What Happened in June 2005

Historical Events

  • 1st The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
  • 1st The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.

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3rd 'The Knight of Sainte-Hermine' by Alexandre Dumas is published in France by Editions Phébus, completed by Claude Schopp, 135 years after the author's death.

  • 5th 59th Tony Awards: Monty Python's Spamalot & Doubt win

Sport awardTennis Open

5th 104th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Mariano Puerta (6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal

Sport awardTennis Open

5th 104th Women's French Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Mary Pierce (6-1, 6-1)

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • 6th The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.
  • 11th 137th Belmont: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 2:28.75
  • 12th 51st LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam

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13th A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch.

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • 14th Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium

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15th "Batman Begins", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale and Michael Caine first goes on wide release

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19th Michael Schumacher wins controversial Formula 1 United States Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule

Formula 1 Racing Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Racing Driver
Michael Schumacher
  • 19th 105th US Golf Open: Michael Campbell shoots a 280 at Pinehurst GR NC

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23rd San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons 4-3 in NBA finals MVP: Tim Duncan (his third), San Antonio

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • 23rd 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3
  • 27th AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.
  • 28th A final design for Manhattan's Freedom Tower is formally unveiled.
  • 30th Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.

Famous Birthdays

  • 5th Irene Urdangarin, granddaughter of King Juan Carlos I of Spain
  • 26th Princess Alexia of the Netherlands

Famous Weddings

  • 1st "The White Stripes" guitarist, pianist and lead vocalist Jack White (29) weds British model Karen Elson (26) in Manaus, Brazil
  • 1st "The Amazing Race 7" executive assistant Alex Ali and Lynn Warren in Ottawa, Canada

HeartWedding of Interest

3rd Earl of Mornington, Arthur Wellesley (27) weds great-granddaughter of Lord Beaverbrook and model/make-up artist Jemma Kidd (30) in a seaside ceremony on the beach near Sandy Lane Hotel in Barbados

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley
  • 5th "All My Children" cast members Alexa Havins (24) weds actor Justin Bruening (25) in a seaside ceremony held on Cinnamon Bay on the island of St. John
  • 9th "Good Morning, Miami" actor Mark Feuerstein (34) weds TV writer/producer Dana Klein at The Four Seasons-Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
  • 11th "Clueless" actress Alicia Silverstone (28) weds musician Christopher Jarecki in Lake Tahoe, California

HeartWedding of Interest

11th NBA player Steve Nash (31) weds Alejandra Amarilla

Basketball Player Steve Nash
Basketball Player
Steve Nash
  • 16th "American Idol" singer Bo Bice (29) weds Caroline Fisher at New Hope Presbyterian Church in Alabama
  • 18th "Queens Park Rangers" football striker Djibril Cisse (23) weds Jude Littler at Bodelwyddan Castle in Denbighshire, North Wales

HeartWedding of Interest

18th Politician Jerry Brown (67) weds businesswoman Anne Gust (47) in Oakland, California

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • 22nd "21 Jump Street" actress Holly Robinson Peete (40) weds former pro quarterback Rodney Peete (39) in an outdoor ceremony held at the Wynn Las Vegas resort
  • 24th "Real Madrid" football striker Michael Owen (25) weds Louise Bonsall at Carden Park Hotel in Chester, England
  • 25th British pop sensation Sophie Ellis Bextor (26) weds "The Feeling" bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Umbria
  • 27th "The Young and The Restless" actress Melody Thomas Scott (49) weds supervising producer of the CBS daytime drama Edward J. Scott (60) for the second time in Las Vegas, Nevada

HeartWedding of Interest

29th American actress Jennifer Garner (33) weds actor and film director Ben Affleck (32) at the Parrot Cay resort on Turks and Caicos Islands

  • 29th "Access Hollywood" host Nancy O'Dell (39) weds business executive Keith Zubchevich (36) at the Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara, California

Famous Deaths

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1st George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

NBA Center George Mikan
NBA Center
George Mikan
  • 2nd Gunder Gundersen, Norwegian Nordic combined skier and sports official (b. 1930)
  • 2nd Samir Kassir, Lebanese journalist and teacher (b. 1950)
  • 2nd Melita Norwood, British spy (b. 1912)
  • 3rd Harold Cardinal, Cree political leader, writer, and lawyer (b. 1945)
  • 5th Adolfo Aguilar Zínser, Mexican politician (b. 1949)
  • 5th Susi Nicoletti, German actress (b. 1918)

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6th Anne Bancroft, American actress, dies from uterine cancer at 73

Actress Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
  • 6th Dana Elcar, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 6th Maya Kopitseva, Russian painter of the Leningrad school, dies at 81
  • 10th Curtis Pitts, American aircraft designer (b. 1915)
  • 11th Vasco Gonçalves, Portuguese general (b. 1922)
  • 12th Scott Young, Canadian sportswriter, novelist, and journalist (b. 1918)
  • 13th Jonathan Adams, English actor (b. 1931)
  • 13th Álvaro Cunhal, Portuguese politician and writer (b. 1913)
  • 13th David Diamond, American composer (b. 1915)
  • 13th Lane Smith, American actor (b. 1936)
  • 14th Carlo Maria Giulini, Italian conductor (b. 1914)
  • 14th Mimi Parent, Canadian painter (b. 1924)
  • 15th Suzanne Flon, French actress (b. 1918)
  • 16th Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican writer (b. 1906)
  • 17th Sam Loeb, comic book writer (b. 1988)
  • 17th Karl Mueller, American bassist (Soul Asylum) (b. 1962)
  • 18th Syed Mushtaq Ali, Indian cricketer (b. 1914)
  • 18th Manuel Sadosky, Argentine mathematician (b. 1914)

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20th Jack Kilby, American electrical engineer and Nobel laureate, dies at 81

Engineer Jack Kilby
Jack Kilby
  • 20th Larry Collins, American writer (b. 1929)
  • 21st Jaime Cardinal Sin, Filipino Catholic Archbishop of Manila (b. 1928)
  • 23rd Shana Alexander, American columnist (b. 1926)
  • 23rd Manolis Anagnostakis, Greek poet (b. 1925)
  • 24th Paul Winchell, American voice actor and ventriloquist (b. 1922)
  • 24th Hakham Yedidia Shofet, Former chief rabbi of Iran (b. 1908)
  • 25th John Fiedler, American Actor (b. 1925)
  • 26th Richard Whiteley, British television game show host (b. 1943)
  • 27th Shelby Foote, American author and historian (b. 1917)
  • 27th Frank Harte, Traditional Irish Singer and song collector
  • 27th John T. Walton, American businessman (b. 1946)
  • 27th Ray Holmes, Battle of Britain veteran (b. 1914)
  • 27th Domino Harvey, English-born bounty hunter (b. 1969)
  • 28th Brenda Howard, American LGBT activist (b. 1946)
  • 30th Christopher Fry, English playwright (The Lady's Not for Burning), dies at 97