On This Day in South Africa: What happened on 1 June?
We look back on this day in world and South African history, remembering the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.
Look at what happened on this day, 1 June in history. From various achievements and milestones throughout human history to groundbreaking inventions and events that shaped the world we live in today.
Here is a look at some of the most notable events that happened on this day
ON THIS DAY: 1 JUNE
1972 | The South African Police Force enlisted policewomen for the first time as full personnel.
1974 | The embargo on the Netherlands, Portugal, South Africa, and Rhodesia is maintained, but the Arab oil ministers vote to lift most restrictions on oil supplies to the United States.
1999 | On landing at Little Rock National Airport, American Airlines Flight 1420 slipped and crashed, killing 11 passengers travelling from Dallas to Little Rock.
2008 | A fire on Universal Studios’ rear lot broke out, destroying the King Kong Encounter and a large archive of master tapes for music and film. The entire extent of the damage was not known until 2019.
2009 | General Motors filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It was the fourth-largest bankruptcy in the history of the United States.
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1935 | German director, screenwriter and producer, Percy Adlon.
1949 | South African actor, Zack du Plessis.
1963 | Belgian footballer, Vital Borkelmans.
1964 | South African entertainer, Casper de Vries
1986 | Nigerian footballerChinedu Obasi.
2007 | American singer and songwriter, Tony Thompson, 32.
2008 | French fashion designer, founded Saint Laurent Paris, Yves Saint Laurent, 72.
2009 | Irish horse trainer, Vincent O’Brien, 92.
2010 | Japanese dancer, Kazuo Ohno, 104
2011 | Iranian humanitarian and activist, Haleh Sahabi, 54.
1909 | On this day, England set their record of winning 10 consecutive matches, beating Austria 1-8 in Vienna.
1981 | American singer Brandi Carlile was born in Ravensdale, Washington on this day.
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