On This Day

What Happened on June 10, 2001

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his 3rd French title; beats Spaniard Àlex Corretja 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0

BeatificationCanonization

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

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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