Historical Events in June 2013

Sports History

Jun 1 Bayern Munich defeat VfB Stuttgart 3-2 to win the DFB-Pokal and become the first German treble-winning team

  • Jun 3 119 people are killed in a poultry farm fire in Jilin Province, China
  • Jun 3 20 people, including 10 children, are killed by a suicide bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan

Music Single

Jun 3 New Zealand teenage singer-songwriter Lorde releases her debut single "Royals" (Grammy Song of the Year, 2014)

  • Jun 3 US extends sanctions against Iran through its automotive industry and currency
  • Jun 5 44 people are killed by a lightning storm in Bihar, India

Historic Event

Jun 5 Nawaz Sharif is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan

Historic Publication

Jun 5 The first article based on NSA leaked documents by Edward Snowden are published by the Guardian Newspaper in the UK

  • Jun 6 Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • Jun 6 MLB Draft: Stanford pitcher Mark Appel first pick by Houston Astros
  • Jun 7 18 people are killed and 14 are injured after a bus plunges off a mountain road in Himachel Pradesh, India
  • Jun 7 42 people are killed and 30 are injured after a bus catches fire in Xiamen, China
  • Jun 7 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Boston Bruins beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 0
  • Jun 8 145th Belmont: Mike Smith aboard Palace Malice wins in 2:30.70

French Open Women's Tennis

Jun 8 French Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her second French title; beats defending champion Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-4, 6-4

  • Jun 8 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Los Angeles Kings, 4 games to 1
  • Jun 9 67th Tony Awards: Cicely Tyson wins Best Actress for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in "The Trip to Bountiful"
  • Jun 9 67th Tony Awards: Kinky Boots & Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike win
  • Jun 9 Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents

French Open Men's Tennis

Jun 9 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3; first man to win same Grand Slam title 8 times

  • Jun 9 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Inbee Park wins her 3rd major title in a sudden-death playoff, defeating runner-up Catriona Matthew of Scotland on the 3rd extra hole

Sports History

Jun 9 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: David Frost of South Africa wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Fred Couples

Film & TV History

Jun 10 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)

  • Jun 10 70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq

Film Premiere

Jun 10 Superman film "Man of Steel" directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams premieres in New York City

  • Jun 12 Russia passes a law banning gay propaganda

Election of Interest

Jun 14 Hassan Rouhani is elected President of Iran

  • Jun 14 Massive flooding occurs in northern India killing up to 10,000 people
  • Jun 14 The US government charges NSA leaker Edward Snowden with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property

Film Premiere

Jun 16 "Despicable Me 2" directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud with voices by Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig premieres at the Champs-Elysées Film Festival

  • Jun 16 20 people are killed by a series of car bombings across Iraq

US Golf Open

Jun 16 US Open Men's Golf, Merion GC: Englishman Justin Rose wins his first major title, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Jason Day and Phil Mickelson

Music History

Jun 17 Dance hit "Wake Me Up" released by Swedish DJ and record producer Avicii with vocals by Aloe Blacc

  • Jun 18 27 people are killed and 30 are injured by a suicide bomb in Sher Garh, Pakistan
  • Jun 18 31 people are killed and 60 are injured by two suicide bombings in al-Qahira, Baghdad
  • Jun 18 Russia passes a law banning foreign same-sex couples from adopting children
  • Jun 19 48 people are killed by armed bandits in Zamfara State, Nigeria

NBA Finals

Jun 20 NBA Finals: Miami Heat beat San Antonio Spurs, 95-88 in Game 7 for back-to-back titles; MVP: LeBron James for second straight year

  • Jun 21 15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • Jun 22 Roskilde 6, world's longest Viking longship (37 meters/123 ft) rediscovered 1996, probably part of King Canute's royal fleet (built 1025 AD) goes on display for the first time at National Museum in Copenhagen [1]
  • Jun 23 18 Romanians are killed and 32 are injured after a bus crash in Montenegro
  • Jun 23 9 tourists and 1 tour guide are killed after gunmen storm a hotel near Nanga Parbat, Pakistan
  • Jun 23 India defeats England to win the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy in cricket
  • Jun 24 Stanley Cup Final, TD Garden, Boston, MA: Chicago Blackhawks defeat Boston Bruins, 3-2 for 4-2 series victory; Blackhawks' 5th Championship
  • Jun 25 37 people are killed after a gold mine collapses in the Central African Republic
  • Jun 26 20 people are killed after a rescue helicopter crashes in Uttarakhand
  • Jun 26 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, and Mumford and Sons headline; other performers include Elvis Costello, Vampire Weekend, The Lumineers, Billy Bragg, Kenny Rogers, and Rufus Wainwright
  • Jun 26 Kevin Rudd defeats Julia Gillard in a leadership battle to become Australian Prime Minister

Theater Premiere

Jun 26 Peter Ustinov's "The Moment of Truth" opens at Southwark Playhouse in London starring Bonnie Wright (Ginny Weasley)

  • Jun 27 NBA Draft: UNLV power forward Anthony Bennett first pick Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jun 27 Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj is re-elected President of Mongolia

Sports History

Jun 28 Jay Onrait and Dan O'Toole's final "Sportscentre" broadcast on TSN

  • Jun 30 19 fire fighters are killed controlling a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona
  • Jun 30 30 people are killed after a fuel truck explodes in Kampala, Uganda
  • Jun 30 NHL Draft: Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) center Nathan MacKinnon #1 pick by Colorado Avalanche
  • Jun 30 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Kenny Perry wins first of 4 Champions Tour titles by 2 strokes from Fred Couples and Duffy Waldorf
  • Jun 30 US Open Women's Golf, Sebonack GC: Inbee Park of South Korea wins her second US title, 4 strokes ahead of compatriot I.K. Kim