What Happened in June 2000

Historical Events

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 12th 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.
  • 13th Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

13th 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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

14th 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

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

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux
MLB Pitching Legend
Greg Maddux
  • 16th 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

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

Golfer Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods

Event of interestEvent of Interest

19th 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
  • 19th 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
  • 19th 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2
  • 21st Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
  • 23rd 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
  • 23rd The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin
  • 25th 46th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster
  • 28th Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

29th 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

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

24th "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
  • 28th Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue

Famous Deaths

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