It happened today – this day in history – June 1

193: Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is assassinated.

1215: Beijing is captured by the Mongols under Genghis Khan.

1495: First written record of Scotch Whisky appears in Exchequer Rolls of Scotland.

1533: Anne Boleyn is crowned Queen of England.

1670: Charles II and French King Louis XIV sign a secret anti-Dutch treaty.

1676: Allied Danish-Dutch forces defeat the Swedish navy in the Baltic Sea at the Battle of Oland in the Scanian War.

1746: French troops conquer Antwerp.

1792: Kentucky is admitted as 15th US state.

1796: The last British troops withdraw from the US. On the same day, Tennessee is admitted as the 16th US state.

1815: Napoleon Bonaparte swears fidelity to the Constitution of France.

1861: First skirmish in the American Civil War at Fairfax Court House, Virginia.

1862: African Slave Trade Treaty Act: Bilateral treaty between the US and UK abolishing the slave trade in all US possessions.

1868: The Treaty of Bosque Redondo is signed, allowing Navajos to return to their lands in Arizona and New Mexico.

1869: Thomas Edison is granted his first patent for the electric vote recorder.

1881: Fred Archer wins the Epsom Derby on Iroquois.

1900: The British army occupies Pretoria, South Africa.

1922: The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.

1930: Helen Wills Moody wins her third straight French tennis title, beating fellow American Helen Jacobs 6-2, 6-1.

1933: Charlie Chaplin marries Paulette Goddard.

1935: The driving test and licence plates are introduced in England.

1943: Germany shoots down a civilian flight from Lisbon to London. No one survives.

1958: France’s General Charles de Gaulle is invited back to form a new government as the crisis in Algeria threatens to bring civil war to France itself.

1959: The first edition of Juke Box Jury airs on the BBC with host, David Jacobs, leading a revolving panel of guests in critiquing the week’s top record releases. Within three years it had a weekly audience of 12 million.

1962: Nazi Adolf Eichmann is is executed in Israel after being found guilty of war crimes.

1964: Working at EMI Studios , Abbey Road, The Beatles record I’ll Cry Instead and I’ll Be Back for the album A Hard Day’s Night plus Matchbox and Slow Down for the Long Tall Sally EP.

1966: Working at EMI Studios in Abbey Road, The Beatles add overdubs to the song Yellow Submarine with John Lennon blowing bubbles in a bucket of water and shouting “Full speed ahead Mister Captain!” Roadie Mal Evans plays on a bass drum strapped to his chest, marching around the studio with the band following behind in a conga line singing “We all live in a yellow submarine.”


1967: The official release date for The Beatles album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, although it had already been available in some UK shops for days.

1970: Prime Minister, Harold Wilson, is hit in the face with an egg thrown by a Young Conservative demonstrator outside Wealdstone Labour Hall in north London. Wilson responds: “If the Tories win the next election no one will be able to afford an egg.”

On TV: Monday




15.25Charlie Chaplin


15.55Enchanted House

16.12Once Upon a Time


16.50Lost in Space

17.45ITN News

17.55World Cup 70
Goals, action and highlights from yesterday’s opening match. Plus previews of tomorrow’s games.

18.20The Flintstones

18.45Mike and Bernie’s Scene

19.30Coronation Street

20.00World in Action

20.30Playhouse Private Lillywhite’s Dead

21.30The Best Things in Life

22.00ITN News at Ten

22.30Film: Cat Girl (1966)
Horror starring Barbara Shelley

23.50Living in a Shadow


9.40For Schools and Colleges

10.45Watch with Mother The Flowerpot Men

11.00For Schools and Colleges


13.45News and Wather


14.05For Schools and Colleges



16.55Blue Peter
with Valerie Singleton, John Noakes and Peter Purves

17.20Hector’s House

17.25Abbott and Costello

17.30London this Week

17.50News and Weather

18.00World Cup Grandstand
Introduced by David Coleman direct from Mexico

18.45Z Cars

19.10Star Trek
The Trouble With Tribbles starring William Shatner



21.10The Troubleshooters

22.00Election Broadcast
On behalf of the Labour Party

22.1024 Hours

22.55Songs to Remember




11.00Play School


19.00New Heavens, New Earth


20.00The High Chaparral

20.50The Family of Man Teenagers

21.40Pot Black Snooker competition

22.00Election Broadcast

22.10Yesterday’s Witness
The Great Scuttle: On Midsummer Day 1919 one of the most extraordinary episodes in the history of the sea took place in Scapa Flow, the famous anchorage in the Orkney Islands. Seventy-four ships of the German High Seas Fleet, at that time the world’s second greatest navy, scuttled themselves in a calculated act of defiance.

22.45News Summary and Weather

22.50Line-Up: Monday
Talk, argument, people, diversion with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean Tony Bilbow and Sheridan Morley

1972: West German police arrest terrorist leader Andreas Baader.

1973: Former Soft Machine drummer Robert Wyatt breaks his spine attempting to leave a party by climbing down a drainpipe and falling three stories. He is confined to a wheelchair.

1975: Ronnie Wood replaces Mick Taylor in The Rolling Stones on his 28th birthday.

Singles chart:

  1. Whispering Grass – Windsor Davies and Don Estelle
  2. Stand By Your Man – Tammy Wynette
  3. Three Steps To Heaven – Showaddywaddy
  4. Sing Baby Sing – The Stylistics
  5. The Way We Were – Gladys Knight and the Pips
  6. Send In The Clowns – Judy Collins
  7. The Proud One – The Osmonds
  8. I’m Not In Love – 10cc
  9. Roll Over Lay Down – Status Quo
  10. The Israelites – Desmond Dekker and the Aces
1975: Mike Oldfield – Tubular Bells

Album chart:

  1. Best Of – The Stylistics
  2. Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboy – Elton John
  3. Once Upon A Star – The Bay City Rollers
  4. Autobahn – Kraftwerk
  5. Best Of – Tammy Wynette
  6. Take Good Care Of Yourself – The Three Degrees
  7. Judith – Judy Collins
  8. 20 Greatest Hits – Tom Jones
  9. The Singles 1969-1973 – The Carpenters
  10. Tubular Bells – Mike Oldfield

1976: Britain and Iceland end the “cod war”.

1978: David Gower makes his Test cricket debut against Pakistan at Edgbaston.

1979: Rhodesia formally ends nearly 90 years of white minority rule and declares it will now be known as Zimbabwe.

1985: More than 300 people are arrested as police intercept a convoy of hippies going to Stonehenge.

1991: Former singer with The Temptations, David Ruffin dies of a drug overdose.

1993: Serb forces shell a football match in Bosnia killing 11 people, including four children.

1999: Death of Christopher Cockerell, inventor of the hovercraft, aged 88.

2001: The Nepalese royal family is massacred by heir to the throne Crown Prince Dipendra, who goes on the rampage with a gun before turning it on himself.

2008: Death of fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent aged 71.

2009: Death of racehorse trainer Vincent O’Brien aged 92.

2017: President Donald Trump announces the US is withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

2019: Liverpool beat Tottenham, 2-0 to win the Champions League in Madrid. On the same day, Spanish footballer José Antonio Reyes dies aged 35 in a car crash.

2020: President Donald Trump threatens to employ the military to quell protests across the country sparked by the death of George Floyd.

2021: Prehistoric carvings, between 4,000 and 5,000 years old depicting deer, are found at Kilmartin Glen, Argyll in Scotland.

2022: Turkey officially changes its name to Türkiye at the United Nations and internationally.

2023: Songwriter Cynthia Weil dies aged 82.

Ronnie Wood (Photo: Raph_PH)

BIRTHDAYS: Pat Boone, singer, 90; Morgan Freeman, actor, 87; Brian Cox, actor, 78; Glyn Pardoe, footballer, 78; Ronnie Wood, guitarist, (Rolling Stones) 77; Jonathan Pryce, actor, 77; Tom Robinson, singer-songwriter/broadcaster, 74; Gemma Craven, actor, 74; Alan Wilder, keyboards (Depeche Mode) 65; Martin Brundle, motor racing commentator, 65; Simon Gallup, bassist (The Cure) 64; Mike Joyce, drummer (The Smiths) 61; Roger Sanchez, DJ, 57; Jason Donovan, actor/singer, 56; Damon Minchella, bassist (Ocean Colour Scene) 55; Karen Mulder, actress/model,, 54; Heidi Klum, model/TV presenter, 51; Alanis Morissette, singer-songwriter, 50; Brandi Carlile, singer-songwriter, 43; Amy Schumer, comedian/actress, 43; Nikki Glaser, comedian, 40; Javier Hernandes, footballer, 36; Heloise Letissier (Christine and the Queens), singer/songwriter, 36; Tom Holland, actor, 28.