What Happened in June 2010

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

CBC Sportscaster Ron MacLean
CBC Sportscaster
Ron MacLean
  • Jun 5 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 6 109th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Robin Soderling (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
  • Jun 6 109th Women's French Open: Francesca Schiavone beats Samantha Stosur (6-4, 7-6)
  • Jun 6 56th British Academy Television Awards: "The Armstrong and Miller Show" Best Comedy, "Misfits" Best Drama

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 9 44th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Keith Urban wins

  • Jun 9 Hungary leaves the recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures
  • Jun 9 Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Philadelphia Flyers 4-2

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 12 "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

Actor Tim Allen
Actor
Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
Actor
Tom Hanks
  • Jun 13 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jun 16 Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • Jun 17 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 20 110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA
  • Jun 20 "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
  • Jun 24 Longest match in tennis history: John Isner of the U.S. defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over three days

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 24 "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattison, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Jun 27 56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 4 "Friends" star David Schwimmer (43) weds Zoe Buckman (25) in a small private ceremony
  • Jun 5 "Bond girl" actress Gemma Arterton (24) weds Stefano Catelli (37) at a secret ceremony at the hilltop village of Zuheros in Andalucia, Spain

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 15 Film actor and producer Harrison Ford (67) weds actress and Golden Globe Award winner Calista Flockhart (45) in Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • Jun 19 Crown Princess Victoria heir apparent of HM Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, weds Daniel Westling at Stockholm Cathedral

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 24 Actress and model Megan Fox (24) weds Beverly Hills 90210 actor Brian Austin Green (36) at the Four Seasons Hualalai near Kona, Hawaii

Actress Megan Fox
Actress
Megan Fox
  • Jun 26 Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (30) weds fellow wrestler "The Undertaker" Mark Calaway (45) in Houston, Texas
  • Jun 26 "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (31) weds concert producer Simone Sestito (25) at Santo Stefano degli Abissini in Vatican City, Italy
  • Jun 26 "Shear Genius" TV personality finalist Janine Jarman (29) weds sales executive Matthew Wolcott (33) in Hollywood

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 6 Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (40) divorces German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage
  • Jun 18 Former Saved by the Bell actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar (36) divorces former model Lisa Ann Russell (39) due to irreconcilable differences after 14 years of marriage
  • Jun 19 Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 28 Academy award winning actress Sandra Bullock (45) divorces "Monster Garage" host Jesse James (40) due to conflict of personalities after nearly 5 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 30 "Scream 4" actress Neve Campbell (37) divorces actor John Light (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage

Actress Neve Campbell
Actress
Neve Campbell

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
  • Jun 3 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • Jun 3 Rue McClanahan, American actress ("The Golden Girls"), dies at 76
  • Jun 4 John Wooden, American basketball player and coach (b. 1910)
  • Jun 6 Marvin Isley, American Musician The Isley Brothers (b. 1953)
  • Jun 7 Stuart Cable, Welsh musician (b. 1970)
  • Jun 7 Adriana Xenides, Australian TV personality (b. 1956)
  • Jun 7 Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • Jun 10 Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • Jun 11 Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
  • Jun 15 Bekim Fehmiu, Yugoslavian actor (Black Sunday, Permission to Kill, Cagliostro), dies of suspected suicide at 74
  • Jun 16 Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)
  • Jun 17 K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • Jun 18 Trent Acid, American professional wrestler (b.1980)
  • Jun 19 Manute Bol, Sudanese basketball player (b. 1962)
  • Jun 19 Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • Jun 19 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78
  • Jun 20 Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
  • Jun 23 Peter Quaife, English bass guitarist (the Kinks), dies at 66
  • Jun 25 Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)
  • Jun 25 Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)
  • Jun 26 Sergio Vega, Mexican Banda singer (b.1969)
  • Jun 26 Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
  • Jun 28 Bill Aucoin, American rock band manager (b. 1943)
  • Jun 28 Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, dies at 92
  • Jun 30 Park Yong-ha, Korean actor and singer (b. 1977)
  • Jun 30 Elliott Kastner, American film producer (Bobo, Big Sleep), dies at 80