What Happened in June 2007

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.
  • Jun 1 Smoking is banned from United Kingdom's public places.
  • Jun 3 USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia. (details)
  • Jun 6 Stanley Cup: first time winners Anaheim Ducks defeat Ottawa Senators 4-1
  • Jun 8 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.

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Jun 8 Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • Jun 9 139th Belmont: John Velazquez aboard Rags To Riches wins in 2:28.74
  • Jun 10 53rd LPGA Championship won by Suzann Pettersen
  • Jun 10 61st Tony Awards: Spring Awakening & The Coast of Utopia win
  • Jun 10 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)
  • Jun 10 106th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 10 106th Women's French Open: Justine Henin beats Ana Ivanovic (6-1, 6-2)

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Jun 12 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Jun 12 "Transformers", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres in Sydney

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Megan Fox
  • Jun 13 The Al Askari Mosque is bombed again.
  • Jun 13 First large scale exhibition of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's work in Mexico opens at Palacio de Bellas Artes on the 100th anniversary of her birth
  • Jun 14 61st NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 0
  • Jun 17 107th US Golf Open: Ángel Cabrera shoots a 285 at Oakmont GC PA
  • Jun 24 The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours.
  • Jun 25 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull.
  • Jun 27 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

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Jun 27 Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown
  • Jun 28 Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies.
  • Jun 29 Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.

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Jun 29 Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

Singer-Songwriter Enya
  • Jun 30 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 1 Legendary crooner Tony Bennett (80) weds his longtime girlfriend Susan Crow (47) in New York City
  • Jun 6 Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown (32) weds producer Stephen Belafonte in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jun 8 "Desperate Housewives" actor Dougray Scott (41) weds actress Claire Forlani (35) at the Council Common Hall in Pievebobigliana, Italy
  • Jun 9 "Ugly Betty" actress Ana Ortiz (36) weds musician Noah Lebenzon at the Horned Dorset Primavera Hotel in Rincon, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 16 "Two and a Half Men" actor Jon Cryer (41) weds entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner (40) at the Chapel at Pueblo Bonito Sunset Beach in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

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Jun 16 Rock singer Rod Stewart (62) weds model Penny Lancaster (36) in a cloistered medieval abbey at La Cervara

Singer Rod Stewart
Rod Stewart

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 27 Former Playboy playmate and Baywatch actress Donna D'Errico (38) divorces Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx (48) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Arn Shein, American sports writer (b. 1928)
  • Jun 1 Tony Thompson, Singer in R&B group Hi-Five (b. 1975)
  • Jun 2 Huang Ju, Chinese Vice-Premier
  • Jun 2 Kentaro Haneda, Japanese composer (b. 1949)
  • Jun 4 Clete Boyer, American baseball player (b. 1937)
  • Jun 4 Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
  • Jun 4 Bill France, Jr., NASCAR pioneer, dies of lung cancer at 74
  • Jun 4 Sotiris Moustakas, Greek actor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 4 Freddie Scott, American singer and songwriter (b. 1933)
  • Jun 4 Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)
  • Jun 5 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 8 Kenny Olsson, Swedish speedway racer (b. 1977)
  • Jun 8 Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)
  • Jun 9 Frankie Abernathy, Former The Real World: San Diego castmate (b. 1981)
  • Jun 10 Augie Auer, Meteorologist and television presenter (b. 1940)
  • Jun 11 Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • Jun 11 Mala Powers, American film actress (b. 1931)
  • Jun 12 Don Herbert aka "Mr. Wizard", American television host (b. 1917)
  • Jun 13 Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)
  • Jun 14 Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham (b. 1920)
  • Jun 14 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • Jun 14 Kurt Waldheim, Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (b. 1950)
  • Jun 15 "Sensational" Sherri Martel, American professional wrestler (WWF), dies of an overdose at 49
  • Jun 16 Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani, Iranian cleric (b. 1931)
  • Jun 16 Mikhail Kononov, Soviet actor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 17 Gianfranco Ferrè, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 17 Serena Wilson, American belly dancer (b. 1933)
  • Jun 18 Bernard Manning, British comedian (b. 1930)
  • Jun 18 Georges Thurston, Canadian singer (b. 1951)
  • Jun 19 El Fary, Spanish singer (b. 1937)
  • Jun 19 Terry Hoeppner, American football coach (b. 1947)
  • Jun 19 Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer and actor (b. 1919)
  • Jun 19 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (b. 1932)
  • Jun 20 Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
  • Jun 22 Nancy Benoit, former professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)
  • Jun 22 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • Jun 23 Rod Beck, American Major League Baseball relief pitcher, dies at 38
  • Jun 24 Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)
  • Jun 24 Chris Benoit, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1967)
  • Jun 24 Derek Dougan, Northern Irish footballer (b. 1938)
  • Jun 24 Natasja Saad, Danish reggae and dancehall artist (b. 1974)
  • Jun 25 Mahasti, Persian singer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 25 J. Fred Duckett, American sports announcer and teacher (b. 1933)

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Jun 26 Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (b. 1929)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Jun 26 Joey Sadler, All Black rugby player (b. 1914)
  • Jun 26 Natasja Saad, Danish Reggae singer (b. 1974)
  • Jun 27 Patrick Allotey, Ghanaian footballer (b. 1979)
  • Jun 27 Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • Jun 27 William Hutt, Canadian stage and film actor (b. 1920)
  • Jun 28 Eugene Bennett Fluckey, American Navy Submariner (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)
  • Jun 29 Joel Siegel, American film critic (b. 1943)
  • Jun 29 Edward Yang, Taiwanese film director (Yi Yi), dies of cancer at 59
  • Jun 30 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)