June 16

June 16 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on June 16, include:

  • Bloomsday 
  • Bunker Hill Day - June 16, 2024 (State of Massachusetts)
  • Family Awareness Day - June 16, 2024 (Third Sunday in June)
  • Father's Day - June 16, 2024 (Third Sunday in June)
  • Fresh Veggies Day 
  • Husband Caregiver Day - June 16, 2024 (Same Day as Father's Day each year - Third Sunday in June)
  • International Day of Family Remittances 
  • International Day of the African Child 
  • Ladies Day (Basketball) 
  • National Fudge Day 
  • No Orange Clothes Day 
  • Turkey Lovers' Day - June 16, 2024 (Third Sunday in June)
  • Wish Fulfillment Day 
  • World Sea Turtle Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include June 16, are:

  • California State Parks Week - June 12-16, 2024 (1st Observance in 2022)
  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week of June)
  • Dollars Against Diabetes Days - June 14-16, 2024 (Father's Day Weekend)
  • Eid-al-Adha - Evening of June 16 to Evening of June 17, 2024
  • Honor America Days - June 14 - July 4 (21 Days starting on June 14)
  • International Listening Association Week - June 12-16, 2024
  • Meet a Mate Week - June 10-16, 2024
  • National Craft Spirits Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Week in June)
  • National Forgiveness Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Grasslands Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week of June)
  • National Hermit Week - June 13-20 
  • 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 Mosquito Control Awareness Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Last Full Week in June)
  • National Nursing Assistants Week - June 13-19, 2024 (7 Days starting Thursday of the Second Full Week in June)
  • National Play Catch Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Roller Coaster Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week in June)
  • Poultry Days - June 14-16, 2024
  • Prepare Tomorrow's Parents Month - May 12 - June 16, 2024 (Mother's Day to Father's Day)
  • Universal Father's Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week in June)
  • Wobbly Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Week Including June 20)

2024 Monthly Holidays that include June 16, 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)

  • Cricket World Cup - June 1-29, 2024
  • US Open Golf Championship - June 13-16, 2024
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - June 14 - July 4, 2024 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 16 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

  • 1644 - Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland, and Duchess of Orleans (d. 1670)
  • 1829 - Geronimo, Apache tribal leader (d. 1909)
  • 1970 - Phil Mickelson, American PGA golfer (Five-time major winner)

Famous Deaths

  • 1959 - George Reeves, Actor and Director (Superman)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1855 - William Booth, the founder of Salvation Army marries Catherine Mumford
  • 1943 - Actor and comedian Charlie Chaplin marries his fourth wife, actress Oona O'Neill
  • 1989 - Actor Hugh Laurie (House) marries theatre administrator Jo Green
  • 2007- Actor Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men) marries entertainment reporter Lisa Joyner
  • 2007 - Singer Rod Stewart marries model Penny Lancaster

Quote of the Day

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

Vegetable Recipes

June 16 is Fresh Veggies Day!

Vegetables are loaded with nutrition and pack a whopping amount of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, fiber, and are thought to prevent cancer, and extend your life. They form the backbone of the Mediterranean diet which is one of the healthiest diets in the world! They fill you up, but will not fill you out! What's not to love!

Please check out Kerry's Healthy Vegetable Recipes on her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1779 - Spain declares war on Great Britain in support of the US, and the Great Siege of Gibraltar begins
  • 1858 - Abraham Lincoln delivers his House Divided speech and accepts the Illinois Republican Party's nomination for the Senate - "A house divided against itself cannot stand"
  • 1884 - The first roller coaster opens in New York's Coney Island amusement park
  • 1897 - A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed, but will be dissolved a year later
  • 1903 - Henry Ford incorporates The Ford Motor Company
  • 1963 - Valentina Tereshkova from USSR becomes the first woman in space aboard the Vostok 6 
  • 1977 - Oracle Corporation is incorporated as Software Development Laboratories (SDL) by Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates
  • 1979 - The Muslim Brotherhood kills 62 sheiks in Aleppo Syria
  • 1981 - Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal by U.S. President Ronald Reagan for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81. He is the first foreign citizen to be awarded this medal.
  • 2010 - Bhutan becomes the first country to totally ban tobacco
  • 2012 - After a classified 469 day orbital mission, the United States Air Force's robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth
  • 2015 - Donald J. Trump announces he is running for President of the United States
  • 2016 - Shanghai Disneyland Park opens in China
  • 2019 - Over 2,000,000 people participate in the 2019-20 Hong Kong protests

This Day in Music

  • 1967 - The three day Monterey International Pop Festival has 50,000 attendees
  • 1977 - Beatlemania opens on Broadway
  • 1980 - Blues Brothers premiers in Chicago
  • 1983 - Ringo Starr releases his Old Wave album in West Germany
  • 1990 - U Can't Touch This by MC Hammer peaks at #8 (video below)
  • 2012 - A stage at a Toronto Radiohead concert collapses and kills one person

This Day in Sports

  • 1953 - Johnny Mize of the New York Yankees gets his 2,000 hit
  • 1968 - Lee Trevino is the 1st to play all 4 rounds of golf's US open under par
  • 1983 - Charlos Vierira finishes 191 hours of non stop cycling in Leiria Portugal
  • 1984 - Edwin Moses wins his 100th consecutive 400-meter hurdles race
  • 1985 - Willia Banks sets a triple jump record of 58 feet 11 inches in Indianapolis
  • 1991 - Otis Nixon steals 6 bases in 1 day
  • 1992 - Mark Reardon of the Red Sox sets the record of 342 saves

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Abeyance (noun)

1. (law) Expectancy; condition of being undetermined; undetermined ownership.
2. Suspension; temporary suppression.

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