Today in History for June 2000
Events 1 - 20 of 20
1st - The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
4th - 54th Tony Awards: Copenhagen & Contact win
10th - 132nd Belmont: Pat Day aboard Commendable wins in 2:31.20
12th - Sandro Rosa do Nascimento takes hostages while robbing Bus #174 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; the highly-publicized standoff becomes a media circus and ends with the death of do Nascimento and a hostage.
13th - Italy pardons Mehmet Ali Agca, the Turkish gunman who tried to kill Pope John Paul II in 1981.
13th - President Kim Dae Jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
13th - Samuel L. Jackson is honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
14th - 34th Country Weekly Presents the TNN Music Awards: George Strait & Faith Hill wins
14th - Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record
16th - Israel complies with UN Security Council Resolution 425 after 22 years, which calls on Israel to completely withdraw from Lebanon. Israel withdraws from all of Lebanon, except the disputed Sheba Farms.
Golfer Tiger Woods 18th - 100th US Golf Open: Tiger Woods shoots a 272 at Pebble Beach, California
19th - Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers 4-2 in NBA finals MVP: Shaquille O'Neal, L.A.
19th - Tiger Woods wins golf's US Open by 15 shots, a record for all majors, with a US Open to-par record score of -12
19th - 54th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 4 games to 2
21st - Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the United Kingdom) is repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.
23rd - The bulk ore carrier MV Treasure sinks off the western coast of South Africa, soiling more than 19 000 penguins; this resulted in the world's largest ever rescue of birds from an oiling event
23rd - The Cotonou Agreement, a trade and aid framework, is signed in Cotonou, Benin
Basketball Player Shaquille O'Neal 25th - 46th LPGA Championship won by Juli Inkster
28th - Cuban exile Elián González returns to Cuba following a Supreme Court order.
29th - Eminem's mother goes to court claiming defamation of character in a $10 million civil suit, after taking exception to the line "My mother smokes more dope than I do" from her son's single 'My Name Is'
Weddings 1 - 6 of 6
Writer/Director James Cameron (4th)
4th - "Titanic" producer-director James Cameron (45) weds actress Suzy Amis (38) in Malibu, California
10th - "Live! with Kelly and Michael" executive producer Michael Gelman (38) weds CBS's Early Show correspondent Laurie Hibberd (36) at a Long Island estate
15th - "Murphy Brown" actress Candice Bergen (54) weds New York real estate magnate Marshall Rose (63) at a Manhattan synagogue
17th - Backstreet Boys member Kevin Richardson (28) weds Kristin Willits (29) at Lee County's Cathedral Domain in Kentucky
24th - "Dixie Chicks" lead vocalist Natalie Maines (25) weds "Profit" actor Adrian Pasdar (35) at The Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada
28th - Business magnate Ron Perelman (69) weds actress Ellen Barkin (46) in a traditional Jewish ceremony at an upper East Side synagogue
Deaths 1 - 21 of 21
2nd - Svyatoslav Fyodorov, Russian ophthalmologist (b. 1927)
2nd - Gerald Whitrow, British mathematician (b. 1912)
5th - Don Liddle, baseball player (b. 1925)
6th - Frédéric Dard, French writer (b. 1921)
8th - Jeff MacNelly, American political cartoonist (b. 1948)
9th - Jacob Lawrence, American painter (b. 1917)
10th - Hafez al-Assad, President of Syria (b. 1930)
10th - Brian Statham, English cricketer (b. 1930)
12th - P.L.Deshpande, Marathi writer (b. 1919)
14th - Attilio Bertolucci, Italian poet and writer (b. 1911)
14th - Paul Griffin, American session musician and pianist, dies at 62
15th - Jules Roy, French writer (b. 1907)
16th - Empress Kōjun of Japan (b. 1903)
17th - Ismail Mahomed, South African and Namibian Chief Justice (d. 1931)
18th - Nancy Marchand, American actress (b. 1928)
21st - Alan Hovhaness, American composer (b. 1911)
24th - Vera Atkins, Romanian-born British intelligence officer (b. 1908)
24th - David Tomlinson, English actor (b. 1917)
28th - Jane Birdwood, British anti-Semitic activist (b. 1913)
28th - Nils Poppe, Swedish actor (b. 1908)
29th - Vittorio Gassman, Italian actor (b. 1922)