June 2015 calendar

June 2015

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2015.
The US president was Barack Obama (Democrat), the UK Prime Minister was David Cameron (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 2015: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2015?


  • 01 Jun 2015 Iraqi Civil War (2014–2017):: An Islamic State suicide bombing kills 37 at an Iraqi police base. (Yahoo)
  • 02 Jun 2015 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Armed tribesmen kill 18 Houthi fighters in an ambush in Yemen's Ibb Governorate. (Reuters)
  • 03 Jun 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: The Saudi Arabia led coalition launches airstrikes on military bases near the Yemeni capital Sanaa. (Reuters)
  • 04 Jun 2015 Several rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel and exploded near the cities of Ashdod, Netivot and Ashkelon causing no casualties. The IDF retaliated with airstrikes against empty Hamas training camps in Gaza. (Al Jazeera)
  • 05 Jun 2015 A bomb explodes in a marketplace in Yola, Nigeria, killing 31 and injuring dozens of others. (AP), (CNN)
  • 06 Jun 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Saudi Arabia shoots down a Scud missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen according to Saudi State media. (Reuters)At least four Saudi Arabian Army soldiers and "dozens of" Yemeni Republican Guard are killed in fighting near the border, according to Saudi government. (AFP via France 24)
  • 07 Jun 2015 Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: The Saudi-led coalition launches airstrikes on Houthi gatherings in Taez. (Al-Arabiya)
  • 08 Jun 2015 War in North-West Pakistan: Seven Pakistani army soldiers and 19 Taliban fighters are killed in overnight fighting in North Waziristan near the Afghanistan border. (Al-Jazeera)
  • 09 Jun 2015 Naxalite–Maoist insurgency: Indian police kill at least 12 Naxalite Maoist rebels in a clash in the state of Jharkhand. (AP)
  • 10 Jun 2015 A suicide bomber targets the Karnak temple site in the ancient Egyptian city of Luxor. Two militants were shot nearby, four Egyptians were wounded with no tourists hurt in the attack. (ITV News) (BBC) (Fox News) (AP)
  • 11 Jun 2015 Military intervention against ISIL: A US citizen fighting alongside Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) against ISIL is killed in action near Kobani. (Today's Zaman via AP)
  • 12 Jun 2015 Boko Haram insurgency: Boko Haram militants raid five different villages around Maiduguri, Nigeria killing 37 people. (Reuters)
  • 13 Jun 2015 War in Afghanistan: The Taliban kill 20 policemen in an attack in Helmand, Afghanistan. (WTVM)
  • 14 Jun 2015 War in Afghanistan: Fifteen Taliban militants, including the shadow governor for Kunar Province, are killed in a NATO airstrike. (IANS via Business Standard)
  • 15 Jun 2015 At least 23 people are killed and more than 100 injured in suicide attacks on police headquarters and training centers by suspected Boko Haram members in N'Djamena, Chad. (New York Times)
  • 16 Jun 2015 al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen: al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula announces that its leader Nasser al-Wuhayshi was killed in a US drone strike last Friday. (BBC)
  • 17 Jun 2015 The American NBC network announces that Lester Holt will continue as the host of the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams returning in an undisclosed role. (The Wrap)
  • 18 Jun 2015 The Chadian Air Force carries out airstrikes against bases of Boko Haram in neighbouring Nigeria to avenge twin bombings in Chad's capital N'Djamena three days ago. (Al Jazeera)
  • 19 Jun 2015 A Palestinian cell affiliated with Hamas and named after the perpetrators of the 2014 kidnapping and murder of Israeli teenagers claims responsibility for an ambush style attack in which one Israeli was killed and another seriously injured. (Times of Israel)
  • 20 Jun 2015 Second Libyan Civil War: Dozens of ISIL militants are killed following a militia attack on the eastern city of Derna. ISIL has had a significant presence in Derna since the end of 2014. (Yahoo)
  • 21 Jun 2015 Ninety-four people die, and 45 others are hospitalized, after drinking moonshine in Mumbai (Bombay), India. (Reuters via News24)
  • 22 Jun 2015 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): The Afghan National Assembly building is attacked by gunmen after a suicide bombing. All 6 of the gunmen are killed, with 18 people injured. (BBC)
  • 23 Jun 2015 Syrian Civil War, Military intervention against ISIL: The Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) capture the military base Brigade 93 and enter the town of Ayn Issa, the first defense line of ISIL north of its de facto capital al-Raqqah.ISIL claims it has started the destruction of the ancient complex of Palmyra. (euronews)
  • 24 Jun 2015 Boko Haram: Over 42 people are shot dead by suspected Boko Haram gunmen in two attacks on villages in Nigeria's Borno state. (AFP via Dawn)
  • 25 Jun 2015 Syrian Civil War: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant forces re-enter the Kurdish town of Kobanî after a successful large-scale counterattack against the Kurds. (BBC)
  • 26 Jun 2015 Somali Civil War: Al Shabaab militants attack an African Union base in the Leego district of Somalia and kills more than 70 African Union soldiers and seizes control of their military base. (Reuters) (VOA News)
  • 27 Jun 2015 Suspected Islamist militants attack an army base in Nara, Mali leaving three soldiers and eight attackers dead. (Voice of America) (Reuters via News24)
  • 28 Jun 2015 2015 Sousse attacks: Tunisia deploys an additional 1000 police in resorts and beaches following the attack on tourists on Friday. (AP)With the number of British dead expected to exceed 30, the U.K. warns its citizens about traveling to certain parts of Tunisia, including the south and near the Libyan border. (AP), (BBC)
  • 29 Jun 2015 Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War: The Turkish military is reportedly preparing for an imminent invasion of northern Syria following a National Security Council meeting. The aim is to establish a buffer zone for refugees and drive back Islamic State militants. The Kurdish militia group YPG have said they will oppose any Turkish intervention in Syria. Turkey has for decades fought against Kurdish separatist movements such as the PKK (Telegraph)
  • 30 Jun 2015 al-Qaeda insurgency in Yemen: Some 1,200 people escape from a Yemeni prison including al Qaeda members. (AP via TVNZ)

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  1. - Bad Blood
  2. - See You Again
  3. - Trap Queen
  4. - Shut Up And Dance
  5. - Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)


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Release year: 2015

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker

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Release year: 2015

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Corey Stoll, Evangeline Lilly

Country: United States of America

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Release year: 2015

Directed by: Tarsem Singh

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley

Paper Towns

Paper Towns

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Jake Schreier

Starring: Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne, Austin Abrams, Justice Smith

Barney Thomson

Barney Thomson

Release year: 2015

Directed by: Robert Carlyle

Starring: Emma Thompson, Robert Carlyle, Ray Winstone, James Cosmo


Which were the most popular books released in June 2015?
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God Help The Child by Toni Morrison

God Help The Child


Spare and unsparing, God Help the Child—the first novel by Toni Morrison to be set in our current moment—weaves a tale about the way the sufferings of childhood can shape, and

Beach Town by Mary Kay Andrews

Beach Town


Greer Hennessy needs palm trees. As a movie location scout, picture-perfect is the name of the game. But her last project literally went up in flames, and her career is

Dry Bones by Craig Johnson

Dry Bones


The latest installment of Craig Johnson’s New York Times bestselling Longmire series—the basis for LONGMIRE, the hit drama series on NetflixCraig Johnson's The Highwayman and An Obvious Fact are now available from Viking.

Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

Oh, the Places You'll Go!


Dr. Seuss’s wonderfully wise Oh, the Places You’ll Go! is the perfect send-off for grads—from nursery school, high school, college, and beyond! From soaring to high heights and seeing great sights to being left in a Lurch on a prickle-ly …

Primates Of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin

Primates Of Park Avenue


Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! The book that has outraged the social elite! “Eye-popping.” —People “Amusing, perceptive and…deliciously evil.” —The New York Times Book Review “Juicy, sexy, bawdy stuff.”