On This Day

Historical Events in June 2011

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 4 French Open Women's Tennis: Li Na becomes first Chinese player to win a Grand Slam singles title; beats Italian defending champion Francesca Schiavone 6-4, 7-6

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 5 French Open Men's Tennis: Defending champion Rafael Nadal wins his 6th French title; beats Roger Federer 7-5, 7-6, 5-7, 6-1

  • Jun 6 MLB Draft: UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole first pick by Pittsburgh Pirates
  • Jun 9 Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy announces agreement to examine brains of recently deceased San Francisco 49ers football players Joe Perry and John Henry Johnson for signs of injury [1]
  • Jun 11 143rd Belmont: Jose Valdivia Jr aboard Ruler On Ice wins in 2:30.88
  • Jun 12 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat, 105-95 in Game 6 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Dirk Nowitzki
  • Jun 12 65th Tony Awards: The Book of Mormon & War Horse win
  • Jun 13 Christchurch, New Zealand is hit by another strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.3
  • Jun 15 Stanley Cup Final, Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC: Boston Bruins defeat Vancouver Canucks, 4-0 for 4-3 series win; Bruins end 39-year Stanley Cup drought
  • Jun 19 US Open Men's Golf, Congressional CC: Irishman Rory McIlroy wins by 8 strokes ahead of Australian Jason Day; sets 11 tournament records, including lowest total 72-hole score (268) and lowest total under par (−16)
  • Jun 20 1st Critics' Choice Television Awards: Modern Family wins Best Comedy Series, Mad Men wins Best Drama Series
  • Jun 20 Betty Dukes v. Walmart class action lawsuit on alleged employee gender discrimination in pay and promotion policies is decided in a 5-4 decision, ruling that the class should not be certified in its current form

Historic Event

Jun 22 After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

Glastonbury Festival

Jun 22 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: U2, Coldplay, and Beyoncé headline; other performers include B.B. King, Paul Simon, Mumford and Sons, Morrissey, and Wu-Tang Clan

Film Premiere

Jun 23 "Transformers: Dark of the Moon", directed by Michael Bay and starring Shia LaBeouf premieres at the Moscow Film Festival

Sports History

Jun 23 NBA Draft: Duke point guard Kyrie Irving first pick Cleveland Cavaliers

Appointment of Interest

Jun 24 Italian economist Mario Draghi is confirmed as new President of the European Central Bank

  • Jun 24 NHL Draft: Red Deer Rebels (WHL) center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins first pick by Edmonton Oilers
  • Jun 26 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Yani Tseng of Taiwan scores her 4th major title win by 10 strokes over Morgan Pressel

Election of Interest

Jun 28 Christine Lagarde becomes the 1st women to be elected head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)