June 19

June 19 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances
(Alphabetical Order)

2024 Daily Holidays that fall on June 19, include:

  • Emancipation Day - (State Holiday in Texas)
  • Garfield The Cat Day 
  • International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict  
  • Juneteenth 
  • National Dry Martini Day 
  • National Eat an Oreo Day 
  • National FreeBSD Day 
  • National Pets in Film Day 
  • National Watch Day 
  • World Sauntering Day 
  • World Sickle Cell Day 

2024 Weekly Holidays that include June 19, 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)
  • 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 Water Safety Week - June 18-25, 2024 (In Ireland)
  • National Week of Making - June 17-23
  • Old Time Fiddlers Week - June 17-22, 2024
  • Royal Ascot - June 18-22, 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 19, 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 19 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

  • 1834 - Charles Spurgeon, English pastor and author who was known as the "Prince of Preachers" (d. 1892)
  • 1896 - Wallis Simpson, American wife of Edward VIII (d. 1986)
  • 1902 - Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American violinist and bandleader (d. 1977)
  • 1903 - Lou Gehrig, American baseball player who played 17 seasons for the New York Yankees (d. 1941)
  • 1950 - Ann Wilson - American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was the lead singer of the rock group Heart
  • 1962 - Paula Abdul, American singer, dancer, actress and songwriter
  • 1964 - Laura Ingraham -American radio host, author, and political commentator
  • 1972 - Poppy Montgomery, Australian-American actress (Without a Trace, Unforgettable)

Famous Deaths

  • 1953 - Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1915)
  • 1953 - Julius Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1918)
  • 1991 - Jean Arthur, American actress and singer (b. 1900)
  • 2013 - Slim Whitman, American singer, songwriter (b. 1923)
  • 2017 - Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was detained in North Korea (b. 1994)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1886 - U.S. President William Taft marries Helen Herron 
  • 1942 - Actress Marilyn Monroe marries policeman James Dougherty
  • 1999 - Earl of Wessex Prince Edward married Sophie Rhys-Jones at Windsor Castle

Quote of the Day

Do What You Love!

Do What You Love!

Each one of us asks ourselves what do we want to do when we grow up. For some, the decision is easy, for others it is harder. You want to choose something that will pay decent and allow you to support yourself and your eventual family. Each of us spends so much time at work during our lifetime that it helps if you find something that you love to do and can make a living at that!

Even if you are in an unfulfilling job or career, try to find a way to work it where you find things that you enjoy. There is also no reason why you can't work to change careers when the circumstances allow. 

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

The month of June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!

Eating seasonal food requires creativity, the ability to cook, and an adventuresome spirit! The seasons of spring, summer, fall, and winter, form the never ending circle of life. Although the seasons change every three months, some things stay the same.

Find seasonal food tips that focus on produce, recipes, and cooking from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

The month of June is National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month!

Eating seasonal food requires creativity, the ability to cook, and an adventuresome spirit!

This Day in History

  • 1862 - The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in the U.S. territories
  • 1865 - Two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas are informed of their freedom.  The anniversary is celebrated as Juneteenth
  • 1910 - The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington
  • 1934 - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is established with the Communications Act of 1934
  • 1944 - The first day of the Battle of the Philippine Sea during World War II
  • 1961 - Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom
  • 1964 - The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved by the U.S. Senate after an 83 day filibuster
  • 1978 - The Garfield comic strip makes its debut
  • 1991 - The Soviet occupation of Hungary ends

This Day in Music

  • 1971 - Carole King's album Tapestry hits #1 in the U.S.
  • 2010 - California Gurls by Katy Perry hit #1
  • 2012 - The Idler Wheel is released by Fiona Apple as her fourth album

Carole King and James Taylor sing So Far Away from her Tapestry album!

This Day in Sports

  • 1955 - Mickey Mantle hits his his 100th career HR
  • 1973 - Willie Davis and Pete Rose both get career hit #2000
  • 1985 - Reggie Jackson hits his 513th HR and moves into 10th place for all time HR's
  • 1992 - Evander Holyfield beats Larry Holmes in 12 rounds to take the heavyweight boxing title

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Salad Dodger (noun)

1. (informal) An overweight person.

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