On This Day

What Happened on June 12, 2016

Historical Events

Tony Awards

70th Tony Awards: "Hamilton" wins 11 awards after record 16 nominations, Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Frank Langella, Jessica Lange win acting awards

Sports History

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

  • 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

Sports History

Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Philadelphia Cricket Club: Germany's Bernhard Langer wins his 3rd straight Players' title by 1 shot from Joe Durant and Spaniard Miguel Ángel Jiménez

  • Stanley Cup Final, SAP Center, San Jose, CA: Pittsburgh Penguins defeat San Jose Sharks, 3-1 for a 4-2 series victory; Penguins 4th title

PGA Championship

Women's PGA Championship, Sahalee CC: 18-year old Canadian Brooke Henderson wins her first major title on the 1st hole of a sudden-death playoff with top-ranked Lydia Ko of New Zealand


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
2016 Highlights

About June 12, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 5 months and 26 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Gemini