On This Day

Historical Events in June 2007

Murder of Interest

Jun 1 Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for the 1998 second-degree murder of Thomas Youk

  • Jun 3 USS Carter Hall (LSD-50) engages with pirates after they board Danish ship Danica White off the coast of Somalia

Historic Event

Jun 4 Designer Ralph Lauren is presented with the American Fashion Legend Award by Oprah Winfrey at the CFDA Awards in New York

  • Jun 5 MESSENGER spacecraft performs a second flyby of Venus

Album Release

Jun 5 Paul McCartney releases "Memory Almost Full", in US; his fourteenth solo studio album was the first release on Starbucks' Hear Music label

  • Jun 6 Stanley Cup Final, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA: Anaheim Ducks defeat Ottawa Senators, 6-2 for a 4-1 series win; Ducks' first Championship
  • Jun 8 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia is hit by the State's worst storms and flooding in 30 years resulting in the death of nine people and the grounding of trade ship, the MV Pasha Bulker

Music Concert

Jun 8 Jazz legend Oscar Peterson forced to cancel his appearance at Carnegie Hall all-star performance (held in his honour), owing to illness

  • Jun 9 139th Belmont: John Velazquez aboard Rags To Riches wins in 2:28.74
  • Jun 9 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin wins her 3rd consecutive French singles crown; beats Ana Ivanović of Serbia 6-1, 6-2

LPGA Championship

Jun 10 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins her first major title by 1 stroke ahead of Australian Karrie Webb

  • Jun 10 61st Tony Awards: Spring Awakening & The Coast of Utopia win
  • Jun 10 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 10 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins title for the 3rd consecutive year; beats Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

  • Jun 10 Novelty dance song "I'm a Gummy Bear" by German band Gummibär released

Historic Event

Jun 12 Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian novelist and historian, is awarded the State Prize of the Russian Federation for his humanitarian work by President Putin

Film Premiere

Jun 12 "Transformers", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox premieres in Sydney

  • Jun 13 The Al Askari Mosque in Samarra is bombed reportedly by Iraqi Baathists, destroying the mosque's two ten-story minarets

Historic Event

Jun 13 First large scale exhibition of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo's work in Mexico opens at Palacio de Bellas Artes on the 100th anniversary of her birth

  • Jun 14 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs edge Cleveland Cavaliers, 83-82 for a 4-0 series sweep; MVP: Tony Parker

US Golf Open

Jun 17 US Open Men's Golf, Oakmont GC: Ángel Cabrera wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of Jim Furyk and Tiger Woods; first Open won by an Argentine or a South American

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 20 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arctic Monkeys, The Killers, and The Who headline; other performers include The Fratellis, Amy Winehouse, Shirley Bassey, Paul Weller, and Bright Eyes

  • Jun 23 WLAF World Bowl 15, Commerzbank-Arena, Frankfurt: Hamburg Sea Devils beat Frankfurt Galaxy, 37-28
  • Jun 24 The Angora Fire starts near South Lake Tahoe, California destroying 200+ structures in its first 48 hours
  • Jun 25 Flooding in parts of Lincolnshire and Yorkshire in the United Kingdom including Louth, Horncastle and worst affected, Hull
  • Jun 27 The Brazilian Military Police invades the favelas of Complexo do Alemão in an episode which is remembered as the Complexo do Alemão massacre.

Election of Interest

Jun 27 Gordon Brown becomes Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

  • Jun 28 Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros becomes the 27th member of the 3000 hit club, going 5 for 5 against the Colorado Rockies
  • Jun 28 NBA Draft: Ohio State center Greg Oden first pick by Portland Trail Blazers
  • Jun 29 Two car bombs are found in the heart of London at Picadilly Circus.

Music History

Jun 29 Irish singer and songwriter Enya receives an honorary doctorate from the National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Jun 30 A car crashes into Glasgow International Airport in Scotland, believed to be a terrorist attack