June 12 Holidays, Events & Observances

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June 12 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are June 12 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; June 12 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on June 12.

June 12 holidays and observances
June 12 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in June, international holidays in June 12, national days in June 12. Some major June 12 national day and International holidays list in June calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Meanwhile, there are literally thousands of holidays and special days throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of these popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore June 12 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of June 12 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have compiled the long list of observances on June 12, notable events, national days in June 12, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on June 12 globally.

Month of June

June is a summer month in the northern half of the world, and a winter month in the southern half. It is named after Juno, the goddess of youth.

Identified as a counterpart to the Greek Hera, Juno was an important and powerful ancient Italian deity who became the protector of Rome, wife of Jupiter, queen of gods, and goddess of marriage, childbirth, and fertility.

According to tradition, the birthstones for June are pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone, all representing health and longevity. The June birth flowers are the rose (Rosa) and the honeysuckle (Lonicera caprifolium).

Holidays in June

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word june refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

June has its share of celebrations and holidays. As you probably know, it’s the month we honor the fathers in our lives with Father’s Day on the third Sunday in June (June 20, 2021) and commemorate the emancipation of the last enslaved African Americans on Juneteenth (June 19). The month of June is Pride Month, a month-long observance in celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people—and the history, culture, and contributions of these people and their communities.

June 12 holidays and observances
June 12 Holidays and Observances

June 12 Holidays, National Day

June 12 is the 163rd day of the year (164th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 202 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 910 – Battle of Augsburg: The Hungarians defeat the East Frankish army under King Louis the Child, using the famous feigned retreat tactic of the nomadic warriors.
  • 1240 – At the instigation of Louis IX of France, an inter-faith debate, known as the Disputation of Paris, starts between a Christian monk and four rabbis.
  • 1381 – Peasants’ Revolt: In England, rebels assemble at Blackheath, just outside London.
  • 1418 – Armagnac–Burgundian Civil War: Parisians slaughter sympathizers of Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac, along with all prisoners, foreign bankers, and students and faculty of the College of Navarre.
  • 1429 – Hundred Years’ War: On the second day of the Battle of Jargeau, Joan of Arc leads the French army in their capture of the city and the English commander, William de la Pole, 1st Duke of Suffolk.
  • 1550 – The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.

1601–1900

  • 1643 – The Westminster Assembly is convened by the Parliament of England, without the assent of Charles I, in order to restructure the Church of England.
  • 1653 – First Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of the Gabbard begins, lasting until the following day.
  • 1665 – Thomas Willett is appointed the first mayor of New York City.
  • 1758 – French and Indian War: Siege of Louisbourg: James Wolfe’s attack at Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, commences.
  • 1772 – French explorer Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne and 25 of his men killed by Māori in New Zealand.
  • 1775 – American War of Independence: British general Thomas Gage declares martial law in Massachusetts. The British offer a pardon to all colonists who lay down their arms. There would be only two exceptions to the amnesty: Samuel Adams and John Hancock, if captured, were to be hanged.
  • 1776 – The Virginia Declaration of Rights is adopted.
  • 1798 – Irish Rebellion of 1798: Battle of Ballynahinch.
  • 1817 – The earliest form of bicycle, the dandy horse, is driven by Karl von Drais.
  • 1821 – Badi VII, king of Sennar, surrenders his throne and realm to Isma’il Pasha, general of the Ottoman Empire, ending the existence of that Sudanese kingdom.
  • 1830 – Beginning of the Invasion of Algiers: Thiry-four thousand French soldiers land 27 kilometers west of Algiers, at Sidi Ferruch.
  • 1864 – American Civil War, Overland Campaign: Battle of Cold Harbor: Ulysses S. Grant gives the Confederate forces under Robert E. Lee a victory when he pulls his Union troops from their position at Cold Harbor, Virginia and moves south.
  • 1898 – Philippine Declaration of Independence: General Emilio Aguinaldo declares the Philippines’ independence from Spain.
  • 1899 – New Richmond tornado: The eighth deadliest tornado in U.S. history kills 117 people and injures around 200.
  • 1900 – The Reichstag approves new legislation continuing Germany’s naval expansion program. It provides for construction of 38 battleships over a 20-year period. Germany’s fleet will be the largest in the world.

1901–present

  • 1914 – Massacre of Phocaea: Turkish irregulars slaughter 50 to 100 Greeks and expel thousands of others in an ethnic cleansing operation in the Ottoman Empire.
  • 1921 – Mikhail Tukhachevsky orders the use of chemical weapons against the Tambov Rebellion, bringing an end to the peasant uprising.
  • 1935 – A ceasefire is negotiated between Bolivia and Paraguay, ending the Chaco War.
  • 1938 – The Helsinki Olympic Stadium was inaugurated in Töölö, Helsinki, Finland.
  • 1939 – Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures’ Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
  • 1939 – The Baseball Hall of Fame opens in Cooperstown, New York.
  • 1940 – World War II: Thirteen thousand British and French troops surrender to Major General Erwin Rommel at Saint-Valery-en-Caux.
  • 1942 – Anne Frank receives a diary for her thirteenth birthday.
  • 1943 – The Holocaust: Germany liquidates the Jewish Ghetto in Brzeżany, Poland (now Berezhany, Ukraine). Around 1,180 Jews are led to the city’s old Jewish graveyard and shot.
  • 1944 – World War II: Operation Overlord: American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan, Normandy, France.
  • 1954 – Pope Pius XII canonises Dominic Savio, who was 14 years old at the time of his death, as a saint, making him at the time the youngest unmartyred saint in the Roman Catholic Church. In 2017, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, aged ten and nine at the time of their deaths, are declared saints.
  • 1963 – NAACP field secretary Medgar Evers is murdered in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi by Ku Klux Klan member Byron De La Beckwith during the civil rights movement.
  • 1963 – The film Cleopatra, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released in US theaters. It was the most expensive film made at the time.
  • 1964 – Anti-apartheid activist and ANC leader Nelson Mandela is sentenced to life in prison for sabotage in South Africa.
  • 1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
  • 1975 – India, Judge Jagmohanlal Sinha of the city of Allahabad ruled that India’s Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had used corrupt practices to win her seat in the Indian Parliament, and that she should be banned from holding any public office. Mrs. Gandhi sent word that she refused to resign.
  • 1979 – Bryan Allen wins the second Kremer prize for a man-powered flight across the English Channel in the Gossamer Albatross.
  • 1981 – The first of the Indiana Jones film franchise, Raiders of the Lost Ark, is released in theaters.
  • 1982 – Nuclear disarmament rally and concert, New York City.
  • 1987 – The Central African Republic’s former emperor Jean-Bédel Bokassa is sentenced to death for crimes he had committed during his 13-year rule.
  • 1987 – Cold War: At the Brandenburg Gate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.
  • 1988 – Austral Líneas Aéreas Flight 46, a McDonnell Douglas MD-81, crashes short of the runway at Libertador General José de San Martín Airport, killing all 22 people on board.
  • 1990 – Russia Day: The parliament of the Russian Federation formally declares its sovereignty.
  • 1991 – Russians first democratically elected Boris Yeltsin as the President of Russia.
  • 1991 – Kokkadichcholai massacre: The Sri Lankan Army massacres 152 minority Tamil civilians in the village of Kokkadichcholai near the eastern province town of Batticaloa.
  • 1993 – An election takes place in Nigeria and is won by Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola. Its results are later annulled by the military Government of Ibrahim Babangida.
  • 1997 – Queen Elizabeth II reopens the Globe Theatre in London.
  • 1999 – Kosovo War: Operation Joint Guardian begins when a NATO-led United Nations peacekeeping force (KFor) enters the province of Kosovo in Federal Republic of Yugoslavia.
  • 2009 – Analog television stations (excluding low-powered stations) switch to digital television following the DTV Delay Act.
  • 2009 – A disputed presidential election in Iran leads to wide-ranging local and international protests.
  • 2016 – Forty-nine civilians are killed and 58 others injured in an attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida; the gunman, Omar Mateen, is killed in a gunfight with police.
  • 2017 – American student Otto Warmbier returns home in a coma after spending 17 months in a North Korean prison and dies a week later.
  • 2018 – United States President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un of North Korea held the first meeting between leaders of their two countries in Singapore.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 950 – Reizei, Japanese emperor (d. 1011)
  • 1107 – Gao Zong, Chinese emperor (d. 1187)
  • 1161 – Constance, Duchess of Brittany (d. 1201)
  • 1519 – Cosimo I de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (d. 1574)
  • 1561 – Anna of Württemberg, German princess (d. 1616)
  • 1564 – John Casimir, Duke of Saxe-Coburg (d. 1633)
  • 1573 – Robert Radclyffe, 5th Earl of Sussex, soldier (d. 1629)
  • 1577 – Paul Guldin, Swiss astronomer and mathematician (d. 1643)
  • 1580 – Adriaen van Stalbemt, Flemish painter (d. 1662)

1601–1900

  • 1653 – Maria Amalia of Courland, Landgravine of Hesse-Kassel (d. 1711)
  • 1686 – Marie-Catherine Homassel Hecquet, French writer (d. 1764)
  • 1711 – Louis Legrand, French priest and theologian (d. 1780)
  • 1760 – Jean-Baptiste Louvet de Couvrai, French author, playwright, journalist, and politician (d. 1797)
  • 1771 – Patrick Gass, American sergeant (Lewis and Clark Expion) and author (d. 1870)
  • 1775 – Karl Freiherr von Müffling, Prussian field marshal (d. 1851)
  • 1777 – Robert Clark, American physician and politician (d. 1837)
  • 1795 – John Marston, American sailor (d. 1885)
  • 1798 – Samuel Cooper, American general (d. 1876)
  • 1800 – Samuel Wright Mardis, American politician (d. 1836)
  • 1802 – Harriet Martineau, English sociologist and author (d. 1876)
  • 1806 – John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (d. 1869)
  • 1807 – Ante Kuzmanić, Croatian physician and journalist (d. 1879)
  • 1812 – Edmond Hébert, French geologist and academic (d. 1890)
  • 1819 – Charles Kingsley, English priest, historian, and author (d. 1875)
  • 1827 – Johanna Spyri, Swiss author, best known for Heidi (d. 1901)
  • 1831 – Robert Herbert, English-Australian politician, 1st Premier of Queensland (d. 1905)
  • 1841 – Watson Fothergill, English architect, designed the Woodborough Road Baptist Church (d. 1928)
  • 1843 – David Gill, Scottish-English astronomer and author (d. 1914)
  • 1851 – Oliver Lodge, English physicist and academic (d. 1940)
  • 1857 – Maurice Perrault, Canadian architect, engineer, and politician, 15th Mayor of Longueuil (d. 1909)
  • 1858 – Harry Johnston, English botanist and explorer (d. 1927)
  • 1858 – Henry Scott Tuke, English painter and photographer (d. 1929)
  • 1861 – William Attewell, English cricketer and umpire (d. 1927)
  • 1864 – Frank Chapman, American ornithologist, photographer, and author (d. 1945)
  • 1877 – Thomas C. Hart, American admiral and politician (d. 1971)
  • 1883 – Fernand Gonder, French pole vaulter (d. 1969)
  • 1883 – Robert Lowie, Austrian-American anthropologist and academic (d. 1957)
  • 1888 – Zygmunt Janiszewski, Polish mathematician and academic (d. 1920)
  • 1890 – Egon Schiele, Austrian soldier and painter (d. 1918)
  • 1892 – Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (d. 1982)
  • 1895 – Eugénie Brazier, French chef (d. 1977)
  • 1897 – Anthony Eden, English soldier and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1977)
  • 1899 – Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
  • 1899 – Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1968)

1901–present

  • 1902 – Hendrik Elias, Belgian lawyer and politician, Mayor of Ghent (d. 1973)
  • 1905 – Ray Barbuti, American sprinter and football player (d. 1988)
  • 1906 – Sandro Penna, Italian poet (d. 1977)
  • 1908 – Alphonse Ouimet, Canadian broadcaster (d. 1988)
  • 1908 – Marina Semyonova, Russian ballerina and educator (d. 2010)
  • 1908 – Otto Skorzeny, German SS officer (d. 1975)
  • 1910 – Bill Naughton, Irish-English playwright and author (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – Bill Cowley, Canadian ice hockey player and coach (d. 1993)
  • 1912 – Carl Hovland, American psychologist and academic (d. 1961)
  • 1913 – Jean Victor Allard, Canadian general (d. 1996)
  • 1913 – Desmond Piers, Canadian admiral (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – William Lundigan, American actor (d. 1975)
  • 1914 – Go Seigen, Chinese-Japanese Go player (d. 2014)
  • 1915 – Priscilla Lane, American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1915 – Christopher Mayhew, English soldier and politician (d. 1997)
  • 1915 – David Rockefeller, American banker and businessman (d. 2017)
  • 1916 – Irwin Allen, American director and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1916 – Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (d. 2015)
  • 1918 – Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001)
  • 1918 – Georgia Louise Harris Brown, American architect (d. 1999)
  • 1918 – Christie Jayaratnam Eliezer, Sri Lankan-Australian mathematician and academic (d. 2001)
  • 1919 – Uta Hagen, German-American actress and educator (d. 2004)
  • 1920 – Dave Berg, American soldier and cartoonist (d. 2002)
  • 1920 – Peter Jones, English actor and screenwriter (d. 2000)
  • 1921 – Luis García Berlanga, Spanish director and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1921 – Christopher Derrick, English author, critic, and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1921 – James Archibald Houston, Canadian author and illustrator (d. 2005)
  • 1922 – Margherita Hack, Italian astrophysicist and author (d. 2013)
  • 1924 – George H. W. Bush, American lieutenant and politician, 41st President of the United States (d. 2018)
  • 1924 – Grete Dollitz, German-American guitarist and radio host (d. 2013)
  • 1928 – Vic Damone, American singer-songwriter and actor (d. 2018)
  • 1928 – Petros Molyviatis, Greek politician and diplomat, Greek Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 1928 – Richard M. Sherman, American composer and director
  • 1929 – Brigid Brophy, English author and critic (d. 1995)
  • 1929 – Anne Frank, German-Dutch diarist; victim of the Holocaust (d. 1945)
  • 1929 – Jameel Jalibi, Pakistani linguist and academic (d. 2019)
  • 1929 – John McCluskey, Baron McCluskey, Scottish lawyer, judge, and politician, Solicitor General for Scotland (d. 2017)
  • 1930 – Jim Burke, Australian cricketer (d. 1979)
  • 1930 – Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976)
  • 1930 – Innes Ireland, Scottish race car driver and engineer (d. 1993)
  • 1930 – Jim Nabors, American actor and singer (d. 2017)
  • 1931 – Trevanian, American author and scholar (d. 2005)
  • 1931 – Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005)
  • 1932 – Mimi Coertse, South African soprano and producer
  • 1932 – Mamo Wolde, Ethiopian runner (d. 2002)
  • 1933 – Eddie Adams, American photographer and journalist (d. 2004)
  • 1934 – John A. Alonzo, American actor and cinematographer (d. 2001)
  • 1934 – Kevin Billington, English director and producer
  • 1935 – Ian Craig, Australian cricketer (d. 2014)
  • 1935 – Paul Kennedy, English lawyer and judge
  • 1937 – Vladimir Arnold, Russian-French mathematician and academic (d. 2010)
  • 1937 – Klaus Basikow, German footballer and manager (d. 2015)
  • 1937 – Antal Festetics, Hungarian-Austrian biologist and zoologist
  • 1937 – Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – Jean-Marie Doré, Guinean lawyer and politician, 11th Prime Minister of Guinea (d. 2016)
  • 1938 – Tom Oliver, English-Australian actor
  • 1939 – Ron Lynch, Australian rugby league player and coach
  • 1939 – Frank McCloskey, American sergeant and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1940 – Jacques Brassard, Canadian educator and politician
  • 1941 – Marv Albert, American sportscaster
  • 1941 – Chick Corea, American pianist and composer (d. 2021)
  • 1941 – Roy Harper, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1941 – Reg Presley, English singer-songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician
  • 1942 – Len Barry, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1942 – Bert Sakmann, German physiologist and biologist, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1945 – Pat Jennings, Irish footballer and coach
  • 1946 – Michel Bergeron, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1946 – Bobby Gould, English footballer and manager
  • 1946 – Catherine Bréchignac, French physicist and academic
  • 1948 – Hans Binder, Austrian race car driver
  • 1948 – Herbert Meyer, German footballer
  • 1948 – Len Wein, American comic book writer and or (d. 2017)
  • 1949 – Jens Böhrnsen, German judge and politician
  • 1949 – Marc Tardif, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1949 – John Wetton, English singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer (d. 2017)
  • 1950 – Oğuz Abadan, Turkish singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1950 – Michael Fabricant, English politician
  • 1950 – Sonia Manzano, American actress of Puerto Rican descent, noted for playing Maria on Sesame Street
  • 1950 – Bun E. Carlos, American drummer
  • 1951 – Brad Delp, American musician and singer (d. 2007)
  • 1951 – Andranik Margaryan, Armenian engineer and politician, 10th Prime Minister of Armenia (d. 2007)
  • 1952 – Spencer Abraham, American academic and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy
  • 1952 – Junior Brown, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1952 – Pete Farndon, English bass player and songwriter (d. 1983)
  • 1953 – Rocky Burnette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1954 – Tim Razzall, Baron Razzall, English lawyer and politician
  • 1956 – Terry Alderman, Australian cricketer and sportscaster
  • 1957 – Timothy Busfield, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1957 – Javed Miandad, Pakistani cricketer and coach
  • 1958 – Merh Brooks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1959 – John Linnell, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1959 – Scott Thompson, Canadian actor and comedian
  • 1960 – Joe Kopicki, American basketball player and coach
  • 1962 – Jordan Peterson, Canadian psychologist, professor and cultural critic
  • 1963 – Philippe Bugalski, French race car driver (d. 2012)
  • 1963 – Warwick Capper, Australian footballer, coach, and actor
  • 1963 – Tim DeKay, American actor
  • 1963 – Jerry Lynn, American wrestler
  • 1964 – Derek Higgins, Irish race car driver
  • 1964 – Kent Jones, American journalist
  • 1964 – Paula Marshall, American actress
  • 1964 – Peter Such, Scottish-born, English cricketer
  • 1965 – Adrian Toole, Australian rugby league player
  • 1965 – Gwen Torrence, American sprinter
  • 1965 – Cathy Tyson, English actress
  • 1966 – Marc Glanville, Australian rugby league player
  • 1966 – Tom Misteli, Swiss cell biologist
  • 1967 – Aivar Kuusmaa, Estonian basketball player and coach
  • 1967 – Frances O’Connor, English-Australian actress
  • 1968 – Scott Aldred, American baseball player and coach
  • 1968 – Htay Kywe, Burmese activist
  • 1968 – Bobby Sheehan, American bass player and songwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1969 – Zsolt Daczi, Hungarian guitarist (d. 2007)
  • 1969 – Héctor Garza, Mexican wrestler (d. 2013)
  • 1969 – Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player
  • 1969 – Heinz-Christian Strache, Austrian politician
  • 1971 – Mark Henry, American weightlifter and wrestler
  • 1971 – Ryan Klesko, American baseball player
  • 1971 – Jérôme Romain, Caribbean-Dominican triple jumper and coach
  • 1973 – Jason Caffey, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Darryl White, Australian footballer
  • 1974 – Flávio Conceição, Brazilian footballer
  • 1974 – Hideki Matsui, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974 – Jason Mewes, American actor and producer
  • 1974 – Kerry Kittles, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Bryan Alvarez, American wrestler and journalist
  • 1975 – Stéphanie Szostak, French-American actress
  • 1976 – Antawn Jamison, American basketball player and sportscaster
  • 1976 – Ray Price, Zimbabwean cricketer
  • 1976 – Thomas Sørensen, Danish footballer
  • 1976 – Paul Stenning, English author
  • 1977 – Wade Redden, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1977 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Lewis Moody, English rugby player
  • 1979 – Dallas Clark, American football player
  • 1979 – Martine Dugrenier, Canadian wrestler
  • 1979 – Diego Milito, Argentine footballer
  • 1979 – Robyn, Swedish singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer
  • 1979 – Earl Watson, American basketball player and coach
  • 1980 – Marco Bortolami, Italian rugby player
  • 1980 – Larry Foote, American football player
  • 1981 – Raitis Grafs, Latvian basketball player
  • 1981 – Adriana Lima, Brazilian model and actress
  • 1982 – Ben Blackwell, American drummer
  • 1982 – Diem Brown, German-American journalist and activist (d. 2014)
  • 1982 – Jason David, American football player
  • 1982 – Shailaja Pujari, Indian weightlifter
  • 1982 – James Tomlinson, English cricketer
  • 1983 – Bryan Habana, South African rugby player
  • 1983 – Alexander Pipa, German rugby player
  • 1983 – Christine Sinclair, Canadian soccer player
  • 1984 – James Kwalia, Kenyan-Qatari runner
  • 1984 – Bruno Soriano, Spanish footballer
  • 1985 – Blake Ross, American computer programmer, co-created Mozilla Firefox
  • 1985 – Sam Thaiday, Australian rugby league player
  • 1985 – Kendra Wilkinson, American model, actress, and author
  • 1986 – Salim Mehajer, Australian politician
  • 1988 – Eren Derdiyok, Swiss footballer
  • 1988 – Mauricio Isla, Chilean footballer
  • 1989 – Emma Eliasson, Swedish ice hockey player
  • 1989 – Ibrahim Jeilan, Ethiopian runner
  • 1990 – Jrue Holiday, American basketball player
  • 1990 – David Worrall, English footballer
  • 1992 – Philippe Coutinho, Brazilian footballer
  • 1996 – Shonica Wharton, Barbadian netball player
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Deaths

  • 796 – Hisham I, Muslim emir (b. 757)
  • 816 – Pope Leo III (b. 750)
  • 918 – Æthelflæd, Mercian daughter of Alfred the Great (b. 870)
  • 1020 – Lyfing, English archbishop (b. 999)
  • 1036 – Tedald, Italian bishop (b. 990)
  • 1144 – Al-Zamakhshari, Persian theologian (b. 1075)
  • 1152 – Henry of Scotland, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (b. 1114)
  • 1266 – Henry II, Prince of Anhalt-Aschersleben (b. 1215)
  • 1294 – John I of Brienne, Count of Eu
  • 1418 – Bernard VII, Count of Armagnac (b. 1360)
  • 1435 – John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel, English commander (b. 1408)
  • 1478 – Ludovico III Gonzaga, Marquis of Mantua (b. 1412)
  • 1524 – Diego Velázquez de Cuéllar, Spanish conquistador (b. 1465)
  • 1560 – Ii Naomori, Japanese warrior (b. 1506)
  • 1560 – Imagawa Yoshimoto, Japanese daimyō (b. 1519)
  • 1565 – Adrianus Turnebus, French philologist and scholar (b. 1512)
  • 1567 – Richard Rich, 1st Baron Rich, English politician, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1490)
  • 1647 – Thomas Farnaby, English scholar and educator (b. 1575)
  • 1668 – Charles Berkeley, 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge, English politician (b. 1599)
  • 1675 – Charles Emmanuel II, Duke of Savoy (b. 1634)
  • 1734 – James FitzJames, 1st Duke of Berwick, French-English general and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire (b. 1670)
  • 1758 – Prince Augustus William of Prussia (b. 1722)
  • 1772 – Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (b. 1724)
  • 1778 – Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (b. 1716)
  • 1816 – Pierre Augereau, French general (b. 1757)
  • 1818 – Egwale Seyon, Ethiopian emperor
  • 1841 – Konstantinos Nikolopoulos, Greek composer, archaeologist, and philologist (b. 1786)
  • 1900 – Lucretia Peabody Hale, American journalist and author (b. 1820)
  • 1904 – Camille of Renesse-Breidbach (b. 1836)
  • 1912 – Frédéric Passy, French economist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1822)
  • 1917 – Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (b. 1853)
  • 1932 – Theo Heemskerk, Dutch lawyer and politician, Prime Minister of the Netherlands (b. 1852)
  • 1937 – Mikhail Tukhachevsky, Russian general (b. 1893)
  • 1944 – Erich Marcks, German general (b. 1891)
  • 1946 – Médéric Martin, Canadian politician, mayor of Montreal (b. 1869)
  • 1952 – Harry Lawson, Australian politician, 27th Premier of Victoria (b. 1875)
  • 1957 – Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (The Dorsey Brothers and The California Ramblers) (b. 1904)
  • 1962 – John Ireland, English composer and educator (b. 1879)
  • 1963 – Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (b. 1925)
  • 1966 – Hermann Scherchen, German viola player and conductor (b. 1891)
  • 1968 – Herbert Read, English poet and critic (b. 1893)
  • 1969 – Aleksandr Deyneka, Ukrainian-Russian painter and sculptor (b. 1899)
  • 1972 – Edmund Wilson, American critic, essayist, and or (b. 1895)
  • 1972 – Dinanath Gopal Tendulkar, Indian writer and documentary filmmaker (b. 1909)
  • 1976 – Gopinath Kaviraj, Indian philosopher and scholar (b. 1887)
  • 1978 – Guo Moruo, Chinese historian, author, and poet (b. 1892)
  • 1978 – Georg Siimenson, Estonian footballer (b. 1912)
  • 1980 – Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded the Butlins Company (b. 1899)
  • 1980 – Masayoshi Ōhira, Japanese politician, 68th Prime minister of Japan (b. 1910)
  • 1980 – Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
  • 1982 – Ian McKay, English sergeant, Victoria Cross recipient (b. 1953)
  • 1982 – Karl von Frisch, Austrian-German ethologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1886)
  • 1983 – Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
  • 1989 – Bruce Hamilton, Australian public servant (b. 1911)
  • 1990 – Terence O’Neill, Baron O’Neill of the Maine, English captain and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Northern Ireland (b. 1914)
  • 1993 – Monte Melkonian, Armenian-American revolutionary and military commander (b. 1957)
  • 1994 – Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Russian-American rabbi and author (b. 1902)
  • 1994 – Nicole Brown Simpson, ex-wife of O. J. Simpson (b. 1959) and Ron Goldman, restaurant employee (b. 1968)
  • 1995 – Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Italian pianist (b. 1920)
  • 1995 – Pierre Russell, American basketball player (b. 1949)
  • 1997 – Bulat Okudzhava, Russian singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1924)
  • 1998 – Leo Buscaglia, American author and educator (b. 1924)
  • 1998 – Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
  • 1999 – J. F. Powers, American novelist and short story writer (b. 1917)
  • 2000 – Purushottam Laxman Deshpande, Indian actor, director, and producer (b. 1919)
  • 2002 – Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Limited (b. 1922)
  • 2002 – Zena Sutherland, American reviewer of children’s literature (b. 1915)
  • 2003 – Gregory Peck, American actor and political activist (b. 1916)
  • 2005 – Scott Young, Canadian journalist and author (b. 1918)
  • 2006 – Nicky Barr, Australian rugby player and fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • 2006 – György Ligeti, Romanian-Hungarian composer and educator (b. 1923)
  • 2006 – Kenneth Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • 2008 – Miroslav Dvořák, Czech ice hockey player (b. 1951)
  • 2008 – Derek Tapscott, Welsh footballer and manager (b. 1932)
  • 2010 – Al Williamson, American illustrator (b. 1931)
  • 2011 – René Audet, Canadian bishop (b. 1920)
  • 2011 – Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
  • 2012 – Hector Bianciotti, Argentinian-French journalist and author (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Margarete Mitscherlich-Nielsen, Danish-German psychoanalyst and author (b. 1917)
  • 2012 – Medin Zhega, Albanian footballer and manager (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Elinor Ostrom, American political scientist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)
  • 2012 – Pahiño, Spanish footballer (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Frank Walker, Australian judge and politician, 41st Attorney General of New South Wales (b. 1942)
  • 2013 – Teresita Barajuen, Spanish nun (b. 1908)
  • 2014 – Nabil Hemani, Algerian footballer (b. 1979)
  • 2014 – Dan Jacobson, South African-English author and critic (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – Frank Schirrmacher, German journalist (b. 1959)
  • 2015 – Fernando Brant, Brazilian journalist, poet, and composer (b. 1946)
  • 2018 – Jon Hiseman, English drummer (b. 1944)
  • 2019 – Sylvia Miles, American actress (b. 1924)
Dont Miss!   June 1 Holidays, Events & Observances

Holidays and observances

  • Chaco Armistice Day (Paraguay)
  • Christian feast day:
    • 108 Martyrs of World War II
    • Basilides, Cyrinus, Nabor and Nazarius
    • Blessed Hildegard Burjan
    • Enmegahbowh (Episcopal Church)
    • Eskil
    • First Ecumenical Council (Lutheran)
    • Gaspar Bertoni
    • John of Sahagún
    • Onuphrius
    • Pope Leo III
    • Ternan
    • June 12 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Dia dos Namorados (Brazil)
  • Helsinki Day (Finland)
  • Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Philippines from Spain in 1898.
  • June 12 Commemoration (Lagos State)
  • Loving Day (United States)
  • Russia Day (Russia)
  • World Day Against Child Labour, and its related observances:
  • The New York Times: On This Day

June 12 National Days, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of June (June 12 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic June 12 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more June events, June holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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