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JUNE Holiday & Observance Daily Calendar

June 10, 2009

June 1

Holidays & Observances - June 1, 2008 (Sunday):

  • National Cancer Survivors Day. Observed the first Sunday in June each year.
  • Kentucky became the 15th US State (Commonwealth) on June 1, 1792.
  • June 1, 1954 - Debut of Linus' security blanket in the Peanuts cartoon strip. Source: www.snoopy.com

Celebrity Birthdays June 1st:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 1st:

  • Pat Boone, 1934
  • Morgan Freeman, 1937
  • Andy Griffith, 1926
  • Marilyn Monroe, 1926
  • Oscar the Grouch
  • James Buchanan, 15th US President 1857-1861. Born April 23, 1791 in Cove Gap PA.  Died June 1, 1868 in Lancaster PA.  For info see Web site: Click Here
  • Hank Ketchum 81, the originator of the Dennis The Menace cartoon, died Friday June 1, 2001 at his home in Pebble Beach. His cartoons celebrated 50 years of publication in March, running in 1,000 newspapers, 48 countries and 19 languages.

June 2

Holidays & Observances - June 2, 2008 (Monday)

  • Radio was patented in 1896
  • Jefferson Davis Day - Alabama (Observed the first Monday in June in Alabama.)
  • National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day, June 2
  • Yom Yerushalayim - June 2, 2008
    "On the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, we remember the special significance of the Holy City, and why it is the capital of the Jewish nation." Source:
    www.aish.com/holidays

Celebrity Birthdays June 2nd:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 2nd:

  • Jerry Mathers, 1948
  • Marvin Hamlisch, 1944
  • Stacy Keach, 1941
  • Sally Kellerman, 1937
  • Johnny Weissmuller, 1904
  • Imogene Coca, Actress, singer, dancer, comedienne. Born November 18, 1908 in Philadelphia, PA. Died June 2, 2001.
  • Ray Combs, Game Show Host committed suicide on June 2, 1996. He hung himself with bed sheets.

June 3

Holidays & Observances - June 3, 2008 (Tuesday):

  • Battle of Midway began, 1942
  • First U.S. Spacewalk By Ed White in 1965

Celebrity Birthdays June 3rd:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 3rd:

  • Tony Curtis, 1925
  • Colleen Dewhurst, 1926
  • Curtis Mayfield, 1942
  • Suzi Quatro, 1950
  • Jefferson Davis, 1808
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June 4

Holidays & Observances - June 4, 2008 (Wednesday):

  • The shopping cart was created by Sylvan N. Goldman of Humpty Dumpty Stores and Standard Food Markets in Oklahoma City and introduced on June 4, 1937.

Celebrity Birthdays June 4th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 4th:

  • Aesop
  • Gene Barry, 1922
  • Bruce Dern, 1936
  • Angelina Jolie, 1975
  • Julian Marley, 1975 (musician)
  • Michelle Phillips, 1944
  • Dennis Weaver, 1924
  • Dr. Ruth Westheimer, 1928
  • Noah Wyle, 1971
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June 5

Holidays & Observances - June 5, 2008 (Thursday):

  • First Hot Air Balloon flight by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783.
  • World Environment Day
    • Observed June 5, the anniversary of the U.N. Conference on the Human Environment

Celebrity Birthdays June 5th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 5th:

  • Kenny G, 1956
  • Bill Moyers, 1934
  • Robert F. Kennedy, assassinated June 5, 1968. www.rfkmemorial.org/RFK
  • Ronald Wilson Reagan, 40th US President 1981-1989. Born February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. Died June 5, 2004 in Bel-Air, California at the age of 93. Married to Nancy Davis Reagan. See biography at the official White House Web site: Click Here.

June 6

Holidays & Observances - June 6, 2008 (Friday):

  • Bonza Bottler Day.  An excuse to celebrate. This happens every month when the day and the date are the same number. (May 5, June 6, July 7, etc.)
  • CRTC licenced CHIN Radio on June 6, 1966 as the first Multicultural radio station in Ontario.
  • D-Day Anniversary - Allied invasion of Europe, 1944
  • Hunger Awareness Day (US National)
    • On this day, volunteers, churches, corporations, food banks and other organizations will come together to raise awareness about hunger and the acute situation that too many Americans face. See Web site: www.hungerday.org
  • First Drive-in Movie Theater opens in New Jersey in 1933.
  • National Yo-Yo Day

Celebrity Birthdays June 6th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 6th:

  • Sandra Bernhard, 1955
  • Bjorn Borg, 1956
  • Anne Bancroft, (Actress, 1962 Academy Award for The Miracle Worker, also known for her role as Mrs. Robinson in The Graduate. Died in New York on June 6, 2005 at the age of 73 from uterine cancer. Born September 17, 1931 in Bronz NY. Married to Mel Brooks. For more info, see a good Web site about Anne & Mel: http://ysos.sammigirl.com

June 7

Holidays & Observances - June 7, 2008 (Saturday):

  • Boone Day
    • "Boone Day, held annually at the Kentucky Historical Society since 1897, celebrates June 7, 1769, when Daniel Boone looked out across the Cumberland Gap into the fertile land that was to become Kentucky." Source: http://history.ky.gov/Programs/Boone_Day.htm
    • First day ice cream was sold in the US, June 7, 1786
  • First day ice cream was sold in the US, June 7, 1786
  • Trails Day (US National) – June 7, 2008

Celebrity Birthdays June 7th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 7th:

  • Jenny Jones, 1946
  • Tom Jones, 1940
  • Anna Kournikova, 1981
  • Dean Martin, 1917
  • Liam Neeson, 1952
  • Prince, 1958
  • Jessica Tandy, 1909
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June 8

Holidays & Observances - June 8, 2008 (Sunday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 8th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 8th:

  • Barbara Bush, 1925
  • Julianna Margulies, 1966
  • Robert Preston, 1918
  • Joan Rivers, 1933
  • Boz Scaggs, 1944
  • Nancy Sinatra, 1940
  • Jerry Stiller, 1929
  • Frank Lloyd Wright, 1867
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June 9

Holidays & Observances - June 9, 2008 (Monday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 9th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 9th:

  • Robert Cummings, 1910
  • Donald Duck's Birthday - 1934
  • Johnny Depp, 1963
  • Michael J. Fox, 1961
  • Jackie Mason, 1934
  • Cole Porter, 1892
  • Dick Vitale, 1940

June 10

Holidays & Observances - June 10, 2008 (Tuesday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 10th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 10th:

  • F. Lee Bailey, 1933
  • Judy Garland, Singer, Actress - born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Died June 22, 1969 in London, England. www.judygarlandmuseum.com
  • Elizabeth Hurley, 1965
  • Tara Lipinski, 1982
  • Ray Charles, Musician. Died June 10, 2004 at the age of 73 from liver disease at his Beverly Hills CA home. Born Ray Charles Robinson on  September 23, 1930 in Albany, GA. Lost his eyesight when he was 7. Official Web site: www.raycharles.com
  • Marcus Mosiah Garvey, born 8/17/1887, died 6/10/1940

June 11

Holidays & Observances - June 11, 2008 (Wednesday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 11th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 11th:

  • Adrienne Barbeau, 1945
  • Jacques Cousteau, 1910
  • Chad Everett, 1936
  • Vince Lombardi, 1913
  • Joe Montana, 1956
  • Gene Wilder, 1935
  • David Brinkley (TV journalist) died June 11, 2003 after a fall.  He was born July 10, 1920.
  • Jackson DeForest Kelley (born January 20, 1920; died June 11, 1999) Actor, best remembered as Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy in Star Trek. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, WWII vet. For bio, see: www.trekweb.com/tos/crew/kelly.html (Thanks Tony!)

June 12

Holidays & Observances - June 12, 2008 (Thursday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 12th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 12th:

  • George H. W. Bush, 1924
  • Vic Damone, 1928
  • Anne Frank, 1929
  • Jim Nabors, 1932
  • Jimmy Dorsey (musician), died June 12, 1957.  Was born in Shenandoah Pennsylvania on February 29, 1904.  Source:  Click Here
  • Gregory Peck (actor) died June 12, 2003. He was born April 5, 1916. Won an Oscar for "To Kill A Mockingbird."

June 13

Holidays & Observances - June 13, 2008 (Friday):

  • no listings at this time

Celebrity Birthdays June 13th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 13th:

  • Tim Allen (Actor) born on June 13, 1953 in Denver, Colorado as Timothy Alan Dick. See www.timallen.com
  • Paul Lynde, 1926
  • Malcolm McDowell, 1943
  • Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, 1986
  • Ally Sheedy, 1962
  • Richard Thomas, 1951
  • William Butler Yeats, 1865
  • Danny Dark - Voice of Superman in the 1970's and 1980's - died June 13, 2004.

June 14

Holidays & Observances - June 14, 2008 (Saturday):

  • Flag Day (US) (date stays the same each year)
  • World Juggling Day - June 14, 2008
  • Sand Paper invented by I. Fischer Jr. in 1834
  • United States Army founded, 1775

Celebrity Birthdays June 14th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 14th:

  • Harriet Beecher Stowe, 1811
  • Boy George, 1961
  • Burl Ives, 1909
  • Pierre Salinger, 1925 (Journalist and John F. Kennedy's Press Secretary.) Died October 16, 2004 from a heart attack.
  • Donald Trump, 1946
  • Benedict Arnold - Revolutionary War Major General was born on January 14, 1741 in Norwich, CT. He died in London, England on June 14, 1801. Web site: www.benedictarnold.org
  • Alan Reed (Voice of the original Fred Flintstone) died June 14, 1977. Born August 20, 1907.

June 15

Holidays & Observances - June 15, 2008 (Sunday):

  • Arkansas became the 25th US state on June 15, 1836
  • Electricity Day (US National) - in observation of Benjamin Franklin discovering electricity while flying a kite on June 15, 1752.
  • Father's Day
    • Observed the third Sunday of June
    • See ButlerWebs' special page for Father's Day
  • Fly A Kite Day - Celebrating the anniversary of Ben Franklin's kite experiment in 1752
  • Justice for Janitors Day - observed June 15 every year
    • Justice for Janitors Day was established after janitors in Los Angeles were beaten by police during a peaceful demonstration against the cleaning contractor ISS, on June 15, 1990. The public outrage that generated from this incident resulted in ISS agreeing to recognize L.A. janitors in a union. In remembrance of that day, SEIU janitors and supporters take action every June 15 in cities nationwide and in countries around the world. Source: www.seiu.org/property/2005_intl_justice_day_about.cfm
  • Power of a Smile Day - observed June 15 every year

Celebrity Birthdays June 15th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 15th:

  • Jim Belushi, 1954
  • Courteney Cox, 1964
  • Mario Cuomo, 1932
  • Helen Hunt, 1963
  • Waylon Jennings, 1937
  • Hume Cronyn (Actor - "Cocoon" and many other films) died June 15, 2003 at the age of 91.

June 16

Holidays & Observances - June 16, 2008 (Monday):

  • Morticians Day (US National) - honoring people who work in the death industry
    • No official Website found - listed on most greeting card sites.
  • Commonwealth Pharmacy Day
    Commonwealth Pharmacy Day is observed in over 40 countries to remind patients to ask their pharmacist about medicines and to remind pharmacists of their stewardship for medicines and their duty of car to patients. Source:
    www.commonwealthpharmacy.org/cms.cgi/site/news/commonwealthday.htm

Celebrity Birthdays June 16th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 16th:

  • Stan Laurel, 1890. Died 2/23/1965. Official Web site: www.laurel-and-hardy.com
  • Erich Segal, 1937
  • Tupac Shakur - born Lesane Parish Crooks on June 16, 1971 in Brooklyn, NY. Died September 13, 1996 in Las Vegas, NV after being shot on September 7th. www.tupacfans.com
  • Joan Van Ark, 1943
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June 17

Holidays & Observances - June 17, 2008 (Tuesday):

  • Bunker Hill Day in Massachusetts in recognition of the Battle of Bunker Hill in 1775. (Submitted by Steve D.)
  • The Kansas City Massacre - June 17, 1933, a mass murder committed in front of Union Railway Station, Kansas City, Missouri. For info, see Web site: www.fbi.gov/libref/historic/famcases/floyd/floyd.htm
  • Violin Day (International) - in observance of Igor Stravinsky's birthday

Celebrity Birthdays June 17th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 17th:

  • Newt Gingrich, 1943
  • Barry Manilow, 1946 (Singer)
  • Dean Martin, 1917 (Actor, singer)
  • Joe Piscopo, 1951
  • Igor Stravinsky, 1882 (Russian violinist, composer, conductor)
  • Donald Sutherland, 1934 (Actor)
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June 18

Holidays & Observances - June 18, 2008 (Wednesday):

  • no listings at this time

Celebrity Birthdays June 18th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 18th:

  • Roger Ebert, 1942
  • Carol Kane, 1952
  • Paul McCartney, 1942
  • Isabella Rossellini, 1952
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June 19

Holidays & Observances - June 19, 2008 (Thursday):

  • Emancipation Day In Texas (Texas State Holiday - Observed June 19th each year)
  • Juneteeth - The oldest knows celebration of the end of slavery.  Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement.
    • June 19, 1865, Union soldiers finally arrived in Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that all slaves were now free
    • Web site:  www.juneteenth.com

Celebrity Birthdays June 19th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 19th:

  • Paula Abdul, 1962
  • Garfield's Birthday (debuted in 1978)
  • Lou Gehrig, 1903
  • Moe Howard (Three Stooges) was born on June 19, 1897. He died May 4, 1975.
  • Guy Lombardo, 1902
  • Phylicia Rashad, 1948
  • Tasmanian Devil's Birthday (debuted in 1954)
  • Kathleen Turner, 1954
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June 20

Holidays & Observances - June 20, 2008 (Friday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 20th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 20th:

  • Danny Aiello, 1933
  • Chet Atkins, 1924
  • Errol Flynn, 1909
  • John Goodman, 1952
  • Nicole Kidman, 1967
  • Martin Landau, 1931
  • Audie Murphy, 1924
  • Anne Murray, 1945
  • Lionel Richie, 1949
  • Brian Wilson, 1942
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June 21

Holidays & Observances - June 21, 2008 (Saturday):

  • Summer Solstice - First Day of Summer

Celebrity Birthdays June 21st:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 21st:

  • Meredith Baxter, 1947
  • Mariette Hartley, 1940
  • Jane Russell, Actress - born Ernestine Jane Geraldine Russell on June 21, 1921 in Bemidji, Minnesota. Moved to California. Died "Unable to bear children, Russell championed the passage of the Federal Orphan Adoption Amendment of 1953, which allowed children of American servicemen born overseas to be placed for adoption in the United States." Source: http://us.imdb.com/name/nm0000066/bio
  • Maureen Stapleton, 1925
  • Prince William, 1982
  • Leon Uris (Author - "Exodus" & "Trinity") died June 21, 2003 at the age of 78. 

June 22

Holidays & Observances - June 22, 2008 (Sunday):

  • Pledge of Allegiance recognized by Congress, 1942
  • G. I. Bill signed into law, 1944
  • US Department of Justice established

Celebrity Birthdays June 22nd:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 22nd:

  • Ed Bradley, 1941
  • Amy Brenneman (Actress - plays Judge Amy Madison Gray on the TV show Judging Amy, nominated for 2 Emmys for her character Janice Licalsi on the TV Show NYPD Blue) born June 22, 1964. See bio on Judging Amy Web site - Click Here 
  • Kris Kristofferson, 1936
  • Cyndi Lauper, 1953
  • Freddie Prinze, 1954
  • Meryl Streep, 1949
  • Lindsay Wagner, Actress. Born June 22, 1949 in Los Angeles, California. Starred in the TV series The Bionic Woman.
  • Judy Garland, Singer, Actress - born Frances Ethel Gumm on June 10, 1922 in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. Died June 22, 1969 in London, England. www.judygarlandmuseum.com

June 23

Holidays & Observances - June 23, 2008 (Monday):

  • Typewriter Day - in observance of the typewriter being patented in 1868 by Christopher Sholes.

Celebrity Birthdays June 23rd:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 23rd:

  • June Carter-Cash, born June 23, 1929 (singer/actress, married to Johnny Cash) died May 15, 2003 after heart surgery.
  • Edward VIII, King of England, 1894
  • Bob Fosse, 1927
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June 24

Holidays & Observances - June 24, 2008 (Tuesday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 24th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 24th:

  • Jack Dempsey, 1895 (Heavyweight boxing champion 1919-1926)
  • Mick Fleetwood, 1942 (Musician - drummer - Fleetwood Mac)
  • Bruce Johnston, 1944 (Musician - Beach Boys)
  •  Michele Lee, 1942, Actress (played Karen on Knots Landing plus other roles in movies, TV, etc.)
  • Grover Cleveland, 22nd and 24th President of the United States, died on June 24, 1908 at the age of 71. He was born in 1885.
  • Jackie Gleason, Actor, died on June 24, 1987 at the age of 71
  • Brian Keith, Actor, committed suicide on June 24, 1997.
  • Ken Washington, Actor - played Sgt. Baker on Hogan's Heroes - died June 24, 1971 at the age of 53

June 25

Holidays & Observances - June 25, 2008 (Wednesday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 25th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 25th:

  • Phyllis George, 1949
  • George Michael, 1963
  • June Lockhart, 1925
  • George Orwell, 1903
  • Carly Simon, 1945
  • Jimmie Walker, 1949
  • no listings yet

June 26

Holidays & Observances - June 26, 2008 (Thursday):

  • Baseball Day - In observance of Abner Doubleday's birthday
  • Bicycle patented in 1819
  • Rat Catcher's Day
  • Rose Day
  • Toothbrush invented in 1498
  • June 26, 2002 - A federal appeals court declared that reciting the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is unconstitutional because of the words "under God" inserted by Congress in 1954. This ruling was reconfirmed in February 2003.  Source: www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagfact.html

Celebrity Birthdays June 26th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 26th:

  • Pearl S. Buck, 1892
  • Abner Doubleday, 1819
  • Peter Lorre, 1904
  • Strom Thurmond (politician) died June 26, 2003 at the age of 100. Born December 5, 1902.

June 27

Holidays & Observances - June 27, 2008 (Friday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 27th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 27th:

  • Captain Kangaroo - Bob Keeshan, 1927
  • Helen Keller, 1880
  • H. Ross Perot, 1930
  • John T. Walton, son of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton died June 27, 2005 at the age of 58.

June 28

Holidays & Observances - June 28, 2008 (Saturday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 28th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 28th:

  • Kathy Bates, 1948
  • Mel Brooks, 1926
  • John Cusack, 1966
  • John Dillinger, 1902
  • Pat Morita, 1933
  • Gilda Radner, 1946 (Actress, Comedienne - Saturday Night Live) Born June 28, 1946. Married to Gene Wilder. Died May 20, 1989 at the age of 42 from ovarian cancer.
  • Richard Rogers, 1902 (Rogers & Hammerstein) American Composer. Died December 1979.
  • Henry VIII, King of England, 1491
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June 29

Holidays & Observances - June 29, 2008 (Sunday):

  • First U. S. ground forces arrived in Korea, 1950
  • The remote control was introduced on June 29, 1964

Celebrity Birthdays June 29th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 29th:

  • Gary Busey, 1944
  • Richard Lewis, 1947
  • William J. Mayo, Surgeon - born June 29, 1861 in Le Sueur, Minnesota. Died July 28, 1939. Co-founder of the Mayo Clinic. www.mayoclinic.com
  • Slim Pickens, 1919
  • Rosemary Clooney - died June 29, 2002. Born May 23, 1928 in Maysville, Kentucky. www.rosemaryclooney.com
  • Katherine Hepburn (actress), died June 29, 2003 at the age of 96. She was born May 12, 1907. For info see imdb.com - Click Here
  • Buddy Hackett (comedian/actor) died June 29, 2003. Born August 31, 1924. www.buddyhackett.com

June 30

Holidays & Observances - June 30, 2008 (Monday):

Celebrity Birthdays June 30th:

Anniversaries of Deaths - June 30th:

  • Susan Hayward, 1919
  • Lena Horne, 1917
  • Superman's Birthday
  • Mike Tyson, 1966 - Professional boxer. Born in Brooklyn, NY. www.michaeltyson.com
  • Robert Mitchum died in his sleep on June 30, 1997