Historical Events in June 1995

  • Jun 1 68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
  • Jun 1 Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers' scoreless inning streak ends at 39 in a 6-3 win over the Minnesota Twins
  • Jun 2 John Valentin hits 3 HRs
  • Jun 3 1st Blockbuster Entertainment Awards held at Pantages Theatre, Hollywood
  • Jun 3 Expos pitcher Pedro Martinez perfect game is broken up in 10th inning as San Diego's Bip Roberts leads off with a double, Mont wins 1-0

Theatrical Finale

Jun 4 "Jackie Mason: Politically Incorrect" closes at Golden Theater, NYC, after 347 performances

  • Jun 4 49th Tony Awards: Love! Valour! Compassion! & Sunset Boulevard win
  • Jun 4 8th Children's Miracle Network Telethon raises $1,331,000
  • Jun 4 New Zealand creates world record score for a Rugby Union international in thrashing Japan, 145-17 in the World Cup in Bloomfontein, RSA; Marc Ellis 6 tries, Simon Culhane 20 conversions
  • Jun 5 The Bose-Einstein condensate is first created
  • Jun 6 Moses Kiptanui of Kenya runs world 5,000m record 12:55.30 in Rome, Italy
  • Jun 7 The long range Boeing 777 enters service with United Airlines
  • Jun 8 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater NYC for 40 performances
  • Jun 8 Downed U.S. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia.
  • Jun 9 "The Brady Bunch Movie" based on the 1970s TV series premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Congo (1995) premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 Dumb & Dumber (1994) premieres in Sweden
  • Jun 9 Killer (1994) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Kiss of Death (1995) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Man of the House (1995) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Neak Sre (1993) premieres in UK
  • Jun 9 Party Girl (1995) premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 Smoke (1995) premieres in USA
  • Jun 9 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA
  • Jun 10 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • Jun 10 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in 3rd set; Graf's 4th French title

  • Jun 10 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer
  • Jun 11 NHL Western Conference Final: Detroit Red Wings beat Chicago Black Hawks, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 11 Rondell White has six hits & hits for the cycle in 13-innings

Album Release

Jun 13 "Jagged Little Pill", 3rd studio album by Alanis Morissette is released (Grammy Award Album of the Year, 1996)

Album Release

Jun 13 Björk releases her 2nd art pop solo album "Post"

Sports History

Jun 13 MLB Cleveland Indians' Dennis Martínez no-hits Baltimore Orioles 11-0,

  • Jun 13 New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4-2 for a 4-2 series win; qualify for their first Stanley Cup Finals Series (beat Detroit Red Wings, 4-0)
  • Jun 13 NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 2

NBA Finals

Jun 14 49th NBA Championship: Houston Rockets sweep Orlando Magic in 4 games

  • Jun 14 Giants infielder Mike Benjamin goes 6-for-7 in 13-inning 4-3 win
  • Jun 15 "Chronicles of a Death Foretold" opens at Plymouth NYC for 55 performances
  • Jun 15 Mark Ilott takes 9-19 incl all lbw hat-trick, Essex v Northants
  • Jun 15 Northants all out 46 v Essex & wins game next day

Film Release

Jun 16 "Batman Forever" opens with a record $528 million weekend starring Val Kilmer, Chris O'Donnell, Tommy Lee Jones and Nicole Kidman

Sports History

Jun 16 Marlins outfielder Andre Dawson hits his 400th NL career HR (429)

  • Jun 16 Salt Lake City awarded the XIX Winter Olympics in 2002
  • Jun 17 "Who's Tommy" closes at St James Theater NYC after 899 performances
  • Jun 17 WLAF World Bowl 3, Olympic Stadium, Amsterdam: Frankfurt Galaxy beats Amsterdam Admirals, 26-22

Sports History

Jun 18 All Black Jonah Lomu scores the try of the Rugby World Cup, running over Mike Catt in New Zealand's 45-29 defeat of England

  • Jun 18 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, Råsunda Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden: Hege Riise & Marianne Pettersen score within 3 minutes of each other to give Norway a 2-0 win over Germany

Film & TV History

Jun 18 Memorial service for Elizabeth Montgomery is held at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills

US Golf Open

Jun 18 US Open Men's Golf, Shinnecock Hills GC: Corey Pavin wins his only major championship, 2 strokes ahead of runner-up Greg Norman of Australia

Agreement of Interest

Jun 19 NY Yankees announce agreement with Darryl Strawberry

  • Jun 20 Space probe Ulysses begins 2nd passage behind the Sun

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Oasis, Pulp, and The Cure headline; other performers include Sinéad O'Connor, Tanita Tikaram, Simple Minds, War, Indigo Girls, and Jeff Buckley

  • Jun 24 3rd Rugby World Cup, Ellis Park, Johannesburg: Springboks fly-half Joel Stransky lands the winning drop goal in extra time as South Africa beats New Zealand, 15-12
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup Final, Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: New Jersey Devils beat Detroit Red Wings, 5-2 for a 4-0 series sweep; Devils' first Stanley Cup finals appearance
  • Jun 24 Wrapped Reichstag art installation completed by artists Christo and Jeanne Claude; German parliament building completely wrapped by polypropylene fabric [1]
  • Jun 25 Rockies' Andres Galarraga is 4th to HR in 3 consecutive innings

Historic Event

Jun 26 Gunmen ambush Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who escapes unharmed

  • Jun 26 Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani deposes his father Khalifa bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of Qatar, in a bloodless coup.
  • Jun 27 Former WMMS engineer William Alford is sentenced to 10 days & $1,000 fine for cutting feed during Howard Stern's broadcast from Cleveland
  • Jun 27 Holland's debut in English domestic comp (v Northants, NatWest)
  • Jun 27 Mason City Iowa's TV news personality Jodi Huisentruit disappears
  • Jun 27 Space shuttle STS-71 (Atlantis 14), launches
  • Jun 28 NBA draft: Maryland power forward Joe Smith first pick by Golden State Warriors
  • Jun 28 NJ Devils Stanley Cup Victory Party, admidst rumours they were moving to Nashville, goalie Chris Terreri holds up "Nashville? NO WAY!" sign

Boxing Title Fight

Jun 29 George Foreman loses IBF boxing title for refusing to re-fight Axel Schulz

  • Jun 29 Memphis Mad Dogs 1st CFL game (vs Calgary Stampeders)
  • Jun 30 Exxon signs a $15.2-billion deal to develop oil and gas fields near Russia's Sakhalin Island

Baseball Record

Jun 30 Indians' Eddie Murray, is 20th to reach 3,000 hits