What Happened in June 2014

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Kolkata Knight Riders win the Indian Premier League cricket championship
  • Jun 1 NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 2 The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence
  • Jun 2 Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador
  • Jun 3 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team

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Jun 3 President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama
  • Jun 4 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been courts-martialed for providing arms and information to Boko Haram

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Jun 7 Maria Sharapova wins the French Open women's tennis singles

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 7 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52
  • Jun 8 Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 8 113th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Rafael Nadal
Tennis Player
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jun 8 113th Women's French Open: Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep (6-4, 6-7, 6-4)
  • Jun 8 Couple ambush a restaurant in Las Vegas killing 2 police officers, a civilian and themselves

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Jun 9 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazione

Actress Laverne Cox
Laverne Cox
  • Jun 11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seized control of government offices, and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosel
  • Jun 12 Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank
  • Jun 13 Stanley Cup: Los Angeles Kings defeat the New York Rangers in 5 games
  • Jun 14 49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down
  • Jun 14 Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland
  • Jun 15 Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Columbia
  • Jun 15 114th US Golf Open: Martin Kaymer shoots a 271 at Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina
  • Jun 15 San Antonio Spurs defeat the Miami Heat in the 2014 NBA Finals
  • Jun 15 68th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 1

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Jun 18 Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 19 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg
  • Jun 19 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Orange Is the New Black wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad wins Best Drama Series

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Jun 23 Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Jun 23 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
  • Jun 24 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
  • Jun 24 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire
  • Jun 25 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Jun 25 The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order
  • Jun 26 Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
  • Jun 26 Canadian Andrew Wiggins is selected as the No.1 draft pick in the NBA by the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jun 26 Following a military coup in Thailand, people have been warned that anyone calling for protest on social media will be prosecuted for sedition
  • Jun 30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • Jun 30 The corpses of the 3 Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank earlier in month are found

Famous Weddings

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Jun 7 Playwright Tom Stoppard (76) weds brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness on an intimate register office ceremony in East Dorset, England

Playwright Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
  • Jun 7 Good Morning America's meteorologist Ginger Zee (33) weds NBC news correspondent Benjamin Aaron at beachfront ceremony in Petoskey, Michigan
  • Jun 12 The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry weds Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee
  • Jun 14 Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain
  • Jun 21 TV journalist Katie Couric (57) weds financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York
  • Jun 28 Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo (28) weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York
  • Jun 29 "Hart of Dixie" actress Brandi Burkhardt (35) weds Douglas Kazanjian in Annapolis, Maryland

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Ann B. Davis, American actress, dies from a subdural hematoma from a fall at 88
  • Jun 4 Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
  • Jun 9 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • Jun 9 Bob Welch, American MLB pitcher, dies at 57
  • Jun 9 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • Jun 11 Ruby Dee, American actress, dies at 91

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Jun 13 Chuck Noll, NFL head coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies of natural causes at 82

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • Jun 14 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41

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Jun 15 Casey Kasem, creator of American Top 40 and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

Disc jockey and actor Casey Kasem
Disc jockey and actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jun 15 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), dies from complications from pneumonia at 86
  • Jun 16 Tony Gwynn, American Hall of Fame baseball player, dies from salivary gland cancer at 54
  • Jun 17 Patsy Byrne, English actress, dies at 80
  • Jun 18 Johnny Mann, American Grammy-award winning musician, dies at 85
  • Jun 19 Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, dies at 75
  • Jun 22 Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68
  • Jun 24 Eli Wallach, American actor, dies at 98
  • Jun 27 Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer, dies at 70
  • Jun 28 Meshach Taylor, American actor, dies from colorectal cancer at 67
  • Jun 30 Bob Hastings, American actor, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • Jun 30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84