June 2009 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 1 Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
  • Jun 1 General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
  • Jun 2 Switzerland officially enters the global recession
  • Jun 5 Chileo officially enters recession; it is the first South American country to enter the global recession
  • Jun 9 Brazil officially enters recession
  • Jun 11 Texas mother hit by lightning while standing in her kitchen in her Texas home. Witnesses say lightning came through a light fixture, struck her chest and exited her foot. Survived after three days in hospital.
  • Jun 11 Bulgarian authorities declare the country is officially in recession after dropping 1.6% in the last quarter of 2008
  • Jun 12 Protests in Iran following the presidential election.
  • Jun 22 2009 Washington Metro subway crash: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing 9 and injuring over 80.
  • Jun 25 Colombia enters into recession after witnessing 0.7% contraction in the last quarter of 2008 and 0.6% in the following quarter
  • Jun 30 Yemenia Flight 626 crashes off the coast of Moroni, Comoros killing 152 people and leaving 1 survivor
  • Jun 30 Turkey records its fastest contraction of 13.8% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to 2008, leading the country into recession; this is Turkey's biggest economic slump since 1945

Weddings in History

  • Jun 6 "Survivor: Gabon" castaway Matty Whitmore weds Jamie Mass at Malibou Lake Mountain Club in Malibu

Deaths in History

  • Jun 2 David Eddings, American fantasy writer. (b. 1931)
  • Jun 5 Boris Pokrovsky, Russian operatic stage director (b. 1912)
  • Jun 8 Omar Bongo, President of Gabon (b. 1935)
  • Jun 13 Fathi Yakan, Lebanese leader and Muslim cleric (b. 1933)
  • Jun 14 Bob Bogle, founding member of The Ventures
  • Jun 17 Darrell Powers, American World War II veteran of the United States 101st Airborne Division. (b. 1923)
  • Jun 17 Ralf Dahrendorf, German-born sociologist and politician (b. 1929)
  • Jun 19 Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese supercentenarian (b. 1895)
  • Jun 24 Ed Thomas, well-known high school football coach from Iowa (b. 1951)
  • Jun 24 Roméo LeBlanc, 25th Governor General of Canada (b. 1927)
  • Jun 28 Billy Mays, American television pitchman (b. 1958)
  • Jun 30 Pina Bausch, German choreographer (b. 1940)