Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 to Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
Shavout - Evening of May 30 - Evening of June 1, 2017 (Jewish Holiday)
2017 Monthly Holidays that include June 1, are:
There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our June Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of June.
A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.
World Festivals and Events
America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - May 26 - June 12, 2017
Vivid Sydney - May 26 - June 17, 2017 located in Sydney, Australia is where art, technology, and commerce intersect, and is an event of light, music, and ideas. Featuring outdoor lighting sculptures, cutting edge contemporary music, and the illumination of the Sydney Opera House. Check out our Holidays in Australia page!
The Astrological Sign for June 1 is Gemini.
Birth Flower of the Month
The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of June are:
The Rose which is the most popular flower in the world, symbolizes love and appreciation!
Honesuckle which signifies a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.
The Birthstone(s) for June is:
Pearls which have been popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty.
Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rate and change color based on the lighting
1801 - Brigham Young, American religious leader - 2nd President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)
1926 - Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, producer (Andy Griffith Show, Matlock) (d. 2012)
1926 - Marilyn Monroe (Norma Jean Mortenson), American model, actress, and singer
1934 - Pat Boone, American singer, songwriter, and actor
1937 - Morgan Freeman, American actor, narrator and producer, (Driving Miss Daisy, The Shawshank Redemption)
1937 - Colleen McCullough, Australian author (The Thorn Birds)
1953 - Ronnie Dunn, American country music singer, songwriter (Brooks & Dunn)
1956 - Lisa Hartman Black, American actress and singer (Knots Landing)
1868 - James Buchanan, American lawyer, politician and 15th President of the United States from 1857-61 (b. 1791)
1872 - James G. Bennett, Sr., American publisher who founded the New York Herald (b. 1795)
1927 - Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer of the 1892 axe murders of her father and stepmother (b. 1860)
1968 - Helen Keller, American author (Let Us Have Faith), and activist, she was the first blind and deaf person to earn a bachelor of arts degree
2001 - Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist who created Dennis the Menace (b. 1920)
2008 - Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer who founded Saint Laurent Paris (b. 1936)
2014 - Ann B. Davis, American actress (Alice on The Brady Bunch) (b. 1926)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1889 - Architect Frank Lloyd Wright marries socialite Catherine Tobin
1933 - Charlie Chaplin marries Paulette Goddard
1949 - Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz wed for the second time
1989 - Professional boxer Mike Tyson, and actress Robin Givens divorce
1997 - Country singer Kenny Rogers marries Wanda Miller
2007 - Singer Tony Bennett marries Susan Crow
Quote of the Day
June 1 is Global Day of Parents! The day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children, and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
Info. to come!
This Day in History
1495 - John Cor, who is a monk, records the first batch of Scotch Whiskey
1792 - Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States
1796 - Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States
1812 - Congress is asked to declare war on the United Kingdom by the U.S. president James Madison (War of 1812)
1941 - During World War II, the Battle of Crete ends when they surrender to Germany
1974 - The medical journal Emergency Medicine publishes the procedures for the Heimlich maneuver to rescue choking victims
1990 - George H.W. Bush (America) and Mikhail Gorbachev (Russia) sign a treaty to end chemical weapon production
2009 - Air France Flight 447 on it's way from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil. All 228 crew and passengers are killed.
2009 - General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
2011 - An EF3 tornado strikes in Springfield, Massachusetts, killing four people
This Day in Music
1967 - The Beatles release Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
1978 - Darkness On The Edge Of Town is released by Bruce Springsteen
1985 - Sting's first solo album, The Dream of the Blue Turtles is released
1993 - 10,000 Maniacs become the first act to appear twice on MTV Unplugged
2003 14 Shades of Gray by Staind hits #1 on the US album chart
Above, is 10,000 Maniacs Because The Night (MTV Unplugged)
This Day in Sports
1938 - Baseball batters wear protective baseball helmets for the first time
1975 - Nolan Ryan for the California Angels has his 4th no-hitter and beats the Baltimore Orioles, 1-0
1982 - In baseball, Rickey Henderson is the fastest player to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
Word of the Day from Wiktionary
1. (uncountable) Offspring or descendants. 2. (countable) Result of a creative effort.
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