This Day in History is DUE’s daily dose of trivia for all the history buffs out there. So sit back and take a ride of all the fascinating things that happened today!
People are trapped in history and history is trapped in people, and hence, every day has been a significant one in the foibles of history. Now, let’s take a tour of “This Day in History 1st June.
1926: Birth of Marylyn Monroe
Norma Jeane Mortenson, who took her mother’s name afterwards was born on this day. She was reared by 12 sets of foster parents. She had a fair amount of ups and downs both in her personal and professional life. After her death, her stature rose and thus she became Marylyn Monroe, a pop icon in American culture.
1929: Birth of Nargis Dutt
Fatima Rashid, Nargis Dutt was born on this day. She made her debut as a child artist in 1935 at the age of six. She delivered several hits like Shree 420, Andaaz, Awaara and many others. She is mainly remembered for her role in Mother India. Nargis became the first actress to win the National film award.
1937: Morgan Freeman is born
Morgan Freeman was born on this day in Tennessee, the U.S. As a child, he aspired to be a fighter pilot. He debuted on Broadway in 1967 and his theatrical work brought in some of his spectacular on-screen roles. He has received five nominations at the Academy Awards. He is a recipient of various awards like a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award.
1962: Adolf Eichmann is executed
Adolf Eichmann, a German high official who was in charge of over-looking the mass execution of Jews at various places during the Nazi rule. He was captured and tried in Israel, where he said in a statement, “I had orders, but I had nothing to do with that business.” Hannah Arendt’s coverage of his trial prompted a debate among the masses. He was executed on this day.
1980: Debut of CNN
Cable News Network, CNN made its debut on this day. It was the world’s first 24-hour news network. In the initial years, it was mocked as ‘The Chicken Noodle Network’ but it gained worldwide attention for its round-the-clock coverage of the Persian Gulf war.