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.
  • 01 Jun 2008 A fire on the back lot of Universal Studios breaks out, destroying the attraction King Kong Encounter and a large archive of master tapes for music and film, the full extent of which was not revealed until 2019.
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Music charts

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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?


Which were the most popular books released in June 2008?

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle by David Wroblewski

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle


This extraordinary debut novel has become a modern classic. Born mute and speaking only sign language, Edgar Sawtelle lives a happy life on his farm in remote northern Wisconsin with his parents.

A Time To Fight by Jim Webb

A Time To Fight


"I am the only person elected to the Virginia statewide office in history with a Union card and two Purple Hearts. I also have three tattoos. "Jim

Beautiful Boy by David Sheff

Beautiful Boy


My beautiful boy, what had happened? Our family? What was I doing wrong? These were the gnawing questions that haunted David Sheff's son's journey.

The Last Campaign by Thurston Clarke

The Last Campaign


This is the definitive account of Robert Kennedy’s tragic and exhilarating 1968 presidential campaign--a history that resonates nowAfter John F.

The Best Game Ever by Mark Bowden

The Best Game Ever


The greatest game ever played: Giants vs. Colts, 1958 and the birth of modern nfl