June 8

June 8 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2017 Daily Holidays that fall on June 8, include:

  • Best Friends Day 
  • International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos 
  • Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
  • Name Your Poison Day 
  • National Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
  • Upsy Daisy Day 
  • World Oceans Day 

2017 Weekly Holidays that include June 8, are:

  • Black Single Parents Week - June 4-10, 2017  (First Full Week of June)
  • Canadian Environment Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 8-14, 2017 (Last Full Week of June)
  • End Mountain Top Removal Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
  • International Clothesline Week - June 3-10, 2017 (starts on the first Saturday in June)
  • International Listening Week - June 7-10, 2017
  • National Commuter Challenge - June 4-10, 2017
  • National Fishing & Boating Week - June 3-11, 2017 (First Week in June)
  • National Fragrance Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
  • National Garden Week - June 4-11, 2017
  • National Headache Awareness Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Full Week of June)
  • National Sun Safety Week - June 4-10, 2017
  • Pet Appreciation Week - June 4-10, 2017 (First Week in June)
  • Ramadan - Evening of May 26, 2017 - Evening of June 25, 2017 (Dates may vary depending on location) - (Muslim Holiday)
  • Superman Week - June 8-11, 2017

2017 Monthly Holidays that include June 8, 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.

NOTE:

  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

  • America's Cup (Louis Vuitton Cup) - May 26 - June 12, 2017
  • 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!


Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 8 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.

Birthstone

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

  • 1847 - Ida Saxton McKinley, wife of William McKinley and the 25th First Lady of the United States from 1897-1901 (d. 1907)
  • 1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect (d. 1959)
  • 1925 - Barbara Bush, wife of George H.W. Bush and the 41st First Lady of the United States from 1989-1993
  • 1940 - Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress, and daughter of Frank Sinatra
  • 1944 - Boz Scaggs, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Steve Miller Band)
  • 1951 - Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer and songwriter (Total Eclipse of the Heart)
  • 1966 - Julianna Margulies, American actress and producer (ER, The Good Wife)
  • 1978 - Maria Menounos, American journalist and actress


Famous Deaths

  • 1376 - Edward, the Black Prince, son of King Edward III of England (b. 1330)
  • 1809 - Thomas Paine, English-American writer (b. 1737)
  • 1845 - Andrew Jackson, American general, judge, politician, and the 7th President of the United States from 1828-37 (b. 1767)
  • 1874 - Cochise, Apache chief (b. 1805)


Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1961 - English Prince Edward, Duke of Kent marries Katharine Worsley
  • 2002 - Swedish tennis champion Bjorn Borg marries real estate broker Patricia Ostfeldt
  • 2013 - Princess Madeleine of Sweden weds Christopher O'Neill in Stockholm, Sweden


Quote of the Day

Today, June 8th is BEST FRIENDS DAY!!


Recipe of the Day or a
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This Day in History

  • 1042 - Edward the Confessor becomes King of England
  • 1783 - Laki, a volcano in Iceland starts an eight month eruption that kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven year famine
  • 1786 - Ice Cream is advertised for the 1st time in Mr. Hall, New York City
  • 1789 - James Madison introduces a proposed Bill of Rights in the U.S. House of Representatives, and another proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution becomes the 27th Amendment
  • 1824 - The washing machine is patented by Noah Cushing of Quebec
  • 1861 - The U.S. State of Tennessee votes to secede from the Union
  • 1906 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict certain parcels of public land that have historical or conservation value
  • 1936 - The first parking meters are invented
  • 1953 - 116 are killed, 844 injured, and 340 homes destroyed after an F5 tornado touches down in Beecher, Michigan
  • 1953 - 113 are killed in Flint Michigan after 6 tornadoes touch down
  • 1968 - Assassinated U.S. Senator, Robert F. Kennedy's funeral takes place at the St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City and his body is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
  • 1992 - The first World Ocean Day is celebrated 
  • 1995 - The downed U.A. Air Force pilot Captain Scott O'Grady is rescued by U.S. Marines in Bosnia

This Day in Music

  • 1966 - Strangers in the Night by Frank Sinatra hits #1 on the UK singles chart
  • 1974 - Band On The Run by Paul McCartney & Wings hits #1
  • 1985 - Everybody Wants to Rule The World by Tears For Fears hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 1991 - Spellbound, Paula Abdul's second album hits #1 on the album charts in the U.S.
  • 1996 - Killing Me Softly by The Fugees featuring Lauryn Hill goes to #1 in the UK

Above is, Rush, Rush by Paula Abdul featuring the actor Keanu Reeves in the video!


This Day in Sports

  • 1927 - Tony Lazzeri hits 3 HRs and his team, the New York Yanks beat the White Sox 12-11
  • 1933 - Oakland A's Jimmie Foxx hits HRs his 1st 3 at bats for 4 consecutive HRs
  • 1962 - Jim Beatty runs a world record 2 mile in 8:29.8
  • 1977 - Nolan Ryan gets his 4th career 19-strikeout game


Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Tenebrous (adjective)

1.  Dark and gloomy.

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