National Leave the Office Early Day - June 2, 2020 (Usually June 2 unless that day is on a weekend)
National Rocky Road Ice Cream Day
Yell "Fudge" at the Cobras in North America Day
2020 Weekly Holidays that include June 2, are:
Black Single Parents Week - May 28 - June 3
Hemp History Week - June 1-7, 2020
National CPR and AED Awareness Week - June 1-7
2020 Monthly Holidays that include June 2, 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 22 - June 13, 2020 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 2 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
1423 - Ferdinand I of Naples (d. 1494)
1731 - Martha Washington, American wife of George Washington, 1st First Lady of the U.S. from 1789-1797 (d. 1802)
1904 - Johnny Weissmuller, Romanian-American swimmer (5 Gold Medals in the Olympics), and actor (Tarzan) (d. 1984)
1937 - Sally Kellerman, American actress and singer (M*A*S*H)
1941 - Stacy Keach, American actor and producer (Mickey Spillane's Mike Hammer)
1945 - Jon Peters, American film producer
1955 - Dana Carvey, American comedian, actor, and singer (Wayne's World series, Saturday Night Live)
1960 - Kyle Petty, American race car driver
1941 - Lou Gehrig, American baseball player, 1st baseman for the New York Yankee's (b. 1903)
1990 - Rex Harrison, English-American actor and singer (My Fair Lady (b. 1908)
2008 - Bo Diddley, American singer, songwriter, and guitarist (b. 1928)
2012 - Richard Dawson, English-American actor (Hogan's Heroes), and game show host (Family Feud) (b. 1932)
Famous Weddings and Divorces
1886 - 22nd and 24th U.S. President Grover Cleveland marries Frances Folsom at the White House (The only President to wed in the executive mansion)
1919 - Physicist Albert Einstein marries his cousin Elsa Lowenthal
2012 - Actress Drew Barrymore marries writer Will Kopelman
Quote of the Day
Recipe of the Day or a Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day
The month of June is Disaster Preparedness Month. Kerry has done a great 10 page section on her Healthy Diet Habits website about Emergency Preparedness. Her family lived 5 miles from the 1994 Northridge earthquake in the Los Angeles area. She tells about their experiences, and gives lots of tips on how to prepare food and water and other emergency supplies during an emergency situation.
This Day in History
1835 - P.T. Barnum and his circus begin their first tour of the United States
1855 - The Portland Rum Riot occurs in Portland, Maine
1873 - Construction begins on Clay Street, in San Francisco for the world's 1st cable railroad
1896 - Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his invention, the radio
1910 - Charles Rolls, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by Plan. He was the co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited
1919 - Anarchists followers of Luigi Galleani, simultaneously set off bombs in eight separate U.S. cities
1924 - The Indian Citizenship Act is signed into law by U.S. President Calvin Coolidge which grants citizenship to all American Indians
1928 - Velveeta Cheese is created by Kraft
1952 - Maurice Olley of General Motors starts designing the Corvette
1953 - Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in Westminster Abbey, London
1986 - Regular TV coverage of the U.S. Senate sessions starts
1995 - U.S. Air Force Captain Scott O'Grady's F-16 is shot down over Bosnia, and he is forced to eject into hostile territory. After almost a week of evading the Serbs, he was rescued by Marines.
1997 - Timothy McVeigh is found guilty of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168
2014 - After nearly 40 years on the throne, King Juan Carlos I of Spain announced that he will be stepping down, and that his son, Crown Prince Felipe will succeed his father.
This Day in Music
1962 - I Can't Stop Loving You by Ray Charles hits #1
1964 - The Rollings Stones 1st U.S. concert tour debuts in Lynn, Massachusetts
1966 - Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra hits #1 on the UK singles chart
1973 - Red Rose Speedway by Paul McCartney hits #1 on the U.S. album Charts
1973 - My Love by Paul McCartney hits #1 on the U.S. singles chart
1979 - Hot Stuff by Donna Summer hits #1
1984 - Wake Me Up Before You Go Go by Wham, hits #1 on the UK singles chart. It was written and produced by George Michael
1985 - Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears hits #1
1992 - Wilson Phillips release their 2nd album Shadows & Light
2002 - The Eminem Show by Eminem hits #1 on the US and UK album charts