On This Day

What Happened in June 2014

Historical Events

  • Jun 1 IPL Cricket Final, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets; Manish Pandey, 94 (50)
  • Jun 2 The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence
  • Jun 2 Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador
  • Jun 2 Telangana with Hyderabad as it's capital becomes India's 29th state after it is separated from Andhra Pradesh
  • Jun 3 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team

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Jun 3 President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Dove Cameron releases a single, “Count Me In"

Actress Dove Cameron
Actress
Dove Cameron
  • Jun 4 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been courts-martialed for providing arms and information to Boko Haram
  • Jun 5 MLB Draft: Cathedral Catholic HS (CA) pitcher Brady Aiken first pick by Houston Astros

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 7 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her 5th Grand Slam singles title; beats Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 7 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4; record extending 9th French title; ties Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam singles titles

Tennis Champion Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion
Rafael Nadal
Tennis Champion Novak Đoković
Tennis Champion
Novak Đoković
  • Jun 8 Couple ambush a restaurant in Las Vegas killing 2 police officers, a civilian and themselves

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Jun 8 Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

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Jun 9 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox
  • Jun 11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul

  • Jun 12 Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank
  • Jun 13 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: LA Kings edge New York Rangers, 3-2 in double OT for a 4-1 series win; second Championship in LA franchise history
  • Jun 14 49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down
  • Jun 14 Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland
  • Jun 15 Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Columbia
  • Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Martin Kaymer of Germany leads wire-to-wire to win his second major title, 8 strokes ahead of runners-up Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler
  • Jun 15 68th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 1

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Jun 18 Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

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Jun 18 King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates the Spanish throne to make way for his son Felipe VI

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 19 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg

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Jun 19 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Orange Is the New Black wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad wins Best Drama Series

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Jun 19 Felipe VI ascends to the Spanish throne after the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos

King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI
  • Jun 22 US Open Women's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Michelle Wie wins by 2 shots from Stacy Lewis for her first major title

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Jun 23 Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Jun 23 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
  • Jun 24 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
  • Jun 24 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire
  • Jun 25 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Jun 25 The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order
  • Jun 26 Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
  • Jun 26 Following the military coup in Thailand, people are warned that anyone calling for protest on social media will be prosecuted for sedition
  • Jun 26 NBA Draft: Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jun 27 NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership

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Jun 29 Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces establishment of worldwide "caliphate" at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

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Jun 29 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Bernhard Langer of Germany beats Jeff Sluman with birdie on 2nd playoff hole; first of Langer's 3 straight Players' titles

Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion Bernhard Langer
Golfer and Two-Time Masters Champion
Bernhard Langer
  • Jun 30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • Jun 30 The corpses of the 3 Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank earlier in month are found
  • Jun 30 US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of 'Obamacare' on religious grounds

Famous Weddings


LoveWedding of Interest

Jun 7 Playwright Tom Stoppard (76) weds brewery heiress Sabrina Guinness on an intimate register office ceremony in East Dorset, England

Playwright and Screenwriter Tom Stoppard
Playwright and Screenwriter
Tom Stoppard
  • Jun 7 Good Morning America's meteorologist Ginger Zee (33) weds NBC news correspondent Benjamin Aaron at beachfront ceremony in Petoskey, Michigan
  • Jun 12 The Band Perry singer Kimberly Perry weds Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee
  • Jun 14 Grammy Award winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain
  • Jun 21 TV journalist Katie Couric (57) weds financier John Molner in East Hampton, New York
  • Jun 28 Socialite and actress Olivia Palermo (28) weds model Johannes Huebl in Bedford, New York
  • Jun 29 "Hart of Dixie" actress Brandi Burkhardt (35) weds Douglas Kazanjian in Annapolis, Maryland

Famous Divorces


Broken heartDivorce of Interest

Jun 6 Actess Melanie Griffith (45) and actor Antonio Banderas (53) file for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after 18 years of marriage


Famous Deaths

  • Jun 1 Ann B. Davis, American actress, dies from a subdural hematoma from a fall at 88
  • Jun 1 Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian sailer (Olympic gold, USSR, Finn class 1968), dies at 75
  • Jun 4 Don Zimmer, American baseball manager, dies from heart failure as a complication from cardiac surgery at 83
  • Jun 5 Chris Burger, South African cricketer (South African batsman v Australia 1957-58), dies at 78
  • Jun 6 Eric Hill, British children's books author and illustrator (Where's Spot), dies at 86
  • Jun 7 Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), dies at 81
  • Jun 9 Rik Mayall, English actor & comedian, dies from cardiac arrest at 56
  • Jun 9 Bob Welch, American baseball pitcher (AL Cy Young Award 1990; Oakland A's; World Series 1981, 89, 2001), dies from a broken neck at 57
  • Jun 9 Gerd Zacher, German composer and organist, dies at 84
  • Jun 10 Gary Gilmour, Australian cricket all-rounder (15 Tests, 54 wickets, top score 101), dies of liver problems exacerbated by a fall at 62
  • Jun 11 Ruby Dee, American actress (A Raisin in the Sun, American Gangster), dies at 91

Person of interestChuck Noll

Jun 13 Chuck Noll, NFL head coach (Pittsburgh Steelers), dies of natural causes at 82

NFL Head Coach Chuck Noll
NFL Head Coach
Chuck Noll
  • Jun 14 Rodney Thomas, American NFL running back, dies at 41
  • Jun 14 Sam Kelly [Roger Michael Kelly], English actor ('Allo 'Allo!, Porridge), dies of cancer at 70
  • Jun 14 Francis Matthews, British actor (Paul Temple, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons), dies at 86

Person of interestCasey Kasem

Jun 15 Casey Kasem, American radio personality (creator of American Top 40) and the voice of Shaggy on Scooby-Doo, dies from Lewy body dementia at 82

Disc Jockey and Actor Casey Kasem
Disc Jockey and Actor
Casey Kasem
  • Jun 15 Daniel Keyes, American author (Flowers for Algernon), dies from complications from pneumonia at 86
  • Jun 15 Jacques Bergerac, French actor (Gigi, Les Girls, Thunder in Sun) and business executive (Revlon), dies at 87
  • Jun 16 Tony Gwynn, American Baseball Hall of Fame outfielder (8-time NL batting champion), dies of salivary gland cancer at 54
  • Jun 17 Patsy Byrne, English actress, dies at 80
  • Jun 18 Johnny Mann, American music director (Johnny Mann Stand Up & Cheer), dies at 85
  • Jun 18 Michael Frederick, Barbadian cricketer (one Test WI v England 1954, scored 0 & 30), dies at 87
  • Jun 19 Gerry Goffin, American Hall of Fame lyricist, dies at 75
  • Jun 22 Teenie Hodges, American rhythm and blues guitarist, dies from complications from emphysema at 68
  • Jun 22 Felix Dennis, English publisher and poet (Dennis Publishing), dies at 67
  • Jun 24 Eli Wallach, American actor, dies at 98
  • Jun 25 Harry Hookway, Chief Executive of the British Library (1973-84), dies at 93
  • Jun 27 Bobby Womack, American Hall of Fame R&B singer, dies at 70
  • Jun 28 Meshach Taylor, American actor, dies from colorectal cancer at 67
  • Jun 28 Jim Brosnan, American baseball player and writer (Long Season), dies at 84
  • Jun 29 John Freeland, Legal advisor UK foreign office and judge at the European Court of Human Rights, dies at 86
  • Jun 30 Bob Hastings, American actor, dies from prostate cancer at 89
  • Jun 30 Paul Mazursky, American film director and screenwriter, dies from pulmonary cardiac arrest at 84