June 2001 calendar

June 2001

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2001.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Tony Blair (Labour), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 2001: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2001?


  • 01 Jun 2001 Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra, the Crown Prince of Nepal, shoots and kills several family members including his father and mother King Birendra of Nepal (and Queen Aiswarya).
  • 04 Jun 2001 After the massacre at the Royal Palace, Gyanendra, the last King, ascends to his throne.
  • 05 Jun 2001 From June 9 through 9, Houston, Texas, is devastated by flooding from Tropical Storm Allison (900mm) that brings 36 inches of rain. The Texas Medical Center and downtown are particularly hard hit, as they lose years of research data and thousands upon thousands of laboratory animals. Twenty-two people die; damage exceeds US$5 billion.
  • 07 Jun 2001 Tony Blair's Labour Party was elected to a second term in the UK general election.
  • 10 Jun 2001 Pope John Paul II canonizes Saint Rafqa, Lebanon's first female saint.
  • 11 Jun 2001 Nintendo announces the Game Boy Advance portable gaming system in the USA.
  • 12 Jun 2001 Robert Edward Dyer was sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for trying to extort money through a letter bombing campaign from a British supermarket chain.
  • 14 Jun 2001 All soldiers in the United States Army are required to wear the black beret as their standard headgear.
  • 18 Jun 2001 Manipur protests the extension of ceasefire between Naga rebels and the government.
  • 19 Jun 2001 23 people were killed and 11 injured when an American missile struck a soccer field in northern Iraq's county of Tel Afr
  • 20 Jun 2001 Andrea Yates, a mother of five, drowns her children in a bathtub. She then confesses to her crimes.
  • 21 Jun 2001 Alexandria, Virginia: A federal grand jury indicts 13 Saudis, and one Lebanese for the 1996 bombing at the Khobar Towers, Saudi Arabia, which resulted in the deaths of 19 American servicemen.
  • 23 Jun 2001 The south of Peru is struck by an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale.
  • 28 Jun 2001 Slobodan Milosevic is deported to ICTY in order to stand trial.
  • 29 Jun 2001 Mary Barnes, artist and writer, dies at the age of 78.

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 2001?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Lady Marmalade
  2. - All For You
  3. - Hanging By A Moment
  4. - Survivor
  5. - Ride Wit Me

Top #5 songs in the UK

  1. - Angel
  2. - Eternity / The Road To Mandalay
  3. - Do You Really Like It?
  4. - Purple Pills
  5. - Don't Stop Movin'


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Hell in the Pacific

Hell in the Pacific

Release year: 2001

Directed by: John Boorman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Six Feet Under

Six Feet Under

Release year: 2001

Written by:

Directed by: Seth Amaradasa

Starring: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Country: United States of America

You Don't Know Jack

You Don't Know Jack

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Ghost World

Ghost World

Release year: 2001

Directed by: Terry Zwigoff

Starring: Steve Buscemi, Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson, Brad Renfro



Release year: 2001

Directed by: Ray Lawrence

Starring: Anthony LaPaglia, Geoffrey Rush, Rachael Blake, Kerry Armstrong

Country: Australia


Which were the most popular books released in June 2001?
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Back When We Were Grownups by Anne Tyler

Back When We Were Grownups


"A WONDERFUL NOVEL. . . Tyler is a gifted observer and listener who sees the value in family give and take. Her humanity is irresistible. You will want to go back to the beginning of the chapter.

Final Target by Iris Johansen

Final Target


The President's daughter...The women determined save her...The man who can betray a nation...Melissa Riley arrives in her isolated Virginia country home to discover herself embroiled in a deadly drama.

Cold Paradise by Stuart Woods

Cold Paradise


Palm Beach is the most glamorous scene-of-the-crime yet for cop-turned-investigator Stone Barrington, who becomes reacquainted with a case he thought was buried years ago and must settle romantic entanglements that haunt

Choke by Chuck Palahniuk



Victor Mancini is a medical-school dropout and an antihero in these chaotic times. Victor Mancini, a medical-school dropout, has ingeniously concocted a scheme to avoid paying for elder care for his mother. He pretends to choke.

At Any Cost by Bill Sammon

At Any Cost


Extensive, on-the scene reporting combined with exclusive interviews with key figures - including President George W. Bush (Vice President Richard B.