What Happened in June 2011

Historical Events

  • Jun 5 110th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1)
  • Jun 5 110th Women's French Open: Li Na beats Francesca Schiavone (6-4, 7-6)

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 8 45th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift
  • Jun 11 143rd Belmont: Jose Valdivia Jr aboard Ruler On Ice wins in 2:30.88
  • Jun 12 65th NBA Championship: Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 12 65th Tony Awards: The Book of Mormon & War Horse win
  • Jun 13 Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
  • Jun 15 Stanley Cup: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks 4-3
  • Jun 19 111th US Golf Open: Rory McIlroy shoots a 268 at Congressional GC MD
  • Jun 20 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Whitey Bulger

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 23 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Megan Fox
  • Jun 26 57th LPGA Championship won by Yani Tseng

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 11 Recording artist Lily Allen (26) weds Sam Cooper (32) at St. James The Great church in Gloucestershire, England

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • Jun 18 British peer and brother of Princess Diana Charles Spencer (47) weds Canadian social entrepreneur and former model Karen Gordon (39) at Althorp House in Northamptonshire
  • Jun 18 Reality TV Personality Toya Carter (27) weds "The Deal" TV host Mickey Wright in Atlanta

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 22 British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York

Actress Rachel Weisz
Rachel Weisz
  • Jun 27 Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York

Famous Divorces

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 15 Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley (45) divorces businessman Arun Nayar due to husband's unreasonable behavior

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, right-to-die activist (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 James Arness, American actor (d. 1923)
  • Jun 3 Andrew Gold, American singer, musician and songwriter. (b. 1951)
  • Jun 4 Juan Francisco Luis, U.S. Virgin Islander governor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 4 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
  • Jun 6 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, dies at 16
  • Jun 7 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • Jun 7 Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
  • Jun 9 M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
  • Jun 10 Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister dies of cancer at 52
  • Jun 11 Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 11 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Jun 15 Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910)
  • Jun 18 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
  • Jun 19 Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)
  • Jun 20 Ryan Dunn, American actor (b. 1977)
  • Jun 21 Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)
  • Jun 22 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • Jun 23 Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
  • Jun 23 Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
  • Jun 24 Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
  • Jun 25 Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Jun 25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • Jun 27 Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 30 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)