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

Theatrical Finale

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

  • 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

Music City News Awards

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

  • Jun 5 The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created
  • 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

French 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

  • Jun 11 Rondell White has six hits & hits for the cycle in 13-innings
  • Jun 11 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1

Sports History

Jun 13 MLB Cleveland Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Baltimore Orioles 11-0,

  • 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

Album Release

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

Album Release

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

NBA Finals

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

  • 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

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

Sports History

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

  • 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

US 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

Film & TV History

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

Sports History

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

  • 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

Agreement of Interest

Jun 19 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

  • Jun 20 Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include Sinéad O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley

  • 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 24 Wrapped Reichstag art installation completed by artists Christo and Jeanne Claude; German parliament building completely wrapped by polypropylene fabric [1]
  • Jun 25 Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to HR in 3 consecutive innings

Historic Event

Jun 26 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who escapes unharmed

  • 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

Boxing Title Fight

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

  • Jun 29 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)

Baseball Record

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

  • 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 8 Tom Grennan, English singer-songwriter (Little Bit of Love), born in Bedford, England
  • Jun 19 Blake Woodruff, American actor
  • Jun 23 Danna Paola [Rivera], Mexican telenovela, film, and stage actress, and singer (Wicked (en español)), born in Mexico City
  • Jun 29 Nicholas Latifi, Iranian-Canadian racing driver (Formula One), born in Montreal, Quebec

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, English 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, Scottish poet and teacher, dies at 69
  • Jun 3 Dilys Powell, British film critic, dies at 93
  • Jun 3 Estelle Brody, American silent film 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, British literary agent, dies at 77
  • Jun 4 Paul WIlliams, British climber, dies in a climbing accident at 49
  • Jun 4 William J Law, sailor, dies at 84
  • Jun 5 Bettina Vernon-Warren, Austrian 'Bodenwieser' dancer, dies at 75
  • Jun 5 Jan Decadt Flemish composer, dies at 81
  • Jun 6 James Anderson, writer, dies at 41
  • Jun 6 Rene Firino-Martell, French cognac manufacturer (Martell), dies at 68
  • Jun 7 "Sheikh" Imam [Eissa], Egyptian folk and protest singer-songwriter, dies at 76
  • 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 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 [Landauer], German-British industrial and brand designer, and consumer researcher, dies at 81
  • Jun 10 Masaya Hanai, Japanese businessman, dies at 82
  • Jun 10 Ron Morrisby, Australian 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 of leukemia at 58
  • Jun 11 Luigi Innocenti, designer, dies at 71
  • Jun 12 Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian classical pianist, dies at 75
  • Jun 13 David Parry, British-Canadian folk musician (Friends of Fiddler's Green), storyteller (Canadian Museum of Civilization), actor, stage director, and teacher (University of Toronto), dies of a heart attack at 53
  • Jun 14 Anthony Joly de Lotbiniere, television producer, dies at 69
  • Jun 14 Gesualdo Bufalino, novelist, dies at 74
  • Jun 14 Gordon Greig, British political journalist (Daily Mail), dies at 63
  • Jun 14 Roger Joseph Zelazny, American poet and sci-fi writer (Chronicles of Amber), 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 Lamb, English 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

Jonas Salk

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

  • 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 25 Warren Earl Burger, American judge, US 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 Symphony, 1948-54), dies at 94
  • Jun 28 Donald Sinclair, vet, dies at 83

Lana Turner

Jun 29 Lana Turner, American actress (Peyton Place; The Postman Always Rings Twice; Twice; Imitation of Life), dies (unmarried) of cancer at 74

  • Jun 29 Roy Rowland, American 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; Dennis The Menace; The Lucy Show; 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), commits suicide at 45
  • Jun 30 Sicco Mansholt, Dutch politician, (President of the Commission of Europe 1972-1973), dies at 86
  • Jun 30 Jorge Peixinho, Portuguese pianist, composer, and conductor, dies at 45