June 8 Events in History - June 8 Birthdays - June 8 Deaths
2015 World leaders at the latest G7 meeting reinforce their commitments to reduce carbon-based emissions, reaffirm support for sanctions against Russia in light of the Ukraine conflict, and discuss issues related to Greece's debt load
2014 Maria Sharapova wins the French Open, beating Simona Halep; Sharapova has now won two French Open titles
2014 The world's oldest man, Alexander Imich, passes away at age 111 in New York; the oldest living woman is currently 116 years old and lives in Japan
2013 British-born, American businessman Christopher O'Neill marries Princess Madeleine of Sweden in a lavish ceremony
2013 China's President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama discuss cyber espionnage at the end of their two day summit
2012 In a third round of voting, the Parliament of Albania fails to elect the President of the Republic of Albania
2012 Pensacola, Florida and adjacent areas experience widespread flooding after over 12 inches of rain falls on the area
2011 Australia bans live cattle exports to Indonesia for up to six months in response to reports of cruel treatment at Indonesian slaughterhouses
2011 Residents in the U.S. towns of Eagar and Springerville, Arizona fully evacuate as the Wallow Fire wildfire rages on
2010 The trial of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich begins today; Blagovich faces corruption charges regarding his alleged attempt to sell Barack Obama's Senate seat
2007 Space Shuttle Atlantis, STS-117, begins mission
2003 Tony Awards, Hairspray, Take Me Out, Long Day's Journey Into Night revival and Nine revival won major awards
1997 "Young Man From Atlanta" closes at Longacre Theater New York City after 85 performances
1997 67th French Mens Tennis: Gustavo Kuerten beats S Bruguera (63 64 62)
1997 BellSouth Senior Golf Classic at Opryland
1997 Justin Leonard wins golf's Kemper Open at TPC at Avenel
1997 Pat Hurst wins LPGA Oldsmobile Classic
1996 128th Belmont: Rene Douglas aboard Editor's Note wins in 2:28.96
1996 66th French Womens Tennis: Steffi Graf beats A S Vicario (63, 67, 108)
1996 China performs nuclear test at Lop Nor PRC
1996 Dean Jones takes career-best 5-112 for Derbyshire vs. Hampshire
1996 Lloyd and Titchard complete 358 stand for 4th wkt Lancs vs. Essex
1996 PBA National Championship Won by Butch Soper
1995 "Buttons on Broadway" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 40 performances
1994 7.8 earthquake strikes North Bolivia
1993 Premier Marc Bazin of Haiti resigns
1992 26th Music City News Country Awards: Alan Jackson and Garth Brooks
1992 New York Yankee pitcher Steve Howe is banned from baseball for 7th time
1992 Thomas Klestil succeeds Waldheim as president of Austria
1991 "Our Country's Good" closes at Nederlander Theater New York City after 48 performances
1991 123rd Belmont: Jerry Bailey aboard Hansel wins in 2:28
1991 61st French Womens Tennis: Monica Seles beats A S Vicario (63 64)
1991 College World Series: Louisiana State defeats Wichita State 6-3
1991 Former New York Jet Mark Gastineau wins 1st pro boxing fight in 12 seconds
1991 Victory parade held in Washington D.C., Persian Gulf War
1991 Warren Schutte, is 1st non American to win NCAA Div 1 golf title
1990 "It's Garry Shandling's Show," last airs on Fox-TV
1990 Phil Bradley hits 18th inside-the-park home run in Oriole history
1989 Pirates score 10 in 1st (their best inning since 1942), prompts Pirate Jim Rooker to say he would walk from Pitts to Philadelphia if Pirates lost, Phillies beat them 15-11, Rooker walks at end of season broadcaster
1988 Nippon Airways announces that painting eyeballs on Jets cut bird collisions by 20%
1987 21st Music City News Country Awards: Randy Travis
1987 Oliver North's secretary Fawn Hall tesifies at Iran-Contra hearing
1986 "Big Deal" closes at Broadway Theater New York City after 70 performances
1986 40th NBA Championship: Boston Celtics beat Hous Rockets, 4 games to 2
1986 56th French Mens Tennis: Ivan Lendl beats Mikael Pernfors (63 62 64)
1986 Alleged Nazi Kurt Waldheim elected President of Austria
1986 Juli Inkster wins LPGA McDonald's Golf Championship
1986 Longest 9 inning AL game (4h16m), Baltimore Orioles beat Yankees 18-9
1985 117th Belmont: Eddie Maple aboard Creme Fraiche wins in 2:27
1985 Pirates score 10 in top of 1st, but lose 15-11 to Phillies, as Steve becomes 1st Phillie to switch hit home runs in same game
1983 "Trading Places," "Ghostbusters," and "Gremlins," premieres
1983 Charlos Vieira begins 191 hour "nonstop" cycling in Leiria, Portugal
1983 Marlies Gohr runs female European record 100m (10.81)
1982 36th NBA Championship: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 4 games to 2
1982 Brazilian B-727 flight crashes into mountain; 135 die
1982 Emmy 9th Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 3rd time
1982 Reagan addresses joint session of British Parliament
1981 15th Music City News Country Awards: Mandrell Sisters
1980 "It's So Nice to Be Civilized" closes at Martin Beck New York City after 8 performances
1980 26th LPGA Championship won by Sally Little
1980 34th Tony Awards: Children of a Lesser God and Evita win
1980 50th French Womens Tennis: Chris Evert beats Virginia Ruzici (60 63)
1979 "The Source," 1st computer public information service, goes on-line
1979 Mariners draft Al Chambers #1
1979 Wings release "Back to the Egg" album
1978 51st National Spelling Bee: Peg McCarthy wins spelling deification
1978 Braves draft Bob Horner #1
1978 Nevada jury rules Howard Hughes "Mormon Will" is a forgery
1977 Nolan Ryan notches his 4th career 19-strikeout game
1976 Houston Astros draft Floyd Bannister #1
1975 2 passenger trains collided near Munich Germany killing 35
1975 Joanne Carner wins LPGA Girl Talk Golf Classic
1975 U.S.S.R. launches Venera 9 for Venus landing
1974 106th Belmont: Miguel Rivera aboard Little Current wins in 2:29.2
1974 Keyboardist Rick Wakeman quits rock group "Yes"
1974 U.S. and Saudi Arabia sign military-economic contract
1973 Admiral Luis Carrero Blanco appointed premier of Spain
1972 Padres draft Dave Roberts #1, Indians draft Rick Manning #2
1972 Test Cricket debut of Tony Greig, vs. Australia at Old Trafford (57/62)
1971 North Vietnam demands U.S. end aid to South Vietnam
1971 White Sox draft Danny Goodwin #1, he refuses to sign
1970 Players and management end labor dispute up minimum salary to $12,000
1969 "Smothers Brothers comedy Hour," last airs on CBS-TV
1969 21st Emmy Awards: Get Smart, Don Adams and Susan St. James
1969 Brian Jones leaves The Rolling Stones
1969 General Franco closes Spain's frontier with Gibraltar
1969 KDNL TV channel 30 in Saint Louis, MO (IND) begins broadcasting
1969 Mickey Mantle Day, 60,096 saw #7 retired (I was there-BTG)
1969 Nixon says 25,000 U.S. troops would leave Vietnam by end of August
1969 Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor replaces Brian Jones
1969 Susie Berning wins LPGA Lady Carling Golf Open
1968 Bermuda adopts its constitution
1968 Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
1968 Gary Puckett and Union Gap release "Lady Will Power"
1968 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King, Jr., captured
1968 New colonial constitution for Bermuda adopted
1968 Rolling Stones release "Jumpin' Jack Flash"
1967 Israel attacks USS Liberty in Mediterranean, killing 34 U.S. crewmen
1966 NFL and AFL announce plans to become NFC and AFC in 1970
1965 A's draft Rick Monday #1
1965 U.S. troops ordered to fight offensively in Vietnam
1965 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 6; missed Moon
1963 "Mr. President" closes at St. James Theater New York City after 265 performances
1963 95th Belmont: Braulio Baeza aboard Chateaugay wins in 2:30.2
1963 American Heart Association is 1st agency to campaign against cigarettes
1962 Jim Beatty runs world record 2 mile (8:29.8)
1961 English prince Edward, Duke of Kent, weds Katharine Worsley
1961 Test Cricket debut of William Morris Lawry, vs. England at Edgbaston, 57
1961 Milwaukee sets record of 4 consecutive home runs (Eddie Mathews, Hank Aaron Joe Adcock and Frank Thomas)
1960 1st date in James Clavell's novel "Nobel House"
1960 Argentine government demands release of Adolf Eichmann
1959 1st official "missile mail" lands, Jacksonville, Florida
1959 X-15 makes 1st unpowered flight, from a B-52 at 11,500 m
1958 4th LPGA Championship won by Mickey Wright
1956 Lim Yem Hock forms Singapore government
1956 WDAM TV channel 7 in Laurel-Hattiesburg, MS (NBC) begins broadcasting
1955 Dodgers option Tommy Lasorda to make room on roster for Sandy Koufax
1953 Cluster of 6 tornadoes touch down in Flint Michigan killing 113
1953 Segregated lunch counters in DC forbidden by Supreme Court
1953 Tornadoes kill 110 in Michigan and Ohio
1952 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA Eastern Women's Golf Open
1950 Boston Red Sox beat St. Louis Browns 29-4 (win by record 25 runs)
1950 Jean Duvieusart becomes Belgian premier
1950 Test Cricket debut of Ramadhin and Valentine (8-104 1st inn) vs. England
1949 Siam changes name to Thailand
1948 "Milton Berle Show" premieres on NBC TV
1948 "Sally" closes at Martin Beck Theater New York City after 36 performances
1946 "Lute Song" closes at Plymouth Theater New York City after 142 performances
1946 Sukarno calls for anti colonial defiance in Indonesia
1944 1st SS-Pantser corps counter attacks at Normandy
1944 Allies occupy Port-and-Bessin Normandy
1944 Dutch Resistance fighter Frans Duwaer arrested
1944 General Montgomery lands in Normandy, forms HQ in Chateau de Creully
1942 Bing Cosby records "Silent Night"
1941 English and French troop overthrow pro-German Syria
1940 72nd Belmont: Fred A Smith aboard Bimelech wins in 2:29.6
1940 Discovery of element 93, neptunium, announced
1940 Last British troops leave Narvik, Norway
1939 British king George VI visits U.S.
1937 World's largest flower blooms in New York Botanical Garden, 12' calla lily
1936 1st parking meters are invented
1935 39th U.S. Golf Open: Sam Parks, Jr. shoots a 299 at Oakmont CC PA
1935 67th Belmont: Willie Saunders aboard Omaha wins in 2:30.6
1935 Lou Gehrig collides with Carl Reynolds and leaves the game
1933 A's Jimmie Foxx homers his 1st 3 at bats for 4 consecutive home runs
1931 Duke and Duchess of Kent wed
1931 Suriname Work Committee under Louis Doedel forms in Paramaribo
1929 61st Belmont: Mack Garner aboard Blue Larkspur wins in 2:32.8
1929 Venezuelan rebel Rafael Urbina overthrows Fort Amsterdam, Curaeao kidnap governor Fruytier
1928 1st U.S. to Australia flight lands (Sir Charles Kingford)
1927 Tony Lazzeri hits 3 home runs Yankees beat White Sox 12-11
1921 Babe Ruth arrested for speeding, fined $100, and held in jail until 4 PM
1920 Reds' Edd Roush falls asleep in center during long infield argument Heinie Groh goes to wake him, but ump ejects Roush for delay of game
1918 Nova Aquila, brightest nova since Kepler's nova of 1604, discovered
1917 Walt Disney graduates from Benton High School
1915 92 degrees F (33.3 degrees C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
1915 William Jennings Bryan quits as Secretary of State
1914 34.7 degrees F (1.5 degrees C) in De Bilt, Netherlands
1911 Belgium government of Schollaert falls
1900 Start of Sherlock Holmes "Adventure of 6 Napoleons"
1892 Homer A. Plessy refuses to go to segregated RR car (Plessy vs. Ferguson)
1889 Start of Sherlock Holmes Adventure "Boscombe Valley Mystery"
1886 1st Civil Rights Act passes
1882 16th Belmont: Jim McLaughlin aboard Forester wins in 2:43
1878 12th Belmont: L Hughes aboard Duke of Magenta wins in 2:43
1872 Congress endorses penny post card
1869 Ives W. McGaffey of Chicago patents 1st vacuum cleaner
1865 Tristanderl und Zusholde, premieres
1862 Valley Campaign-Battle of Cross Keys, Virginia
1861 People of Tennessee vote to succeed from Union
1861 U.S. Sanitary Commission is given executive approval
1856 Pitcairn Islanders arrive on Norfolk Island
1846 Battle at Gwanga: British troops beat Bantu
1834 HMS Beagle sails from Port Famine to Cape Turn
1829 1st U.K. municipal swimming pool outside of London, opens in Liverpool
1824 Washing machine patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
1815 39 German states unite under Act of Confederation
1786 Commercially made ice cream 1st advertised, Mr Hall, New York City
1783 Laki Volcano in southern Iceland begins 8-month eruption
1761 British fleet occupies Belle Britain
1694 English troop landing at Brest attack, 300 killed
1663 Battle at Amegical: English and Portugese fleet beats Spanish
1632 Prince Frederik Henry conquerors Sittard
1624 Earthquake strikes Peru
1551 Pope Julius III excommunicates Duke Ottario Farnese of Parma
979 Louis V de Luie, crowned King of France
793 Vikings plunder St. Cuthbert convent Lindisfarne
570 Religion of Islam (submission) founded in Mecca
536 St. Silverius begins his reign as Catholic Pope
452 Italy invaded by Attila the Hun
68 Rome Senate accepts emperor Galba
65 Jews revolt against Rome, capturing fortress of Antonia in Jerusalem