Historical Events on June 6 (Part 2)

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Event of interestEvent of Interest

1991 NBC announces Jay Leno will succeed Johnny Carson on May 25, 1992

TV Host and Comedian Jay Leno
TV Host and Comedian
Jay Leno
Comedian and TV Host Johnny Carson
Comedian and TV Host
Johnny Carson
  • 1991 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
  • 1992 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
  • 1992 Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car

Sports record brokenBaseball Record

1992 NY Met Eddie Murray sets RBI record by a switch hitter

MLB First Baseman Eddie Murray
MLB First Baseman
Eddie Murray
  • 1992 WLAF World Bowl 2: Sacramento beats Orlando 21-17 (Montreal)
  • 1993 47th Tony Awards: "Angels in America" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman" win
  • 1993 6th Children's Miracle Network Telethon
  • 1993 Punsalmaagiyn Otsjirbat recognized as President of Mongolia
  • 1993 Ramiro de Leon Carpio elected President of Guatemala
  • 1993 92nd Men's French Open: Sergi Bruguera beats Jim Courier (6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3)

Sport awardTennis Open

1993 92nd Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Mary Joe Fernandez (4-6, 6-2, 6-4)

Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 1994 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens
  • 1994 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez, Colombia (about 1000 killed)
  • 1994 Cricketer Brian Larahits record 501 not out/390 runs in 1 day for Warwickshire vs Durham
  • 1994 CD-councillor H Selhorst arrested for hard-drugs trade

  • 1994 Tupolev-154M crashes at Xian China, 160 killed
  • 1994 Warwickshire score 4 for 810 declared against Durham
  • 1998 130th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Victory Gallop wins in 2:29

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1998 TV sitcom "Sex and the City" premieres in the US on HBO, starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon

  • 1999 In Australian Rules Football, Tony Lockett breaks the record for career goals, previously 1299 by Gordon Coventry and which had stood since 1937.
  • 1999 Largest jailbreak in Brazilian history at the Putim maximum security prison in Brazil, 345 prisoners run from the main gate. In the ensuing manhunt, two fugitives are killed and five innocent bystanders are accidentally jailed.
  • 1999 53rd Tony Awards: "Fosse" and "Side Man" win
  • 1999 98th Men's French Open: Andre Agassi beats Andrei Medvedev (1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4)
  • 1999 98th Women's French Open: Steffi Graf beats Martina Hingis (4-6, 7-5, 6-2)
  • 2002 A near-Earth asteroid estimated at 10 metres diameter explodes over the Mediterranean Sea between Greece and Libya. Resulting explosion estimated to have a force of 26 kilotons, more powerful than the Nagasaki atomic bomb.

Film release premierFilm Premier

2002 "The Bourne Identity" directed by Doug Liman and starring Matt Damon premieres in Los Angeles, California

Actor Matt Damon
Actor
Matt Damon
  • 2004 Tamil is established as a Classical language by the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam in a joint sitting of the two houses of the Indian Parliament.
  • 2004 58th Tony Awards: Avenue Q & I Am My Own Wife win
  • 2004 103rd Men's French Open: Gaston Gaudio beats Guillermo Coria (0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6)
  • 2004 103rd Women's French Open: Anastasia Myskina beats Elena Dementieva (6-1, 6-2)
  • 2005 The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.
  • 2007 Stanley Cup: first time winners Anaheim Ducks defeat Ottawa Senators 4-1
  • 2009 141st Belmont: Kent Desormeaux aboard Summer Bird wins in 2:27.54
  • 2010 109th Men's French Open: Rafael Nadal beats Robin Soderling (6-4, 6-2, 6-4)
  • 2010 56th British Academy Television Awards: "The Armstrong and Miller Show" Best Comedy, "Misfits" Best Drama
  • 2012 Transit of Venus (between Earth & Sun) occurs - last transit of 21st century
  • 2012 The Solar Impulse completes the world's first intercontinental flight powered by the sun

Music awardsMusic Awards

2012 46th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert & Luke Bryan wins

  • 2013 Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • 2015 Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York

  • 2015 114th Women's French Open: Serena Williams beats Lucie Safarova (6-3, 6-7, 6-2)
  • 2015 23rd UEFA Champions League Final: Barcelona beats Juventus 3-1 at Berlin
  • 2015 147th Belmont: Victor Espinoza aboard American Pharoah wins in 2:26.65, 1st horse in 37 years to win the Triple Crown
  • 2015 236th Epsom Derby: Golden Horn ridden by Frankie Dettori wins
  • 2017 Syrian Democratic Forces backed by the US launch offensive to take Raqqa from Islamic State in Syria
  • 2017 Indian Arundhati Roy publishes her 2nd novel "The Ministry Of Utmost Happiness" 20 years after her first
  • 2017 Floods in Salto, Paysandú and Artigas in Uruguay displace over 3,000 people
  • 2017 Scooter Gennet hits four home runs in Cincinnati Reds 13-1 victory against at home against St. Louis Cardinals, 17th player to do so
  • 2017 Korean singer T.O.P is rushed to hospital after a suspected overdose while serving mandatory military service

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland's Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State

Basketball Player LeBron James
Basketball Player
LeBron James
Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Electoral defeatElection of Interest

2018 Iraqi parliament orders manual recount of legislative elections in May after Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claims evidence of irregularities

Prime Minister of Iraq Haider al-Abadi
Prime Minister of Iraq
Haider al-Abadi

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2018 Alice John serving jail for drug offense granted clemency by US President Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality Donald Trump
45th US President, Businessman and TV Personality
Donald Trump
  • 2018 French man announced to have won France's €1 million My Lottery for the second time in 2 years, with odds of 1 in 16 trillion
  • 2018 At least 46 Ethiopian migrants drown after their boat capcizes of fthe coast of Yemen
  • 2018 Special pedestrian lane introduced just for "phubbers" slow-walking smartphone users in Xi'an, China