On This Day

What Happened in June 1995

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
  • Jun 1 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers' scoreless inning streak ends at 39 in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 2 John Valentin hits 3 HRs
  • Jun 3 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0
  • Jun 3 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 4 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden NYC at 347 performances

Comedian Jackie Mason
Jackie Mason
  • Jun 4 49th Tony Awards: Love! Valour! Compassion! & Sunset Boulevard win
  • Jun 4 8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000
  • Jun 4 New Zealand creates world record score for a Rugby Union international in thrashing Japan, 145-17 in the World Cup in Bloomfontein, RSA; Marc Ellis 6 tries, Simon Culhane 20 conversions

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 29th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Reba McEntire

Country Singer Reba McEntire
Country Singer
Reba McEntire

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 5 The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created

Theoretical Physicist Albert Einstein
Theoretical Physicist
Albert Einstein
  • Jun 6 Moses Kiptanui of Kenya runs world 5,000m record 12:55.30 in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 7 The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines
  • Jun 8 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Jun 8 Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
  • Jun 9 "The Brady Bunch Movie" based on the 1970s TV series premieres in UK

  • Jun 9 Congo (1995) premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 Dumb & Dumber (1994) premieres in Sweden
  • Jun 9 Killer (1994) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Kiss of Death (1995) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Man of the House (1995) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Neak Sre (1993) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Party Girl (1995) premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 Smoke (1995) premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA
  • Jun 10 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Jun 10 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
  • Jun 10 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in 3rd set; Graf's 4th French title

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
Tennis Player
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario
  • Jun 11 Rondell White has six hits & hits for the cycle in 13-innings

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Thomas Muster of Austria beats American Michael Chang 7-5, 6-2, 6-4 for his lone major singles title

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Thomas Muster
Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang
  • Jun 11 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Balt 11-0

MLB Pitcher Dennis Martínez
MLB Pitcher
Dennis Martínez
  • Jun 13 New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2 for a 4-2 series win; qualify for their first Stanley Cup Finals Series (beat Detroit Red Wings, 4-0)
  • Jun 13 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 13 Björk releases her 2nd art pop solo album "Post"

Singer Björk

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 13 "Jagged Little Pill" 3rd studio album by Alanis Morissette is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year 1996)

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette

Sport awardNBA Finals

Jun 14 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon
  • Jun 14 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win
  • Jun 15 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth NYC for 55 performances
  • Jun 15 Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex v Northants
  • Jun 15 Northants all out 46 v Essex & wins game next day

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 16 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 16 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

MLB Star Andre Dawson
MLB Star
Andre Dawson
  • Jun 16 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • Jun 17 "Who's Tommy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances
  • Jun 17 WLAF World Bowl 3, Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam: Frankfurt Galaxy beats Amsterdam Admirals, 26-22

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Corey Pavin wins his only major championship, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman of Australia

Golfer Greg Norman
Greg Norman

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 Memorial service for Elizabeth Montgomery is held at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 All Black Jonah Lomu scores the try of the Rugby World Cup, running over Mike Catt in New Zealand's 45-29 defeat of England

Rugby Union Superstar Jonah Lomu
Rugby Union Superstar
Jonah Lomu
  • Jun 18 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Hege Riise & Marianne Pettersen score within 3 minutes of each other to give Norway a 2-0 win over Germany

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jun 19 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

Baseball Player Darryl Strawberry
Baseball Player
Darryl Strawberry
  • Jun 20 Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup Final, Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: New Jersey Devils beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2 for a 4-0 series sweep; Devils' first Stanley Cup finals appearance
  • Jun 24 3rd Rugby World Cup, Ellis Park, Johannesburg: Springboks fly-half Joel Stransky lands the winning drop goal in extra time as South Africa beats New Zealand, 15-12
  • Jun 25 Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to HR in 3 consecutive innings

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 26 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who escapes unharmed

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak
Egyptian President
Hosni Mubarak
  • Jun 26 Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
  • Jun 27 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • Jun 27 Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears
  • Jun 27 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
  • Jun 27 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
  • Jun 28 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign
  • Jun 28 NBA draft: Maryland power forward Joe Smith first pick by Golden State Warriors

Sport defeatBoxing Title Fight

Jun 29 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

Boxing Champ George Foreman
Boxing Champ
George Foreman
  • Jun 29 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

Jun 30 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits

MLB 1st Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB 1st Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • Jun 30 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 5 Troye Sivan [Mellet], South African–born Australian pop singer-songwriter (Bloom), born in Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Jun 19 Blake Woodruff, American actor

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 10 Actress-singer Holly Robinson (30) weds NFL Philadelphia Eagle quarterback Rodney Peete (29) in Los Angeles

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Prudence Hyman, dancer, dies at 80
  • Jun 1 Tony Clegg, English property trader (Montleigh), dies at 58
  • Jun 2 Harper MacKay, American orchestra leader (NBC Follies), dies at 73
  • Jun 3 Alastair Webster Mackie, poet/teacher, dies at 69
  • Jun 3 Dilys Powell, film Critic, dies at 93
  • Jun 3 Estelle Brody, actress (Safari, Kitty, Plaything), dies at 94
  • Jun 3 Frank Waters, American writer, dies at 92
  • Jun 3 Jean-Patrick Manchette, French thriller writer (3 to Kill, The Prone Gunman), dies at 52
  • Jun 3 J. Presper Eckert, Jr., American engineer and co-inventor (1st electronic computer-ENIAC), dies at 76
  • Jun 4 Ernest Borneman, German sexual researcher, psychotherapist, musician and writer (Bang, You're Dead), dies at 80
  • Jun 4 Herta Ryder, literary agent, dies at 77
  • Jun 4 Paul WIlliams, climber, dies at 49
  • Jun 4 William J Law, sailor, dies at 84
  • Jun 5 Bettina Vernon-Warren, dancer, dies at 75
  • Jun 5 Jan Decadt Flemish composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 6 Imam Elissa, singer, dies at 76
  • Jun 6 James Anderson, writer, dies at 41
  • Jun 7 Joseph Tomelty, Irish actor and playwright (Bedevilled, Moby Dick, Melba), dies at 85
  • Jun 7 Hsuan Hua, influential Buddhist master in the United States (b. 1918)
  • Jun 7 Sheikh Imam, Egyptian singer and composer, dies at 76
  • Jun 7 Wijnie Jabaaij, Dutch politician (PvdA), dies at 56
  • Jun 8 Juan Carlos Ongania, President of Argentina (1966-70), dies
  • Jun 8 Lord Erskine of Rerrick, peer, dies at 69
  • Jun 8 Jürgen Rausch, German philosopher and author (End of the Playboys), dies at 85
  • Jun 9 Gordon Rowe, New Zealand cricket (scored 0 in only Test for NZ v Aust 1946), dies at 79
  • Jun 9 Frank Chacksfield, English, pianist, arranger and orchestra leader, dies at 81
  • Jun 9 Walter Landor, designer, dies at 81
  • Jun 10 Masaya Hanai, Japanese businessman, dies at 82
  • Jun 10 Ron Morrisby, cricketer (prolific batsman for Tasmania 1931-52), dies
  • Jun 10 Ernest Flatt, American choreographer (The Carol Burnett Show), dies at 76
  • Jun 10 Lindsey Nelson, American sportscaster (NY Mets), dies at 76
  • Jun 11 Lovelace Watkins, American singer known as "The Black Sinatra" (The Big, Big Voice of Lovelace Watkins), dies at 58
  • Jun 11 Luigi Innocenti, designer, dies at 71
  • Jun 12 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, pianist, dies at 75
  • Jun 13 David Parry, guitarist, dies 53
  • Jun 14 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, television producer, dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Gesualdo Bufalino, novelist, dies at 74
  • Jun 14 Gordon Greig, journalist, dies at 63
  • Jun 14 Roger Joseph Zelazny, sci-fi writer, dies of cancer at 60
  • Jun 14 Rory Gallagher, Irish rock guitarist (See Here), dies at 47
  • Jun 14 Els Aarne, Estonian composer, dies at 78
  • Jun 15 Charles Bennett, English screenwriter, dies at 95
  • Jun 17 Claire Sterling, journalist, dies at 75
  • Jun 18 Arthur John Howard, British actor (Frieda, Last Holiday, Paradiso, Glass Cage), dies at 85
  • Jun 18 Charles Martin, cartoonist, dies at 85
  • Jun 19 Murray Dickie, Scottish opera singer and director, dies at 71
  • Jun 19 Richard Bernard Pape, POW escaper/writer, dies at 79
  • Jun 19 Peter Townsend, RAF officer (b. 1914)
  • Jun 20 Al Hansen, American artist (Fluxus), found dead at 67
  • Jun 20 Dennis Gomm, British composer and musician, dies at 84
  • Jun 20 Emil Mihai Cioran, Romanina born writer and aphorist, dies at 84
  • Jun 20 Henry Iliffe Cozens, English Royal Air Force pilot, dies at 91
  • Jun 21 Kenneth Henry Lowry Lamb, broadcaster, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Tristan Jones, British sailor and author, dies at 71
  • Jun 21 Laurence McKinley Gould, American Geologist and Polar Explorer who was chief scientist and second-in-command on the first expedition to the interior of Antarctica in 1929, dies at 98
  • Jun 22 Georges Yves Marie Congar, Dominican theologian cardinal, dies at 91

Person of interestJonas Salk

Jun 23 Jonas Salk, American biologist who created the Polio vaccine, dies of heart failure at 80

Medical Researcher and Virologist Jonas Salk
Medical Researcher and Virologist
Jonas Salk
  • Jun 23 Anatoly Tarasov, Russian ice hockey player and coach (considered as the father of Russian ice hockey), dies at 76
  • Jun 23 Jack Schroer, British saxophonist & pianist (The Caledonia Soul Orchestra), dies at 51
  • Jun 24 Inshan Ali, West Indian cricketer (WI chinaman bowler 1971-77), dies at 45
  • Jun 24 John Reginald "Nat" Allen, planning enforcement officer, dies at 66
  • Jun 25 Warren Earl Burger, Supreme Court Justice, dies of heart failure at 78
  • Jun 27 Prez "Kidd" Kenneth, American blues singer and guitarist, dies at 61
  • Jun 27 Efrem Kurtz, Russian conductor (Houston Symph 1948-54), dies at 94
  • Jun 28 Donald Sinclair, vet, dies at 83

Person of interestLana Turner

Jun 29 Lana Turner, American actress (Survivors, Falcon Crest, The Postman Always Rings Twice), dies of cancer at 74

Actress Lana Turner
Lana Turner
  • Jun 29 Roy Rowland, film director, dies at 84
  • Jun 30 Barney Simon, South African theatre director and writer, dies at 63
  • Jun 30 Gale Gordon [Charles Thomas Aldrich, Jr], American actor and comedian (Our Miss Brooks, Here's Lucy), dies from lung cancer at 89
  • Jun 30 Georgy Beregovoy, Soviet cosmonaut (Soyuz 3), dies at 74
  • Jun 30 Phyllis Hyman, American jazz singer (Prime of My Life), committed suicide at 45
  • Jun 30 Sicco Mansholt, pres Commission of Europe (1972-1973), dies