Events in History
- Jun 6 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.
- Jun 9 Kosovo War: the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and North Atlantic Treaty Organization sign a peace treaty.
Agreement of Interest
Jun 10 Kosovo War: NATO suspends its air strikes after Slobodan Milošević agrees to withdraw Serbian forces from Kosovo.
- Jun 12 Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins - a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force KFor enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Event of Interest
Jun 19 At about 4:30 pm, Stephen King is hit by a car on the shoulder of Route 5, in Lovell, Maine. He would suffer numerous injuries, including a collapsed right lung, multiple fractures of his right leg, scalp laceration and a broken hip
- Jun 22 Former Mpumalanga premier, Ndaweni Mahlangu causes a storm within political circles with his now infamous statement, "It is acceptable for politicians to lie", South Africa
- Jun 25 In his first state of the nation address, South African President Thabo Mbeki promises to tackle rampaging crime; the nation's murder rate is the third highest in the world and more than 49,000 cases of rape were reported in 1998
- Jun 27 ATB go to No.1 on the UK singles chart with '9pm, Till I Come'
- Jun 27 The Chemical Brothers go #1 on the UK album chart with 'Surrender', their second #1 album
Weddings in History
Jun 19 Earl of Wessex Prince Edward (35) weds Sophie Rhys-Jones (34) at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle
Jun 25 Business magnate Rupert Murdoch (68) weds third wife businesswoman Wendi Deng (30) at the yacht Morning Glory in New York harbor
- Jun 26 Bestselling novelist Tom Clancy (52) weds freelance journalist Alexandra Llewellyn (32) in Manhattan
Divorces in History
Jun 8 Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch (68) divorces journalist Anna Torv (55) after 31 years of marriage
Deaths in History
- Jun 1 Christopher Cockerell, English engineer and inventor (Hovercraft), dies at 88
- Jun 7 Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer, dies at 56
- Jun 8 Christina Foyle, English book seller (Foyles), dies at 88
- Jun 15 Ernst van Altena, Dutch author and interpreter (Chansons van Earnest), dies at 65
- Jun 21 Karl Krolow, German poet and translator, dies at 84
- Jun 25 Fred Trump, American real estate developer and father of Donald Trump, dies of pneumonia while suffering from Alzheimer's disease at 93
- Jun 27 Georgios Papadopoulos, Greek dictator (head of the military coup d'état that took place in Greece on 21 April 1967), dies at 80
- Jun 30 Édouard Boubat, French photographer, dies at 75