On This Day

Historical Events on June 21 (Part 2)

NBA Finals

2012 NBA Finals: Miami Heat win their second NBA title; beat Oklahoma City Thunder, 121-106 in Game 5; MVP: LeBron James

  • 2013 15 people are killed and 20 are injured after a suicide bomber attacks a mosque in Peshawar, Pakistan

US Golf Open

2015 US Open Men's Golf, Chambers Bay GC: Jordan Spieth (21) becomes youngest winner since 1923 by 1 shot from Dustin Johnson & Louis Oosthuizen

  • 2015 Hackers ground 1400 passengers by attacking IT system at Warsaw Chopin airport in Poland
  • 2015 94 people die & 45 are hospitalized after drinking moonshine in Mumbai, India
  • 2017 Romanian Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu outed after losing no-confidence vote 241-7
  • 2017 In landmark case Israeli woman wins sexism case against airline El Al after asked to change seat away from a man

Glastonbury Festival

2017 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Radiohead, Foo Fighters, and Ed Sheeran headline; other performers include Kris Kristofferson, Barry Gibb, Katy Perry, The National, and Orchestra Baobob

  • 2018 EU imposes tariffs on US goods worth $3.2 billion in response to US tariffs
  • 2018 New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden becomes the second world leader to give birth in office, to a daughter

Historic Event

2018 Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, is charged with fraud

  • 2018 NBA Draft: Arizona center Deandre Ayton first pick by Phoenix Suns

Historic Event

2019 UK police called to house of leader contender Boris Johnson over alleged altercation with his girlfriend

  • 2019 NHL Draft: US NTDP center Jack Hughes first pick by New Jersey Devils

Music History

2020 Kurt Cobain's guitar during Nirvana's MTV Unplugged show sells for a record $6 million

  • 2020 WHO records a new record number of new daily cases of COVID-19 - 183,020, with 116,000 coming from North and South America
  • 2020 New archaeological discovery announced near Stonehenge of a large circle of shafts surrounding a village 2500 BC, largest prehistoric structure in Britain
  • 2020 Saudi Arabia bans international visitors from making the Islamic Hajj pilgrimage in 2020 due to COVID-19
  • 2021 New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard is the first openly transgender athlete to be selected for the Olympics
  • 2021 Swedish government of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven toppled after a no confidence vote for the first time in Swedish history
  • 2021 Colombia's COVID-19 recorded death toll passes 100,000, the tenth country in the world to do so
  • 2021 Carl Nassib becomes the first openly gay player in the NFL in a post on Instagram