On This Day

What Happened in June 2013

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal and become the first German treble-winning team
  • Jun 3 20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan
  • Jun 3 US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency
  • Jun 3 119 people are killed in a poultry farm fire in Jilin Province, China

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (2014 Grammy Song of the Year)

Singer Lorde
Singer
Lorde
  • Jun 5 44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India
  • Jun 5 Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan
  • Jun 5 47th Country Music Association Award: George Strait, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Music awardsMusic Awards

Jun 5 47th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Blake Shelton wins

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 5 The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK

NSA Contractor Edward Snowden
NSA Contractor
Edward Snowden
  • Jun 6 Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • Jun 6 MLB Draft: Stanford pitcher Mark Appel first pick by Houston Astros
  • Jun 7 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China
  • Jun 7 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India
  • Jun 7 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0
  • Jun 8 145th Belmont: Mike Smith aboard Palace Malice wins in 2:30.70

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her second French title; beats defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-4, 6-4

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 8 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Los Angeles Kings, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 9 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Inbee Park wins her 3rd major title in a sudden-death playoff, defeating runner-up Catriona Matthew of Scotland on the 3rd extra hole
  • Jun 9 67th Tony Awards: Kinky Boots & Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike win
  • Jun 9 Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 9 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3; first man to win same Grand Slam title 8 times

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 9 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: David Frost of South Africa wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Fred Couples

Golfer and Masters Champion Fred Couples
Golfer and Masters Champion
Fred Couples
  • Jun 10 70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 10 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 10 Superman film "Man of Steel" directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams premieres in New York City

  • Jun 12 Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 14 Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani
President of Iran
Hassan Rouhani
  • Jun 14 Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people
  • Jun 14 The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property
  • Jun 16 20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: Englishman Justin Rose wins his first major title, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Jason Day and Phil Mickelson

  • Jun 16 "Despicable Me 2" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carrel and Kristen Wiig premieres at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival
  • Jun 18 31 people are killed and 60 are injured by two suicide bombings in al-Qahira, Baghdad
  • Jun 18 27 people are killed and 30 are injured by a suicide bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan
  • Jun 18 Russia passes a law banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting children

  • Jun 19 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 20 67th NBA Championship: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 4 games to 3, LeBron James MVP for second straight year

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • Jun 21 15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Jun 23 9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
  • Jun 23 18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro
  • Jun 23 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins, 3-2 for 4-2 series victory; Blackhawks' 5th Championship
  • Jun 25 37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic
  • Jun 26 20 people are killed after a rescue helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand
  • Jun 26 Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister

Music releaseTheater Premiere

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

Actress Bonnie Wright
Actress
Bonnie Wright
  • Jun 27 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia
  • Jun 27 NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 28 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

Sports Anchor Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor
Jay Onrait
Sports Anchor Dan O'Toole
Sports Anchor
Dan O'Toole
  • Jun 30 30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda
  • Jun 30 19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona
  • Jun 30 US Open Women's Golf, Sebonack GC: Inbee Park of South Korea wins her second US title, 4 strokes ahead of compatriot I.K. Kim
  • Jun 30 NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nathan MacKinnon first pick by Colorado Avalanche
  • Jun 30 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Kenny Perry wins first of 4 Champions Tour titles by 2 strokes from Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 1 Singer Diana DeGarmo (26) weds singer Ace Young (33) at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard hotel in Los Angeles

  • Jun 1 "How to Make It in America" actress Lake Bell (34) weds tattoo artist Scott Campbell at The Marigny Opera House in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jun 1 Napster founder Sean Parker (33) weds singer-songwriter Alexandra Lenas at the Ventana Inn in Big Sur, California
  • Jun 7 "Client List" actress Alicia Lagano (34) weds manager Hector Rendon at the Malibu Lake Mountain Club in Agoura Hills, California
  • Jun 8 Celebrity chef Curtis Stone (37) weds actress Lindsay Price (36) at a private villa in Mallorca, Spain
  • Jun 8 TV personality Kristin Cavallari (26) weds Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler (30) in Nasvhille, Tennessee
  • Jun 8 Princess Madeleine of Sweden (30) weds banker Christopher O'Neill at The Royal Palace Church in Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jun 13 Model and actress Joanna Krupa (34) weds businessman Romain Zago in Southern California
  • Jun 14 90210 actor Matt Lanter (30) weds longtime girlfriend Angela Stacy at the Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California
  • Jun 15 "Hart of Dixie" actor Cress Williams (42) weds girlfriend Kristen Torrianni in Texas
  • Jun 21 Actor Peter Scolari (57) weds broadway actress Tracy Shayne in NYC, New York
  • Jun 22 "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" actress NeNe Leakes (45) weds her ex-husband Gregg Leakes at the InterContinental Buckhead Hotel in Atlanta

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Star Wars creator George Lucas (69) weds Dreamworks Animation chairman Mellody Hobson (44) at Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California

Film Director George Lucas
Film Director
George Lucas
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation Mellody Hobson
Chairman of Dreamworks Animation
Mellody Hobson

LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 22 Actor Adam Driver (29) weds girlfriend Joanne Tucker

  • Jun 22 Former Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland (45) weds photographer Jamie Wachtel in Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 24 Actress Kerry Washington (36) weds NFL star Nnamdi Asomugha (32) in Blaine County, Idaho
  • Jun 28 Writer Josh Kilmer-Purcell (43) weds physician Brent Ridge in Sharon Springs, New York

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 7 Russian President Vladimir Putin announces his divorce from his wife on national TV

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President
Vladimir Putin

Famous Deaths

  • Jun 2 John Gilbert, British politician and Minister (Labour), dies at 86
  • Jun 2 Mario Bernardi, Canadian pianist and conductor, dies at 82
  • Jun 3 Frank Lautenberg, American Politician, dies from complications from pneumonia at 89
  • Jun 3 Deacon Jones, American Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end (8 × Pro Bowl; 5 × First-team All-Pro; LA Rams, SD Chargers), dies from natural causes at 73
  • Jun 5 Ruairí Ó Brádaigh, Irish paramilitary and political leader of Sinn Féin, dies at 80
  • Jun 6 Jerome Karle, American chemist and Nobel Laureate, dies at 94
  • Jun 6 Tom Sharpe, British satirist and author, dies from complications from diabetes at 85
  • Jun 6 Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (Dangerous when Wet), dies from natural causes at 91
  • Jun 7 Pierre Mauroy, Prime Minister of France (1981-84), dies from lung cancer at 84
  • Jun 8 Paul Cellucci, American politician, 69th Governor of Massachusetts and former United States Ambassador to Canada, dies from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis at 65
  • Jun 8 John Boyd [Boyd Bradfield Upchurch], American sci-fi author (The Last Starship from Earth), dies at 93
  • Jun 9 Iain Banks, Scottish author, dies from gallbladder cancer at 59
  • Jun 10 Barbara Vucanovich, American politician, dies at 91
  • Jun 11 Miller Barber, American golfer (11 PGA, 3 US Senior Open titles), dies from lymphoma at 82
  • Jun 11 Robert Fogel, American economic historian (Nobel Prize 1993), dies at 86
  • Jun 15 Kenneth G. Wilson, American physicist (Nobel 1982), dies from lymphoma at 77
  • Jun 15 Stan Lopata, American baseball player, dies from complications of a cardiac condition at 87
  • Jun 15 José Froilán González, Argentine race car driver, dies from respiratory failure at 90
  • Jun 16 Hans Hass, Austrian diving pioneer, dies at 94
  • Jun 18 Gene Freese, American MLB player, dies from complications of back surgery at 79
  • Jun 19 Slim Whitman, American country singer (Rose Marie), dies from heart failure at 90
  • Jun 19 Gyula Horn, Hungarian Prime Minister (1994-8), dies at 80

Person of interestJames Gandolfini

Jun 19 James Gandolfini, American actor (The Sopranos), dies from a heart attack at 51

  • Jun 19 Glyn England, British electrical engineer and CEO (CEGB, Windcluster Ltd), dies at 92
  • Jun 19 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), dies at 48
  • Jun 21 Edgeworth Blair "Elliott" Reid, American actor (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), dies from heart failure at 93
  • Jun 23 Sharon Stouder, American swimmer, dies at 64
  • Jun 23 Richard Matheson, American author and screen writer, dies at 87
  • Jun 23 Bobby Bland, American blues and soul singer, dies at 83
  • Jun 24 Alan Myers, American rock drummer (Devo), dies of cancer at 58
  • Jun 24 Emilio Colombo, Italian Prime Minister (1970-72, dies at 93
  • Jun 26 Bert Stern, American photographer, dies at 83
  • Jun 27 Alain Mimoun, Algerian/French distance runner (Olympic marathon gold 1956; 3 x silver 1948, 52), dies at 92
  • Jun 28 Matt Osborne, American professional wrestler, dies at 55