1943 – British Overseas Airways Corporation Flight 777 is shot down over the Bay of Biscay by German Junkers Ju 88s, killing actor Leslie Howard and leading to speculation the downing was an attempt to kill British Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
1974 – The Heimlich maneuver for rescuing choking victims was published on this day in the journal Emergency Medicine.
Frank Morgan(June 1, 1890 – September 18, 1949) was an American actor best known for his portrayal of the title character in the film The Wizard of Oz.
1926 – Andy Griffith, American actor 1926 Starred in the Andy Griffith Show and in the 1980s–1990s legal drama, Matlock. Griffith was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President George W. Bush on November 9, 2005.
Marilyn Monroe, American actress (d. 1962)
1928 – Bob Monkhouse, English comedian (d. 2003)
1930 – Edward Woodward, English actor (d. 2009)
John Edward Masefield, OM, (1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967) was an English poet and writer, and Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 until his death in 1967.