What Happened in June 2009

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
  • Jun 1 General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
  • Jun 2 Switzerland officially enters the global recession
  • Jun 4 Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat Detroit Red Wings 4-3, Evgeni Malkin 1st Russian to win MVP
  • Jun 5 Chileo officially enters recession; it is the first South American country to enter the global recession
  • Jun 6 141st Belmont: Kent Desormeaux aboard Summer Bird wins in 2:27.54
  • Jun 7 63rd Tony Awards: Billy Elliot the Musical & God of Carnage win

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 108th Men's French Open: Roger Federer beats Robin Soderling (6-1, 7-6, 6-4)

Tennis Champion Roger Federer
Tennis Champion
Roger Federer
  • Jun 7 108th Women's French Open: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats Dinara Safina (6-4, 6-2)
  • Jun 9 Brazil officially enters recession
  • Jun 11 A Texas mother was hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen inside her Texas home. Witnesses say the lightning came through a light fixture and struck her chest and exited her foot. Her 9-year-old son franticly called 9-1-1 to save her life. She had to spend three days in the hospital.
  • Jun 11 Bulgarian authorities declare the country is officially in recession after dropping 1.6% in the last quarter of 2008
  • Jun 12 Protests in Iran following the presidential election.
  • Jun 12 TSC: All television broadcasts in the United States switch from analog NTSC to digital ATSC transmission.
  • Jun 14 63rd NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Orlando Magic, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 14 55th LPGA Championship won by Anna Nordqvist

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 17 43rd CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift & Brad Paisley wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 19 "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox is released

Actress Megan Fox
Megan Fox
Actor Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
  • Jun 22 2009 Washington Metro subway crash: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.
  • Jun 22 109th US Golf Open: Lucas Glover shoots a 276 at Bethpage State Park NY

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 24 Mike Babcock is named head coach of Team Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympics (they would win the gold medal)

NHL Coach Mike Babcock
NHL Coach
Mike Babcock
  • Jun 25 Colombia enters into recession after witnessing 0.7% contraction in the last quarter of 2008 and 0.6% in the following quarter
  • Jun 30 Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor
  • Jun 30 Turkey records its fastest contraction of 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, leading the country into recession; this is Turkey's biggest economic slump since 1945

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 6 "Survivor: Gabon" castaway Matty Whitmore weds Jamie Mass at Malibou Lake Mountain Club in Malibu

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Boxing legend Mike Tyson (43) weds Lakiha Spicer (32) at La Bella Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson
Heavyweight Boxing Champion
Mike Tyson

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 12 Tennis ace Boris Becker (41) weds model Sharlely Kerssenberg in St Moritz, Switzerland

Tennis Legend Boris Becker
Tennis Legend
Boris Becker
  • Jun 27 "Playboy Playmate" model Kendra Wilkinson (24) weds NFL player beau Hank Baskett (26) at the Playboy Mansion in Bel Air, California

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 27 Rocker Eddie Van Halen (54) weds publicist Janie Liszewski (39) at his seven-acre estate in the hills above Studio City, California

Hall of Fame rocker Eddie Van Halen
Hall of Fame rocker
Eddie Van Halen

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 5 "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (27) divorces actor Josh Janowicz (27) after three years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 9 Elizabeth Watson (39) divorces MLB outfielder Barry Bonds (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

MLB Legend Barry Bonds
MLB Legend
Barry Bonds
  • Jun 19 "Malcolm in the Middle" actress Jane Kaczmarek (53) divorces actor Bradley Whitford (49) after 16 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 David Eddings, American fantasy writer. (b. 1931)
  • Jun 3 David Carradine, American actor (b. 1936)
  • Jun 3 Koko Taylor [Cora Walton], American blues singer known as the "Queen of the Blues", dies of complications from surgery for gastrointestinal bleeding at 80
  • Jun 3 Sam Butera, American jazz musician (b. 1927)
  • Jun 5 Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)
  • Jun 5 Jeff Hanson, American singer-songwriter, dies at 31
  • Jun 7 Kenny Rankin, American singer (b. 1940)
  • Jun 7 Hugh Hopper, British musician (b. 1945)
  • Jun 8 Omar Bongo, President of Gabon (b. 1935)
  • Jun 9 Dick May, Former NASCAR racecar driver
  • Jun 10 Tenniel Evans, English actor (b. 1926)
  • Jun 13 Mitsuharu Misawa, Japanese professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • Jun 13 Fathi Yakan, Lebanese leader and Muslim cleric (b. 1933)
  • Jun 14 Bob Bogle, founding member of The Ventures
  • Jun 14 Ivan Della Mea, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1940)
  • Jun 17 Darrell Powers, American World War II veteran of the United States 101st Airborne Division. (b. 1923)
  • Jun 17 Ralf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician (b. 1929)
  • Jun 19 Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian (b. 1895)
  • Jun 23 Ed McMahon, American television personality (b. 1923)
  • Jun 24 Ed Thomas, well-known high school football coach from Iowa (b. 1951)
  • Jun 24 Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25 Michael Jackson, American recording artist, entertainer and King of Pop music (The Jackson 5, Thriller, Dangerous) dies of cardiac arrest at 50

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 25 Farrah Fawcett, American actress and pop culture figure (b.1947)

  • Jun 27 Gale Storm, TV Personality (b. 1922)
  • Jun 27 Fayette Pinkney, African American singer (The Three Degrees) (b. 1948)
  • Jun 28 Billy Mays, American television pitchman (b. 1958)
  • Jun 28 Fred Travalena, American comedian and impressionist (b. 1942)
  • Jun 28 A. K. Lohithadas, Indian screenwriter, director, and producer (b. 1955)
  • Jun 29 Joe Bowman (marksman), American sharpshooter, Hollywood consultant, famed bootmaker & master showman (b. 1925)
  • Jun 30 Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)