Historical Events in June 2007

  • Jun 1 Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.
  • Jun 1 Smoking is banned from United Kingdom's public places.
  • Jun 3 USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engaged pirates after they boarded the Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia. (details)
  • Jun 6 Stanley Cup: first time winners Anaheim Ducks defeat Ottawa Senators 4-1
  • Jun 8 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker.

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Jun 8 Jazz legend Oscar Peterson is forced to cancel his appearance at the Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

Jazz Musician Oscar Peterson
Jazz Musician
Oscar Peterson
  • Jun 9 139th Belmont: John Velazquez aboard Rags To Riches wins in 2:28.74
  • Jun 10 53rd LPGA Championship won by Suzann Pettersen
  • Jun 10 61st Tony Awards: Spring Awakening & The Coast of Utopia win
  • Jun 10 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)
  • Jun 10 106th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4)
  • Jun 10 106th Women's French Open: Justine Henin beats Ana Ivanovic (6-1, 6-2)

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Jun 12 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

Writer and Nobel Laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
Writer and Nobel Laureate
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

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Jun 12 "Transformers", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres in Sydney

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Megan Fox
  • Jun 13 The Al Askari Mosque is bombed again.
  • Jun 13 First large scale exhibition of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's work in Mexico opens at Palacio de Bellas Artes on the 100th anniversary of her birth
  • Jun 14 61st NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 4 games to 0
  • Jun 17 107th US Golf Open: Ángel Cabrera shoots a 285 at Oakmont GC PA
  • Jun 24 The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours.
  • Jun 25 2007 United Kingdom floods, parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire flood including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull.
  • Jun 27 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

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Jun 27 Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

British Prime Minister Gordon Brown
British Prime Minister
Gordon Brown
  • Jun 28 Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies.
  • Jun 29 Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.

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Jun 29 Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

Singer-Songwriter Enya
  • Jun 30 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.