June 2008 calendar

June 2008

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2008.
The US president was George W. Bush (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Gordon Brown (Labour), Pope Benedict XVI was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 2008: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2008?


  • 01 Jun 2008 Los Angeles' Universal Studios is ravaged by a large fire that destroyed a King Kong attraction as well as a set from the movie Back to the Future. The fire was tackled by more than 300 firefighters.
  • 02 Jun 2008 The 2008 Arizona quarter-dollar coin has been released by the US Mint. Joseph F. Menna, US Mint Medallic Artist, created the reverse design for Grand Canyon and a Saguaro Cactus.
  • 03 Jun 2008 Barack Obama, the US Democratic Party presidential candidate, wins support from a group uncommitted delegate. This gives him more than 2118 votes to win the nomination.
  • 04 Jun 2008 In a 3-2 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, the NHL's Stanley Cup was won by the Detroit Red Wings.
  • 05 Jun 2008 Verizon Wireless announces that it will buy Alltel, a mobile phone service provider, for US$28.1billion.
  • 06 Jun 2008 The official extermination of the Caribbean Monk Seal has been declared after five years of research
  • 07 Jun 2008 US Senator Hillary Clinton suspended her campaign to be the Democratic nominee for president and asked her supporters to vote for Barack Obama.
  • 08 Jun 2008 The Akihabara massacre occurs in Chiyoda's Akihabara shopping area in Tokyo, Japan. Tomohiro Kato drives his two-ton truck through a crowd, before he leaves the truck and attacks people with a knife.
  • 09 Jun 2008 Lake Delton in Wisconsin drains due to heavy flooding that has broken the dam holding back the lake.
  • 10 Jun 2008 After it lands in Khartoum on Sudan Airways Flight 109, fire engulfs the aircraft and kills 44.
  • 11 Jun 2008 Kosovo adopts "Europe", a national anthem composed by Mendi Menxhiqi. It is not sung in any language in order to not offend the newly independent state of Serbia.
  • 12 Jun 2008 Representative Ron Paul, Texas, withdraws his candidacy to be President of the United States.
  • 13 Jun 2008 Robert Manuel was rejected by the Chamber of Deputies of Haiti. He was second candidate for the position of prime minister, after Jacques-Edouard Alexis resigned.
  • 14 Jun 2008 After a 14-day mission, the space shuttle Discovery returned to Earth, landing at Cape Canaveral in Florida. Garrett Reisman is one of the returning astronauts after spending 95 days in space.
  • 15 Jun 2008 The Tony Awards are given in New York City. Lifetime achievement award: Stephen Sondheim.
  • 16 Jun 2008 California holds its first legal recognized same-sex marriages.
  • 17 Jun 2008 The Boston Celtics won a record 17th NBA title by defeating the Los Angeles Lakers in Game Six 131-92.
  • 18 Jun 2008 Brazil celebrates 100 years of Japanese immigration
  • 19 Jun 2008 Hugo Chavez, the President of Venezuela, threatens to cease selling oil to European countries that apply new EU legislation on illegal immigration.
  • 20 Jun 2008 The Janus-2 satellite was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, on a Delta-2 rocket. This satellite will measure the shape of the oceans around the world.
  • 21 Jun 2008 France and Algeria sign an accord that could see French nuclear power technology used in Algerian reactors.
  • 22 Jun 2008 American comedian George Carlin, 71, dies in Los Angeles from heart failure.
  • 23 Jun 2008 Malaysia releases Buhary Sayed Abu Tahir as a business associate to Pakistani nuclear scientist A. Q. Khan.
  • 24 Jun 2008 As Pope Benedict XVI's representative, the Colombian Cardinal Dario CastrillonHoyos is pressing traditionalist Society of St. Pius X for five conditions. These include respecting the pope and his authority as part of a reconciliation deal.
  • 25 Jun 2008 Pieter Feith, EU representative in Kosovo, says he believes Montenegro will soon recognize Kosovo's unilateral independence as soon as possibleampquot. This would contribute to regional stabilityampquot.
  • 26 Jun 2008 After Goldman Sachs rates the stock "sell", General Motors Corporation shares drop to their lowest point since 1955.
  • 27 Jun 2008 Bill Gates, founder of the company, has resigned from his executive position at Microsoft to concentrate on his philanthropic organization Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • 28 Jun 2008 After widespread protests, the Indian state government Jammu and Kashmir has rejected the decision to transfer forested land at Amarnath shrine.
  • 29 Jun 2008 As part of an agreement between the United States and North Korea, a ship arrives in North Korea with food aid.
  • 30 Jun 2008 US President George Bush signs US$162 Billion war spending bill to Afghanistan and Iraq.

Famous Birthday

  • American child of noted celebrity, Jamie Lynn Spears and her fiancĂ© Casey Aldridge.

  • American newsmaker, the first child born to "the pregnant man" female-to-male transexual Thomas Beatie and his wife.

  • American noted family, first daughter and second child of Tori Spelling and her husband.

  • American child of noted parents, her mother is actress Jessica Alba and her dad is Cash Warren.

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Famous Deaths

  • George Carlin

    American comedian who began doing TV variety shows in 1966, and nightclubs.

  • Mel Ferrer

    Elberon, New Jersey -- Actor (Longest Day, Eaten Alive, 5th Floor).

  • French actor, film editor, screenwriter and film director.

  • Dody Goodman

    Columbus, Ohio -- Comedienne (Mary Hartman!, Max Duggan).

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Music charts

Which were the top hits in June 2008?
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Lollipop
  2. - Viva La Vidayoutube
  3. - Bleeding Loveyoutube
  4. - I Kissed A Girl
  5. - Take A Bow


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Moon Machines

Moon Machines

Release year: 2008

Starring: Robert Seamans, Wernher von Braun, John F. Kennedy, Frank Borman

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Under One Roof

Under One Roof

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Todd Wilson



Release year: 2008



Release year: 2008

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Release year: 2008

Directed by: Guillermo del Toro

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, John Alexander

Country: United States of America


Which were the most popular books released in June 2008?
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The Broken Window by Jeffery Deaver

The Broken Window


The master of suspense Jeffery Deaver has released a new thriller featuring quadriplegic detective Lincoln Rhyme. Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are reunited after Rhyme's cousin is charged with murder.

Swine Not? by Jimmy Buffett

Swine Not?


Jimmy Buffett, best-selling author, weaves a compelling new story filled with colorful characters and wry humor. He also pursues a very smart pig.

Child 44 by Tom Rob Smith

Child 44


SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVE PICTURE. In a country ruled over by fear, no one can be innocent. Stalin's Soviet Union is an official utopia where citizens live without fear and crime.

Ladies Of Liberty by Cokie Roberts

Ladies Of Liberty


Cokie Roberts, the number-one New York Times bestseller and well-respected political commentator, brings to life the remarkable achievements of women in this companion volume to her history Founding Mothers.

Invincible by Troy Denning



A war cannot last forever. The endgame is now, after a long, punishing battle between defiant champions from the New Jedi Or and the juggernaut known as the Galactic Alliance.