What Happened in June 2004

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 2 Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!.

74 Time Jeopardy Champion Ken Jennings
74 Time Jeopardy Champion
Ken Jennings
  • Jun 5 136th Belmont: Edgar Prado aboard Birdstone wins in 2:27.50
  • Jun 6 Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
  • Jun 6 58th Tony Awards: Avenue Q & I Am My Own Wife win
  • Jun 6 103rd Men's French Open: Gaston Gaudio beats Guillermo Coria (0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6)
  • Jun 6 103rd Women's French Open: Anastasia Myskina beats Elena Dementieva (6-1, 6-2)
  • Jun 7 Stanley Cup: Tampa Bay Lightning defeat Calgary Flames 4-3
  • Jun 8 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs
  • Jun 11 Cassini-Huygens makes its closest flyby of Phoebe.

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Jun 11 Ronald Reagan's funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral.

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 12 A 1.3 kilogram chondrite type meteorite strikes a house in Ellerslie, New Zealand causing serious damage but no injuries.
  • Jun 13 50th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam
  • Jun 15 58th NBA Championship: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 20 104th US Golf Open: Retief Goosen shoots a 276 at Shinnecock Hills GC NY
  • Jun 21 SpaceShipOne becomes the first privately funded spaceplane to achieve spaceflight.

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Jun 23 Bob Dylan accepts honorary doctorate of music degree from the University of St Andrews, Scotland's oldest university

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 24 Capital punishment is declared unconstitutional in New York
  • Jun 28 Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia join the European Exchange Rate Mechanism
  • Jun 28 The 17th NATO Summit starts in Istanbul.
  • Jun 28 Sovereign power is handed to the interim government of Iraq by the Coalition Provisional Authority, ending the U.S.-led rule of that nation.

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 30 "Spider-Man 2" directed by Sam Raimi and starring Toby Maguire and Kirsten Dunst is released

Actress Kirsten Dunst
Actress
Kirsten Dunst

Famous Weddings


HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Actress Jennifer Lopez (43) weds salsa artist Marc Anthony (42) in Beverly Hills, California

Singer and Actress Jennifer Lopez
Singer and Actress
Jennifer Lopez

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 5 Tennis player Ilie Năstase (57) weds fashion model Amalia Teodosescu

Tennis Champion Ilie Năstase
Tennis Champion
Ilie Năstase
  • Jun 6 "Trick Pony" lead singer Heidi Newfield (33) weds NFL agent Bill Johnson in Destin, Florida
  • Jun 20 Former Dallas Cowboys running back Eddie George (30) weds R&B group "SWV" member Tamara Johnson (33) at the Rockleigh Country Club in Rockleigh, New Jersey

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 8 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage
  • Jun 10 Model-actress Ali Landry (30) divorces "Saved by the Bell" actor Mario Lopez (30) due to irreconcilable differences only 2 weeks after getting married

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 William Manchester, American writer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 2 Loyd Sigmon, American amateur ("ham") radio broadcaster (b. 1909)
  • Jun 3 Frances Shand Kydd, mother of Diana, Princess of Wales (b. 1936)
  • Jun 3 Quorthon, Swedish musician (Bathory) (b. 1966)
  • Jun 4 Steve Lacy, American saxophonist (b. 1934)
  • Jun 4 Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (b. 1921)
  • Jun 5 Iona Brown, British violinist and conductor (b. 1941)

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Jun 5 Ronald Reagan, 40th US President, Governor of California and radio and film actor, dies at 93

US President & Actor Ronald Reagan
US President & Actor
Ronald Reagan
  • Jun 8 Mack Jones, American baseball player (b. 1938)
  • Jun 9 Rosey Brown, American football player (b. 1932)
  • Jun 9 Brian Williamson, Jamaican Gay Activist (b. 1945)

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Jun 10 Ray Charles, Grammy winning crooner who blended gospel and blues, dies at 73

Musician Ray Charles
Musician
Ray Charles
  • Jun 11 Egon von Furstenberg, Swiss fashion designer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 11 Xenophon Zolotas, Greek politician (b. 1904)
  • Jun 13 Dick Durrance, American skier (b. 1914)
  • Jun 13 Ralph Wiley, American journalist and writer (b. 1952)
  • Jun 14 Ulrich Inderbinen, Swiss mountain guide (b. 1900)
  • Jun 14 Eamonn McGirr, Irish-born singer and entertainer
  • Jun 16 Thanom Kittikachorn, Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1912)
  • Jun 17 Gerry McNeil, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1926)
  • Jun 21 Leonel Brizola, Brazilian politician (b. 1922)
  • Jun 22 Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)
  • Jun 22 Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)
  • Jun 22 Kim Sun-il, South Korean translator (b. 1970)
  • Jun 22 Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist, dies from complications due to heart disease at 84
  • Jun 24 Ifigeneia Giannopoulou, Greek songwriter (b. 1957)
  • Jun 26 Yash Johar, Indian film producer (b. 1929)
  • Jun 26 Naomi Shemer, Israeli singer and song-writer (b. 1930)
  • Jun 27 Darrell Russell, American race car driver (b. 1968)
  • Jun 27 George Patton IV, American general (b. 1923)
  • Jun 28 Anthony Buckeridge, English author (b. 1912)
  • Jun 29 Bernard Babior, American biochemist (b. 1935)
  • Jun 30 Jamal Abro, Sindhi writer (b. 1924)