June 2007 in History

Events in History

  • 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 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.
  • Jun 10 61st Tony Awards: Spring Awakening & The Coast of Utopia win

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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
  • 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 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 29 Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.
  • Jun 30 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack.

Weddings in History

  • Jun 1 Legendary crooner Tony Bennett (80) weds his longtime girlfriend Susan Crow (47) in New York City

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 Huang Ju, Chinese Vice-Premier
  • Jun 4 Jim Clark, American sheriff and segregationist (b. 1922)
  • Jun 4 Craig L. Thomas, United States Senator (b. 1933)
  • Jun 5 Povel Ramel, Swedish entertainer (b. 1922)
  • Jun 8 Kenny Olsson, Swedish speedway racer (b. 1977)
  • Jun 8 Richard Rorty, American postanalytic, pragmatic philosopher (b. 1931)
  • Jun 9 Frankie Abernathy, Former The Real World: San Diego castmate (b. 1981)
  • Jun 11 Imre Friedmann, American scientist (b. 1921)
  • Jun 13 Walid Eido, Lebanese MP (b. 1942)
  • Jun 14 Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham (b. 1920)
  • Jun 14 Robin Olds, American fighter pilot (b. 1922)
  • Jun 14 Kurt Waldheim, Austrian 4th Secretary-General of the United Nations (1972-81) and 9th President of Austria (1986-92), dies at 88
  • Jun 15 Claudia Cohen, American gossip columnist and socialite (b. 1950)
  • Jun 16 Grand Ayatollah Fazel Lankarani, Iranian cleric (b. 1931)
  • Jun 17 Gianfranco Ferrè, Italian fashion designer (b. 1944)
  • Jun 19 Ze'ev Schiff, Israeli journalist (b. 1932)
  • Jun 20 Trevor Henry, New Zealand Justice (b. 1902)
  • Jun 21 Bob Evans, American restaurateur (b. 1918)
  • Jun 22 Bernhard "Bernd" Becher, German artist, worked collaboratively with Hilla Becher his wife, dies at 75
  • Jun 24 Byron Baer, American politician (b. 1929)

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Jun 26 Liz Claiborne, Belgian-born American fashion designer (b. 1929)

Fashion Designer Liz Claiborne
Fashion Designer
Liz Claiborne
  • Jun 27 Dragutin Tadijanović, Croatian poet (b. 1905)
  • Jun 28 Eugene Bennett Fluckey, American Navy Submariner (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Kiichi Miyazawa, 78th Prime Minister of Japan (b. 1919)
  • Jun 30 Sahib Singh Verma, Indian politician and former Chief Minister of Delhi (b. 1943)