Historical Events on June 8 (Part 2)

Events 201 - 238 of 238

  • 1996 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1996 Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire v Hampshire
  • 1996 Lloyd & Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs v Essex
  • 1996 PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
  • 1996 Panama becomes a member of the Berne Convention copyright treaty
  • 1996 Revival of the legendary procession of Lady Godiva (Godgifu) naked through Coventry, England
  • 1997 "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater NYC after 85 performances
  • 1997 Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
  • 1997 Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic
  • 1997 96th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Sergi Bruguera (6-3, 6-4, 6-2)

Sport awardTennis Open

1997 96th Women's French Open: Iva Majoli beats Martina Hingis (6-4, 6-2)

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Iva Majoli
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Iva Majoli
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2001 Ray Bourque plays the final game in his NHL career

NHL Legend Ray Bourque
NHL Legend
Ray Bourque
  • 2002 134th Belmont: Edgar Prado aboard Sarava wins in 2:29.71
  • 2003 49th LPGA Championship won by Annika Sörenstam
  • 2003 57th Tony Awards: Hairspray & Take Me Out win
  • 2003 102nd Men's French Open: Juan Carlos Ferrero beats Martin Verkerk (6-1, 6-3, 6-2)
  • 2003 102nd Women's French Open: Justine Henin-Hardenne beats Kim Clijsters (6-0, 6-4)
  • 2004 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs
  • 2007 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2007 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
  • 2008 The Akihabara massacre took place on the Sunday-pedestrian-zoned Chūōdōri street. A man killed seven in an attack on a crowd using a truck and a dagger.
  • 2008 54th LPGA Championship won by Yani Tseng
  • 2008 107th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Roger Federer (6-1, 6-3, 6-0)
  • 2008 107th Men's French Open: Ana Ivanovic beats Dinara Safina (6-4, 6-3)

Music awardsMusic Awards

2011 45th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • 2012 A bus bombing in Pakistan kills 18 and injures 35 people
  • 2013 145th Belmont: Mike Smith aboard Palace Malice wins in 2:30.70
  • 2013 112th Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Maria Sharapova (6-4, 6-4)
  • 2013 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Los Angeles Kings, 4 games to 1
  • 2014 Peng Shuai of China and Hsieh Su-wei win the women's tennis doubles at the French Open
  • 2014 113th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković (3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 2014 113th Women's French Open: Maria Sharapova beats Simona Halep (6-4, 6-7, 6-4)
  • 2014 Couple ambush a restaurant in Las Vegas killing 2 police officers, a civilian and themselves

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2014 Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2017 Ex-FBI chief James Comey testifies to a US Senate committee that US President Donald Trump told "lies plain and simple"

45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2017 UN states Islamic State forces have shot and killed hundreds of fleeing civilians during battle for Mosul, Iraq in past two weeks

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2017 British General Election results in a hung parliament, Prime Minster Theresa May and the Conservative party lose their majority

British Prime Minister Theresa May
British Prime Minister
Theresa May
  • 2017 US prisoner Richard Anthony Jones freed after 17 years in Roeland Park, Kansas when his lookalike discovered