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

Historic Event

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

Music Single

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

  • Jun 4 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers are court-martialed for providing arms and information to jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram
  • Jun 5 MLB Draft: Cathedral Catholic HS (CA) pitcher Brady Aiken first pick by Houston Astros

French 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

  • Jun 7 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52

French 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

Tony Awards

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

Film & TV History

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

  • 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 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 104-87 in Game 5 for 5th NBA Championship in franchise history; MVP: Kawhi Leonard

Film & TV History

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

Historic Event

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

Film Premiere

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)

Film & TV History

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

Historic Event

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

  • Jun 21 Qhapaq Ñan, the Andean Road System of the Inca Empire, 30,000km long (18,600 miles) through six countries, granted World Heritage status by UNESCO [1]

US Women's Golf Open

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

FIFA World Cup

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

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arcade Fire, and Metallica headline; other performers include The Black Keys; Lana Del Ray; Dolly Parton, Robert Plant, Bryan Ferry, and Ed Sheeran

  • 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

Historic Event

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

Sports History

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

  • 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 provisions of the Affordable Care Act ('Obamacare') on religious grounds

Famous Weddings

Tom Stoppard

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

  • 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 (30) weds MLB Texas Rangers catcher J.P. Arencibia (28) in Greeneville, Tennessee; divorce in 2018
  • 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

Antonio Banderas

Jun 6 Actress 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 stage and screen actress (Bob Cummings Show - "Schultzy"; The Brady Bunch - "Alice") dies from subdural hematoma incurred in a fall at 88
  • Jun 1 Valentin Mankin, Ukrainian yachtsman (Olympic gold, USSR, Finn class 1968), dies at 75
  • Jun 3 Elodie Lauten [Genevieve Schecroun], French-American composer (The Death of Don Juan), dies of cancer at 63
  • Jun 4 Don Zimmer, American baseball infielder (2 × All-Star, Chicago Cubs; World Series 1955, 59 LA Dodgers) and manager (NL Manager of the Year 1989 Chicago Cubs), dies from heart failure 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 6 Lee Hyla, American contemporary classical composer (Mythic Birds of Saugerties; Pre-Pulse Suspended), and music professor (New England Conservatory; Northwestern University), dies of pneumonia at 61
  • Jun 7 Norman Willis, English union leader (General Secretary of the UK's Trades Union Congress), dies at 81
  • Jun 8 Ivo Vinco, Italian operatic bass singer, dies at 86
  • Jun 8 Billy McCool, American baseball player (Cincinnati Reds), dies at 69
  • 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, HS 101; NSWCA), 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
  • Jun 11 Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Spanish conductor, dies of cancer at 80
  • 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

Casey 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

  • 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, 1982-2001; 8X NL batting champion; 15x All-Star (San Diego Padres), dies of salivary gland cancer at 54
  • Jun 16 Pierre D'Archambeau, American concert violinist, dies at 87
  • 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 R&B singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer ("It's All Over Now"; "Woman's Got to Have It"; "Across 110th Street"), 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 28 Seymour Barab, American cellist (Philip Glass Ensemble), and composer of fairy tale operas (Little Red Riding Hood), dies at 93
  • 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