On This Day

Historical Events in June 1999

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 1 British singer Dido's debut album, "No Angel", is released in the United States

Singer Dido
Singer
Dido
  • Jun 2 The Bhutan Broadcasting Service brings television transmissions to the Kingdom for the first time
  • Jun 4 NHL Western Conference Final: Dallas Stars beat Colorado Avalanche, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 5 131st Belmont: Jose Santos aboard Lemon Drop Kid wins in 2:27.88

Sport awardFrench Open Women's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf of Germany wins her 22nd and final Grand Slam title; beats Martina Hingis 4-6, 7-5, 6-2; Graf's 6th French singles crown

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
Tennis Player Martina Hingis
Tennis Player
Martina Hingis

Sport awardUS Women's Golf Open

Jun 6 US Open Women's Golf, Old Waverly GC: Juli Inkster breaks under-par scoring record with a 272 (−16) to win by 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Sherri Turner

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
Sherri Turner
  • Jun 6 Sydney Swans Australian Rules Football full forward Tony Lockett breaks Gordon Coventry's career goals record with his 1,300th major early in SCG match against Collingwood
  • Jun 6 Largest jailbreak in Brazilian history at the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
  • Jun 6 53rd Tony Awards: "Fosse" and "Side Man" win

Sport awardFrench Open Men's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his 1st and only French title; beats Andrei Medvedev of the Ukraine 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

Tennis Legend Andre Agassi
Tennis Legend
Andre Agassi
  • Jun 9 Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.

AgreementAgreement of Interest

Jun 10 Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.

President of Serbia and Yugoslavia Slobodan Milošević
President of Serbia and Yugoslavia
Slobodan Milošević
  • Jun 12 Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

Jun 16 Thabo Mbeki is elected 2nd President of a democratic South Africa

President of South Africa Thabo Mbeki
President of South Africa
Thabo Mbeki

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 18 Hindi film "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" premieres directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, starring Salman Khan, Ajay Devgn and Aishwarya Rai

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip

Horror Author Stephen King
Horror Author
Stephen King

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Stanley Cup, Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, NY: Dallas Stars edge Buffalo Sabres, 2-1 in triple overtime for 4-2 series win; Brett Hull clinches series with infamous "No Goal" ruling

NHL Legend Brett Hull
NHL Legend
Brett Hull

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst CC: Payne Stewart wins his 2nd Open title by 1 stroke from Phil Mickelson

  • Jun 20 Cricket World Cup, Lord's, London: Shane Warne takes 4/33 as Australia beats Pakistan by 8 wickets; Lance Klusener (RSA), Player of Series
  • Jun 22 Former Mpumalanga premier, Ndaweni Mahlangu causes a storm within political circles with his now infamous statement, "It is acceptable for politicians to lie", South Africa

Sport awardNBA Finals

Jun 25 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 78-77 in Game 5 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Tim Duncan

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • Jun 25 In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation's murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998
  • Jun 26 NHL Draft: Long Beach Ice Dogs (IHL) center Patrik Stefan first pick by Atlanta Thrashers
  • Jun 27 ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'
  • Jun 27 The Chemical Brothers go #1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second #1 album
  • Jun 27 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Juli Inkster shoots final round 65 to win by 4 strokes ahead of runner-up Liselotte Neumann; completes career grand slam
  • Jun 27 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, TPC of Michigan: Hale Irwin wins his 5th of 7 Champions Tour major titles by 7 strokes from Australian Graham Marsh
  • Jun 27 WLAF World Bowl 7, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf: Frankfurt Galaxy beats Barcelona Dragons, 38-24
  • Jun 30 NBA Draft: Duke power forward Elton Brand first pick by Chicago Bulls