What Happened in June 2010

Historical Events

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

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

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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

12th "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
Tim Allen
Actor Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
  • 13th 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

NHL Star Cam Neely
NHL Star
Cam Neely
  • 17th 64th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 4 games to 3
  • 20th 110th US Golf Open: Graeme McDowell shoots a 284 at Pebble Beach GL CA
  • 20th "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival
  • 24th 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

24th "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

  • 27th 56th LPGA Championship won by Cristie Kerr

Famous Weddings

  • 4th "Friends" star David Schwimmer (43) weds Zoe Buckman (25) in a small private ceremony
  • 5th "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

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

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

HeartWedding of Interest

24th 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
Megan Fox
  • 26th Former WWE Diva Michelle McCool (30) weds fellow wrestler "The Undertaker" Mark Calaway (45) in Houston, Texas
  • 26th "American Beauty" actress Mena Suvari (31) weds concert producer Simone Sestito (25) at Santo Stefano degli Abissini in Vatican City, Italy
  • 26th "Shear Genius" TV personality finalist Janine Jarman (29) weds sales executive Matthew Wolcott (33) in Hollywood

Famous Divorces

  • 6th Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (40) divorces German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage
  • 18th 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
  • 19th Backup dancer Dean Sheremet (29) divorces Grammy Award-winning singer LeAnn Rimes (27) after nearly eight years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

28th 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

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

Actress Neve Campbell
Neve Campbell

Famous Deaths

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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

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