What Happened on June 10, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 100th French Open Women's Tennis: American Jennifer Capriati wins centenary event; beats Kim Clijsters of Belgium 1-6, 6-4, 12-10
  • 100th Men's French Open: Gustavo Kuerten beats Alex Corretja (6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0)


Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint Saint Rafqa

264th Pope John Paul II
264th Pope
John Paul II

Famous Birthdays

  • Sasha [Natasha] Obama, American daughter of Barack and Michelle Obama, born in Chicago, Illinois

Famous Deaths

  • John McKay, American football coach (USC, Tampa Bay, 5X Rose Bowl champ), dies at 77
  • Mike Mentzer, American bodybuilder (b. 1951)
  • Princess Leila Pahlavi of Iran, youngest daughter of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran, dies at 31