Historical Events in June 2014

  • Jun 1 NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Chicago Blackhawks, 4 games to 3
  • Jun 1 IPL Cricket Final, M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 3 wickets; Manish Pandey, 94 (50)
  • Jun 2 The unity government is sworn into power in Palestine; it agrees to the following: recognition of Israel, compliance to diplomatic agreements, renunciation of violence
  • Jun 2 Former Liberation Front guerilla fighter Salvador Sánchez Cerén, 69, is sworn in as president in El Salvador
  • Jun 2 Telangana with Hyderabad as it's capital becomes India's 29th state after it is separated from Andhra Pradesh
  • Jun 3 Hashim Amla becomes the first non-white captain of the South African national cricket team

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Jun 3 President Obama announces his plan for a $1 billion fund to increase deployment of US troops to Europe

44th US President Barack Obama
44th US President
Barack Obama

Music releaseMusic Single

Jun 3 Dove Cameron releases a single, “Count Me In"

Actress Dove Cameron
Actress
Dove Cameron
  • Jun 4 10 Nigerian generals and five other senior military officers have been courts-martialed for providing arms and information to Boko Haram
  • Jun 5 MLB Draft: Cathedral Catholic HS (CA) pitcher Brady Aiken first pick by Houston Astros

Sport awardTennis Open

Jun 7 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova of Russia wins her 5th Grand Slam singles title; beats Romanian Simona Halep 6-4, 6-7, 6-4

Tennis Player Maria Sharapova
Tennis Player
Maria Sharapova
  • Jun 7 146th Belmont: Joel Rosario aboard Tonalist wins in 2:28.52
  • Jun 8 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Novak Đoković 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-4; record extending 9th French title; ties Pete Sampras with 14 Grand Slam singles titles
  • Jun 8 Couple ambush a restaurant in Las Vegas killing 2 police officers, a civilian and themselves

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Jun 8 Audra McDonald wins a Tony for her portrayal of Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar And Grill"

Actress and Singer Audra McDonald
Actress and Singer
Audra McDonald
Jazz Musician Billie Holiday
Jazz Musician
Billie Holiday

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Jun 9 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

Actress Laverne Cox
Actress
Laverne Cox

  • Jun 11 Islamic State of Iraq forces seize control of government offices and other important buildings in the northern city of Mosul
  • Jun 12 Israeli leadership blames Hamas after 3 Israeli teenagers are kidnapped in the West Bank
  • Jun 13 Stanley Cup Final, Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA: LA Kings edge New York Rangers, 3-2 in double OT for a 4-1 series win; second Championship in LA franchise history
  • Jun 14 49 people are killed after a Ukrainian Ilyushin Il-76 airlifter is shot down
  • Jun 14 Alexander Stubb becomes Prime Minister of Finland
  • Jun 15 Juan Manuel Santos is reelected President of Columbia
  • Jun 15 US Open Men's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Martin Kaymer of Germany leads wire-to-wire to win his second major title, 8 strokes ahead of runners-up Erik Compton and Rickie Fowler
  • Jun 15 68th NBA Championship: San Antonio Spurs beat Miami Heat, 4 games to 1

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Jun 18 Ian McKellen is awarded an honorary degree by Cambridge University, becoming a Doctor of Letters

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Jun 18 King Juan Carlos I of Spain abdicates the Spanish throne to make way for his son Felipe VI

King of Spain Juan Carlos I
King of Spain
Juan Carlos I
King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI

Film release premierFilm Premier

Jun 19 "Transformers: Age of Extinction" directed by Michael Bay and starring Mark Wahlberg premieres in Hong Kong. Highest grossing film of 2014 ($1.104 billion)

Actor & Former Rapper Mark Wahlberg
Actor & Former Rapper
Mark Wahlberg

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Jun 19 4th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Orange Is the New Black wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad wins Best Drama Series

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Jun 19 Felipe VI ascends to the Spanish throne after the abdication of his father King Juan Carlos

King of Spain Felipe VI
King of Spain
Felipe VI
  • Jun 22 US Open Women's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Michelle Wie wins by 2 shots from Stacy Lewis for her first major title

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Jun 23 Claude Monet's Water Lilies is sold at auction for US$54 million

Impressionist Painter Claude Monet
Impressionist Painter
Claude Monet
  • Jun 23 Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz is re-elected President of Mauritania
  • Jun 24 Sidney Crosby wins the Hart Memorial Trophy and the Ted Lindsay Award for the 2014 NHL season
  • Jun 24 Rebels in Ukraine have agreed to a ceasefire
  • Jun 25 Luis Suárez is charged with biting at the 2014 FIFA World Cup
  • Jun 25 The US Supreme Court rules that police cannot examine the digital contents of a cell phone without a court order
  • Jun 26 Luis Suárez is expelled from the 2014 FIFA World Cup following his biting incident
  • Jun 26 Following the military coup in Thailand, people are warned that anyone calling for protest on social media will be prosecuted for sedition
  • Jun 26 NBA Draft: Kansas small forward Andrew Wiggins first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Jun 27 NHL Coyotes franchise changes geographic name from "Phoenix" to "Arizona" after change of ownership

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Jun 29 Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi announces establishment of worldwide "caliphate" at the Great Mosque of al-Nuri in Mosul, Iraq

Leader of Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
Leader of Islamic State
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
  • Jun 29 Senior Players Championship Men's Golf, Fox Chapel GC: Bernhard Langer of Germany beats Jeff Sluman with birdie on 2nd playoff hole; first of Langer's 3 straight Players' titles
  • Jun 30 Australian entertainer Rolf Harris is convicted of indecent assault in London, England
  • Jun 30 The corpses of the 3 Israeli teenagers kidnapped in the West Bank earlier in month are found
  • Jun 30 US Supreme Court rules that family-owned corporations can reject provision of 'Obamacare' on religious grounds