What Happened in June 2000

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
  • Jun 4 54th Tony Awards: Copenhagen & Contact win
  • Jun 10 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20
  • Jun 10 Stanley Cup: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars 4-2
  • Jun 11 99th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Magnus Norman (6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6)

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 99th Women's French Open: Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez (6-2, 7-5)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jun 12 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.
  • Jun 13 Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

Jun 13 President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.

Supreme Leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il
Supreme Leader of North Korea
Kim Jong-il

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 14 34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill wins

Country Singer Faith Hill
Country Singer
Faith Hill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 14 Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • Jun 16 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.

Sport awardGolf Major

Jun 18 100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.

Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal
Basketball Player
Shaquille O'Neal
  • Jun 19 Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12
  • Jun 19 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 21 Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
  • Jun 23 The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
  • Jun 23 The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin
  • Jun 25 46th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • Jun 28 Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 29 Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'

Rapper Eminem

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 4 "Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California

Film Director James Cameron
Film Director
James Cameron
  • Jun 10 "Live! with Kelly and Michael" executive producer Michael Gelman (38) weds CBS's Early Show correspondent Laurie Hibberd (36) at a Long Island estate
  • Jun 15 "Murphy Brown" actress Candice Bergen (54) weds New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose (63) at a Manhattan synagogue
  • Jun 17 Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Singer-songwriter Natalie Maines
Natalie Maines
  • Jun 28 Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
  • Jun 2 Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
  • Jun 5 Don Liddle, baseball player (b. 1925)
  • Jun 6 Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)
  • Jun 8 Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
  • Jun 9 Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
  • Jun 9 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer and poet (Otto's Pug), dies at 74
  • Jun 10 Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
  • Jun 10 Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
  • Jun 12 P.L.Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
  • Jun 14 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
  • Jun 14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • Jun 15 Jules Roy, French writer (b. 1907)
  • Jun 16 Empress Kōjun of Japan (b. 1903)
  • Jun 17 Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice (d. 1931)
  • Jun 18 Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
  • Jun 20 Karl Mickel, German writer, dies at 64
  • Jun 21 Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
  • Jun 24 Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
  • Jun 24 David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
  • Jun 28 Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (b. 1908)
  • Jun 29 Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)