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.
  • 01 Jun 2001 Nepalese royal massacre: Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal shoots and kills several members of his family including his father and mother.
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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?


Which were the most popular books released in June 2001?

A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen

A Short Guide to a Happy Life


Anna Quindlen, the New York Times bestseller author of Miller's Valley makes a great gift for any occasion. Her classic reflection on living a meaningful life is a perfect gift.

Stolen Lives by Malika Oufkir and Michèle Fitoussi

Stolen Lives


This is Malika Oufkir's remarkable and turbulent life. It's a gripping memoir that reads like an action thriller. Malika Oufkir was born in 1953. She was the eldest child of General Oufkir.

The Cold Six Thousand by James Ellroy

The Cold Six Thousand


This novel is a savagely bold and outrageous tale by James Ellroy. He places a pipe bomb beneath America in the 1960s. The fuse is lit, and the shrapnel flies.

Dance Upon the Air by Nora Roberts

Dance Upon the Air


Nora Roberts, #1 New York Times Bestseller and Publishers Weekly "a storyteller with immeasurable diversity of talent," presents the first book in her Three Sisters Island Trilogy.

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.