What Happened in June 1996

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 1 Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana

  • Jun 1 NHL Eastern Conference Final: Florida Panthers beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 2 50th Tony Awards: Master Class & Rent win
  • Jun 2 51st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
  • Jun 2 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • Jun 5 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, TN, on WMFS 92.9 FM
  • Jun 7 Julia & Noah wed on "All My Children"
  • Jun 8 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
  • Jun 8 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • Jun 8 Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
  • Jun 8 Lloyd & Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
  • Jun 8 PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
  • Jun 8 Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • Jun 8 Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
  • Jun 9 Michelle McGann wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • Jun 9 Sunday League cricket game Kent 6-314 overhaul Leicestershire's 4-311
  • Jun 9 95th Men's French Open: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats Michael Stich (7-6, 7-5, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 95th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • Jun 10 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
  • Jun 10 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM
  • Jun 10 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
  • Jun 10 Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
  • Jun 11 Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president
  • Jun 11 Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
  • Jun 12 3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
  • Jun 12 Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians
  • Jun 13 Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
  • Jun 13 The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
  • Jun 14 "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released
  • Jun 14 Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire v Indians
  • Jun 15 IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200
  • Jun 16 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
  • Jun 16 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 16 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
  • Jun 16 Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jun 17 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • Jun 20 Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
  • Jun 20 The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry
  • Jun 22 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 22 Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • Jun 22 Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
  • Jun 23 "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 performances
  • Jun 23 Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • Jun 23 Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
  • Jun 23 Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa
  • Jun 25 The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 25 "Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith
  • Jun 26 Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 "Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA

  • Jun 28 The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
  • Jun 29 Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
  • Jun 29 Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900
  • Jun 30 "Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • Jun 30 "Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • Jun 30 "State Fair" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances
  • Jun 30 Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA
  • Jun 30 Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jun 30 UEFA European Championship: Germany defeat Czech Republic 2-1 in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 23 Charlie Jones, British actor

Famous Weddings


Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 1 81st UK Prime Minister David Cameron (29) weds businesswoman Samantha Sheffield (25) at the Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury in East Hendred, Oxfordshire

British Prime Minister David Cameron
British Prime Minister
David Cameron
  • Jun 8 Lyricist and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager (52) weds former chairman of Warner Bros. Robert Daly (60) in Bel Air, California
  • Jun 16 Soap opera actress-singer Kassie Wesley (35) weds James De Paiva (39) in Morganfield, Kentucky
  • Jun 22 "Full House" actress Candace Cameron (20) weds Montreal Canadiens hockey player Valeri Bure (22) at the Church of the Valle in Van Nuys, California
  • Jun 23 Five-time Olympic speed skater gold medalist Bonnie Blair (32) weds four-time Olympian Dave Cruikshank (27) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Jun 23 "Amadeus" actor Tom Hulce (42) weds Italian artist Cecilia Ermini
  • Jun 26 Actor Kiefer Sutherland (29) weds model Elizabeth Kelly Winn (34)

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Don Grolnick, jazz musician, dies at 48
  • Jun 1 Fernand Schokweiler, judge, dies at 60
  • Jun 1 Neelam Sanjiva Reddy, president of India, dies at 83
  • Jun 1 Ray Combs, TV host (Family Feud), commits suicide at 40
  • Jun 1 Robert Arthur Hughes, missionary/surgeon, dies at 85
  • Jun 1 Stephen Jones, art historian, dies at 41
  • Jun 2 John Alton, cinematographer, dies at 94
  • Jun 2 Leon Garield, writer, dies at 74
  • Jun 2 Peter Bird, ocean rower, dies at 49
  • Jun 2 Amos Tversky, Israeli psychologist (b. 1937)
  • Jun 3 Len Creed, bookmaker, dies at 79
  • Jun 3 Peter Glenville, English actor and director (Hotel Paradiso, Becket), dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Tito Okello, Ugandan general, dies at 81
  • Jun 4 Tito Okello, president of Uganda (1985-86), dies
  • Jun 5 Baldev Singh Chahal, campaigner, dies at 59
  • Jun 5 Vito Scotti, actor (Nude Bomb, Get Shorty, Big Bus), dies at 78
  • Jun 6 George Snell, genetecist, dies at 92
  • Jun 6 Glyn Worsnip, broadcaster, dies at 57
  • Jun 6 Jean Sinclair, teacher/campaigner, dies at 88
  • Jun 6 Richard Michael Hills, comedy script writer, dies at 70
  • Jun 7 Jose Maria Valverde, philosopher poet/translator, dies at 70
  • Jun 7 Noel Walton Bott, engineer, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 [Francis] Max Factor Jr, makeup inventor, dies at 91
  • Jun 8 Barry Linehan, actor (Bullseye, Dark Places, Witchcraft), dies at 70
  • Jun 8 Gerry Gomez, cricketer (West Indian captain played 29 Tests), dies
  • Jun 8 Michael Fox, actor (Amos-Falcon Crest, Skinheads), dies at 75
  • Jun 8 Percy Edwards, animal imitator, dies at 88
  • Jun 8 Phyllis Stedman, politician, dies at 79
  • Jun 9 Edward Morris Bernstein, economist, dies at 91
  • Jun 9 Robert Kidd, marine geoscientist, dies at 48
  • Jun 9 Walter Pardon, carpenter/traditional singer, dies at 81
  • Jun 10 Hugh Burnton Mitchell, US senator, dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Jo Van Fleet, actress (Seize the Day, Cinderella), dies at 75
  • Jun 10 Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, painter, dies at 89
  • Jun 10 Norman Lambert, British restuarateur, dies
  • Jun 10 Uno Chiyo, Japanese writer (Confessions of Love), dies at 98
  • Jun 11 Alan Weeks, British sports commentator, dies at 72
  • Jun 11 Brigitte Helm [Gisele Eve von Kuenheim], actress (Gloria), dies at 90
  • Jun 11 Kevin Meadows, gay rights activist, dies at 21
  • Jun 11 Lonne Elder, playwright/screenwriter, dies at 69
  • Jun 11 Ulysses Dove, dancer/choreographer, dies at 49
  • Jun 12 Ilona Ference, actress (Quatermass II, Star of My Night), dies at 78
  • Jun 12 MacKenzie John, pipe major, dies at 83
  • Jun 13 David Nicholls, priest/theologian/political theorist, dies at 60
  • Jun 14 Ted Nightingale, former colonial governor, dies at 91
  • Jun 14 Thomas Edward Montgomery, drummer, dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 15 Ella Fitzgerald, singer, dies at 78

Jazz Musician Ella Fitzgerald
Jazz Musician
Ella Fitzgerald
  • Jun 15 Sir Fitzroy Maclean, Ist Baronet, Scottish adventurer, soldier, writer and politician and an inspiration for Ian Flemings James Bond, dies at 85
  • Jun 15 Helen Sinclair Glatz, musician, dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Jean Gimpel, author/iconoclast, dies at 77
  • Jun 15 Dick Murdoch, professional wrestler (b. 1946)
  • Jun 16 David Mourao-Ferreira, poet/politician, dies at 69
  • Jun 16 Mel Allen, American sportscaster (NY Yankees), dies at 83
  • Jun 17 Thomas Kuhn, American philosopher of science (b. 1922)
  • Jun 18 Maitland Mackie, farmer, dies at 84
  • Jun 18 Pierre Chany, writer/cycling journalist, dies at 73
  • Jun 19 Alan Ande Anderson, opera director, dies at 78
  • Jun 19 David Schine, businessman, dies at 70
  • Jun 19 Harold William Woolhouse, plant scientist, dies at 63
  • Jun 19 Henry Ralph Carr, soldier, dies at 82
  • Jun 19 Vivian Ellis, composer, dies at 91
  • Jun 20 Jim Ellison, American musician (Material Issue), commits suicide at 32
  • Jun 20 Hellevi Rombin Schine, Miss Universe (1955), dies in plane crash at 64
  • Jun 20 Irving Krick, meteorologist, dies at 89
  • Jun 20 Joseph Green, filmmaker, dies at 96
  • Jun 20 Michel Lebrun, crime writer, dies at 65
  • Jun 20 Walter Guevara Arze, provisional president of Bolivia (1979), dies
  • Jun 22 James Leander "Leo" Nichols, honorary consul, dies at 65
  • Jun 22 Ray Lindwall, cricketer (228 wkts 61 Tests for Australia), dies at 74
  • Jun 22 Salah Abou Seif, film director, dies at 81
  • Jun 22 Tertius Metcalf, businessman, dies at 63
  • Jun 22 Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, American songwriter, brother of Diana, found murdered at 47
  • Jun 23 Andreas George Papandreou, PM of Greece (1981-89, 93-96), dies at 76
  • Jun 23 Angelo John Novarese, record company founder, dies at 72
  • Jun 23 Elbert Parr Tuttle, lawyer/judge, dies at 98
  • Jun 23 Pasqualino de Santis, cinematographer, dies at 69
  • Jun 23 William Walsh, academic, dies at 80
  • Jun 24 Quinton Hazell, businessman, dies at 76
  • Jun 25 Nicholas John, dramaturge, dies at 43
  • Jun 25 Ray Howard-Jones, artist, dies at 93
  • Jun 25 Sir Arthur Snelling, British Ambassador (b. 1914)
  • Jun 26 Veronica Guerin, journalist, dies at 36
  • Jun 27 Cubby Alberto Romolo Broccoli, movie producer, dies at 87
  • Jun 27 Roy James Alfred Kaulback, soldier, dies at 85
  • Jun 28 George Ghita Ionescu, academic, dies at 83
  • Jun 28 Michael Wishart, artist, dies at 68
  • Jun 28 Piers Gray, critic/writer, dies at 49
  • Jun 28 Ronald George Woodman, pilot, dies at 82
  • Jun 28 Willard F. McMurry, musician, dies at 89
  • Jun 29 Alexander George Ogston, biochemist, dies at 85
  • Jun 29 Bobby Keetch, footballer/entrepreneur, dies at 54
  • Jun 29 Pamela Mason, actress (Wild in the Streets), dies at 78
  • Jun 30 Hugh Henry Home Popham, aviator/writer/poet, dies at 76
  • Jun 30 Margaux Hemingway, model/actress (Lipstick), commits suicide at 41
  • Jun 30 Michael Parkin, journalist, dies at 74
  • Jun 30 Norman Aldridge, biochemical toxicologist, dies at 76
  • Jun 30 Jef Maes, Belgian composer and violinist, dies at 91