Historical Events in June 1996

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

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Jun 1 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

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

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 9 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
  • Jun 10 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson
  • Jun 10 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo OH on WBUZ 106.5 FM
  • Jun 10 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip
  • Jun 10 Stanley Cup: Colo Avalanche sweep Florida Panthers in 4 games
  • Jun 11 Bob Dole, (Sen-R-KS), resigns from US senate to run for president
  • Jun 11 Exxon states that it will begin work on its $15-billion Sakhalin I oil and natural gas development in Russia's Far East
  • Jun 12 3 Philadelphia Fed Court judges overturn US indecency ban on internet
  • Jun 12 Marge Schott gives up day-to-day operations because of her numerous insensitive comments about Adolf Hitler, working women & Asians
  • Jun 13 Freeman in Montana give up to FBI after 81 days
  • Jun 13 The Montana Freemen surrender after an 81-day standoff with FBI agents.
  • Jun 14 "Cable Guy" starring Jim Carrey is released
  • Jun 14 Karl Krikken out handled the ball for Derbyshire v Indians
  • Jun 15 IRA bomb in Manchester wrecks city centre at 11.17am, injuring 200
  • Jun 16 1st competitive game played on turf in Holland (in third grade)
  • Jun 16 50th NBA Championship: Chicago Bulls beat Seat Supersonic, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 16 96th US Golf Open: Steve Jones shoots a 278 wins at Oakland Hills CC
  • Jun 16 Liselotte Neumann wins First Bank Edina Realty LPGA Golf Classic
  • Jun 17 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Syracuse NY on WAQX 95.7 FM

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Jun 18 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
  • Jun 20 Space Shuttle STS 78 (Columbia 20), launches into space
  • Jun 20 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
  • Jun 22 29th Curtis Cup: Great Britain & Ireland wins 11-6

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

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

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

Film release premierFilm Premier

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

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

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

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