On This Day

Historical Events in 2015

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  • Jan 1 Lithuania adopts the euro as its currency, replacing the litas and becoming the 19th member of the Eurozone
  • Jan 1 Eurasian Economic Union comes into effect, creating a political and economic union between Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
  • Jan 1 101st Rose Bowl: #2 Oregon beats #3 Florida State, 59-20 (National Championship Playoff Semi-Final)
  • Jan 1 81st Sugar Bowl: #4 Ohio State beats #1 Alabama, 42-35 (National Championship Playoff Semi-Final)

Historic Event

Jan 2 The Economist lists Daniel Kahneman as the 7th most influential economist in the world

  • Jan 3 18 people are killed after the Norwegian cargo ship MS Bulk Jupiter sinks off the coast of Vietnam
  • Jan 3 Over 2,000 people are killed in north-east Nigeria after Boko Haram militants raze the town of Baga
  • Jan 4 Gary Anderson of Scotland beats 16-time world champion Phil Taylor, 7-6 to win his first PDC World Darts Championship at the Alexandra Palace, London
  • Jan 6 Randy Johnson, Pedro Martínez, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio are inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

Historic Event

Jan 7 Terrorist attack on the offices of satirical newspaper "Charlie Hebdo" in Paris kills 12 (including Jean Cabut and Stéphane Charbonnier), injures 11

Film and TV Awards

Jan 7 41st People's Choice Awards: Robert Downey & Jennifer Lawrence win (movie star), Patrick Dempsey, Ellen Pomero (TV dramatic)

  • Jan 7 A car bomb explodes in Sana'a, the capital of Yemen, killing 38 people and injuring more than 63
  • Jan 10 57 people are killed after an oil tanker collided with a passenger coach outside of Karachi, Pakistan
  • Jan 10 72 people are killed & 169 hospitalized after a mass poisoning of beer with crocodile bile at a funeral in Mozambique

Hopman Cup

Jan 10 Hopman Cup Tennis, Perth: Poland's Agnieszka Radwańska & Jerzy Janowicz beat American pair Serena Williams & John Isner 7-5, 6-3 to clinch a 2-1 win; earlier Radwańska defeats Williams 6-4, 6-7, 6-1

  • Jan 11 Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović is elected as the first female President of Croatia

Football Awards

Jan 12 FIFA Ballon d'Or: Real Madrid & Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo wins for a 2nd consecutive time; his 3rd award overall; VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Nadine Keßler is women's award winner

  • Jan 12 College Football National Championship, AT&T Stadium, Arlington: #4 Ohio State beats #2 Oregon, 42-20
  • Jan 13 TV comedy "Schitt's Creek" created by and starring Eugene Levy and Dan Levy premieres on CBC in Canada
  • Jan 14 63 people are killed and 70,000 are left homeless after floods devastate Mozambique and Malawi
  • Jan 15 20th Critics' Choice Movie Awards: Boyhood wins Best Film
  • Jan 17 American boxer Deontay Wilder wins the WBC heavyweight championship by unanimous decision over Bermane Stiverne at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas; Wilder first American to hold a heavyweight title since Shannon Briggs in 2007
  • Jan 18 South African batsman AB de Villiers makes fastest century in ODI cricket history from 31 balls during an innings of 149 against the West Indies in Johannesburg
  • Jan 18 AFC Championship, Gillette Stadium, Foxborough: New England Patriots beat Indianapolis Colts, 45-7

NFC Championship

Jan 18 NFC Championship, CenturyLink Field, Seattle: Seattle Seahawks beat Green Bay Packers, 28-22 (OT)

  • Jan 21 Italian fashion label Gucci names Alessandro Michele as its new creative director
  • Jan 23 Golden State guard Klay Thompson scores the most NBA points in a quarter (37) and most 3-pointers in a quarter (9) in Warrior's 126-101 win over Sacramento Kings

Royal Coronation

Jan 23 Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is crowned King of Saudi Arabia, on the death of this half-brother King Abdullah

  • Jan 25 Miss Colombia Paulina Vega is crowned Miss Universe 2014
  • Jan 25 60th NHL All-Star Game, Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OH: Team Toews beats Team Foligno, 17-12; MVP: Ryan Johansen

NFL Pro Bowl

Jan 25 NFL Pro Bowl, University of Phoenix, Glendale, AZ: Team Irvin beats Team Carter, 32-28; MVPs: J. J. Watt, Houston Texans, DE; Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions, QB

  • Jan 26 Libby Lane is ordained as the first female bishop of the Church of England

Flight MH370 Disappears

Jan 29 Malaysia officially declares the disappearance of missing flight MH370 an accident

Historic Event

Jan 30 Shake Shack founded by Danny Meyer first lists on the New York stock exchange

Sports History

Jan 31 17 year old Lydia Ko of New Zealand becomes the youngest golfer in men's or women's golf history to be ranked No. 1 in the world

  • Jan 31 Sergio Mattarella is elected President of Italy
  • Jan 31 Australia defeats South Korea in football to win the 2015 AFC Asian Cup
  • Jan 31 Pro Football Hall of Fame inductees: Junior Seau, Jerome Bettis, Charles Haley, Will Shields, Tim Brown, Mick Tingelhoff
  • Jan 31 Australian Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins 19th career Grand Slam singles title; beats arch rival Maria Sharapova of Russia 6-3, 7-6
  • Jan 31 Atlanta Hawks set a new NBA monthly win record as they move to 17-0 for January, with a 91-85 win against the Philadelphia 76ers

Super Bowl

Feb 1 Super Bowl XLIX, University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ: New England Patriots beat Seattle Seahawks, 28-24; MVP: Tom Brady, New England, QB

  • Feb 1 France defeats Qatar, 25-22 to win the World Men's Handball Championship in Lusail, Qatar

Australian Men's Tennis Open

Feb 1 Australian Open Men's Tennis: Serbian ace Novak Đoković wins an Open era record 5th men's singles crown, beating Scotsman Andy Murray 7-6, 6-7, 6-3, 6-0

  • Feb 1 31st Sundance Film Festival: "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl" wins Grand Jury Prize Dramatic

Music History

Feb 4 Post Malone uploads his debut single "White Iverson" to his SoundCloud account

  • Feb 5 70s British rock star Gary Glitter is convicted of sexual child abuse charges in London
  • Feb 5 65th Berlin International Film Festival: "Taxi" wins the Golden Bear
  • Feb 5 70's glam rocker Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) found guilty of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault, and one of having sex with a girl under the age of 13 between 1975 and 1980
  • Feb 6 46th NAACP Image Awards: "Selma" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • Feb 8 57th Grammy Awards: Best Song "Stay With Me" by Sam Smith; Best Album "Morning Phase" by Beck

BAFTA Awards

Feb 8 68th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs): "Boyhood" Best Film, Richard Linklater Best Director

  • Feb 8 Ivory Coast wins the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations football championship

Film & TV History

Feb 10 Comedian Jon Stewart announces he will be leaving "The Daily Show" at the end of the year

  • Feb 11 Francesco Schettino, Captain of the Costa Concordia that ran aground 2012, is convicted of manslaughter in Grosseto and sentenced to 16 years in jail

Music History

Feb 13 "If You're Reading This It's Too Late" 4th mixtape by Drake is released

  • Feb 15 64th NBA All-Star Game, Madison Square Garden, NYC: West beats East, 163-158; MVP: Russell Westbrook, OKC Thunder, G

Film & TV History

Feb 20 Kristen Stewart is the first American actress to win a French César Award as Best Supporting Actress for "Clouds of Sils Maria"

  • Feb 21 35th Golden Raspberry Awards: "Saving Christmas" wins worst film

Academy Awards

Feb 22 87th Academy Awards: "Birdman" Best Film and Director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), Eddie Redmayne and Julianne Moore - Best Actor and Actress

  • Feb 22 57th Daytona 500: Joey Logano wins event for 2nd time after taking lead with 10 laps to go; is ahead of Kevin Harvick before caution flag on last lap ends race in his favour

BRIT Awards

Feb 25 BRIT Awards: Best Single "Uptown Funk", Best Album "X" by Ed Sheeran

  • Feb 27 Russian politician Boris Nemtsov is assassinated in Moscow
  • Feb 27 70's glam rocker Gary Glitter (real name Paul Gadd) sentenced to 16 years in prison for various child sex convictions

Historic Event

Mar 3 "Under the Dome" a documentary on pollution in China by Chai Jing has been viewed over 150 million times in 3 days on Tencent

Film & TV History

Mar 5 Harrison Ford crash-lands his 1942 Ryan Aeronautical ST3KR aeroplane in California

  • Mar 5 -8th Islamic State militants ransack and destroy ancient cities of Nimrud, Hatra and Dur-Sharrukin in Iraq

Television Premiere

Mar 5 US crime drama "American Crime" premieres created by John Ridley

  • Mar 6 US State Department charges 2 Vietnamese and a Canadian citizen with cyberfraud, for stealing 1 billion email addresses for spam
  • Mar 6 NASA's Dawn space probe enters orbit around the dwarf planet Ceres
  • Mar 7 54 people are killed & 143 are wounded by 5 Boko Haram suicide bombings in Maiduguri city, Nigeria

Historic Event

Mar 9 US President Barack Obama signs an executive order declaring Venezuela a national security threat to the US

Music History

Mar 10 The family of Marvin Gaye win a record $7.3 million lawsuit for music copyright infringement against Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, and T.I.

Film Release

Mar 10 "See You Again" released by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth commissioned by film "Furious 7" as tribute to Paul Walker (Billboard Song of the Year 2015)

  • Mar 13 Cyclone Pam causes widespread damage in Vanuatu and the South Pacific, including 15-16 deaths.
  • Mar 14 62nd ACC Men's Basketball Tournament: Notre Dame beats North Carolina, 90-82
  • Mar 14 36th Big East Men's Basketball Tournament: Villanova beats Xavier, 69-52
  • Mar 15 56th SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Kentucky beats Arkansas, 78-63

Historic Event

Mar 16 Google commemorate Anna Atkins's 216th birthday with a Google Doodle image representing her cyanoprint work

  • Mar 21 Ireland retains Six Nations Rugby Championship with 40-10 win over Scotland at Murrayfield; England needs 26 point win over France for title but can only beat Les Bleus, 55-35 at Twickenham
  • Mar 24 Germanwings flight on route between Barcelona and Düsseldorf crashes in the French Alps killing all 150 on board

Music History

Mar 25 British musician Zayn Malik announces he is leaving the band One Direction

Historic Event

Mar 26 Richard III of England (1452-1485) is reburied at Leicester Cathedral in England, after being discovered under a carpark in Leicester in 2012

  • Mar 27 Russia's Soyuz TMA-16M launches to deliver three crew members to the international space station to research the long-term effects of micro gravity
  • Mar 29 Cricket World Cup, Melbourne (MCG): Australia defeats fellow host New Zealand by 7 wickets to win their 5th title; Player of Series: Mitchell Starc
  • Mar 29 Nigerian General Election - voting is extended to a 2nd day. death toll from Boko Haram attacks at 43

WrestleMania

Mar 29 WrestleMania XXXI, Levi's Stadium, Santa Clara, CA (76,976): Seth Rollins beats Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns in impromptu triple threat match to capture WWE Heavyweight title

  • Apr 1 56 people are killed after the Russian trawler Dalniy Vostok sinks off the coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula
  • Apr 2 140 people are killed after gunmen attack Garissa University College, Kenya
  • Apr 5 Rolling Stone Magazine retracts its "Rape on Campus" story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia after being discredited

Golf Major

Apr 5 ANA Inspiration Women's Golf, Mission Hills CC: Brittany Lincicome eagles last hole to force a playoff, then beats Stacy Lewis on 3rd extra hole to win her 2nd major title

  • Apr 6 77th NCAA Men's Basketball Championship: Duke beats Wisconsin, 68-63; Blue Devils' point guard Tyus Jones, 23 points
  • Apr 7 34th NCAA Women's Basketball Championship: Connecticut beats Notre Dame, 63-53; Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis & Moriah Jefferson, 15 points for Huskies
  • Apr 11 Barack Obama and Raúl Castro meet in Panama, the 1st meeting of US and Cuban heads of state since the Cuban Revolution
  • Apr 11 168th Grand National: Jockey Leighton Aspell wins his second consecutive GN aboard 25/1 shot Many Clouds; owner Trevor Hemmings' 3rd GN victory

Film & TV History

Apr 11 Amy Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards

Historic Event

Apr 12 Hillary Clinton announces she will run for the Democratic nominee for US President for the 2nd time

US Masters Golf

Apr 12 79th US Masters Tournament, Augusta National GC: Jordan Spieth leads wire-to-wire to win his 1st major title by 4 strokes from Phil Mickelson and Justin Rose

  • Apr 13 Migrant ship carrying around 550 sinks off the Libyan coast, about 400 drown

Film Premiere

Apr 13 "Avengers: Age of Ultron", directed by Joss Whedon, starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo and Jeremy Renner, premieres in Los Angeles

  • Apr 14 Archaeologists announce they have found at Lomekwi in Kenya 3.3 million-year old stone tools, the oldest ever discovered and which pre-date the earliest humans
  • Apr 15 Laureus World Sports Awards, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Shanghai, China: Sportsman: Novak Đoković; Sportswoman: Genzebe Dibaba; Team: German Men's National Football team

Historic Event

Apr 16 Elizabeth Holmes, American entrepreneur, inventor, and founder and CEO of Theranos, is named one of TIME's "100 Most Influential People" of 2015

Music History

Apr 17 Jazz composer and musician John Coltrane is awarded a posthumous Special Citation by the Pulitzer Prize board

  • Apr 17 James Anderson becomes the highest wicket-taking bowler in England's test cricket history

Hall of Fame

Apr 18 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees: The Paul Butterfield Blues Band; Green Day; Joan Jett and the Blackhearts; Lou Reed; Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble; Bill Withers; The "5" Royals; and Ringo Starr

  • Apr 19 Boat carrying approx. 850 migrants is shipwrecked in the Mediterranean between Italian and Libya, with only 27 migrants rescued.

Music Awards

Apr 19 50th Academy of Country Music Awards: Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, and Miranda Lambert win

  • Apr 20 Pulitzer Prize awarded to Anthony Doerr's for his novel "All the Light We Cannot See" and to Elizabeth Kolbert for "The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History"
  • Apr 20 119th Boston Marathon: Lelisa Desisa Benti of Ethiopia wins men's race in 2:09:17; Caroline Rotich of Kenya women's champion in 2:24:55

Appointment of Interest

Apr 23 Loretta Lynch is confirmed as the first African-American woman as US Attorney-General, succeeding Eric Holder

  • Apr 24 Armenia commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide by the Ottoman Empire
  • Apr 25 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli Peninsula landings in Turkey by ANZAC forces during WWI
  • Apr 25 7.8-magnitude earthquake near Kathmandu in Nepal, killing 8000, leaving over 100,000 homeless, destroying many historic sites
  • Apr 26 Nursultan Nazarbayev is re-elected President of Kazakhstan with 97.7% of the vote

Sports History

Apr 26 35th London Marathon: Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge & Ethiopian Tigist Tufa win

Sports History

Apr 26 FC Bayern Munich wins the 2014–15 Bundesliga for a 25th time

  • Apr 29 Indonesia executes 8 prisoners, including 7 foreigners, for drug offences at Besi Prison on the island of Nusakambangan
  • Apr 29 German Measles is declared eradicated from North and South America - 1st world region to do so
  • Apr 30 NFL Draft: Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston first pick by Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Historic Event

Apr 30 US senator Bernie Sanders announces he will seek the Democratic Party's nomination for President

  • Apr 30 MESSENGER spacecraft is intentionally deorbited and destroyed
  • May 1 Expo 2015 opens in Milan (thru till 31st October)
  • May 2 141st Kentucky Derby: American Pharoah ridden by Victor Espinoza wins
  • May 2 Toulon win the 2015 European Rugby Champions Cup final at Twickenham
  • May 2 Celtic wins the 2014–15 Scottish Premiership

Boxing Title Fight

May 2 Floyd Mayweather Jr. beats Manny Pacquiao on points in 12 rounds in world welterweight unification fight, shatters all financial records for a boxing match

  • May 3 Chelsea wins the 2014–15 English football Premier League
  • May 3 62nd National Film Awards (India): "Court" wins the Golden Lotus

Sports History

May 4 Golden State Warrior Stephen Curry is named MVP for the 2014-15 NBA season

  • May 4 World Snooker Championship, Crucible Theatre, Sheffield: Stuart Bingham beats fellow Englishman Shaun Murphy, 18-15 for his lone world title
  • May 5 Scientists announce the discovery of the oldest & most distant galaxy known to man, EGS-zs8-1
  • May 5 Archaeornithura meemannae, the oldest known prehistoric bird, is discovered
  • May 5 "Traveller" debut album by Chris Stapleton is released (Grammy Award Best Country Album, 2016; Billboard Album of the Year, 2016)

Election of Interest

May 7 British General Elections: Conservative Party win outright majority and David Cameron returns as Prime Minister

Historic Event

May 7 Underwater explorers discover a silver ingot of Captain William Kidd's treasure near Madagascar

  • May 9 A gun fight erupts in Macedonian town of Kumanovo between police and Albanian separatists adding to the government crisis

Film & TV History

May 10 61st British Academy Television Awards: "The Graham Norton Show" Best Comedy, "Happy Valley" Best Drama

  • May 10 PGA Players Championship, TPC at Sawgrass: Rickie Fowler wins beating Kevin Kisner and Sergio García by 1 stroke in a playoff

Historic Event

May 11 Record price for a work of art at auction: Picasso's The Women of Algiers (Version ‘O’) sells for US$179.3 million at Christies in New York

Historic Event

May 15 Carl Icahn invests $100 million in Lyft, a ride-sharing service

  • May 16 140th Preakness: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 1:58.46

Album Release

May 17 "Blurryface," 4th studio album by Twenty One Pilots is released (1st album ever to have every track gold-certified)

  • May 17 A mudslide hits the alpine town of Salgar in Western Colombia killing over 50 people
  • May 17 Gun fight between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas leaves 9 dead and 18 injured. 170 later arrested for organised crime.

Music Awards

May 17 24th Billboard Music Awards: Taylor Swift wins top artist & 7 other awards

  • May 17 Canada defeats Russia to win gold at the 2015 IIHF World Championship
  • May 17 Melbourne Victory FC defeats Sydney FC to win the Australian A-League
  • May 17 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Jeff Maggert wins first of 2 consecutive Champions Tour majors with par on 1st playoff hole against Kevin Sutherland

Historic Event

May 19 Historic first handshake between Prince Charles and Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams at the National University of Ireland in Galway

  • May 19 UK inflation is recorded as a negative for the first time since 1960

Film & TV History

May 20 David Letterman hosts the "Late Show with David Letterman" for the last time, ending 33 years in late night television

  • May 20 Journal Nature publishes findings of the oldest human-made tools from Kenya’s Turkana basin - 3.3 million years, 1st found to pre-date the Homo genus
  • May 20 5 major world banks (JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup, RBS and UBS) fined US$5.7bn for manipulating currency markets - some of the largest ever fines
  • May 20 NASCAR 2016 Hall of Fame inductees: Bobby Isaac, Terry Labonte and Jerry Cook

Music History

May 21 Flavor Flav is arrested near Las Vegas on charges including speeding and driving under the influence

Album Release

May 22 Daniel Johns releases “Talk”, his debut album as a solo artist

  • May 22 Ireland becomes 1st country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote
  • May 22 Pakistan begin the first test-playing nation cricket tour of Zimbabwe since 2009

Film & TV History

May 22 Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival

  • May 23 60th Eurovision Song Contest: Mans Zelmerlow for Sweden wins singing "Heroes" in Vienna
  • May 24 Indianapolis 500: 2000 champion Juan Pablo Montoya of Columbia sets record for most years between two victories in the race - fifteen years
  • May 24 68th Cannes Film Festival: "Dheepan" directed by Jacques Audiard wins the Palme d'Or
  • May 24 IPL Cricket Final, Eden Gardens, Kolkata: Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by 41 runs; Lendl Simmons top scores, 68 (45)
  • May 24 Senior PGA Championship Men's Golf, French Lick Resort: Defending champion Colin Montgomerie of Scotland wins by 4 strokes from Mexican Esteban Toledo
  • May 26 Cleveland Cavaliers win the NBA Eastern Conference
  • May 27 Golden State Warriors win the NBA Western Conference
  • May 29 Heat wave in India centered in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh states is reported to have killed 1800 people in a week

Film Premiere

May 29 "Jurassic World", directed by Colin Trevorrow and starring Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard premieres in Paris

Historic Event

May 29 Muhammadu Buhari is sworn in as the President of Nigeria

  • May 29 Sepp Blatter is elected to a fifth term as president of FIFA
  • May 29 NHL Eastern Conference Finals: Tampa Bay Lightning beat New York Rangers, 4 games to 3
  • May 30 English FA Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London (89,283): Arsenal beats Aston Villa, 4-0; Gunners' 12th title
  • May 30 Namibia defeat Mozambique 2-0 to win the 2015 COSAFA Cup
  • May 30 FC Barcelona defeat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in the 2014–15 Copa del Rey final
  • May 30 Alistair Cook becomes the leading run scorer of all time in test cricket for England
  • May 30 NHL Western Conference Finals: Chicago Blackhawks beat Anaheim Ducks, 4 games to 3
  • May 31 Harriette Thompson aged 92 and 65 days becomes the oldest woman to complete a marathon (Suja Rock ’n’ Roll Marathon in San Diego)
  • May 31 5th Critics' Choice Television Awards: Silicon Valley wins Best Comedy Series, The Americans win Best Drama Series
  • Jun 1 Cruise ship carrying 458 people capsizes on Yangtze River, less than 50 survive
  • Jun 2 US Congress passes new legislation to reform National Security Agency procedures, restricting gathering of phone records
  • Jun 2 FIFA President Sepp Blatter announces his resignation, 5 days after his re-election, amid FIFA's involvement in a bribery scandal
  • Jun 2 100 volunteers in Bhutan set a world record for tree planting - 49,672 in 1 hour
  • Jun 3 200 people are killed by an explosion at a gasoline station in Accra, Ghana
  • Jun 3 Dr. Jesse Selber performs the world's first partial-skull and scalp transplant at Houston Methodist Hospital
  • Jun 4 Australian cricket batsman Adam Voges becomes the oldest player to hit a century on debut in 1st Test v West Indies in Roseau; 35 year old Voges scores 130 not out during Australia's 9 wicket win
  • Jun 5 6.0 magnitude earthquake (strongest to affect Malaysia since 1978) strikes Ranau, Sabah, Malaysia, killing 18 people on Mount Kinabalu
  • Jun 6 Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York
  • Jun 6 French Open Women's Tennis: Serena Williams wins her 3rd French title and 20th Grand Slam singles event; beats Lucie Šafářová of Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7, 6-2
  • Jun 6 UEFA Champions League Final, Berlin: FC Barcelona beats Juventus, 3-1 for 5th title and second treble (Spanish La Liga & Cup champions)
  • Jun 6 147th Belmont: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:26.65, 1st horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown
  • Jun 6 236th Epsom Derby: Golden Horn ridden by Frankie Dettori wins
  • Jun 7 69th Tony Awards: "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" and "Fun Home" win 5 awards
  • Jun 7 French Open Men's Tennis: Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland wins his 2nd major title; beats Novak Đoković 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4
  • Jun 7 -8 41st G7 summit held in Schloss Elmau, Bavaria
  • Jun 8 MLB Draft: Vanderbilt shortstop Dansby Swanson first pick by Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Jun 9 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season; blanks New York Mets, 5-0
  • Jun 12 Zimbabwe discards its own currency, offering an exchange of $1 for 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars