Last Month Was Extremely Chaotic — Here's 26 Major Things That Happened In June

Hello, hello, and welcome back. If you're new here, I'm Alexa, and every month, I create the weirdest calendar by rounding up all the shocking, funny, or bizarre things that happened the month prior. So, without further ado, here's everything that happened in June:

Reminder: I am just one person and cannot consume every bit of news out there. So, if I missed something, please let me know in the comments. 

1. June 1: Boy Meets World actor William Daniels started the month by bringing us a bundle of nostalgia via his sweet cast reunion photos.

Twitter: @MrBillDaniels

2. June 3: In a now-viral clip, Stephen A. Smith suggested his morning show offers the most air time to women's sports, including the WNBA. However, former basketball player Monica McNutt quickly shot back that Stephen A. "could have been doing this three years ago" instead of waiting until the WNBA reached new levels of popularity this year.

ESPN / Via Twitter: @awfulannouncing

3. June 3: Dr. Anthony Fauci appeared before the House Select Subcommittee to speak about the coronavirus pandemic, and Georgia state representative Marjorie Taylor Greene refused to call him a doctor.

C-Span2 / Via Twitter: @ChaseMit

4.June 4: Rihanna expanded her beauty empire, launching Fenty Hair.

Rihanna, wearing an off-shoulder outfit, large red gemstone necklace, and matching pendant, looks to the side at a Fenty event
Kayla Oaddams / WireImage

5.June 5: To much controversy, Kim Kardashian appeared alongside Chloë Sevigny on Variety's Actors on Actors.

6.June 6: Sabrina Carpenter charmed the world with a music video for her new song "Please Please Please," and it even featured her boo thang, actor Barry Keoghan.

7.June 7: Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's fourth installment in the Bad Boys movie series was released to a weekend box office debut of $56 million.

Martin Lawrence and Will Smith sit on director's chairs, holding microphones and smiling during an interview
Alexander Tamargo / Getty Images

8.June 9: During Governors Ball music festival, artist Chappell Roan shared why she declined to perform at the White House Pride event.

"Freedom for all oppressed people in occupied territories," she declared. “In response to the White House, who asked me to perform for Pride. We want liberty, justice, and freedom for all. When you do that, that’s when I’ll come," she said.

Chappell Roan performing on stage with dramatic makeup, curly hair, and a colorful dress, pointing to the side
Erika Goldring / Getty Images

9. June 10: In honor of Father's Day, Nick Cannon said he'd give his kids the "opportunity to connect" with him, sparking a flood of jokes and memes.

Twitter: @dstarwriter59

10.June 11: President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, was convicted on three felony charges related to the purchase of a revolver in 2018.

Hunter Biden is pointing, wearing a dark suit and sunglasses against a blurred outdoor background
Mandel Ngan / AFP via Getty Images

11.June 13: Bridgerton Season 3, Part 2 released with much anticipation for the deeply satisfying and now iconic mirror scene.

Luke Newton and Nicola Coughlan attend a Bridgerton event. Luke is in a stylish dark suit, and Nicola wears a sparkling off-the-shoulder dress with velvet gloves
Karwai Tang / WireImage

12. June 13: Elon Musk annoyed X (aka Twitter) users once again by privating likes.

Twitter: @spanishcvndy

13.June 14: Kate Middleton shared a rare public update on her health amid her cancer treatment, saying she's making "good progress."

"I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days. On those bad days you feel weak, tired and you have to give in to your body resting. But on the good days, when you feel stronger, you want to make the most of feeling well," she wrote in an Instagram caption. "My treatment is ongoing and will be for a few more months. On the days I feel well enough, it is a joy to engage with school life, spend personal time on the things that give me energy and positivity, as well as starting to do a little work from home...I am learning how to be patient, especially with uncertainty. Taking each day as it comes, listening to my body, and allowing myself to take this much needed time to heal. Thank you so much for your continued understanding, and to all of you who have so bravely shared your stories with me."

Kate Middleton wears a stylish wide-brim hat and elegant outfit alongside Princess Charlotte, who is wearing a sailor-style dress
Chris Jackson / Getty Images

14.June 14: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones's request to liquidate his assets was approved to go toward paying $1.5 billion in damages he owes to the families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims for his lies concerning the tragedy.

Man passionately speaking and pointing during a press conference with several microphones in front
Joe Buglewicz / Getty Images

15.June 17: After issuing an advisory about the effects social media can have on young people's mental health last year, the US surgeon general called for warning labels to be displayed on frequented apps.

Cartoon of a phone with menacing hands and speech bubbles chasing a scared child. Speech bubbles display angry symbols
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16. June 18: Justin Timberlake was arrested and charged with a DWI.

Heyday Films / Netflix / Via Twitter: @hebennigatu

17. June 18: Baseball Hall of Famer Willie Mays died at age 93.

Twitter: @HaroldRKuntz3

18.June 19: Kendrick Lamar united Los Angeles rappers and the internet for a Juneteenth concert dubbed "The Pop Out: Ken & Friends."

The performance — which was livestreamed for viewers at home on Amazon Prime — featured moments from artists like Tyler, the Creator, Dr. Dre, Roddy Ricch, YG, an honor to the late Nipsey Hussle, and more.

Three men, including Pusha T, smile and pose casually outdoors, wearing casual clothing and hats, in a cheerful and relaxed setting
Michael Blackshire / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

19.June 20: Travis Scott was arrested and charged with disorderly intoxication and trespassing.

A man stands on stage wearing sunglasses, a soccer jersey, and shorts, while performing at a concert. Smoke effects and stage lights enhance the atmosphere
Barry Brecheisen / Getty Images

20.June 20: Klute and The Hunger Games actor Donald Sutherland died at age 88.

Donald Sutherland smiling while wearing a suit with a light-colored shirt, seen at a public event
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21.June 22: After dominating the 100m trial race, Sha'Carri Richardson officially qualified for the Paris Olympics.

Sha'Carri Richardson gestures triumphantly on the track, wearing a striped athletic outfit and headband
Patrick Smith / Getty Images

22.June 23: During an Eras Tour performance in London, Taylor Swift surprised fans by bringing Travis Kelce out on stage.

Taylor Swift performs on stage dressed in a white costume, accompanied by dancers in black tuxedos and top hats
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23. June 27: CNN aired the first US presidential debate ahead of the November election, and while you may have expected an event like this to be full of conversation regarding pressing issues, one of the most standout moments was a heated argument over which candidate is better at golf.

Twitter: @mattxiv

24.June 28: In disappointing Supreme Court news, SCOTUS ruled that cities can ban people from sleeping or camping in public spaces — effectively opening the door for a ban on homelessness.

The image shows the front facade of the United States Supreme Court building with the American flag flying in the foreground. The inscription reads: "EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW."
Drew Angerer / AFP via Getty Images

25. July 30: During the BET Awards, Taraji P. Henson mistook TikToker Jordan Howlett for creator Keith Lee, which led to this super awkward moment. (And then she told Keith to "call her" while he was sitting next to his wife.)

BET / Via Twitter: @Phil_Lewis_

And finally...

26.June was Pride Month, and we hope you had a fun time celebrating!

Illustration of diverse people with rainbow-themed hair and outfits, under the text "PRIDE MONTH: LOVE IS LOVE" on a rainbow-striped background
Alonzodesign / Getty Images

Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments below.

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