June 2019 calendar

June 2019

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2019.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 2019: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2019?


  • 01 Jun 2019 A suicide bomber driving a Humvee detonated the vehicle loaded with explosives near a security building in Afghanistan, killing 8 officers. (ariananews)
  • 02 Jun 2019 Syrian Civil War: A suicide car bomber kills five soldiers of the Syrian Democratic Forces and five civilians at a checkpoint in central Raqqa, Syria. This and a nearby roadside bomb wound 20 people. (DW)Israel kills ten people in airstrikes conducted against Syrian military targets in the Golan Heights in response to two rockets fired at Mount Hermon late Saturday. (The Guardian)A car bomb in Azaz kills at least 21 people and leaves many wounded. (DW)
  • 03 Jun 2019 War in Afghanistan: Five people are killed and over 10 injured in an IED bomb explosion in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Dailytrust)
  • 04 Jun 2019 British-American cruise operator Carnival Corporation & PLC is fined $20 million for environmental violations. (NPR)
  • 05 Jun 2019 Khartoum massacre: The Central Committee of Sudanese Doctors say the number of people killed this week in Sudan is at least 100, and that 40 bodies were pulled from the River Nile at Khartoum on Tuesday. Members of the Rapid Support Forces have reportedly been roaming the streets attacking civilians as it pushes deeper into Khartoum. (BBC)A Sudanese official denies that 100 people were killed by a paramilitary unit during protests, saying that the number was at most 46. (BBC)
  • 06 Jun 2019 Reuters, citing "a source familiar with the matter", said that the hedge fund firm Elliott Management is in talks to acquire the storied bookseller Barnes & Noble for roughly $476 million. (Reuters)
  • 07 Jun 2019 Syrian Civil War: Over 120 rebels are killed in northwestern Hama Governorate, after failed attacks against Syrian troops. (Al-Masdar News)
  • 08 Jun 2019 Syrian Civil War, Northwestern Syria offensive: Abdul Baset al-Sarout, a Jaysh al-Izza commander, the “singer of the revolution”, and former Syria national football team goalkeeper, dies from wounds sustained Thursday when he was struck by Syrian Army artillery. (BBC) (The Guardian)
  • 09 Jun 2019 At least one person is killed and six others are injured after a crane collapses onto an apartment building in Dallas, Texas, amid severe weather. (KTRK-TV)
  • 10 Jun 2019 June 2019 Mali massacre: An attack on a village near the town of Sangha in central Mali kills 95 Dogon villagers. The mayor of nearby Bankass blames local Fulani. (BBC)
  • 11 Jun 2019 A committee of the US House of Representatives announces that it will hold a hearing next Thursday (June 20) to examine fuel efficiency standards, as the Trump administration presses for a rollback of an Obama-era schedule of 5% reductions in emissions per year. (Reuters)
  • 12 Jun 2019 Abha International Airport attack: A ballistic missile fired by Houthi forces strikes the arrivals hall at Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia, injuring 26 people. (CNN)
  • 13 Jun 2019 Two oil tankers, one Norwegian and one Japanese, are damaged and abandoned after being attacked in the Gulf of Oman, with all crew members aboard both ships safely rescued. (BBC)
  • 14 Jun 2019 An unnamed United States official claims that, just prior to the attack on two merchant vessels, an Iranian vessel launched a surface to air missile at a MQ-9 Reaper drone in the vicinity of the attack. An additional MQ-9 Reaper is reported to have been shot down by Houthi rebels several days prior in the Red Sea. (CNN)
  • 15 Jun 2019 Yemeni Crisis (2011–present): Yemen-based Houthi forces launch drone strikes on Jizan Regional Airport and Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia. A Saudi Arabian-led coalition spokesperson says a Houthi drone has been shot down near the Saudi city of Abha. (Reuters)
  • 16 Jun 2019 Syrian Civil War, Northwestern Syria offensive (April 2019–present): The Syrian Army and the Turkish Land Forces exchange heavy fire in the northern Idlib Governorate, in what Turkish officials described as a deliberate mortar attack on one of their observation posts in Murak that wounded three Turkish troops. (Al Jazeera) (Daily Sabah)At least 12 people are killed after jihadists shelled a village in Aleppo Governorate with mortars. (Business standards)
  • 17 Jun 2019 Boko Haram: Three Boko Haram suicide bombers detonate their devices among a group of football fans, killing 30 people and wounding 40 others, in Konduga, Nigeria. (BBC)Boko Haram terrorists exchange gunfire with Nigerian troops in the Nganzai local government area of Borno State. (Al Jazeera)
  • 18 Jun 2019 Iran–United States relations: In response to accusations by the United States that Iran is responsible for last week's attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, and the subsequent increased U.S. military presence in the region, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says "Iran will not wage war against any nation". (CBC)
  • 19 Jun 2019 Li Ka-shing, "Hong Kong's richest man", pledges to pay, via his charitable foundation, the tuition fees of the Shantou University's 2019 incoming class for up to five years. (BBC)
  • 20 Jun 2019 Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps shoots down an American RQ-4 Global Hawk spy drone after it allegedly violates Iranian airspace. (RTÉ)
  • 21 Jun 2019 Ten civilians are killed when a suicide bomber detonates his explosive belt in a crowd of worshippers at a Shia mosque in eastern Baghdad, Iraq. (Sputnik)
  • 22 Jun 2019 2019 Amhara Region coup d'état attempt: An attempted coup in Ethiopia's Amhara state leaves several people dead, including the regional president Ambachew Mekonnen and the Chief of Staff of the Ethiopian National Defense Force, General Se'are Mekonnen. (BBC)
  • 23 Jun 2019 Yemeni Civil War (2015–present): Houthis launch a drone strike that kills a Syrian and wounds 21 more. The attack takes place at the Abha International Airport, which was attacked two weeks ago with a ballistic missile. (Reuters)There are unconfirmed reports of another attack at the Jizan Airport, although there has been no confirmation. (Business Insider)Houthis warn of worse attacks if Saudi Arabia continues its escalation and aggression in Yemen. (Xinhua)
  • 24 Jun 2019 2019 Amhara Region coup d'état attempt: The Attorney General of Ethiopia's Amhara Region, Migbaru Kebede, dies after having been wounded during the coup attempt two days earlier. Asaminew Tsige, the general suspected to be behind the coup attempt, had been reportedly killed by security forces. (DW)
  • 25 Jun 2019 Yemeni Civil War: Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen: Saudi Arabia announces that Abu Usama al-Muhajir, the leader of ISIL's Yemeni branch, has been captured by special forces. (The New York Times)
  • 26 Jun 2019 In Pakistan three suicide bombers attempted to storm a police housing complex in the southern Balochistan province. One of them was killed by guards, while the two others entered and blew themselves up, killing a senior constable and wounding five others. The Pakistani Taliban has claimed responsibility (Reuters)
  • 27 Jun 2019 2019 Tunis bombings: Twin blasts from suicide bombers, kill one police officer and wound nine others in Tunis. (CNN)
  • 28 Jun 2019 2019 Indanan bombings: Two suicide bombers detonate their devices in Sulu, Philippines, killing four soldiers and two civilians. ISIL claims responsibility. (CBC) (Reuters) (CNN Philippines)
  • 29 Jun 2019 China–United States trade war, China–United States relations: U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping meet at the G20 summit and reach a deal that will allow American companies to sell non-sensitive technology to Huawei while China will buy food and agricultural products from the United States. (The Washington Post)
  • 30 Jun 2019 War in Afghanistan (2001–present): Four humvees packed with explosives controlled by suicide bombers kill 23, including eight election workers, in the province of Kandahar. The Taliban claimed 57 were killed. (Reuters)


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Child's Play

Child's Play

Release year: 2019

Directed by: Lars Klevberg

Starring: Aubrey Plaza, Mark Hamill, Tim Matheson, Gabriel Bateman

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Release year: 2019

Directed by: Luc Besson

Starring: Sasha Luss, Helen Mirren, Luke Evans, Cillian Murphy

Escape Plan: The Extractors

Escape Plan: The Extractors

Release year: 2019

Directed by: John Herzfeld

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Dave Bautista, 50 Cent, Jaime King


Which were the most popular books released in June 2019?
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The Hidden Power of F*cking Up by The Try Guys

The Hidden Power of F*cking Up


Authors take on their own insecurities to put their life advice to work

Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner

Mrs. Everything


The story of two sisters - bookish Jo and good girl Bethie - through modern American history

Songs of America by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw

Songs of America


Subtitle: "Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation"

Tom Clancy Enemy Contact by Mike Maden

Tom Clancy Enemy Contact


Jack Ryan, Jr. is tasked with finding a leaker in the CIA; fifth in series

The Pioneers by David McCullough

The Pioneers


Subtitle: "The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West"