Historical Events in June 2005

  • Jun 1 The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection
  • Jun 1 The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.

Book releaseHistoric Publication

Jun 3 'The Knight of Sainte-Hermine' by Alexandre Dumas is published in France by Editions Phébus, completed by Claude Schopp, 135 years after the author's death.

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Belgian Justine Henin-Hardenne wins 1st of 3 straight French titles; beats Mary Pierce of France 6-1, 6-1

Tennis Player Mary Pierce
Tennis Player
Mary Pierce
  • Jun 4 Panamanian jockey Eddie Castro sets a North American record with 9 wins on the 13-race card at Calder Race Course in Miami, Florida
  • Jun 5 59th Tony Awards: Monty Python's Spamalot & Doubt win
  • Jun 5 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal beats Mariano Puerta of Argentina 6-7, 6-3, 6-1, 7-5 to claim his first French title
  • Jun 6 The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.
  • Jun 11 137th Belmont: Jeremy Rose aboard Afleet Alex wins in 2:28.75
  • Jun 12 LPGA Championship, Bulle Rock GC: 3-peat for Annika Sörenstam of Sweden; wins by 3 strokes ahead of 15-year-old amateur Michelle Wie

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 13 A jury in Santa Maria, California acquits pop singer Michael Jackson of molesting 13-year-old Gavin Arvizo at his Neverland Ranch

King of Pop Michael Jackson
King of Pop
Michael Jackson
  • Jun 14 Asafa Powell of Jamaica sets a new Men's 100 meters world record of 9.77 at the Athens Olympic Stadium

Film release premierFilm Release

Jun 15 "Batman Begins", directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine and Katie Holmes goes on wide release

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 18 David Tennant's first appearance as the Tenth Doctor in BBC "Doctor Who" episode "The Parting of the Ways"

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 19 Michael Schumacher wins controversial United States Formula 1 Grand Prix where only 6 of 20 cars complete the race amongst ridicule of F1 safety and tyre rules

Formula 1 Driver Michael Schumacher
Formula 1 Driver
Michael Schumacher

Sport awardUS Golf Open

Jun 19 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst CC: Michael Campbell of New Zealand holds off a charging Tiger Woods to clinch his only major title by 2 shots

Golfer Tiger Woods
Golfer
Tiger Woods

Music releaseAlbum Release

Jun 21 Billy Corgan releases "TheFutureEmbrace", his first solo album

Musician Billy Corgan
Musician
Billy Corgan

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 23 59th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Detroit Pistons, 4 games to 3, Tim Duncan MVP

NBA Power Forward Tim Duncan
NBA Power Forward
Tim Duncan
  • Jun 26 US Open Women's Golf, Cherry Hills CC: Birdie Kim holes out from a greenside bunker on the 72nd hole to win her lone LPGA title, 2 strokes ahead of teenage amateurs Brittany Lang & Morgan Pressel
  • Jun 27 "Bad Day" single is released by Daniel Powter, 1st song to sell 2 million digital copies in the US (Billboard Song of the Year 2006)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jun 27 AMD files broad antitrust complaints against Intel Corporation in U.S. Federal District Court, alleging abuse of monopoly powers and antitrust violations.

Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel Andrew Grove
Semiconductor Pioneer and CEO of Intel
Andrew Grove
  • Jun 28 A final design for Manhattan's Freedom Tower is formally unveiled
  • Jun 28 NBA Draft: Utah center Andrew Bogut first pick by Milwaukee Bucks
  • Jun 30 Spain legalizes same-sex marriage.