June 01: Fun Facts about Today in History

Today in History

On June 1, learn about the most interesting events and historical facts from across history. The 152nd day of the Gregorian calendar is June 1st. The European Central Bank was created in Brussels on this day, while the Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

Gemini is the zodiac sign for June 1st. Marilyn Monroe, Morgan Freeman, and Andy Griffith were all born on June 1st. It’s World Parents Day, National Donut Day, and National Olive Day today.


(June 01, 1968)
Helen Keller, an American author who was deaf and blind, died in Westport, Connecticut.


(June 01, 1980)
Ted Turner's Atlanta-based Cable News Network (CNN) launched 24-hour live news broadcasts on this day in 1980, and garnered international notoriety in 1991 for its nonstop coverage of the Persian Gulf War.

(Died on June 01, 2019)
Ani Yudhoyono, Indonesian politician, 6th First Lady of Indonesia. (b. 1952).

Written by James

James has always been intrigued by dinosaurs, the universe, technology, and animals. With a Bachelor of Computer Science and years of writing expertise, he joined World Amazing Facts in 2021 as a staff writer.

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