What Happened on June 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • 70th Tony Awards: "Hamilton" wins 11 awards after record 16 nominations

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Cristiano Ronaldo becomes 1st footballer to top Forbes' Highest-Paid Athletes List, earning $88 million

Football Star Cristiano Ronaldo
Football Star
Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State opens fire at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, killing 49, injuring 53 - worst mass shooting in the US
  • Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks 4-2 in San Jose

Famous Deaths

  • George V. Voinovich, US politician (R), Senator and Governor of Ohio, dies at 79
  • Janet Waldo, American radio and actress (Judy Jetson, Shazzan, Penelope Pitstop), dies at 97