June 2010 in History

Events in History

  • Jun 9 Hungary comes out of recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures
  • Jun 9 Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009
  • Jun 13 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win
  • Jun 20 "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Weddings in History

  • Jun 19 Crown Princess Victoria heir apparent of HM Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, weds Daniel Westling at Stockholm Cathedral

Divorces in History

  • Jun 6 Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford (40) divorces German entrepreneur Daniel Giersch (34) due to irreconcilable differences after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in History

  • Jun 1 Lt. Gen. William H. Ginn, Jr., U.S. Air Force officer (b.1928)
  • Jun 3 John Hedgecoe, English photographer (b. 1932)
  • Jun 7 Omar Rayo, Colombian painter, sculptor, caricaturist and plastic artist. (b. 1928)
  • Jun 10 Metropolitan Basil Schott, Archbishop of the Byzantine Catholic Archeparchy of Pittsburgh (b. 1939)
  • Jun 11 Zenani Mandela, Nelson Mandela's great granddaughter (b. 1997)
  • Jun 16 Marc Bazin, Haitian politician (b. 1932)
  • Jun 17 K. S. Rajah, Singaporean jurist (b. 1930)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Jun 18 José Saramago, Portuguese writer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1922)

Novelist José Saramago
Novelist
José Saramago
  • Jun 19 Anthony Quinton, British philosopher (b. 1925)
  • Jun 19 Angela Rumbold, British politician (C), dies at 78
  • Jun 20 Harry Blackmore Whittington, British palaeontologist (b. 1916)
  • Jun 25 Alan Plater, English playwright (b. 1935)
  • Jun 25 Richard B. Sellars, American business executive (b. 1915)
  • Jun 26 Algirdas Brazauskas, President of Lithuania (b. 1932)
  • Jun 28 Robert Byrd, US Senator (Democrat-WV, 1959-2010), majority leader and once the longest-serving Senator in history, dies at 92