On This Day

What Happened on June 19, 2016

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

NBA Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers win first title beating defending champion Golden State Warriors, 93-89 for a 4–3 series victory; 1st team to overcome 3–1 deficit; MVP LeBron James 27 points

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
  • US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont CC, PA: Despite controversial penalty on the 5th green, Dustin Johnson wins by 3 strokes ahead of runners-up Shane Lowry, Jim Furyk & Scott Piercy

Famous Deaths

  • Anton Yelchin, Russian-born American actor (Star Trek), dies in an accident at 27
  • Götz George, German actor (Tatort), dies at 77