June 12

June 12 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on June 12, include:

  • Crowded Nest Awareness Day 
  • Ghost in the Machine Day 
  • International Cachaca Day 
  • International Falafel Day - June 12, 2024
  • Little League Girls Baseball Day 
  • Loving Day 
  • National Automotive Service Professionals Day 
  • National Jerky Day 
  • National Peanut Butter Cookie Day 
  • Poultry Day
  • Red Rose Day 
  • Superman Day 
  • World Day Against Child Labor 

June 12th is National Jerky Day!

2024 Weekly Holidays that include June 12, are:

  • California State Parks Week - June 12-16, 2024 (1st Observance in 2022)
  • Community Health Improvement Week (CHI) - June 10-14, 2024
  • International Listening Association Week - June 12-16, 2024
  • Meet a Mate Week - June 10-16, 2024
  • National Automotive Service Professional Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Week with June 12th in it)
  • National Clay Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Second Full Week of June)
  • National Email Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Second Week of June)
  • National Flag Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Always includes June 14th - Flag Day)
  • National Little League Baseball Week - June 10-16, 2024 (Week beginning on the Second Monday in June)
  • National Men's Health Week - June 10-16, 2024 (Week ending with Father's Day)
  • National Pet Wedding Week - June 9-15, 2024 (Second Full Week in June
  • National Right of Way Professionals Week - June 9-15, 2024
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 12 - June 16, 2024 (Mother's Day to Father's Day)
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy Day - June 12-13
  • Shampoo Week - June 7-13
  • Shavuot - Evening of June 11 - Evening of June 12, 2024

2024 Monthly Holidays that include June 12, 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)

  • Vivid Sydney - May 24 - June 15, 2024 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!
  • Cricket World Cup - June 1-29, 2024

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 12 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

  • 1806 - John A. Roebling, German-American civil engineer who designed the Brooklyn Bridge (d. 1869)
  • 1915 - David Rockefeller, CEO of Chase Manhattan Bank
  • 1916 - Irwin Allen, American director and producer (The Poseidon Adventure, The Towering Inferno)
  • 1924 - George H.W. Bush, American lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, 43rd U.S. Vice President from 1981-1989 and 41st U.S. President from 1989-1993.  He was also the Director of the CIA.
  • 1929 - Anne Frank, German-Dutch author and Holocaust victim (Diary of Anne Frank) (d. 1945)
  • 1930 - Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (The Andy Griffith Show)
  • 1957 - Timothy Busfield, American actor, director and producer (Thirtysomething, The West Wing)
  • 1958 - Meredith Brooks, American singer and songwriter
  • 1977 - Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American singer, songwriter and guitarist 
  • 1979 - Robyn, Swedish singer, songwriter, pianist, and producer

Famous Deaths

  • 1957 - Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer and orchestra leader (The Dorsey Brothers) (b. 1904)
  • 1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson, German-American murder victim and ex-wife of O.J. Simpson
  • 1994 - Ronald Goldman, American waiter who was killed along with Nicole Simpson Brown (b. 1968)
  • 2002 - Bill Blass, American fashion designer who founded Bill Blass Limited (b. 1922)
  • 2003 - Gregory Peck, American actor (b. 1916)
  • 2023 - Treat Williams, American actor (Everwood, Chicago Fire, Blue Bloods) (b. 1951)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1971 - Tricia Nixon, daughter of former U.S. President Richard & Pat Nixon marries Edward F. Cox at the White House
  • 1994 - U.S. Astronaut Neil Armstrong who was the first person to walk on the moon, marries 2nd wife Carol H. Knight
  • 1999 - Actor and film director David Arguette marries actress Courteney Cox. They divorced in 2013.

Quote of the Day

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

Food Labels are plastered on most processed, packaged, boxed, or bagged food products and called Nutrition Facts! Their purpose is education! Find out what you should be looking for on Food Labels from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website.

Food Labels are plastered on most processed, packaged, boxed, or bagged food products and called Nutrition Facts! Their purpose is education! Find out more!

This Day in History

  • 1665 - England installs a municipal government in New York City
  • 1775 - During the American Revolution, British General Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts and offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. Excluded from the amnesty would be Samuel Adams and John Hancock who were to be hanged if captured.
  • 1776 - Virginia adopts Declaration of Rights
  • 1908 - The Lusitania crosses the Atlantic Ocean in a record 4 days and 15 hours
  • 1917 - The Secret Service extend protection of President to his family
  • 1923 - While suspended upside down and 40 feet above the ground in New York City, Harry Houdini frees himself from a straight jacket
  • 1942 - Anne Frank receives her diary as a birthday present for her thirteenth birthday
  • 1964 - Anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison in South Africa
  • 1967 - The US Supreme Court unanimously ends laws against interracial marriage in Loving v. Virginia
  • 1978 - The "Son of Sam" killer in New York City, David Berkowitz is sentenced to 365 years in prison for six killings
  • 1984 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down" the Berlin Wall
  • 1994 - Nicole Brown Simpson, the wife of O.J. Simpson and Ronald Goldman are murdered outside her home in Los Angeles, CA. O.J. Simpson is acquitted of the killings, but held liable in a wrongful death civil suit
  • 1997 - Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London
  • 2010 - Toy Story 3 starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen premieres at the Taormina Film Fest in Italy and becomes the 1st animated film to earn 1 billion
  • 2017 - After spending 17 months in a North Korean prison, American student Otto Warmbier returns home to the U.S. in a coma and dies a week later
  • 2018 - U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean Chairman Kim Jong Un meet at the United States-North Korea Summit in Singapore in an effort to denuclearize North Korea. They sign their first documents today.

This Day in Music

  • 1954 - Rock Around the Clock by Bill Haley is released
  • 1963 - Surfer Girl and Little Deuce Coup are recorded by The Beach Boys
  • 1964 - She's Not There is recorded by The Zombies (video shown below)
  • 1965 - Sonny & Cher make their first TV appearance on American Bandstand
  • 1973 - We're an American Band is recorded by Grand Funk
  • 2003 - Phil Collins, Van Morrison, Queen and Little Richard are inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame

This Day in Sports

  • 1907 - The New York Yankees commit 11 errors and lose 14-6 to the Tigers
  • 1939 - The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York
  • 1966 - Mickey Wright wins the LPGA Bluegrass Ladies Golf Invitational
  • 1967 - The Washington Senators beat the Chicago White Sox 6-5 in 22 innings
  • 1975 - Billy Williams hits his 400th career HR
  • 1990 - Rickey Henderson of the Oakland A's becomes the 2nd to steal 900 bases

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Make Shift (verb)

1.  (dated) To contrive; to invent a way of surmounting a difficulty.

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