1st June

Born on this Day 1st June
1300 Edward I
1563 Robert Cecil
1907 Frank Whittle
1926 Marilyn Monroe
1928 Bob Monkhouse
1930 Edward Woodward
1934 Pat Boone
1936 Joe Doyle
1936 Gerald Scarfe
1923 Henry Kissinger
1944 Robert Powell
1947 Ronnie Wood
1947 Jonathan Pryce
1959 Martin Brundle
1960 Simon Gallup
1968 Jason Donovan
1974 Alanis Morissette

Died on this Day
1943 Leslie Howard


1956 Doris Day signed a 5 year $1 million deal with Columbia Records.

1967 The Beatles’ ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album was released.


1983 The England football team retained the British Championship with a 2-0 win over Scotland.

People & Showbiz

1533 Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.

1938 Superman made his first appearance in issue 1 of the DC title ‘Action Comics’, having been created by 2 college students, Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegal.

1957 The first Premium bond prize winners were chosen at random by the computer ERNIE.

1958 Charles De Gaulle became Prime Minister of France.

General Events

1705 The first pensioners arrived at the Royal Naval Hospital in Greenwich.

1794 The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.

1831 James Clark Ross discovers the North Magnetic Pole.

1880 The first public telephone box in New Haven, Connecticut, went into service

1988 The Reagan-Gorbachev summit came to a close in Moscow.

1935 The first driving tests are introduced in the United Kingdom.

1995 An audition at the Theatre Royal, Nottingham was held to find the successor to the Milky Bar Kid. Nestle insisted only fair-skinned children would be considered which led to complaints of racism. Nestle said ‘Just as Mickey Mouse looks like Mickey Mouse, you cannot go round changing a brand character that has been around for 30 years’

1995 Woolworths announced they were to stop selling vinyl singles.

2005 The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.

2007 Smoking is banned from United Kingdom’s public places.

2009 General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

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