What Happened in June 2011

Historical Events

  • Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Li Na becomes first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title; beats Italian defending champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6
  • Jun 5 French Open Men's Tennis: Defending champion Rafael Nadal wins his 6th French title; beats Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1
  • Jun 6 MLB Draft: UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole first pick by Pittsburgh Pirates

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 8 45th CMT Music Awards: Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Singer-songwriter Taylor Swift
Singer-songwriter
Taylor Swift
  • Jun 11 143rd Belmont: Jose Valdivia Jr aboard Ruler On Ice wins in 2:30.88
  • Jun 12 65th NBA Championship: Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 2
  • Jun 12 65th Tony Awards: The Book of Mormon & War Horse win
  • Jun 13 Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
  • Jun 15 Stanley Cup Final, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks, 4-0 for 4-3 series win; Bruins end 39-year Stanley Cup drought
  • Jun 19 US Open Men's Golf, Congressional CC: Irishman Rory McIlroy wins by 8 strokes ahead of Australian Jason Day; sets 11 tournament records, including lowest total 72-hole score (268) and lowest total under par (−16)
  • Jun 20 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series
  • Jun 20 Betty Dukes v. Walmart class action lawsuit on alleged employee gender discrimination in pay and promotion policies is decided in a 5-4 decision, ruling that the class should not be certified in its current form

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 22 After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

Gangster Whitey Bulger
Gangster
Whitey Bulger

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 23 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Actor Shia LaBeouf
Actor
Shia LaBeouf
Actress Megan Fox
Actress
Megan Fox

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 NBA Draft: Duke point guard Kyrie Irving first pick Cleveland Cavaliers

NBA Player Kyrie Irving
NBA Player
Kyrie Irving

AppointmentAppointment of Interest

Jun 24 Italian economist Mario Draghi is confirmed as new President of the European Central Bank

Economist Mario Draghi
Economist
Mario Draghi
  • Jun 24 NHL Draft: Red Deer Rebels (WHL) center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first pick by Edmonton Oilers
  • Jun 26 LPGA Championship, Locust Hill CC: Yani Tseng of Taiwan scores her 4th major title win by 10 strokes over Morgan Pressel

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 28 Christine Lagarde becomes the 1st women to be elected head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde
Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
Christine Lagarde

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 11 Recording artist Lily Allen (26) weds Sam Cooper (32) at St. James The Great church in Gloucestershire, England

Recording Artist & Fashion Designer Lily Allen
Recording Artist & Fashion Designer
Lily Allen
  • Jun 18 British peer and brother of Princess Diana Charles Spencer (47) weds Canadian social entrepreneur and former model Karen Gordon (39) at Althorp House in Northamptonshire
  • Jun 18 Reality TV Personality Toya Carter (27) weds "The Deal" TV host Mickey Wright in Atlanta

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 22 British actor best known as British secret agent "James Bond" Daniel Craig (43) weds film and theatre actress Rachel Weisz (41) at a private ceremony in New York

Actress Rachel Weisz
Actress
Rachel Weisz
  • Jun 27 Actress America Ferrera (28) weds actor and director Ryan Piers Williams (31) in New York

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 15 Actress and model Elizabeth Hurley (45) divorces businessman Arun Nayar due to husband's unreasonable behavior


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 Willem Duys, Dutch commentator and music producer (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 Jack Kevorkian, American pathologist, right-to-die activist (b. 1928)
  • Jun 3 James Arness, American actor (Gunsmoke, How the West Was Won), dies of natural causes at 88
  • Jun 3 Andrew Gold, American rocker (Lonely Boy), dies of heart failure at 59
  • Jun 4 Juan Francisco Luis, U.S. Virgin Islander governor (b. 1940)
  • Jun 4 Andreas P. Nielsen, Danish author and composer (b. 1953)
  • Jun 6 Shrek the sheep, New Zealand sheep that held world record for biggest shorn fleece, dies at 16
  • Jun 7 Nataraja Ramakrishna, Indian classical dancer and composer. (b. 1923)
  • Jun 7 Paul Dickson, American football player and coach (b. 1937)
  • Jun 7 Hubert Du Plessis, South African pianist and composer, dies at 88
  • Jun 7 Jorge Semprún, Spanish-French writer (2nd mort de R Mercader, Z), dies at 87
  • Jun 8 Alan Rubin, American musician (Blues Brothers) known as "Mr Fabulous", dies of cancer at 68
  • Jun 9 Tomoko Kawakami, Japanese voice actress, dies at 41
  • Jun 9 M. F. Husain, Indian artist, painter (b. 1915)
  • Jun 10 Brian Lenihan, Jnr, Irish politician and minister dies of cancer at 52
  • Jun 10 Jeanne Bice, American entrepreneur (Quacker Factory clothes), dies of cancer at 71
  • Jun 11 Seth Putnam, American musician (b. 1968)

Person of interestKurt Nielsen

Jun 11 Kurt Nielsen, Danish tennis player, (Wimbledon 1953, 55 runner-up), dies at 80

Tennis Player Kurt Nielsen
Tennis Player
Kurt Nielsen
  • Jun 15 Bill Haast, American Herpetologist (b. 1910)
  • Jun 18 Frederick Chiluba, 2nd President of Zambia (1991-2001), dies at 68
  • Jun 18 Clarence Clemons, American saxophonist (b. 1942)
  • Jun 19 Don Diamond, American actor (b. 1921)
  • Jun 20 Ryan Dunn, American actor and TV personality (Homewrecker), dies at 34
  • Jun 20 Jerome Rosen, American composer, dies at 89
  • Jun 21 Robert Kroetsch, Canadian author (b. 1927)
  • Jun 22 Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)
  • Jun 23 Peter Falk, American actor (Colombo, Scared Straight), dies at 83
  • Jun 23 Dennis Marshall, Costa Rican footballer (b. 1985)
  • Jun 24 Tomislav Ivić, Croatian football manager (b. 1933)
  • Jun 25 Margaret Tyzack, English actress (b. 1931)
  • Jun 25 Goff Richards, British brass band music composer/arranger
  • Jun 26 Edith Fellows, American actress (Pennies From Heaven, She Married Her Boss), dies at 88
  • Jun 27 Mike Doyle, English former footballer (b. 1946)
  • Jun 27 Elaine Stewart, American actress and model (The Bad and the Beautiful, Take the High Ground), dies at 81
  • Jun 27 Betty Callaway, figure skating trainer (coached Torvill and Dean), dies at 83
  • Jun 30 Barry Bremen, American sports imposter and business man (b. 1947)
  • Jun 30 David Loram, British vice-admiral (Supreme Allied Commander), dies at 86