On This Day

Historical Events in June 1999

Album Release

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

  • 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

French 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

US 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

  • Jun 6 Sydney Swans Australian Rules Football forward Tony Lockett breaks Gordon Coventry's VFL/AFL career goals record with 1,300th major early in 145-94 win v Collingwood at the SCG
  • 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

French 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

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

Agreement of Interest

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

  • 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

Election of Interest

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

Film Premiere

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

Historic Event

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

Sports History

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

US Golf Open

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

Sports History

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

NBA 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

  • 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

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 25 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Skunk Anansie, Manic Street Preachers, and R.E.M headline; other performers include Al Green, Billy Bragg, Hole, Blondie, Lenny Kravitz, and Bare Naked Ladies

  • 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