What Happened in June 2012

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 New York Mets pitcher Johan Santana pitches a no-hitter against the St. Louis Cardinals
  • Jun 3 Suicide car bombing kills 15 and inures 42 people in Bauchi, Nigeria
  • Jun 3 Plane crash in Lagos, Nigeria, kills all 152 passengers and 40 people on the ground

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 3 Tiger Woods' 73rd PGA tour victory equals Jack Nicklaus's record

  • Jun 4 US drone attack kills 15 militants in Pakistan, including high ranking al-Qaeda official, Abu Yahya al-Libi
  • Jun 4 Car bomb kills 26 and injures 190 people in central Baghdad, Iraq
  • Jun 4 Japan's stock market plummets to record lows with the S&P/TOPIX 150 reaching its lowest level since 1983
  • Jun 4 Wedding party bus crashes killing 23 and injuring 60 people in Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Jun 5 American gubernatorial recall election is held in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker wins and becomes the first governor to survive a recall election.
  • Jun 6 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs - last transit of 21st century
  • Jun 6 The Solar Impulse completes the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the sun

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 6 46th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan wins

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 7 16th century archaeology remains of the Curtain Theatre, where some of Shakespeare's plays were first performed, were found under a pub in London

  • Jun 7 Credit rating agency Fitch downgrades Spain's credit rating to BBB in the wake of international bailout speculation
  • Jun 7 A bus falls into a ravine in La Paz, Bolivia, killing 16 and injuring 32 people
  • Jun 8 A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people
  • Jun 9 Burma (Myanmar) riots kill 20 people and burn down 300 houses
  • Jun 9 It is announced that up to $125 million dollars in loans will be given to aid Spain's struggling banks
  • Jun 9 144th Belmont: John Velazquez aboard Union Rags wins in 2:30.42
  • Jun 10 A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister
  • Jun 10 58th LPGA Championship won by Shanshan Feng
  • Jun 10 66th Tony Awards: Once & Clybourne Park win
  • Jun 11 Five people are killed after an ambulance hits a roadside bomb in Afghanistan
  • Jun 11 23 people are killed after two villages are attacked in northern Nigeria
  • Jun 11 The Nobel Prize is reduced by 20% to prevent any future undermining of capital
  • Jun 11 Two earthquakes in Afghanistan trigger landslides that kill more than 80 people
  • Jun 11 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings defeat New Jersey Devils in 6 games

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 111th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (6-4, 6-3, 2-6, 7-5)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 11 111th Women's French Open: Maria Sharapova beats Sara Errani (6-3, 6-2)

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 12 An Australian coroner's report rules that a dingo was responsible for the death of a baby in 1980
  • Jun 12 The chemical compound NOTT-202, which is capable of selectively absorbing carbon dioxide, is created
  • Jun 12 World Health Organization concludes that diesel exhaust causes cancer
  • Jun 13 A series of bombings across Iraq kill 93 and wound 300 people
  • Jun 13 San Francisco Giants' Matt Cain pitches first perfect game in the franchise's history against the Houston Astros

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 13 "The Amazing Spider-Man" directed by Marc Webb and starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone premieres at the Tokyo Film Festival

Actress Emma Stone
Emma Stone
  • Jun 14 An explosion at an Indian steel plant kills 11 people and severely injures 16
  • Jun 14 The world's first stem-cell assisted vein transplant is undertaken by Swedish doctors on a 10 year old girl
  • Jun 15 Apple I computer sells for a record $374,500
  • Jun 15 Five Dutch banks, including ING, receive credit rating downgrades of one or two notches
  • Jun 16 32 people are killed by a car bomb in Baghdad
  • Jun 16 Coca-Cola begins business in Myanmar after 60 years
  • Jun 16 A collapse of a stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert kills one person
  • Jun 16 30 people are killed and 15 injured after a bus falls into a gorge in Osmanabad, India
  • Jun 17 France's Socialist Party wins a majority in the legislative election
  • Jun 17 Greek voters return to the polls after the failed May 6 election
  • Jun 17 American golfer, Webb Simpson, wins the US Open
  • Jun 17 112th US Golf Open: Webb Simpson shoots a 281 at Olympic Club CA
  • Jun 18 15 people are killed and 40 injured in a suicide attack in Baquba, Iraq
  • Jun 18 2nd Critics' Choice Television Awards: Community wins Best Comedy Series, Homeland wins Best Drama Series
  • Jun 19 A man is beheaded for witchcraft and sorcery in Saudi Arabia
  • Jun 19 Antonis Samaras, the leader of the New Democracy party in Greece, forms a coalition government
  • Jun 20 Western Libyan tribal clashes kill 105 people and injure 500
  • Jun 20 A Syrian fighter pilot lands in Jordan and defects from the Syrian uprising
  • Jun 21 Moody's downgrades 15 major banks in the UK, US, Canada and Europe
  • Jun 21 A boat of 200 asylum seekers headed to Australia capsizes and 110 survivors are rescued
  • Jun 21 Miami Heat win the 2012 NBA finals after defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder 4 games to one
  • Jun 21 66th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 22 Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106
  • Jun 23 Greece proposes to slow down austerity measures by two years
  • Jun 23 A coach crashes in Croatia killing 8 Czech tourists and injuring 44
  • Jun 23 76 monks are hospitalized in Thailand following an attack by a swarm of bees
  • Jun 24 Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood becomes President of Egypt
  • Jun 24 Female athletes will be allowed to compete for Saudi Arabia at the Olympics for the first time
  • Jun 25 33 Syrian army officers defect to Turkey
  • Jun 26 Animated film "Ice Age: Continental Drift", directed by Steve Martino and Mike Thurmeier with voices by Ray Romano and John Leguizamo premieres in Buenos Aires
  • Jun 28 A series of car bombs in Iraq kills 14 and injures 50 people
  • Jun 29 16 Naxalite Maoist insurgents in India are killed by police
  • Jun 29 Three bombs in Balid, Iraq, kill 6 people and injure 45
  • Jun 29 15,000 Japanese anti-nuclear protesters blockade the Japanese Prime Minister's office in Tokyo
  • Jun 30 30 people attending a funeral in Zamalka, Syria, are killed on a day that saw 83 civilian deaths
  • Jun 30 Mid-Atlantic storms in the United States kill 13 and leave millions without power in Ohio, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
  • Jun 30 Mohamed Morsi is sworn in as President of Egypt

Famous Weddings

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 2 Actress Drew Barrymore (37) weds writer Will Kopelman in Montecito, California

  • Jun 2 Vice President Joe Biden's daughter Ashley Biden (30) weds Dr. Howard David Krein at St. Joseph on the Brandywine in Wilmington, Delaware

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Actor Matthew McConaughey (42) weds model Camilla Alves (30) in Austin, Texas

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 9 Comedian Rosie O'Donnell (50) weds Michelle Rounds in New York

Comedienne Rosie O'Donnell
Rosie O'Donnell
  • Jun 10 Country music singer Wynonna Judd (48) weds "Highway 101" drummer Cactus Moser in Leiper's Fork, Tennessee
  • Jun 16 Supermodel Agyness Deyn (29) weds "Avatar" actor Giovanni Ribisi (36) in Los Angeles
  • Jun 16 "Superbad" actress Aviva Farber (27) weds actor Ken Baumann (22) in Malibu, California
  • Jun 16 "Think Like a Man" and "Jumping the Broom" actress Meagan Good (30) weds Columbia Pictures VP DeVon Franklin (33) in Malibu, California
  • Jun 17 "Revenge" actress Ashley Madekwe (30) weds "Secret Diary Of A Call Girl" actor Iddo Goldberg (36) in London, England
  • Jun 18 R&B singer Bobby Brown (43) weds Alicia Etheridge in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Jun 21 Actor Aaron Johnson (22) weds film director and artist Sam Taylor Wood (45) in Somerset
  • Jun 23 "NCIS: Los Angeles" actor Eric Christian Olsen (35) weds Sarah Wright near Jackson Hole, Wyoming

HeartWedding of Interest

Jun 30 Actor Alec Baldwin (54) weds Hilaria Thomas at St. Patrick's Old Cathedral in New York City

  • Jun 30 Mick Jagger's daughter Jade Jagger (41) weds longtime boyfriend Adrian Fillary at the Aynhoe Park Hotel in Oxfordshire, England
  • Jun 30 Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (32) weds longtime girlfriend Kijfa Frink at the Fontainebleau resort in Miami Beach, Florida
  • Jun 30 "The Doctors" co-host Travis Stork (40) weds pediatrician Dr. Charlotte Brown in Colorado

Famous Divorces

  • Jun 4 "The Wonder Years" actress Danica McKellar (37) divorces composer Mike Verta (36) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage
  • Jun 5 NBC musical drama series "Smash" actress Debra Messing (43) divorces actor and producer Daniel Zelman (44) by their mutual decision after 10 years of marriage
  • Jun 14 New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton (48) divorces Beth Shuey due to conflict of personalities after nearly 20 years of marriage
  • Jun 18 "The L Word" actress Laurel Holloman (41) divorces architect Paul Macherey (44) due to irreconcilable differences after 9 years of marriage
  • Jun 28 "Spy Kids" actress Alexa Vega (23) divorces film producer Sean Covel (36) due to irreconcilable differences after less than two years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 29 Actress Katie Holmes (33) divorces American film actor and producer Tom Cruise (50) allegedly due to disagreement about their religious beliefs and the raising of their daughter Suri, after 5 years of marriage

Actress Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes
Actor Tom Cruise
Tom Cruise

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Kathryn Joosten, american actress, dies from lung cancer at 72
  • Jun 2 Richard Dawson, English-American actor, dies from esophageal cancer at 79
  • Jun 5 Ray Bradbury, American author (Fahrenheit 451), dies at 91
  • Jun 5 Barry Unsworth, British novelist, dies from lung cancer at 81
  • Jun 7 Phillip Tobias, South African palaeoanthropologist, dies at 86
  • Jun 7 Bob Welch, American musician, commits suicide by gunshot at 66
  • Jun 8 Frank Cady, American actor, dies at 96
  • Jun 11 Norman F Lent, American republican Congressman, dies from cancer at 81
  • Jun 11 Ann Rutherford, Canadian actress, dies from heart disease at 94
  • Jun 11 Teofilo Stevenson, Cuban Heavyweight boxer, dies from a heart attack at 60

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 12 Henry Hill Jr., American mobster and FBI informant, dies from a heart condition at 69

Mobster and FBI informant Henry Hill
Mobster and FBI informant
Henry Hill
  • Jun 13 William S. Knowles, American chemist and Nobel laureate, dies from complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 95

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 17 Rodney King, African American motorist beaten by LA cop, dies at 47

Victim of Police Violence Rodney King
Victim of Police Violence
Rodney King
  • Jun 18 Alketas Panagoulias, Greek footballer and coach, dies at 78
  • Jun 18 Victor Spinetti, Welsh actor, dies from prostate cancer at 82
  • Jun 19 Richard Lynch, American actor, dies at 76 (body found on this date)
  • Jun 20 LeRoy Neiman, American painter, dies at 91
  • Jun 22 Fernie Flaman [Ferdinand], Canadian Hall of Fame NHL player, dies at 85
  • Jun 23 Alan McDonald, Northern Irish footballer, dies from an apparent heart attack at 48
  • Jun 24 Lonesome George, Pinta giant tortoise and rarest creature in the world, dies at c. 100
  • Jun 26 Ann Curtis, American Olympic swimmer, dies at 86
  • Jun 26 Nora Ephron, American author/screenwriter, dies from pneumonia at 71
  • Jun 27 Don Grady [Agrati], American actor, dies from cancer at 68
  • Jun 30 Yitzhak Shamir, Israeli Prime Minister, dies from Alzheimer's disease at 96