June 23

June 23 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2023 Daily Holidays that fall on June 23, include:

  • International Rose' Day - June 23, 2023 (Wine not Flowers) (Fourth Friday in June)
  • International Widow's Day 
  • Let it Go Day 
  • National Eat at a Food Truck Day - June 23, 2023 (Fourth Friday in June)
  • National Hydration Day 
  • National Pecan Sandies Day 
  • National Pink Day 
  • Pink Flamingo Day 
  • Public Service Day 
  • Runner's Selfie Day 
  • SAT Math Day
  • Take Your Dog to Work Day - June 23, 2023 (Friday after Father's Day)
  • Typewriting Day 
  • United Nations Public Service Day 
  • United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Birthday 

2023 Weekly Holidays that include June 23, are:

  • Amateur Radio Week - June 19-25, 2023 (7 Days Ending with Field Day)
  • Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 19-25, 2023 (Third Week in June)
  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Last Full Week of June)
  • Fish are Friends, Not Food Week! - June 18-24, 2023 (Last week of June)
  • Greencare for Troops Week - June 19-25, 2023
  • Honor America Days - June 14 - July 4 (21 Days starting on June 14)
  • Learning Disabilities Week - June 19-25, 2023
  • National Camping Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Last Full Week in June)
  • National Craft Spirits Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Week in June)
  • National Forgiveness Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Grasslands Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week of June)
  • National Insect Week - June 19-25, 2023
  • National Lightning Safety Awareness Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Last Full Week of June)
  • National Play Catch Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Pollinator Week - June 19-25, 2023 (Begins Monday after Father's Day)
  • National Roller Coaster Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Water Safety Week - June 18-25, 2023
  • National Week of Making - June 17-23
  • North American Organic Brewers Days - June 23-25, 2023 (Last Weekend in June)
  • Old Time Fiddlers Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • Royal Ascot - June 20-24, 2023
  • Take Your Dog to Work Week - June 19-23, 2023 (The Mon-Fri Week Following Father's Day)
  • Universal Father's Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Third Full Week in June)
  • Watermelon Seed Spitting Week - June 22-25, 2023
  • Water Ski Days - June 23-25, 2023 (Last Full Weekend in June)
  • Wobbly Week - June 18-24, 2023 (Week Including June 20)

2023 Monthly Holidays that include June 23, 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
(Date Order)

  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - June 14 - July 4, 2023 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events
  • Glastonbury Music Festival - June 21-25, 2023 (last weekend in June) is held at Worthy Farm, Pilton (England). The festival is the largest open-air music & performing arts festival in the world.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 23 is Cancer.

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 - Margaret of Denmark, Queen of Scotland (d. 1486)
  • 1929 - June Carter Cash, American singer, songwriter, actress and wife of Johnny Cash (Carter Family and The Carter Sisters) (d. 2003)

Famous Deaths

  • 1995 - Jonas Salk, American physician and biologist who developed one of the first successful polio vaccinations (b. 1914)
  • 2009 - Ed McMahon, American comedian, actor and announcer on The Tonight Show for 30 years with Johnny Carson
  • 2015 - Dick Van Patten, American actor (Eight is Enough) (b. 1928)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1930 - Businessman Nelson Rockefeller marries Mary Todhunter Clark
  • 1996 - Bonnie Blair, Olympic Gold Medalist speedskater marries four time Olympian Dave Cruikshank
  • 2012 - Actor Eric Christian Olsen (NCIS: Los Angeles) marries Sarah Wright

Quote of the Day

June 23rd is International Widows Day! Cherish YOUR Memories!

Today, June 23rd is International Widows Day!  This quote seemed appropriate for everyone to cherish their memories after their loved ones have passed on.  

My sister Kerry, lost her husband Dan in February 2018 after a six year battle with Double Kidney Cancer. It was a long and tough fight especially in the last year, and last few months.  They met in college and were married for around 35 years and had two kids.  During that time, they built a lot of memories as a family that they can all treasure!

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

There are a variety of unhealthy diet habits that weigh us down, because we are all different and none of us have the same personal history. Let’s take a look at some of the specific habits that can get us into big trouble in the process to develop new healthy diet habits.

100 Unhealthy Diet Habits that weigh you down! Healthy Diet Habits tip of the day for June 23rd!

Check out Kerry's list of 100 Unhealthy Diet Habits that weigh you down from her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1810 - The Pacific Fur Company is formed by John Jacob Astor
  • 1868 - Christopher Latham Shoes receives a patent for the "Type-Writer"
  • 1887 - The first national park, Banff National Park is created in Canada when the Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law
  • 1926 - The first SAT exam is administered by the College Board
  • 1938 - The Civil Aeronautics Authority is formed in the US with the signing into law of the Civil Aeronautics Act
  • 1951 - The SS United States is christened and launched
  • 1969 - IBM creates the modern software industry when they announce they will price its software and services separately from their hardward
  • 1985 - Air India Flight 182 is downed by a terrorist bomb off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard
  • 2001 - An 8.4 earthquake hits the southern coast of Peru, followed by a tsunami that leaves 74 dead and 2,687 injured
  • 2016 - The United Kingdom votes 52% to 48% to leave the European Union
  • 2017 - Pakistan has a series of terrorist attacks that are responsible for 96 deaths and 200 wounded.

This Day in Music

  • 1973 - Living in the Material World album by George Harrison hits #1 in America
  • 1975 - Red Octopus is released by Jefferson Starship
  • 1979 - Breakfast in America by Supertramp hits #1 (video below)
  • 1979 - The Devil Went Down to Georgia by The Charlie Daniels Band is released
  • 1980 - Emotional Rescue is released by The Rolling Stones
  • 1984 - The Reflex by Duran Duran hits #1 in the US
  • 2006 - Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys leaves the group

This Day in Sports

  • 1894 - The International Olympic Committee is founded in Paris
  • 1917 - During a Boston Red Sox and Washington Senators baseball game, Babe Ruth of the Red Sox is ejected from the game for punching the umpire. Pitcher Ernie Shore takes his place and retires 26 batters in a row
  • 2012 - During the US Olympic Trials, Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record
  • 2013 - Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Unbeknownst (adverb)

1.  (Followed by to) Without the knowledge of.

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