What Happened in June 2006

Historical Events

  • Jun 3 The union of Serbia and Montenegro comes to an end with Montenegro's formal declaration of independence
  • Jun 5 Serbia declares independence from the State Union of Serbia and Montenegro
  • Jun 7 British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert

Historic Event

Jun 9 King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand celebrates the 1st of 3 national holidays to commemorate his 60 years on the throne.

  • Jun 10 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin-Hardenne retains her title; beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 for 5th Grand Slam singles crown
  • Jun 11 60th Tony Awards: Jersey Boys & The History Boys win

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 11 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal of Spain wins his 2nd straight French title; beats Roger Federer 1-6, 6-1, 6-4, 7-6

LPGA Championship

Jun 11 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle RockGC: Se Ri Pak wins her 3rd title in the event and 5th major; beats Australian Karrie Webb on first play-off hole

  • Jun 13 The US Senate issues a formal resolution apologizing for failure to create anti-lynching legislation

Music Concert

Jun 14 Ringo Starr's ninth All-Starr Band debuts in concert; members include: Billy Squier, Richard Marx, Edgar Winter, Rod Argent, Hamish Stuart, and Sheila E.

  • Jun 15 Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument (Papahānaumokuākea) established, at 582,578 square miles one of the largest marine conservation areas in the world [1]

Hall of Fame

Jun 17 Sci-Fi author Anne McCaffrey inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Jun 18 The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched

US Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Winged Foot GC: Geoff Ogilvy of Australia makes clutch pars on the final 2 holes to win by 1, as runners-up Jim Furyk, Colin Montgomerie and Phil Mickelson all fail to par the 72nd hole

  • Jun 19 Prime ministers of several northern European nations participate in a ceremonial "laying of the first stone" at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Spitsbergen, Norway.
  • Jun 19 Stanley Cup Final, PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC: Carolina Hurricanes beat Edmonton Oilers, 3-1 for a 4-3 series victory; Hurricane's first Championship
  • Jun 20 NBA Finals: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 95-92 in Game 6 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Dwyane Wade
  • Jun 21 Pluto's newly discovered moons are officially named Nix and Hydra

Film Premiere

Jun 24 "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", directed by Gore Verbinski, starring Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, premieres at Disneyland - becomes fastest film to gross over 1 billion

  • Jun 28 NBA Draft: Benetton Treviso (Italy) power forward Andrea Bargnani first pick by Toronto Raptors
  • Jun 28 The Republic of Montenegro admitted as the 192nd Member of the United Nations by General Assembly resolution 60/264

Historic Event

Jun 29 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

  • Jun 30 Cirque du Soleil's musical-acrobatic extravaganza "The Beatles - LOVE" opens in a specially built theatre at The Mirage, Las Vegas, Nevada

Famous Birthdays

  • Jun 3 Countess Leonore, Member of the Dutch Royal Family
  • Jun 18 Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg
  • Jun 25 Mckenna Grace, American actress (Designated Survivor), born in Grapevine, Texas

Famous Weddings

  • Jun 1 Korean "My Sassy Girl" actor-singer Cha Tae-Hyun (30) weds pop lyricist Choi Suk-eun at the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel in Seoul City

Casey Affleck

Jun 3 American actor and film maker Casey Affleck (30) weds American actress and model Summer Phoenix (28) in McIntosh County, Georgia; divorce in 2017

  • Jun 3 Pop band Hanson member Zac Hanson (20) weds Kate Tucker (22) at the Second Ponce de Leon Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Jun 3 Telenovela actress Adamari Lopez (35) weds Latin singing sensation Luis Fonsi (28) at La Iglesia de San Jose in Villa Caparra, Puerto Rico
  • Jun 4 "General Hospital" actor Greg Vaughan (32) weds Dutch actress Touriya Haoud (28) in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 4 "KISS" guitarist Tommy Thayer (45) weds Amber Peek at Four Seasons Aviara in Carlsbad, California
  • Jun 9 Actor Oliver Hudson (29) weds actress Erinn Bartlett (33) at One & Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Jun 10 Spanish singer Bertin Osborne (51) weds Venezuelan model Fabiola Martinez in Seville, Spain
  • Jun 17 Model Bianca Balti (22) weds Italian photographer assistant Christian Lucidi

Dick Wolf

Jun 17 Producer Dick Wolf (59) weds fashion publicist Noelle Lippman

  • Jun 18 "Weezer" lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo (36) weds Kyoko Ito at a secluded beach on Paradise Cove in Malibu, California
  • Jun 19 "Lost" actress Emilie de Ravin (24) weds actor Josh Janowicz (24) in Melbourne, Australia
  • Jun 19 "Savage Garden" pop singer Darren Hayes (34) weds animator Richard Cullen in London
  • Jun 24 "Numb3rs" actress Diane Farr (36) weds marketing executive Seung Yong Chung (35) at Rainbow Tarns, California
  • Jun 24 "The Desperate Housewives" actress Marcia Cross (44) weds stockbroker Tom Mahoney (48) at Church of Our Saviour Episcopal Parish in Pasadena, California

Wedding of Interest

Jun 25 Actress Nicole Kidman (39) weds country music singer-songwriter Keith Urban (38) at Cardinal Ceretti Memorial Chapel in Manly, Australia

  • Jun 25 Emmy-winning "Medium" actress Patricia Arquette (38) weds actor Thomas Jane (37) at the Palazzo Contarini in Venice, Italy
  • Jun 25 Wyatt Earp actor Hugh O'Brian (81) weds Viginia Barber at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California

Famous Divorces

Robert Evans

Jun 16 Lady Victoria White (43) divorces legendary Hollywood film producer Robert Evans (76) due to irreconcilable differences only 10 months of marriage

Jessica Simpson

Jun 30 American singer-songwriter and TV personality Jessica Simpson (25) divorces 98 Degrees boy band singer Nick Lachey (32) due to irreconcilable differences after 3 years of marriage


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Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Rocío Jurado, Spanish singer and actress, dies at 59
  • Jun 2 Keith Smith, English professional rugby player (b. 1952)
  • Jun 2 Vince Welnick, American rock keyboardist (The Tubes - "Tak To Ya Later"; Grateful Dead, 1990-95), commits suicide at 55
  • Jun 3 Johnny Grande, American accordion and piano player (The Saddlemen; Bill Haley's Comets), and songwriter ("Birth of the Boogie"), dies of cancer at 76
  • Jun 4 Eric Molobi, South African activist (ANC, Kagiso Trust), dies at 58
  • Jun 5 Frederick Franck, American artist and writer (b. 1909)
  • Jun 6 Arnold Newman, American photographer (b. 1918)
  • Jun 6 Billy Preston, American soul organist, singer-songwriter, piano player ("Nothing From Nothing"; "You Are So Beautiful"), and '5th Beatle' ("Get Back"), dies following long-term health issues at 59
  • Jun 6 Hilton Ruiz, Puerto Rican-American bebop and Afro-Cuban jazz pianist, dies from injuries sustained in a fall at 54
  • Jun 7 Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born Mujahid (b. 1966)
  • Jun 7 John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
  • Jun 8 Abouna Matta El Meskeen, Coptic Orthodox monk (b. 1919)
  • Jun 8 Robert Donner, American actor (b. 1931)
  • Jun 9 Drafi Deutscher, German Schlager singer, dies of heart failure at 60
  • Jun 11 Bruce Shand, father of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (b. 1917)
  • Jun 11 George Washington, American boxing trainer (Riddick Bowe and Mark Breland), dies of heart failure at 79
  • Jun 11 Michael Bartosh, computer expert and author (b. 1977)
  • Jun 11 Neroli Fairhall, New Zealand archer (first paraplegic to compete in the Olympic Games 1984), dies at 61
  • Jun 12 György Ligeti, Hungarian classical composer (Le Grand Macabre), dies at 83 (b. 1923)
  • Jun 12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • Jun 13 Charles Haughey, Irish Taoiseach (1979-81, 82, 87-92), dies at 80
  • Jun 14 Jean Roba, Belgian comics author (Boule et Bill), dies at 75
  • Jun 14 Monty Berman, British film and television producer (b. 1905)
  • Jun 15 Alireza Shapour Shahbazi, Iranian archaeologist and a world expert on Achaemenid archeology, dies of cancer at 63
  • Jun 15 Raymond Devos, Belgian-French humorist, dies at 83
  • Jun 16 Igor Śmiałowski, Polish actor (Lalka, Znachor, Niedaleko Warszawy), dies at 88
  • Jun 17 Arthur Franz, American actor (The Caine Mutiny, Invaders From Mars, Young Lions), dies from emphysema and heart disease at 86
  • Jun 17 Cláudio Besserman Vianna, aka "Bussunda", Brazilian comedian (b. 1962)
  • Jun 17 Julian Slade, English popular composer (Salad Days), dies at 76
  • Jun 18 Richard Stahl, American actor (Howard-It's a Living), dies at 74
  • Jun 18 Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), dies at 99
  • Jun 19 Duane Roland, American southern-rock guitarist (Molly Hatchet - Flirtin' With Disaster), dies at 53
  • Jun 20 Billy Johnson, American baseball player, dies at 87
  • Jun 20 Claydes Charles Smith, American musician (Kool & The Gang), dies at 57
  • Jun 22 Moose (dog actor), dog actor popular for role on Frasier (b. 1990)
  • Jun 23 Aaron Spelling, American television producer (Charlie's Angels, Dynasty), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Budhi Kunderan, Indian cricket wicketkeeper and batsman (18 Tests; 2 x 100s), dies of lung cancer at 66
  • Jun 23 Dave Webster, American football player (led his football team to a National Championship in 1958), dies at 68
  • Jun 23 Harriet, Galápagos tortoise (b. 1830)
  • Jun 23 Luke Graham, American wrestler, dies at 66
  • Jun 24 Patsy Ramsey, American mother of JonBenét Ramsey (b. 1956)
  • Jun 25 Arif Mardin, Turkish-American music producer (Atlantic Records, Aretha Franklin, Bee Gees), dies of cancer at 74
  • Jun 25 Jaap Penraat, Dutch architect and WWII resistance fighter, dies at 88
  • Jun 27 Ángel Maturino Reséndiz, Mexican serial killer, known as "The Railway Killer" (b. 1959)
  • Jun 28 George Page, American television host (b. 1935)
  • Jun 28 George Unwin, British WWII fighter ace (b. 1913)
  • Jun 28 Jim Baen, American sci-fi publisher and editor (b. 1943)
  • Jun 28 Lennie "Len" Weinrib, American comedian and actor (H.R. Pufnstuf, Bedknobs and Broomsticks), dies from a stroke at 71
  • Jun 28 Peter Rawlinson, Baron Rawlinson of Ewell, English barrister, politician and author (b. 1919)
  • Jun 29 Fabián Bielinsky, Argentinean film director (b. 1959)
  • Jun 29 Jim McNab, Scottish footballer, dies at 66
  • Jun 29 Lloyd Richards, Canadian-American theaterical director (Joe Turner’s Come and Gone), dies at 87
  • Jun 29 Randy Walker, American football fullback (Miami University) and coach (Miami University 1990-98, Northwestern University 1999-2005), dies of a heart attack at 52
  • Jun 30 Robert Gernhardt, German satirist (b. 1937)