On This Day

Historical Events on June 10 (Part 2)

Historic Event

1990 Peruvian general elections: Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa head of the Democratic Front loses to Alberto Fujimori, heading Cambio 90, in the second round

Television Finale

1991 David Lynch's "Twin Peaks" airs its final episode airs on ABC-TV

  • 1991 25th Music City News Country Awards: Ricky Van Shelton wins
  • 1991 Mother of All Parades - NYC welcomes desert storm troops
  • 1991 South Florida and Denver picked for 1993 NL franchises
  • 1992 "Price" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 47 performances
  • 1992 Satellite Intelsat K launched
  • 1993 "She Loves Me" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 61 performances
  • 1994 Biggest European clock ever (9100 kg/(237) 2.5 m) at Aarle-Rixtel
  • 1994 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor, PRC
  • 1994 Jennifer Capriati, tennis ace, checks out of drug abuse clinic
  • 1995 "Month in the Country" closes at Roundabout Theater NYC after 79 performances
  • 1995 127th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Thunder Gulch wins in 2:32
  • 1995 Orioles Jeff Manto, hits his 4th consecutive homer

French Open Women's Tennis

1995 French Open Women's Tennis: Steffi Graf beats Arantxa Sánchez Vicario 7-5, 4-6, 6-0 with pivotal 32-point game in 3rd set; Graf's 4th French title

  • 1996 30th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson wins
  • 1996 Howard Stern Radio Show premieres in Toledo, Ohio, on WBUZ 106.5 FM

Historic Event

1996 Intel releases 200 mhz pentium chip

  • 1996 Stanley Cup Final, Miami Arena, Miami, FA: Uwe Krupp's unassisted goal in triple-OT gives Colorado Avalanche a 1-0 win over Florida Panthers and a 4 game series sweep

Film & TV History

1996 Variety talk show "The Rosie O'Donnell Show" hosted by Rosie O'Donnell premieres

  • 1997 Feng Yun-2B Long March 3 Launch (China), Successful
  • 1997 Kevin Brown of Florida Marlins no hits SF Giants 9-0

Historic Event

1997 Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot orders the killing of his defense chief Son Sen and 11 of Sen's family members before Pol Pot flees his northern stronghold

Agreement of Interest

1999 Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.

Sports History

2000 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20

  • 2000 Stanley Cup Final, Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX: New Jersey Devils defeat Dallas Stars, 2-1 in double OT for a 4-2 series victory

French Open Women's Tennis

2000 French Open Women's Tennis: France's Mary Pierce beats Conchita Martinez of Spain 6-2, 7-5 for her 2nd and last career Grand Slam singles title and her 1st singles title at Roland Garros


2001 Pope John Paul II canonizes Lebanon's first female saint, Saint Rafqa

  • 2001 French Open Men's Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten of Brazil wins his 3rd French title; beats Spaniard Àlex Corretja 6-7, 7-5, 6-2, 6-0
  • 2002 The first direct electronic communication experiment between the nervous systems of two humans is carried out by Kevin Warwick in the United Kingdom.

Film Release

2003 "Wicked", starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, officially opens at the Curran Theatre in San Francisco

  • 2006 138th Belmont: Fernando Jara aboard Jazil wins in 2:27.81
  • 2006 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin-Hardenne retains her title; beats Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-4, 6-4 for 5th Grand Slam singles crown

LPGA Championship

2007 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Bulle Rock GC: Suzann Pettersen of Norway wins her first major title by 1 stroke ahead of Australian Karrie Webb

  • 2007 61st Tony Awards: Spring Awakening & The Coast of Utopia win
  • 2007 "The Sopranos" series finale on HBO (infamous "cut to black" ending)

French Open Men's Tennis

2007 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Rafael Nadal wins title for the 3rd consecutive year; beats Roger Federer 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4

  • 2007 Novelty dance song "I'm a Gummy Bear" by German band Gummibär released
  • 2008 The Gora Prai airstrike by the United States reportedly kills 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops.
  • 2012 A Helicopter crash near Nairobi, Kenya, kills five people, including George Saitoti, a Kenyan cabinet minister
  • 2012 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Shanshan Feng of China wins by 2 strokes ahead of Eun-Hee Ji, Stacy Lewis, Mika Miyazato and Suzann Pettersen
  • 2012 66th Tony Awards: Once & Clybourne Park win

French Open Women's Tennis

2012 French Open Women's Tennis: Maria Sharapova wins her first French title; beats Sara Errani of Italy 6-3, 6-2

Sports History

2012 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: Defending champion Tom Lehman wins by 2 strokes from Bernhard Langer of Germany and Taiwan's Lu Chien-soon

  • 2013 70 people are killed as a series of bombs explode across Iraq

Film & TV History

2013 3rd Critics' Choice Television Awards: The Big Bang Theory wins Best Comedy Series, Breaking Bad & Game of Thrones win Best Drama Series (tie)

Film Premier

2013 Superman film "Man of Steel" directed by Zack Snyder, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams premieres in New York City

  • 2017 French Open Women's Tennis: Jeļena Ostapenko upsets Simona Halep 4–6, 6–4, 6–3 to claim her 1st Grand Slam title; first Latvian to win a Grand Slam singles title
  • 2017 149th Belmont Stakes: Jose Ortiz aboard Tapwrit wins in 2:30.02
  • 2018 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem of Austria 6-4, 6-3, 6-2 for his record 11th French title (17th Grand Slam victory)

Film & TV History

2018 Actor Vince Vaughn arrested for drunk driving and resisting arrest near Los Angeles

  • 2018 A planetary dust storm causes NASA's Opportunity Rover to cease communication from Mars
  • 2019 Three men sentenced to life imprisonment for rape and murder of eight-year-old Muslim girl in Kathua, India in high-profile case that sparked political resignations and nationwide protests
  • 2019 Former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari arrested on corruption charges
  • 2019 New DNA research on grapes shows one French wine Savagnin Blanc has been grown for 900 years in Jura published in "Nature Plants"
  • 2020 Swedish prosecutors close the case on the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme after 34 years, saying the probable killer is dead
  • 2020 Cameroon's conflict with English-speaking separatists rated world's most-neglected conflict according to Norwegian Refugee Council

Historic Event

2020 Statues of Confederate figures and explorers become focus of #BlackLivesMatter protests, with many removed including of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and of Christopher Columbus in Richmond

  • 2021 UN says famine is affecting 350,000 people in Tigray, Ethiopia, the worst starvation calamity in the world right now
  • 2021 Zahid Quraish confirmed as America's first Muslim federal judge for the District of New Jersey by the US Senate

Historic Event

2021 Emma Coronel Aispuro, wife of drug lord El Chapo, pleads guilty to helping run his criminal operations and in aiding his 2015 prison escape

  • 2021 European Space Agency announces new Venus mission, the probe EnVision to study Venus' tesserae (its continent-like terrains) [1]