On This Day

What Happened in June 2000

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
  • Jun 4 54th Tony Awards: "Copenhagen" and "Contact" win
  • Jun 5 Armed conflict between Rwanda and Uganda erupts in Kinsangani, a city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Belmont Stakes

Jun 10 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20

  • Jun 10 Stanley Cup Final, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars, 2-1 in double OT for a 4-2 series victory

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: France's Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 7-5 for her 2nd and last career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st singles title at Roland Garros

  • Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his second French title; beats Sweden's Magnus Norman 6-2, 6-3, 2-6, 7-6
  • Jun 12 Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.

Film Premiere

Jun 12 "X-Men" 1st film based on comic book series, starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, and Ian McKellen premieres on Ellis Island in New York Harbor

  • Jun 13 Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981

Summit of Interest

Jun 13 South Korean President Kim Dae Jung meets leader of North Korea Kim Jong-il, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang

Film & TV History

Jun 13 Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

Music Awards

Jun 14 34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill wins

Sports History

Jun 14 Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record

  • Jun 16 Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms

US Golf Open

Jun 18 100th US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Tiger Woods wins his first US Open by a major championship record-setting 15 strokes over Ernie Els and Miguel Ángel Jiménez

NBA Finals

Jun 19 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 116-111 in Game 6 to win the franchise's first title in 12 years; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal

  • Jun 21 Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote
  • Jun 23 The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
  • Jun 23 The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: The Chemical Brothers, Travis, and David Bowie headline; other performers include G. Love & Special Sauce, David Gray, Willie Nelson, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Macy Gray

  • Jun 25 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Juli Inkster goes back-to-back; beats Stefania Croce of Italy on second hole of a sudden-death playoff
  • Jun 25 WLAF World Bowl 8, Waldstadion, Frankfurt: Rhein Fire beats Scottish Claymores, 13-10
  • Jun 28 Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.
  • Jun 28 NBA Draft: Cincinnati power forward Kenyon Martin first pick by New Jersey Nets

Music History

Jun 29 Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'


Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 beabadoobee [Beatrice Laus], Filipino-British singer-songwriter (Fake It Flowers), born in Iloilo City, Philippines
  • Jun 6 Haechan [Lee Dong-hyuck], South Korean k-pop singer and dancer (NCT), born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Jun 9 Laurie Hernandez, American gymnast (Olympic team gold, individual silver 2016), born in Old Bridge Township, New Jersey
  • Jun 16 Bianca Andreescu, Canadian tennis player (US Open 2019), born in Mississauga, Ontario

Famous Weddings

James Cameron

Jun 4 "Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California

  • Jun 10 "Live! with Kelly and Michael" executive producer Michael Gelman (38) weds CBS's Early Show correspondent Laurie Hibberd (36) at a Long Island estate
  • Jun 15 "Murphy Brown" actress Candice Bergen (54) weds New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose (63) at a Manhattan synagogue
  • Jun 17 Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky

Natalie Maines

Jun 24 "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Jun 28 Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
  • Jun 2 Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
  • Jun 3 William E. Simon, American businessman, US Secretary of Treasury under Nixon, dies at 72
  • Jun 5 Don Liddle, American baseball player, dies at 75
  • Jun 6 Frédéric Dard, French writer (San-Antonio), dies at 78
  • Jun 8 Jeff MacNelly, American Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist (Shoe), dies at 52
  • Jun 9 Jacob Lawrence, African-American artist (Sanitarium), dies at 82
  • Jun 9 Ernst Jandl, Austrian writer and poet (Otto's Pug), dies at 74
  • Jun 9 George Segal, American painter and sculptor of lifelike mixed-media figures (Bus Driver), dies at 75
  • Jun 10 Brian Statham, English cricket fast bowler (70 Tests, 252 wickets @ 24.84), dies at 69
  • Jun 10 William McMillan, American sports shooter (Olympic gold 25m rapid fire pistol 1960; World C'ship gold 1952), dies at 71
  • Jun 11 Lew Gallo, American character actor and screenwriter (Get Smart, Gunsmoke, 12 O'Clock High), dies at 71
  • Jun 12 P. L. Deshpande, Indian Marathi writer, dies at 80
  • Jun 14 Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer, dies at 88
  • Jun 14 Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
  • Jun 15 Jules Roy, French writer (b. 1907)
  • Jun 16 Richard Dufallo, American clarinetist & conductor, dies at 67
  • Jun 16 Empress Kōjun, Empress consort of Japan, dies at 97
  • Jun 17 Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice, 1st permanent black judge on South African Supreme Court, dies at 68
  • Jun 18 Nancy Marchand, American actress (The Sopranos, Beacon Hill, Margaret-Lou Grant), dies at 71
  • Jun 19 Noboru Takeshita, Japanese PM (1987-89), dies at 76
  • Jun 20 Karl Mickel, German writer, dies at 64
  • Jun 20 Jim De Courcy, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman 1953), dies at 73
  • Jun 21 Johanna Moosdorf, German writer (Next Door), dies at 88
  • Jun 21 Alan Hovhaness, Armenian-American composer (Lousadzak, Ukiyo), dies at 89
  • Jun 23 Jerome Richardson, an American jazz saxophonist, flute, clarinet, and piccolo player (Quincy Jones; Charles Mingus; Earl Hines), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jun 24 Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
  • Jun 24 David Tomlinson, British actor (Mary Poppins, Bedknobs and Broomsticks, Helter Skelter), dies from a stroke at 83
  • Jun 24 Sadiq Hussain Qureshi, Pakistani politician (8th Chief Minister of Punjab, Pakistan), dies at 72
  • Jun 26 Logan Ramsey, American actor (Head, Joy Sticks, Say Yes), dies of a heart attack at 79
  • Jun 27 Larry Kelley, American College Football Hall of Fame tight end (Heisman Trophy 1936; unanimous All-American 1936; Yale), commits suicide at 85
  • Jun 27 Rudy Cafaro, American jazz guitarist, dies at 80
  • Jun 28 Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (the Seventh Seal, Dum-Bom), dies of viral complications after several stroke at 92
  • Jun 29 Il Mattatore [Vittorio Gassman], Italian actor, director and screenwriter (Scent of a Woman, War & Peace), dies at 77
  • Jun 29 John Aspinall, English zoo owner (Howletts; Port Lympne), and gambling club host, dies of cancer at 74
  • Jun 29 Coen Flink, Dutch actor (Pastorale 1943, Havinck, Honneponnetje), dies at 68
  • Jun 29 Arnie Weinmeister, Canadian Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive tackle (Pro Bowl 1950–53; First-team All-Pro 1950–53; NY Yankees, NY Giants; BC Lions), dies at 77