On This Day

What Happened on June 8, 2018

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • IMF agrees to lend Argentina up to 50 billion dollars
  • NBA Finals: Golden State Warriors win their 3rd title in 4 years with a 108-85 over the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 4-nil sweep. Kevin Durant MVP
  • WhatsApp rumours of child kidnappers in India prompt two men to be beaten to death by a mob in Karbi Angong district, Assam
  • World's most powerful supercomputer, Summit, can process 200,000 trillion calculations per second, launched at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Tennessee, by IBM and NVidia

Famous Deaths

  • Anthony Bourdain, American-French celebrity chef, author, and TV personality considered one of the most influential chefs in the world (No Reservations, Parts Unknown), commits suicide by hanging at 61
  • Danny Kirwan, British musician, singer and songwriter (Fleetwood Mac- "Albatross"), dies at 68
  • Eunice Gayson, British actress and 1st Bond Girl (Sylvia Trench- "Dr. No" and "From Russia With Love"), dies at 90

Person of interestMaria Bueno

Maria Bueno, Brazilian tennis player (7 Grand Slam singles titles), dies of mouth cancer at 78

Tennis Champion Maria Bueno
Tennis Champion
Maria Bueno