On This Day

Historical Events in June 2010

Sports History

Jun 3 Canadian sportscaster Ron MacLean saves a man from drowning in the Delaware River in Philadelphia

  • Jun 5 142nd Belmont: Mike Smith riding Drosselmeyer wins in 2:31.57
  • Jun 5 French Open Women's Tennis: Francesca Schiavone of Italy wins her first and only Grand Slam title; beats Samantha Stosur of Australia 6-4, 7-6

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 6 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal wins 5th French title; defeats Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

  • Jun 6 56th British Academy Television Awards: "The Armstrong and Miller Show" Best Comedy, "Misfits" Best Drama
  • Jun 7 MLB Draft: Southern Nevada outfielder Bryce Harper first pick by Washington Nationals
  • Jun 9 Hungary comes out of recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures
  • Jun 9 Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009
  • Jun 9 Stanley Cup Final, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA: Chicago Blackhawks edge Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3 in OT for a 4-2 series win; first Championship for Chicago since 1961

Film Premiere

Jun 12 "Toy Story 3", directed by Lee Unkrich, starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy - 1st animated film to earn 1 billion

  • Jun 13 64th Tony Awards: Memphis & Red win

Appointment of Interest

Jun 16 Hockey HOF right wing Cam Neely is named President of his former team, the Boston Bruins

NBA Finals

Jun 17 NBA Finals: Depending champion Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 83-79 in Game 7 for franchise's 16th NBA title; MVP: Kobe Bryant

Album Release

Jun 18 "Recovery" 7th studio album by Eminem is released (best selling album worldwide 2010)

  • Jun 20 US Open Men's Golf, Pebble Beach GL: Irishman Graeme McDowell wins his first major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Grégory Havret of France

Film Premiere

Jun 20 "Despicable Me" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carell and Jason Segel premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Historic Publication

Jun 22 Danielle Steel’s novel “Family Ties” is published

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 23 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Gorillaz, Muse, and Stevie Wonder headline; other performers include Vampire Weekend, Snoop Dogg; Shakira, Willie Nelson, Ray Davies and The Pet Shop Boys

Historic Event

Jun 23 Marina Bay Sands casino resort owned by Las Vegas Sands officially opens in Singapore, with an infinity pool on the world's largest cantilevered platform

  • Jun 24 In the longest match in tennis history, American John Isner defeats Nicolas Mahut of France at Wimbledon after 11 hours, 5 minutes of play over 3 days

Film Premiere

Jun 24 "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse", based on the book by Stephenie Meyer, directed by David Slade, starring Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Jun 24 NBA Draft: Kentucky point guard John Wall first pick by Washington Wizards
  • Jun 25 NHL Draft: Windsor Spitfires (OHL) left wing Taylor Hall first pick by Edmonton Oilers
  • Jun 27 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: American Christie Kerr takes her second major title with a 12 stroke win over Song-Hee Kim of South Korea