Historical Events in June 1996

  • 1st Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square

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1st Woody Harrelson is arrested in Lee County, Kentucky, after he symbolically planted four hemp seeds to challenge the state law which did not distinguish between industrial hemp and marijuana

  • 1st NHL Eastern Conference Final: Florida Panthers beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 3
  • 2nd 50th Tony Awards: Master Class & Rent win
  • 2nd 51st US Women's Open Golf Championship won by Annika Sorenstam
  • 2nd 9th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • 5th Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Memphis, TN, on WMFS 92.9 FM
  • 7th Julia & Noah wed on "All My Children"
  • 8th 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
  • 8th China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 8th Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
  • 8th Lloyd & Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
  • 8th PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
  • 8th Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty.
  • 8th Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
  • 9th Michelle McGann wins LPGA Oldsmobile Golf Classic
  • 9th Sunday League cricket game Kent 6-314 overhaul Leicestershire's 4-311
  • 9th 95th Men's French Open: Yevgeny Kafelnikov beats Michael Stich (7-6, 7-5, 7-6)

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9th 95th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sanchez Vicario (6-3, 6-7, 10-8)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 10th 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
  • 10th Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM
  • 10th Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
  • 10th Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
  • 11th Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president
  • 11th Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
  • 12th 3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
  • 12th Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians
  • 13th Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
  • 13th The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
  • 14th "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released
  • 14th Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire v Indians
  • 15th IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200
  • 16th 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
  • 16th 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • 16th 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
  • 16th Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
  • 17th Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM

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18th Ted Kaczynski, suspected of being the Unabomber, is indicted on ten criminal counts.

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski
  • 20th Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
  • 20th The Venezuelan Congress approves deals which allow foreign oil companies to explore and produce oil in Venezuela for the first time since the country's 1975 nationalization of the oil industry
  • 22nd 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6

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22nd Michael Moorer beats Axel Shultz in 11 for IBF heavyweight boxing title

World Boxing Champion Michael Moorer
World Boxing Champion
Michael Moorer
  • 22nd Saurav Ganguly scores 131 at Lord's on Test cricket debut
  • 23rd "Tartuffe: Born Again" closes at Circle in Sq NYC after 29 performances
  • 23rd Dottie Pepper wins LPGA Rochester International Golf Tournament
  • 23rd Nintendo 64 goes on sale in Japan
  • 23rd Archbishop Tutu retires as Archbishop of Cape Town and head of the Anglican Church in South Africa
  • 25th The Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia kills 19 U.S. servicemen.

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25th "Independence Day" directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Will Smith, Bill Pullman and Jeff Goldblum premieres in Westwood, California

Actor Will Smith
Will Smith
  • 26th Irish Journalist Veronica Guerin is shot in her car while in traffic in the outskirts of Dublin

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28th "Nutty Professor" starring Eddie Murphy opens in theaters in the USA

  • 28th The Constitution of Ukraine is signed into law.
  • 29th Andrea Leah Plummer, of Tennessee, crowned 39th America's Junior Miss
  • 29th Superman's Action Comic #1 (1938) auctioned at Sotheby at $61,900
  • 30th "Buried Child" closes at Brook Atkinson Theater NYC after 77 performances
  • 30th "Moon Over Buffalo" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 308 performances
  • 30th "State Fair" closes at Music Box Theater NYC after 118 performances
  • 30th Caroline Frolic (Miss Ontario), crowned Miss Renaissance USA
  • 30th Dottie Pepper wins ShopRite LPGA Golf Classic
  • 30th UEFA European Championship: Germany defeat Czech Republic 2-1 in London