On This Day

What Happened on June 6, 2015

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 147th Belmont: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:26.65, 1st horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown
  • 236th Epsom Derby: Golden Horn ridden by Frankie Dettori wins
  • Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York

Sport awardTennis Open

French Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd French title and 20th Grand Slam singles event; beats Lucie Šafářová of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-2

Tennis Player Serena Williams
Tennis Player
Serena Williams
  • UEFA Champions League Final, Berlin: FC Barcelona beats Juventus, 3-1 for 5th title and second treble (Spanish La Liga & Cup champions)

Famous Deaths

  • Ludvik Vaculik, Czech writer (Two Thousand Words), dies at 88
  • Pierre Brice [Pierre-Louis Le Bris], French actor (Winnetou), dies at 86
  • Ronnie Gilbert, American folk singer (The Weavers), dies at 88
  • Vincent Bugliosi, American attorney and author (Helter-Skelter), dies at 80