On This Day

What Happened on June 18, 2006

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • The first Kazakh space satellite, KazSat is launched

Sport awardUS Golf Open

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


Famous Birthdays

  • Countess Zaria of Orange-Nassau, Jonkvrouwe van Amsberg

Famous Weddings

  • "Weezer" lead vocalist Rivers Cuomo (36) weds Kyoko Ito at a secluded beach on Paradise Cove in Malibu

Famous Deaths

  • Richard Stahl, American actor (Howard-It's a Living), dies at 74
  • Vincent Sherman, American film director (Mr. Skeffington), dies at 99