June 11

June 11 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on June 11, include:

  • Abused Women's and Children's Awareness Day - June 11, 2016 Second Sunday in June)
  • Corn on the Cob Day 
  • Dirty Book Day 
  • International Young Eagles Day - June 11, 2016 (Second Saturday in June)
  • Kamehameha Day - Public Holiday in the State of Hawaii 
  • Missing Mutts Awareness Day - June 11, 2016 (Second Saturday in June)
  • National Cotton Candy Day - June 11 (was December 7)
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day 
  • National Making Life Beautiful Day 
  • Queen's Official Birthday - June 11, 2016 (Celebrated on a Saturday during the Summer)
  • World Bike Naked Day - June 11, 2016
  • World Gin Day - June 11, 2016
  • Worldwide Knit (and Crochet) in Public Day - June 11, 2016

2016 Weekly Holidays that include June 11, are:

  • End Mountain Top Removal Week - June 5-11, 2016 (First Full Week of June)
  • International Clothesline Week - June 4-11, 2016 (starts on the first Saturday in June)
  • National Automotive Service Professional Week - June 6-12, 2016 (Week with June 12th in it)
  • National Business Etiquette Week - June 5-11, 2016
  • National Garden Week - June 5-11, 2016
  • Pet Appreciation Week - June 5-11, 2016 (First Week in June)
  • Shavuot - Evening of June 11 - Evening of June 13, 2016
  • Superman Week - June 9-12, 2016
  • Worldwide Knit (and Crotchet) in Public Week - June 11-19, 2016

2016 Monthly Holidays that include June 11, 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.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. 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

  • Vivid Sydney - May 27 - June 13, 2016 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!
  • Belmont Stakes - June 11, 2016 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 11 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
  • Moonstone

Famous Birthdays

  • 1456 - Anne Neville, wife of Richard III of England (d. 1485)
  • 1910 - Jacques Cousteau, French oceanic explorer, author, and inventor (d. 1997)
  • 1933- Gene Wilder, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1937 - Chad Everett, American actor (Medical Center) (d. 2012)
  • 1945 - Adrienne Barbeau, American actress and author (Maude)
  • 1956 - Joe Montana, American football player
  • 1959 - Hugh Laurie, English actor, singer, and screenwriter (House)
  • 1969 - Peter Dinklage, American actor (Games of Thrones)

Famous Deaths

  • 1941 - Daniel Carter Beard, American author and illustrator, founded the Boy Scouts of America (b. 1850)
  • 1979 - John Wayne, American actor, director, and producer (True Grit) (b. 1907)
  • 1985 - Karen Ann Quinlan, American comatose patient in right to die case (b. 1954)
  • 1993 - Ray Sharkey, American actor (Wiseguy) (b. 1952)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1509 - King Henry VIII marries his first wife, Catherine of Aragon
  • 2002 - Musician, singer, songwriter Paul McCartney (The Beatles) marries his second wife model and anti-landmines campaigner Heather Mills
  • 2005 - Actress Alicia Silverstone marries musician Christopher Jarecki

Quote of the Day

Happy Birthday Joe Montana! Born on June 11, 1956

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

Are YOU a Sneak Eater?  What does it mean to be a Sneak Eater? What are the characteristics of a Sneak Eater? Find Tips on how to stop being a Sneak Eater. 

To find out more about the Food Disorder of Sneak Eating, please check out the information from Kerry of Healthy Diet Habits. (link goes to her website)

This Day in History

  • 1770 - British explorer Captain James Cook discovers the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia after he runs aground on the reef.
  • 1901 - New Zealand annexes the Cook Islands
  • 1944 - The USS Missouri (BB-63), the last battleship built by the United States Navy is commissioned
  • 1962 - Three men, brothers John and Clarence Anglin and Frank Morris, become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay 
  • 1962 - U.S. President John Kennedy accepts an honorary degree from Yale
  • 1963 - A Buddhist monk, Thich Quang Duc who is protesting the lack of religious freedom in South Vietnam, burns himself with gasoline in a busy Saigon intersection
  • 1963 - John F. Kennedy proposes the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and says that segregation is morally wrong and that it is time to act 
  • 1970 - Two females, Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington become the first females to receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals
  • 1981 - A 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Iran, kills at least 2,000
  • 1998 - Compaq Computer buys Digital Equipment Corporation for $9 billion
  • 2001 - Timothy McVeigh is executed for the bombing in Oklahoma City
  • 2004 - Ronald Reagan's funeral is held at Washington National Cathedral
  • 2012 - Two earthquakes strike norther Afghanistan and cause a large landslide, trapping 71 people

This Day in Music

  • 1964 - Do Wah Diddy diddy Dum Diddy Do is recorded by Manfred Mann
  • 1966 - Paint It, Black by the Rolling Stones hits #1
  • 1966 - Sloop John B by the Beach Boys hits #1 in the UK
  • 1969 - The Ballad of John & Yoko by The Beatles hits #1 in the UK
  • 1969 - Space Oddity is released by David Bowie
  • 1976 - The Rock & Roll Music Album is released in the US by The Beatles
  • 1976 - Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry is released
  • 1977 - I'm Your Boogie Man by KC & the Sunshine Band hits #1

  • 1986 - Always Something There to Remind Me by Naked Eyes hits #8  (video above)

This Day in Sports

  • 1919 - The first horse to win the Triple Crown is Sir Barton after he wins the Belmont Stakes
  • 1955 - Le Mans race car accident between an Austin-Healey and a Mercedes Benz kills 3 spectators and injures 100 more.  The Race continues!
  • 1967 - A. J. Foyt & Dan Gurney win the Le Mans car race with a Ford
  • 1978 - Bjorn Borg wins the French Open Title
  • 1985 - Von Hayes hits 2 home runs in an inning
  • 1992 - The US Olympic baseball team plays their 1st exhibition game and beats Venezuela 20-0

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Piece Together (verb)

1. To physically assemble (or reassemble) from fragments or pieces.
2. (figuratively) To reconstruct an event or goal from incomplete or flawed elements.

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