2017 Daily Holidays that fall on June 16, include:
Fresh Veggies Day
International Day of the African Child
Ladies Day (Basketball)
National Flip Flop Day - June 16, 2017 (Third Friday in June)
National Fudge Day
Ugliest Dog Day - June 16, 2017
Work at Home Father's Day - June 16, 2017 (The Friday before Father's Day)
2017 Weekly Holidays that include June 16, are:
National Automotive Service Professional Week - June 11-17, 2017 (Week with June 12th in it)
National Body Piercing Week - June 11-16, 2017
National Flag Week - June 11-17, 2017 (The Week that starts with June 9th, so it includes June 14th - Flag Day)
National Hermit Week - June 13-20
National Little League Baseball Week - June 12-18, 2017 (Week beginning on the Second Monday in June)
National Nursing Assistants Week - June 15-22, 2017
Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 - Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
Worldwide Knit (and Crotchet) in Public Week - June 11-19, 2016
2017 Monthly Holidays that include June 16, 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
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!
Expo 2017 - Universal Exposition held between June 10 and September 10, 2017 in Astana, Kazakhstan.
US Open Golf Championship - June 15-18, 2017
The Astrological Sign for June 16 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
1644 - Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland, and Duchess of Orleans (d. 1670)
1829 - Geronimo, Apache tribal leader (d. 1909)
1970 - Phil Mickelson, American PGA golfer (Five-time major winner)
1959 - George Reeves, Actor and Director (Superman)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1855 - William Booth, the founder of Salvation Army marries Catherine Mumford
1943 - Actor and comedian Charlie Chaplin marries his fourth wife, actress Oona O'Neill
1989 - Actor Hugh Laurie (House) marries theatre administrator Jo Green
2007- Actor Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) marries entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner
2007 - Singer Rod Stewart marries model Penny Lancaster
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
June 16 is Fresh Veggies Day!
Vegetables are loaded with nutrition and pack a whopping amount of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber, and are thought to prevent cancer, and extend your life. They form the backbone of the Mediterranean diet which is one of the healthiest diets in the world! They fill you up, but will not fill you out! What's not to love!
1779 - Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins
1858 - Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech and accepts the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate - "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
1884 - The first roller coaster opens in New York's Coney Island amusement park
1897 - A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed, but will be dissolved a year later
1903 - Henry Ford incorporates The Ford Motor Company
1963 - Valentina Tereshkova from USSR becomes the first woman in space aboard the Vostok 6
1977 - Oracle Corporation is incorporated as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates
1979 - The Muslim Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
1981 - Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by U.S. President Ronald Reagan for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81. He is the first foreign citizen to be awarded this medal.
2010 - Bhutan becomes the first country to totally ban tobacco
2012 - After a classified 469 day orbital mission, the United States Air Force's robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth
This Day in Music
1967 - The three day Monterey International Pop Festival has 50,000 attendees
1977 - Beatlemania opens on Broadway
1980 - Blues Brothers premiers in Chicago
1983 - Ringo Starr releases his Old Wave album in West Germany
1990 - U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer peaks at #8 (video below)
2012 - A stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert collapses and kills one person
This Day in Sports
1953 - Johnny Mize of the New York Yankees gets his 2,000 hit
1968 - Lee Trevino is the 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
1983 - Charlos Vierira finishes 191 hours of non stop cycling in Leiria Portugal