June 17

June 17 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on June 17, include:

  • Eat All Your Veggies Day 
  • Global Garbage Man Day 
  • National Apple Strudel Day 
  • Ride to Work Day (Motorcycles) - June 17, 2024 (Third Monday in June)
  • Stewarts Root Beer Day
  • Take Your Cat to Work Day - June 17, 2024 (Monday of the Third Full Week in June)
  • World Croc Day 
  • World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include June 17, are:

  • Amateur Radio Week - June 17-23, 2024 (7 Days Ending with Field Day)
  • Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 17-23, 2024 (Third Week in June)
  • Carpenter Ant Awareness Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week of June)
  • Eid-al-Adha - Evening of June 16 to Evening of June 17, 2024
  • Greencare for Troops Week - June 17-23, 2024
  • Honor America Days - June 14 - July 4 (21 Days starting on June 14)
  • Learning Disabilities Week - June 17-23, 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 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 Pollinator Week - June 17-23, 2024 (Begins Monday after Father's Day)
  • National Roller Coaster Week - June 16-22, 2024 (Third Full Week in June)
  • National Week of Making - June 17-23
  • Old Time Fiddlers Week - June 17-22, 2024
  • Take Your Dog to Work Week - June 17-21, 2024 (The Mon-Fri Week Following 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 17, 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
  • Hong Kong Arts Festival - June 14 - July 4, 2024 features Art, Theatre, Dance, Opera, and Music events.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 17 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

  • 1903 - Ruth Graves Wakefield, American chef who created the chocolate chip cookie (d. 1977)
  • 1904 - Ralph Bellamy, American actor and singer (d. 1991)
  • 1943 - Newt Gingrich, American politician and 58th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives
  • 1943 - Barry Manilow, American singer, songwriter, and producer
  • 1963 - Greg Kinnear, American actor and producer (As Good As It Gets, Heaven is For Real)
  • 1965 - Dan Jansen, American speed skater (1994 Winter Olympics Gold Medalist)
  • 1966 - Jason Patric, American actor (Your Friends and Neighbors, Geronimo)

Famous Deaths

  • 1986 - Kate Smith, American singer (Best known for God Bless
    America) (b. 1907)
  • 2008 - Cyd Charisse, American actress and dancer (b. 1922)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1950 - U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy marries Ethel Kennedy
  • 1962 - Actor Jack Nicholson marries Sandra Knight
  • 1983 - Singer and Actor Glenn Frey (Eagles) marries Janie Beggs
  • 1997 - Actor Robert De Niro marries Actress Grace Hightower

Quote of the Day

Just do something!

Just Do Something! Wake up each morning with a purpose - move in the direction of your dreams, accomplish a goal, spend time with family, help another in need. Just Do Something to help this world be a better place to live!

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

June 17th is Eat Your Veggies Day! Eating enough produce daily just might be the biggest diet tip ever! Yeah, yeah, yeah! Most of us turn up our noses, and tune out. We know this, but those foods are so boring and life is short! We are too busy to do all the prep work that those fruits and veggies require! It’s overwhelming!

Eating enough produce daily might be the biggest diet tip ever! We are all too busy to do the prep work that those fruits and veggies require! Find tips on adding more produce to your busy lives!

It’s much easier to just grab processed foods at the market, and at local restaurants we love! Problem is they are high fat and high calorie and our waistline is paying the price! Does that sound like you? Try these tips for home use, or when ordering out!

Find produce info. and tips from Kerry on her Healthy Diet Habits website!

This Day in History

  • 1579 - Sir Francis Drake lands on the coast of California at Drakes Bay, names it "New Albion" and claims it for England
  • 1631 - Mumtaz Mahal dies during childbirth and her husband Mughal emperor Shah Jahan I spends the next 17 years building her tomb, the Taj Mahal
  • 1775 - Colonists lose the Battle of Bunker Hill during the American Revolutionary War
  • 1839 - In Hawaii, Kamehameha III issues the Edict of Toleration which gives Roman Catholics the freedom to worship in the Hawaiian Islands. The Hawaii Catholic Church and the Cathedral of Our Lady of Peace are established after that.
  • 1876 - The Battle of the Rosebud occurs during the American Indian Wars when one thousand five hundred Sioux and Cheyenne Indians let by Crazy Horse beat General George Crook's forces at Rosebud Creek in the Montana Territory.
  • 1885 - The Statue of Liberty arrives in New York Harbor from France
  • 1898 - The United States Navy Hospital Corps is established
  • 1901 - The forerunner to the SAT is introduced when the College Board introduces its first standardized test
  • 1929 - A 7.8 magnitude earthquake hits the town of Murchison, New Zealand killing 17.
  • 1930 - the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act is signed into law by U.S. President Herbert Hoover
  • 1940 - During World War II, the RMS Lancastria is attacked and sunk by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France with 3,000 killed
  • 1963 - The U.S. Supreme Court rules 8-1 against requiring the reciting of Bible  verses and the Lord's Prayer in public schools
  • 1967 - The People's Republic of China announce a successful test of its first thermonuclear bomb
  • 1971 - U.S. President Richard Nixon declares the U.S. War on Drugs
  • 1972 - During the Watergate scandal, five White House operatives are arrested for burglarizing the Democratic Party Headquarters
  • 1994 - LA cops chase O.J. Simpson in his Ford Bronco for 1 1/2 hours before he gives up and is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman
  • 2015 - A mass shooting occurs in Charleston, South Carolina at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church where nine people are killed
  • 2021 - Juneteenth National Independence Day is signed into law and becomes the first U.S. Federal Holiday establish since 1983 when Martin Luther King Jr. Day became a Federal Holiday

This Day in Music

  • 1967 - Carrie Anne is released by The Hollies
  • 1977 - Steve Winwood releases his debut solo album, named Steve Winwood
  • 1978 - Shadow Dancing by Andy Gibb hits #1
  • 1997 - The Legend of Chin, the debut album by Switchfoot is released
  • 1997 - Floored by Sugar Ray is released and includes their hit Fly (video below)
  • 2008 - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace by The Offspring is released
  • 2016 - The Getaway by the Red Hot Chili Peppers is released

This Day in Sports

  • 1960 - Ted Williams his his 500th HR
  • 1962 - Jack Nicklaus shoots a 283 during the 62nd US Golf Open

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Postilion (noun)

1. A rider mounted on the near, leading horse pulling a carriage who guides the team.

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