MARILYN MONROE (1926-1962)
  • PAT BOONE (1934, 84)
  • MORGAN FREEMAN (1937, 81)
  • BRIAN COX (1946, 72)
  • RONNIE WOOD (1947, 71)
  • POWERS BOOTH (1948-2017)
  • DAVID BERKOWITZ (1953, 65)
  • HEIDI KLUM (1973, 45)
  • ALANIS MORISSETTE (1974, 44)
  • AMY SCHUMER (1981, 37)
  • TOM HOLLAND (1996, 22)

ON THIS DAY:

  • IN 1215, GENGHIS KHAN CONQUERS BEIJING FOR THE MONGOLS
  • IN 1533, ANNE BOLEYN IS CROWNED QUEEN OF ENGLAND
  • IN 1638, PLYMOUTH, MASSACHUSETTS RECORDS THE FIRST AMERICAN EARTHQUAKE
  • IN 1660, MASSACHUSETTS HANGS MARY DYER FOR BEING A QUAKER
  • IN 1774, THE BRITISH ORDER THE PORT OF BOSTON CLOSED
  • IN 1792, KENTUCKY BECOMES THE 15TH STATE
  • IN 1796, TENNESSEE BECOMES THE 16TH STATE
  • IN 1808, THE UNIVERSITY OF OHIO IS ESTABLISHED
  • IN 1862, OVER 11,000 PEOPLE DIE IN THE BATTLE OF FAIR OAKS AND SEVEN PINES, VIRGINIA, WHERE ROBERT E. LEE TAKES OVER AS COMMANDING GENERAL
  • IN 1868, JAMES BUCHANAN DIES AT 77
  • IN 1869, THOMAS EDISON PATENTS THE MODERN VOTING MACHINE
  • IN 1880, THE FIRST PAYPHONE IS INSTALLED IN NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT
  • IN 1908, JOHN KROHN BEGINS HIS MISSION TO WALK AROUND THE ENTIRE PERIMETER OF THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. IT TAKES HIM 357 DAYS
  • IN 1925, LOU GEHRIG PLAYS IN HIS FIRST GAME OF HIS RECORD 2130 CONSECUTIVE BASEBALL GAMES
  • IN 1925, HOWARD HUGHES MARRIES HIS FIRST WIFE, ELLA RICE
  • IN 1927, LIZZIE BORDEN DIES OF PNEUMONIA AT 66
  • IN 1933, CHARLIE CHAPLIN AT 44 MARRIES 22 YEAR OLD PAULETTE GODDARD
  • IN 1937, EDITH WHARTON HAS A HEART ATTACK AND COLLAPSES. SHE WOULD DIE TWO MONTHS LATER
  • IN 1938, MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL BEGINS USING BATTING HELMETS
  • IN 1949, LUCILLE BALL MARRIES DESI ARNAZ FOR THE SECOND TIME
  • IN 1958, CHARLES DE GAULLE IS ELECTED PREMIERE OF FRANCE
  • IN 1959, JOHNNY HORTON GOES TO #1 WITH “THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS”
  • IN 1962, ADOLF EICHMANN IS EXECUTED FOR WAR CRIMES IN ISRAEL
  • IN 1963, RAY BARETTO PEAKS AT #17 WITH “EL WATUSI”
  • IN 1963, LESLIE GORE HITS #1 WITH “IT’S MY PARTY”
  • IN 1967, DAVID BOWIE RELEASES HIS DEBUT SELF TITLED ALBUM
  • IN 1967, THE BEATLES RELEASE “SEARGANT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND”
  • IN 1968, SIMON AND GARFUNKEL HIT #1 WITH “MRS. ROBINSON”
  • IN 1968, HELEN KELLER DIES AT 87
  • IN 1971, ED SULLIVAN AIRS HIS FINAL SHOW ON CBS
  • IN 1972, JOHN WAYNE GACY MARRIES HIS SECOND WIFE CAROLE HOFF
  • IN 1973, PAUL MCCARTNEY RELEASES “LIVE AND LET DIE”
  • IN 1974, TED BUNDY ABDUCTS VICTIM BRENDA BALL
  • IN 1974, THE JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE FIRST PUBLISHES THE HEIMLICH MANEUVER
  • IN 1975, “CHICAGO” OPENS ON BROADWAY
  • IN 1975, RONNIE WOOD JOINS THE ROLLING STONES
  • IN 1980, CNN BEGINS BROADCASTING
  • IN 1985, DAVID LEE ROTH PEAKS AT #12 WITH “JUST A GIGALO / AIN’T GOT NOBODY”
  • IN 1985, PRINCE HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “AROUND THE WORLD IN A DAY”
  • IN 1988, “THE MORTON DOWNEY JR. SHOW” BEGINS RUNNING IN SYNDICATION
  • IN 1989, MIKE TYSON AND ROBIN GIVENS DIVORCE
  • IN 1991, TOM AND ROSEANNE ARNOLD MARRY FOR THE SECOND TIME
  • IN 1993, CONNIE CHUNG BEGINS CO-ANCHORING THE EVENING NEWS WITH DAN RATHER
  • IN 1994, THE FX CABLE CHANNEL BEGINS BROADCASTING
  • IN 1996, WOODY HARRELSON IS ARRESTED FOR PLANTING HEMP SEEDS IN KENTUCKY
  • IN 2005, AXEL F HITS #1 ON THE EUROPEAN CHARTS WITH “CRAZY FROG”, A PHONE RING TONE WHICH WAS EXTENDED INTO A FULL LENGTH SONG
  • IN 2007, 80 YEAR OLD TONY BENNETT MARRIES 47 YEAR OLD SUSAN CROW
  • IN 2008, YVES SAINT LAURENT DIES AT 82
  • IN 2009, 228 PEOPLE DIE WHEN AIR FRANCE FLIGHT 447 CRASHES OFF THE COAST OF BRAZIL
  • IN 2009, GENERAL MOTORS FILES FOR BANKRUPTCY
  • IN 2013, VAMPIRE WEEKEND HAS THE #1 ALBUM WITH “MODERN VAMPIRES OF THE CITY”

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