June 6

June 6 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2016 Daily Holidays that fall on June 6, include:

  • Atheists Pride Day 
  • Bonza Bottler Day 
  • D-Day Invasion Anniversary 
  • Drive in Movie Day 
  • National Applesauce Cake Day 
  • National Gardening Exercise Day 
  • National Yo-Yo Day 
  • Russian Language Day 

2016 Weekly Holidays that include June 6, 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 Barefoot Week - June 1-7, 2016 (First Week in June)
  • 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)

2016 Monthly Holidays that include June 6, 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!

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 6 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

  • 1955 - Sandra Bernhard, American comedian, actress, singer and author (King of Comedy, Roseanne)
  • 1956 - Bjorn Borg, Former World No. 1 tennis player from Sweden
  • 1974 - Uncle Kracker, American singer and songwriter (Follow Me, Drift Away)

Famous Deaths

  • 1799 - Patrick Henry, American lawyer and politician who was the 1st Governor of Virginia (b. 1736)
  • 1941 - Louis Chevrolet, American race car driver, and  businessman who founded Chevrolet and Frontenac Motor Corp. (b. 1878)
  • 1968 - Robert F. Kennedy, American politician and 64th U.S. Attorney General who was assassinated on June 5th, by Sirhan Sirhan at age 42 (b. 1925)
  • 1976 - J. Paul Getty, American oil magnate who founded the Getty Oil Company (b. 1892)
  • 1979 - Jack Haley, American actor and singer (Tin Man on The Wizard of Oz) (b. 1898)
  • 2005 - Anne Bancroft, American actress and singer (b. 1931)
  • 2006 - Billy Preston, American singer, songwriter, pianist, and actor (b. 1946)
  • 2010 - Marvin Isley, American singer, songwriter, and bass player (The Isley Brothers) (b. 1953)
  • 2011 - Shrek, a New Zealand sheep (b. 1994)
  • 2013 - Esther Williams, American swimmer and actress (b. 1921)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1956 - Sonja Henie, a film star and Norwegian figure skater who was a three time Olympic Champion in Ladies Singles married Norwegian shipping magnate Niels Onstad
  • 2007 - Spice Girl singer Melanie Brown marries producer Stephen Belafonte 

Quote of the Day

Patrick Henry, one of the U.S. Founding Fathers, died on this day, June 5, 1799. He is remembered for his "Give me liberty, or give me death!" speech.

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

Organic Dairy

The Month of June is Dairy Alternatives Month and National Dairy Month.

It is Kerry's opinion that purchasing organic meat, dairy, and eggs is a healthy diet habit. This is especially crucial if you are pregnant, or nursing an infant!

Find out more from Kerry's Organic Protein page on her Healthy Diet Habits website.

This Day in History

  • 1716 - The 1st slaves arrive in Louisiana
  • 1752 - The 3rd great fire in Moscow in 2 weeks destroys one-third of the City, including 18,000 homes
  • 1808 - Napoleon's brother, Joseph Bonaparte, is crowned the King of Spain
  • 1833 - Andrew Jackson becomes the first U.S. President to ride on a train
  • 1844 - The Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) is founded in London, England
  • 1859 - Queensland, Australia is established as a separate colony from New South Wales and June 6th is known as Queensland Day. (See our Holidays in Australia page)
  • 1889 - The Great Seattle Fire destroys all of downtown Seattle, around 25 downtown blocks
  • 1932 - The Revenue Act of 1932 is enacted and creates the first gas tax in the United States, with a rate of 1 cent per gallon
  • 1933 - The first drive-in-theater opens in Camden, New Jersey
  • 1934 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Securities Act or 1933 into law and establishes the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
  • 1944 - Operation Neptune, D-Day commences with 150K Allied troops landing on the beaches of Normandy in France in World War II
  • 1944 - Alaska Airlines starts operations
  • 1968 - Senator Robert Kennedy dies from gunshot wounds inflicted the previous night
  • 1971 - A midair collision btween Air West Flight 706 and Navy Phantom jet near Duarte, California claims 50 lives
  • 1982 - The Lebanon War begins when 30,000 Israeli troops invade Lebanon to drive out the PLO
  • 2005 - The United States Supreme Court in Gonzales v. Raich upholds a federal law banning cannabis, including medical marijuana

This Day in Music

  • 1931 - Guy Lombardo's There Ought to Be a Moonlight Saving Time hits #1
  • 1955 - Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley & Comets hits #1
  • 1960 - Roy Orbison releases Only the Lonely
  • 1964 - Chapel of Love from The Dixie Cups hits #1
  • 1965 - The Rolling Stones release their single I Can't Get No Satisfaction
  • 1971 - The final show of the Ed Sullivan Show is aired with final guests Jerry Vale and Gladys Night and The Pips
  • 1972 - David Bowie releases Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust
  • 1973 - I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More Baby from Barry White is certified Gold.
  • 2012 - One Directions' video release of Up All Night: The Live Tour debuts at #1. Below is the video More Than This from the album. I like songs like this where they have all of the singers do solo's.

This Day in Sports

  • 1890 - The United States Polo Association is formed in New York City
  • 1939 - The NY Giants beat the Reds 17-3 after 5 HRs in the 4th inning
  • 1941 - The NY Giants use plastic batting helmets for the first time
  • 1944 - Baseball cancels all games to honor the D-Day invasion
  • 1946 - The National Basketball Association is formed with the creation of eleven teams
  • 1966 - The NFL and AFL announce their merger
  • 1971 - Willie Mays his record 22nd and last extra inning HR
  • 1979 - Willie Horton is the 43rd player to hit 300 HRs in the majors
  • 1987 - Steffi Graf beats Martina Navratilove in the 57th French Women's Tennis Open
  • 1987 - The NY Yankees play their 13,000th game 

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Enfranchise (verb)

1. To grant the franchise to an entity, generally meaning to grant the privilege of voting to a person.

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