On This Day

Historical Events on June 6 (Part 2)

  • 1991 Test Cricket debut of Graeme Hick, v West Indies at Headingley
  • 1992 America West Arena opens in Phoenix, Arizona; home court of NBA Phoenix Suns
  • 1992 124th Belmont: Eddie Delahoussaye aboard AP Indy wins in 2:26
  • 1992 Ben Vereen suffers injuries when hit by a car

Baseball Record

1992 NY Mets first baseman Eddie Murray records his 1,510th run batted in during 15-1 thrashing of Pittsburgh Pirates to pass Mickey Mantle as all-time RBI leader among MLB switch-hitters

  • 1992 WLAF World Bowl 2, Olympic Stadium, Montreal: Sacramento Surge beats Orlando Thunder, 21-17

French Open Women's Tennis

1992 French Open Women's Tennis: Yugoslavian star Monica Seles retains title; outlasts Steffi Graf of Germany 6-2, 3-6, 10-8

  • 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 French Open Men's Tennis: Spaniard Sergi Bruguera prevents Jim Courier French three-peat; beats American 6-4, 2-6, 6-2, 3-6, 6-3
  • 1994 28th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson & Ray Stevens win
  • 1994 6.0 earthquake/avalanche destroys Toez, Colombia (about 1000 killed)

Baseball Record

1994 West Indian cricket batsman Brian Lara hits world 1st-class record 501 not out and 390 runs in 1 day for Warwickshire vs Durham at Edgbaston; only quintuple-hundred in first-class history

  • 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
  • 1995 Moses Kiptanui of Kenya runs world 5,000m record 12:55.30 in Rome, Italy
  • 1998 130th Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Victory Gallop wins in 2:29

Television Premiere

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

  • 1998 French Open Women's Tennis: Arantxa Sánchez Vicario of Spain beats Monica Seles 7-6, 0-6, 6-2; her 4th and last career Grand Slam singles title and 3rd French title

US Women's Golf Open

1999 US Open Women's Golf, Old Waverly GC: Juli Inkster breaks under-par scoring record with a 272 (−16) to win by 5 strokes ahead of runner-up Sherri Turner

  • 1999 Sydney Swans Australian Rules Football full forward Tony Lockett breaks Gordon Coventry's career goals record with his 1,300th major early in SCG match against Collingwood
  • 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

French Open Men's Tennis

1999 French Open Men's Tennis: Andre Agassi wins his 1st and only French title; beats Andrei Medvedev of the Ukraine 1-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-3, 6-4

  • 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 Premier

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

  • 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 French Open Men's Tennis: Gastón Gaudio of Argentina beats countryman Guillermo Coria 0-6, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1, 8-6 for his lone major title
  • 2005 The United States Supreme Court votes to ban medical marijuana in Gonzales v. Raich.
  • 2007 Stanley Cup Final, Honda Center, Anaheim, CA: Anaheim Ducks defeat Ottawa Senators, 6-2 for a 4-1 series win; Ducks' first Championship
  • 2009 141st Belmont: Kent Desormeaux aboard Summer Bird wins in 2:27.54
  • 2009 French Open Women's Tennis: Svetlana Kuznetsova beats fellow Russian and World #1 Dinara Safina 6-4, 6-2

French Open Men's Tennis

2010 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal wins 5th French title; defeats Robin Söderling of Sweden 6-4, 6-2, 6-4

  • 2010 56th British Academy Television Awards: "The Armstrong and Miller Show" Best Comedy, "Misfits" Best Drama
  • 2011 MLB Draft: UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole first pick by Pittsburgh Pirates
  • 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
  • 2013 Kevin Barry's City of Bohane wins the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award
  • 2013 MLB Draft: Stanford pitcher Mark Appel first pick by Houston Astros
  • 2015 Convicted killers Richard Matt and David Sweat break out of Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, New York

French Open Women's Tennis

2015 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

  • 2015 UEFA Champions League Final, Berlin: FC Barcelona beats Juventus, 3-1 for 5th title and second treble (Spanish La Liga & Cup champions)
  • 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 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

Sports History

2018 LeBron James eclipses Michael Jordan's record (109) for most 30-point games in NBA playoff history in Cleveland Cavaliers' 110-102 Game 3 Finals loss to Golden State Warriors

Election of Interest

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

Film & TV History

2018 Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald Trump after Kim Kardashian highlights case

  • 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
  • 2018 MLB Draft: Auburn pitcher Casey Mize first pick by Detroit Tigers
  • 2019 German serial killer nurse Niels Hoegel jailed for a second life sentence for the murder of 85 more people (previously convicted for six). Germany's worst post-war serial killer.

Historic Event

2019 On 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, New York City’s police commissioner James O’Neill apologizes for his department's actions during the 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn

  • 2019 Amir Ohana becomes the first openly gay minister in Israel as acting justice minister
  • 2021 US Open Women's Golf, Olympic GC Lake Course: Yuka Saso of the Philippines sinks 10-foot birdie putt on 3rd playoff hole to edge Japan's Nasa Hataoka; becomes 2nd teenager to win the event
  • 2021 Four members of a London, Ontario, family killed when they are struck by a truck in an anti-Muslim attack