On This Day

Historical Events on June 6 (Part 2)

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  • 1992 WLAF World Bowl 2: Sacramento beats Orlando 21-17 (Montreal)

Sport awardTennis Open

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

Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion Monica Seles
Tennis Player and Nine-Time Major Champion
Monica Seles
Tennis Player Steffi Graf
Tennis Player
Steffi Graf
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

Appears on tv showTelevision 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

Sport awardUS 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

LPGA Golfer Sherri Turner
LPGA Golfer
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
  • 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 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 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
  • 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

Music awardsMusic Awards

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

Singer Carrie Underwood
Singer
Carrie Underwood
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Luke Bryan
Country Music Singer-Songwriter
Luke Bryan
  • 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
  • 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 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

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 Convicted drug trafficker, Alice Johnson, granted clemency by US President Donald 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
  • 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

2019 On 50th anniversary of 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

Transgender activist and drag queen Marsha P. Johnson
Transgender activist and drag queen
Marsha P. Johnson
  • 2019 Amir Ohana becomes the first openly gay minister in Israel as acting justice minister