2021 June

June 3: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on June 3

June 3rd celebrates Running Day and Repeat Day.

We’re now on the 154th day of the year, and have 211 days left.

For those of you who were born on June 3, your star sign is Gemini.

If today is an important day to you then you’ll want to know all the top major historical events that all fell on this day.

Did you know that on this day in 1976, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen went gold? It’s one of the best selling singles ever and is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 3rd in history!

What Happened On June 3 In History?


A Texan doctor performed the world’s first successful partial skull and scalp transplant.

55-year-old Jim Boysen had suffered from significant head wounds after receiving cancer treatment. Dr. Michael Klebuc was the lead surgeon in the transplant, which was the solution to the previous damage caused.
Source CBS News

Clothing website ASOS was established.

OTD in 2000: Clothing website ASOS was established.

Movie “Big” starring Tom Hanks premiered in the US.

The movie was made with a budget $18 million and became a $151 million success.

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen went gold.


The oldest copy known of the Magna Carta was presented to the US.

Source Politico

Canada announced that silver coins would be replaced with nickel.


Respect by Aretha Franklin topped the Billboard Hot 100 charts at #1.


The United States Supreme Court declared that it was unlawful to discriminate in interstate travel.

Source PBS

Jesse James, his brother Frank and their gang stormed into Obocock Bank, Corydon, Iowa.

OTD in 1871: Jesse James
The gang successfully escaped, but only narrowly as there were gunshots fired while being chased.

The Battle of Philippi began.

On this day the first Civil War of America began in Philippi, West Virginia. The fight was between the United States and the Confederate States, with the US winning the day.

The First American Regiment was authorized by the Continental Congress proceeding the American Revolutionary War.

Did you know that on this day, June 3rd 1976, Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen went gold?