On This Day

Historical Events on June 9 (Part 2)

  • 1995 Dumb & Dumber (1994) premieres in Sweden
  • 1995 Killer (1994) premieres in UK
  • 1995 Kiss of Death (1995) premieres in UK
  • 1995 Man of the House (1995) premieres in UK
  • 1995 Neak Sre (1993) premieres in UK
  • 1995 Party Girl (1995) premieres in USA
  • 1995 Smoke (1995) premieres in USA
  • 1995 Wigstock The Movie (1994) premieres in USA
  • 1996 French Open Men's Tennis: Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia wins his first Grand Slam title; beats Germany's Michael Stich 7-6, 7-5, 7-6

Historic Event

1998 Abdulsalami Abubakar succeeds Sani Abacha as military President of Nigeria

  • 1999 Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.
  • 2001 133rd Belmont: Gary Stevens aboard Point Given wins in 2:26.80
  • 2001 Stanley Cup Final, Pepsi Center, Denver, CO: Colorado Avalanche beat defending champion New Jersey Devils, 3-1 for 4-3 series win; Avalanche 2nd title

French Open Women's Tennis

2001 French Open Women's Tennis: American Jennifer Capriati wins her second major title; beats Kim Clijsters of Belgium 1-6, 6-4, 12-10

LPGA Championship

2002 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, DuPont CC: Se Ri Pak of South Korea wins second of 3 titles in this event; finishes 3 strokes ahead of Beth Daniel

  • 2002 French Open Men's Tennis: In an all-Spanish final Albert Costa beats Juan Carlos Ferrero 6-1, 6-0, 4-6, 6-3 for his lone major title
  • 2002 Senior PGA Championship Men’s Golf, Firestone CC, Akron, Ohio: Fuzzy Zoeller wins his only Champions Tour title by strokes ahead of runners-up Hale Irwin and Bobby Wadkins
  • 2003 Stanley Cup Final, Meadowlands Arena, East Rutherford, NJ: New Jersey Devils beat Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 3-0 for 4-3 series win

Historic Event

2006 King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand celebrates the 1st of 3 national holidays to commemorate his 60 years on the throne.

  • 2007 139th Belmont: John Velazquez aboard Rags To Riches wins in 2:28.74
  • 2007 French Open Women's Tennis: Justine Henin wins her 3rd consecutive French singles crown; beats Ana Ivanović of Serbia 6-1, 6-2
  • 2009 Brazil officially enters recession
  • 2010 Hungary comes out of recession after experiencing 0.9% growth in the first quarter as a result of growing exports and effective government spending measures
  • 2010 Finland falls back into a state of recession after GDP contracted 0.4% in Q1 2010 and 0.2% in Q4 2009
  • 2010 Stanley Cup Final, Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA: Chicago Blackhawks edge Philadelphia Flyers, 4-3 in OT for a 4-2 series win; first Championship for Chicago since 1961
  • 2012 Burma (Myanmar) riots kill 20 people and burn down 300 houses
  • 2012 It is announced that up to $125 million dollars in loans will be given to aid Spain's struggling banks
  • 2012 144th Belmont: John Velazquez aboard Union Rags wins in 2:30.42
  • 2013 LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Locust Hill CC: Inbee Park wins her 3rd major title in a sudden-death playoff, defeating runner-up Catriona Matthew of Scotland on the 3rd extra hole
  • 2013 67th Tony Awards: Kinky Boots & Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike win

Historic Event

2013 Edward Snowden publicly makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents

French Open Men's Tennis

2013 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats fellow Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-2, 6-3; first man to win same Grand Slam title 8 times

Sports History

2013 The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Shoal Creek G&CC: David Frost of South Africa wins his lone career major title by 1 stroke from Fred Couples

  • 2013 67th Tony Awards: Cicely Tyson wins Best Actress for her performance as Miss Carrie Watts in "The Trip to Bountiful"

Film & TV History

2014 Laverne Cox becomes the first transgender person to appear on the cover of "Time" Magazine

  • 2015 Chris Heston of the San Francisco Giants becomes first pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2015 MLB season; blanks New York Mets, 5-0

Historic Event

2016 US President Barack Obama officially endorses Hillary Clinton as Democratic Presidential nominee

  • 2016 World Health Organisation advises delaying pregnancy in areas with the Zika virus
  • 2016 Successful attempts to turn CO2 gases into stone underground in Iceland published in the journal "Science"
  • 2016 MLB Draft: Philadelphia Phillies select La Costa Canyon HS (CA) shortstop Mickey Moniak at #1

Sports History

2017 Tennis player Venus Williams is involved in a car accident that leads to death of another passenger in Palm Beach, Florida; police later clear her of fault

  • 2018 French Open Women's Tennis: Romanian Simona Halep wins her first Grand Slam singles title beating American Sloane Stephens 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
  • 2018 150th Belmont Stakes: Justify wins with Mike Smith aboard to become 13th Triple Crown winner
  • 2019 Over 1 million people protest in Hong Kong over proposed new extradition laws to China in one of largest-ever protests in the city
  • 2019 French Open Men's Tennis: Rafael Nadal beats Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-3, 5-7, 6-1, 6-1; 3rd straight French singles title; 12th overall; first to win 12 singles titles at same Grand Slam; 18th major
  • 2019 1st UEFA Nations League Final, Porto: Guedes scores as Portugal win inaugural tournament final, 1-0 over the Netherlands
  • 2019 General strike begins in Khartoum, Sudan, as a protest against ruling military generals by the Sudanese Professionals Association
  • 2019 95 people killed in attack on Dogon village Sobame Da in central Mali by suspected Fulani group

Tony Awards

2019 73rd Tony Awards: "Hadestown" best musical, "The Ferryman" best play, Bryan Cranston and Elaine May win

  • 2019 Ali Stroker becomes the first actress in a wheelchair to win a Tony award for musical "Oklahoma!"
  • 2019 Former Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz shot while visiting in his native Dominican Republic
  • 2020 US Senate confirms General Charles Q. Brown as Air Force Chief of Staff, 1st African American to lead a US armed forces branch

Summit of Interest

2021 US President Joe Biden begins his first foreign trip, arriving in the UK to attend a G7 summit

  • 2021 Record price for a coin sold at auction as 1933 'Double Eagle' gold coin sells for $18.9 million in New York
  • 2021 One of the worst ever plagues of mice in New South Wales, Australia, prompts local government to commit $100 million in support to farmers [1] [2]
  • 2021 55th CMT Music Awards: Carrie Underwood with John Legend, Kane Brown, and Gabby Barrett win