1 June It Happened Today
1878 Birth of English novelist and poet John Masefield.
1880 The first public telephone comes into use in New Haven, Connecticut.
1926 Birth of American actress Marilyn Monroe.
1934 Birth of American singer Pat Boone.
1935 Driving tests for would be motorists are introduced in Great Britain.
1937 Birth of American actor Morgan Freeman.
1979 Rhodesia officially changes it’s name to Zimbabwe.