What Happened in June 2005

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
  • Jun 1 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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Jun 3 '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.

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 5 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

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

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

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Jun 13 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
  • Jun 14 Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium

Film release premierFilm Release

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

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Jun 19 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
  • Jun 19 105th US Golf Open: Michael Campbell shoots a 280 at Pinehurst GR NC

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

Famous Birthdays

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

Famous Weddings

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

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 3 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
  • Jun 5 "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
  • Jun 9 "Good Morning, Miami" actor Mark Feuerstein (34) weds TV writer/producer Dana Klein at The Four Seasons-Biltmore Hotel in Santa Barbara, California
  • Jun 11 "Clueless" actress Alicia Silverstone (28) weds musician Christopher Jarecki in Lake Tahoe, California

HeartWedding of Interest

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

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

Governor of California Jerry Brown
Governor of California
Jerry Brown
  • Jun 22 "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
  • Jun 24 "Real Madrid" football striker Michael Owen (25) weds Louise Bonsall at Carden Park Hotel in Chester, England
  • Jun 25 British pop sensation Sophie Ellis Bextor (26) weds "The Feeling" bassist Richard Jones at Palazzo Terranova in Umbria
  • Jun 27 "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

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

  • Jun 29 "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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Jun 1 George Mikan, American basketball player, dies at 80

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

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

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

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

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