June 19 Holidays, Events & Observances

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June 19 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are June 19 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; June 19 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on June 19.

June 19 holidays and observances
June 19 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in June, international holidays in June 19, national days in June 19. Some major June 19 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 19 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of June 19 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 19, notable events, national days in June 19, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on June 19 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 19 holidays and observances
June 19 Holidays and Observances

June 19 Holidays, National Day

June 19 is the 170th day of the year (171st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 195 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 325 – The original Nicene Creed is adopted at the First Council of Nicaea.
  • 1179 – The Battle of Kalvskinnet takes place outside Nidaros (now Trondheim), Norway. Earl Erling Skakke is killed, and the battle changes the tide of the civil wars.
  • 1306 – The Earl of Pembroke’s army defeats Bruce’s Scottish army at the Battle of Methven.
  • 1586 – English colonists leave Roanoke Island, after failing to establish England’s first permanent settlement in North America.

1601–1900

  • 1770 – New Church Day: Emanuel Swedenborg writes: “The Lord sent forth His twelve disciples, who followed Him in the world into the whole spiritual world to preach the Gospel that the Lord God Jesus Christ reigns. This took place on the 19th day of June, in the year 1770.”
  • 1800 – War of the Second Coalition Battle of Höchstädt results in a French victory over Austria.
  • 1816 – Battle of Seven Oaks between North West Company and Hudson’s Bay Company, near Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
  • 1821 – Decisive defeat of the Filiki Eteria by the Ottomans at Drăgășani (in Wallachia).
  • 1846 – The first officially recorded, organized baseball game is played under Alexander Cartwright’s rules on Hoboken, New Jersey’s Elysian Fields with the New York Base Ball Club defeating the Knickerbockers 23–1. Cartwright umpired.
  • 1850 – Princess Louise of the Netherlands marries Crown Prince Karl of Sweden–Norway.
  • 1862 – The U.S. Congress prohibits slavery in United States territories, nullifying Dred Scott v. Sandford.
  • 1865 – Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary was officially celebrated in Texas and other states as Juneteenth. On June 17, 2021, Juneteenth officially became a federal holiday in the United States.
  • 1867 – Maximilian I of the Second Mexican Empire is executed by a firing squad in Querétaro, Querétaro.
  • 1875 – The Herzegovinian rebellion against the Ottoman Empire begins.

1901–present

  • 1903 – Benito Mussolini, at the time a radical Socialist, is arrested by Bern police for advocating a violent general strike.
  • 1910 – The first Father’s Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.
  • 1913 – Natives Land Act, 1913 in South Africa implemented.
  • 1921 – The village of Knockcroghery, Ireland, was burned by British forces.
  • 1934 – The Communications Act of 1934 establishes the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
  • 1943 – The Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL merge for one season due to player shortages caused by World War II.
  • 1953 – Cold War: Julius and Ethel Rosenberg are executed at Sing Sing, in New York.
  • 1960 – The first NASCAR race was held at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
  • 1961 – Kuwait declares independence from the United Kingdom.
  • 1964 – The Civil Rights Act of 1964 is approved after surviving an 83-day filibuster in the United States Senate.
  • 1965 – Nguyễn Cao Kỳ becomes Prime Minister of South Vietnam at the head of a military junta; General Nguyễn Văn Thiệu becomes the figurehead chief of state.
  • 1985 – Members of the Revolutionary Party of Central American Workers, dressed as Salvadoran soldiers, attack the Zona Rosa area of San Salvador.
  • 1987 – Basque separatist group ETA commits one of its most violent attacks, in which a bomb is set off in a supermarket, Hipercor, killing 21 and injuring 45.
  • 1988 – Pope John Paul II canonizes 117 Vietnamese Martyrs.
  • 1990 – The current international law defending indigenous peoples, Indigenous and Tribal Peoples Convention, 1989, is ratified for the first time by Norway.
  • 1990 – The Communist Party of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic is founded in Moscow.
  • 1991 – The last Soviet army units in Hungary are withdrawn.
  • 2005 – Following a series of Michelin tire failures during the United States Grand Prix weekend at Indianapolis, and without an agreement being reached, 14 cars from seven teams in Michelin tires withdrew after completing the formation lap, leaving only six cars from three teams on Bridgestone tires to race.
  • 2007 – The al-Khilani Mosque bombing in Baghdad leaves 78 people dead and another 218 injured.
  • 2009 – Mass riots involving over 10,000 people and 10,000 police officers break out in Shishou, China, over the dubious circumstances surrounding the death of a local chef.
  • 2009 – War in North-West Pakistan: The Pakistani Armed Forces open Operation Rah-e-Nijat against the Taliban and other Islamist rebels in the South Waziristan area of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.
  • 2012 – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange requested asylum in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy for fear of extradition to the US after publication of previously classified documents including footage of civilian killings by the US army.
  • 2018 – The 10,000,000th United States Patent is issued.
  • 2018 – Antwon Rose II was fatally shot in East Pittsburgh by East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld after being involved in a near-fatal drive-by shooting.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1301 – Prince Morikuni, shōgun of Japan (d. 1333)
  • 1417 – Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, lord of Rimini (d. 1468)
  • 1566 – James VI and I of the United Kingdom (d. 1625)
  • 1590 – Philip Bell, British colonial governor (d. 1678)
  • 1595 – Hargobind, sixth Sikh guru (d. 1644)
  • 1598 – Gilbert Sheldon, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 1677)

1601–1900

  • 1606 – James Hamilton, 1st Duke of Hamilton, Scottish soldier and politician, Lord Chancellor of Scotland (d. 1649)
  • 1623 – Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and physicist (d. 1662)
  • 1633 – Philipp van Limborch, Dutch author and theologian (d. 1712)
  • 1701 – François Rebel, French violinist and composer (d. 1775)
  • 1731 – Joaquim Machado de Castro, Portuguese sculptor (d. 1822)
  • 1764 – José Gervasio Artigas, Uruguayan general and politician (d. 1850)
  • 1771 – Joseph Diaz Gergonne, French mathematician and philosopher (d. 1859)
  • 1776 – Francis Johnson, American lawyer and politician (d. 1842)
  • 1783 – Friedrich Sertürner, German chemist and pharmacist (d. 1841)
  • 1793 – Joseph Earl Sheffield, American businessman and philanthropist (d. 1882)
  • 1795 – James Braid, Scottish-English surgeon (d. 1860)
  • 1797 – Hamilton Hume, Australian explorer (d. 1873)
  • 1815 – Cornelius Krieghoff, Dutch-Canadian painter (d. 1872)
  • 1816 – William H. Webb, American shipbuilder and philanthropist, founded the Webb Institute (d. 1899)
  • 1833 – Mary Tenney Gray, American orial writer, club-woman, philanthropist, and suffragette (d. 1904)
  • 1834 – Charles Spurgeon, English pastor and author (d. 1892)
  • 1840 – Georg Karl Maria Seidlitz, German entomologist and academic (d. 1917)
  • 1843 – Mary Sibbet Copley, American philanthropist (d. 1929)
  • 1845 – Cléophas Beausoleil, Canadian journalist and politician (d. 1904)
  • 1846 – Antonio Abetti, Italian astronomer and academic (d. 1928)
  • 1850 – David Jayne Hill, American historian and politician, 24th United States Assistant Secretary of State (d. 1932)
  • 1851 – Billy Midwinter, English-Australian cricketer (d. 1890)
  • 1851 – Silvanus P. Thompson, English physicist, engineer, and academic (d. 1916)
  • 1854 – Alfredo Catalani, Italian composer and academic (d. 1893)
  • 1854 – Hjalmar Mellin, Finnish mathematician and theorist (d. 1933)
  • 1855 – George F. Roesch, American lawyer and politician (d. 1917)
  • 1858 – Sam Walter Foss, American poet and librarian (d. 1911)
  • 1861 – Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Scottish-English field marshal (d. 1928)
  • 1861 – Émile Haug, French geologist and paleontologist (d. 1927)
  • 1861 – José Rizal, Filipino journalist, author, and poet (d. 1896)
  • 1865 – May Whitty, English actress (d. 1948)
  • 1871 – Alajos Szokolyi, Hungarian hurdler, jumper, and physician (d. 1932)
  • 1872 – Theodore Payne, English-American gardener and botanist (d. 1963)
  • 1874 – Peder Oluf Pedersen, Danish physicist and engineer (d. 1941)
  • 1876 – Nigel Gresley, Scottish-English engineer (d. 1941)
  • 1877 – Charles Coburn, American actor (d. 1961)
  • 1881 – Maginel Wright Enright, American illustrator (d. 1966)
  • 1883 – Gladys Mills Phipps, American horse breeder (d. 1970)
  • 1884 – Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes, French painter and historian (d. 1974)
  • 1886 – Finley Hamilton, American lawyer and politician (d. 1940)
  • 1888 – Arthur Massey Berry, Canadian soldier and pilot (d. 1970)
  • 1891 – John Heartfield, German photographer and activist (d. 1968)
  • 1896 – Rajani Palme Dutt, English journalist and politician (d. 1974)
  • 1896 – Wallis Simpson, American wife of Edward VIII (d. 1986)
  • 1897 – Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, English chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1967)
  • 1897 – Moe Howard, American comedian (d. 1975)

1901–present

  • 1902 – Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American violinist and bandleader (d. 1977)
  • 1903 – Mary Callery, American-French sculptor and academic (d. 1977)
  • 1903 – Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (d. 1941)
  • 1903 – Wally Hammond, English cricketer and coach (d. 1965)
  • 1903 – Hans Litten, German lawyer (d. 1938)
  • 1905 – Mildred Natwick, American actress (d. 1994)
  • 1906 – Ernst Boris Chain, German-Irish biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1979)
  • 1906 – Knut Kroon, Swedish footballer (d. 1975)
  • 1906 – Walter Rauff, German SS officer (d. 1984)
  • 1907 – Clarence Wiseman, Canadian 10th General of the Salvation Army (d. 1985)
  • 1909 – Osamu Dazai, Japanese author (d. 1948)
  • 1909 – Rūdolfs Jurciņš, Latvian basketball player (d. 1948)
  • 1910 – Sydney Allard, English race car driver, founded the Allard Company (d. 1966)
  • 1910 – Paul Flory, American chemist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1985)
  • 1910 – Abe Fortas, American lawyer and jurist (d. 1982)
  • 1912 – Don Gutteridge, American baseball player and manager (d. 2008)
  • 1912 – Virginia MacWatters, American soprano and actress (d. 2005)
  • 1913 – Helene Madison, American swimmer (d. 1970)
  • 1914 – Alan Cranston, American journalist and politician (d. 2000)
  • 1914 – Lester Flatt, American bluegrass singer-songwriter, guitarist, and mandolin player (d. 1979)
  • 1915 – Pat Buttram, American actor (d. 1994)
  • 1915 – Julius Schwartz, American publisher and agent (d. 2004)
  • 1917 – Joshua Nkomo, Zimbabwean guerrilla leader and politician, Vice President of Zimbabwe (d. 1999)
  • 1919 – Pauline Kael, American film critic (d. 2001)
  • 1920 – Yves Robert, French actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1921 – Louis Jourdan, French-American actor and singer (d. 2015)
  • 1922 – Aage Bohr, Danish physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2009)
  • 1922 – Marilyn P. Johnson, American educator and diplomat, 8th United States Ambassador to Togo
  • 1923 – Bob Hank, Australian footballer and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Erna Schneider Hoover, American mathematician and inventor
  • 1927 – Luciano Benjamín Menéndez, Argentine general and human rights violator (d. 2018)
  • 1928 – Tommy DeVito, American singer and guitarist (d. 2020)
  • 1928 – Nancy Marchand, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1930 – Gena Rowlands, American actress
  • 1932 – Pier Angeli, Italian actress (d. 1971)
  • 1932 – José Sanchis Grau, Spanish author and illustrator (d. 2011)
  • 1932 – Marisa Pavan, Italian actress
  • 1933 – Viktor Patsayev, Kazakh engineer and astronaut (d. 1971)
  • 1934 – Gérard Latortue, Haitian politician, 12th Prime Minister of Haiti
  • 1936 – Marisa Galvany, American soprano and actress
  • 1937 – André Glucksmann, French philosopher and author (d. 2015)
  • 1938 – Wahoo McDaniel, American football player and wrestler (d. 2002)
  • 1939 – Bernd Hoss, German footballer and manager (d. 2016)
  • 1939 – John F. MacArthur, American minister and theologian
  • 1941 – Václav Klaus, Czech economist and politician, 2nd President of the Czech Republic
  • 1942 – Merata Mita, New Zealand director and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1944 – Chico Buarque, Brazilian singer, composer, writer and poet
  • 1945 – Radovan Karadžić, Serbian-Bosnian politician and convicted war criminal, 1st President of Republika Srpska
  • 1945 – Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese politician, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1945 – Tobias Wolff, American short story writer, memoirist, and novelist
  • 1946 – Jimmy Greenhoff, English footballer and manager
  • 1947 – Salman Rushdie, Indian-English novelist and essayist
  • 1947 – John Ralston Saul, Canadian philosopher and author
  • 1948 – Nick Drake, English singer-songwriter (d. 1974)
  • 1948 – Phylicia Rashad, American actress
  • 1950 – Neil Asher Silberman, American archaeologist and historian
  • 1950 – Ann Wilson, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1951 – Ayman al-Zawahiri, Egyptian terrorist
  • 1951 – Francesco Moser, Italian cyclist
  • 1952 – Bob Ainsworth, English politician, Secretary of State for Defence
  • 1954 – Mike O’Brien, English lawyer and politician, Solicitor General for England and Wales
  • 1954 – Lou Pearlman, American music producer and fraudster (d. 2016)
  • 1954 – Kathleen Turner, American actress
  • 1954 – Richard Wilkins, New Zealand-Australian journalist and television presenter
  • 1955 – Mary O’Connor, New Zealand runner
  • 1955 – Mary Schapiro, American lawyer and politician
  • 1957 – Anna Lindh, Swedish politician, 39th Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 2003)
  • 1957 – Jean Rabe, American journalist and author
  • 1958 – Sergei Makarov, Russian-American ice hockey player and coach
  • 1959 – Mark DeBarge, American singer-songwriter and trumpet player
  • 1959 – Christian Wulff, German lawyer and politician, 10th President of Germany
  • 1960 – Andrew Dilnot, English economist and academic
  • 1960 – Johnny Gray, American runner and coach
  • 1960 – Luke Morley, English guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1960 – Patti Rizzo, American golfer
  • 1962 – Paula Abdul, American singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, and presenter
  • 1962 – Jeremy Bates, English tennis player
  • 1962 – Ashish Vidyarthi, Indian actor
  • 1963 – Laura Ingraham, American radio host and author
  • 1963 – Margarita Ponomaryova, Russian hurdler
  • 1963 – Rory Underwood, English rugby player, lieutenant, and pilot
  • 1964 – Brent Goulet, American soccer player and manager
  • 1964 – Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and former Mayor of London
  • 1964 – Brian Vander Ark, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1965 – Sabine Braun, German heptathlete
  • 1965 – Sadie Frost, English actress and producer
  • 1966 – Michalis Romanidis, Greek basketball player
  • 1967 – Bjørn Dæhlie, Norwegian skier and businessman
  • 1968 – Alastair Lynch, Australian footballer and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Timothy Morton, American philosopher and academic
  • 1968 – Kimberly Anne “Kim” Walker, American film and television actress (d. 2001)
  • 1970 – Rahul Gandhi, Indian politician
  • 1970 – Quincy Watts, American sprinter and football player
  • 1970 – Brian Welch, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1971 – José Emilio Amavisca, Spanish footballer
  • 1971 – Chris Armstrong, English footballer
  • 1972 – Jean Dujardin, French actor
  • 1972 – Ilya Markov, Russian race walker
  • 1972 – Brian McBride, American soccer player and coach
  • 1972 – Robin Tunney, American actress
  • 1973 – Jahine Arnold, American football player
  • 1973 – Yuko Nakazawa, Japanese singer
  • 1973 – Yasuhiko Yabuta, Japanese baseball player
  • 1974 – Doug Mientkiewicz, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1974 – Mustaque Ahmed Ruhi, Bangladeshi member of parliament
  • 1975 – Hugh Dancy, English actor and model
  • 1975 – Anthony Parker, American basketball player
  • 1976 – Anar Baghirov, Azerbaijani lawyer
  • 1976 – Dennis Crowley, American businessman, co-founded Foursquare
  • 1976 – Bryan Hughes, English footballer and manager
  • 1976 – Anita Wilson, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1978 – Dirk Nowitzki, German basketball player
  • 1978 – Zoe Saldana, American actress
  • 1978 – Claudio Vargas, Dominican baseball player
  • 1979 – José Kléberson, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 – Jean Carroll, Irish cricketer
  • 1980 – Dan Ellis, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1980 – Robbie Neilson, Scottish footballer and manager
  • 1980 – Nuno Santos, Portuguese footballer
  • 1981 – Mohammed Al-Khuwalidi, Saudi Arabian long jumper
  • 1981 – Moss Burmester, New Zealand swimmer
  • 1982 – Alexander Frolov, Russian ice hockey player
  • 1982 – Chris Vermeulen, Australian motorcycle racer
  • 1983 – Macklemore, American rapper
  • 1983 – Aidan Turner, Irish actor
  • 1984 – Paul Dano, American actor
  • 1984 – Wieke Dijkstra, Dutch field hockey player
  • 1984 – Andri Eleftheriou, Cypriot sport shooter
  • 1985 – Ai Miyazato, Japanese golfer
  • 1985 – José Ernesto Sosa, Argentinian footballer
  • 1985 – Dire Tune, Ethiopian runner
  • 1986 – Aoiyama Kōsuke, Bulgarian sumo wrestler
  • 1986 – Lázaro Borges, Cuban pole vaulter
  • 1986 – Diego Hypólito, Brazilian gymnast
  • 1986 – Marvin Williams, American basketball player
  • 1987 – Rashard Mendenhall, American football player
  • 1988 – Jacob deGrom, American baseball player
  • 1990 – Moa Hjelmer, Swedish sprinter
  • 1990 – Xavier Rhodes, American football player
  • 1992 – Keaton Jennings, South African-English cricketer
  • 1992 – C. J. Mosley, American football player
  • 1993 – Olajide Olatunji, English YouTuber
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 404 – Huan Xuan, Jin-dynasty warlord and emperor of Huan Chu (b. 369)
  • 626 – Soga no Umako, Japanese son of Soga no Iname (b. 551)
  • 930 – Xiao Qing, chancellor of Later Liang (b. 862)
  • 1027 – Romuald, Italian mystic and saint (b. 951)
  • 1185 – Taira no Munemori, Japanese soldier (b. 1147)
  • 1282 – Eleanor de Montfort, Welsh princess (b. 1252)
  • 1312 – Piers Gaveston, 1st Earl of Cornwall, English politician (b. 1284)
  • 1341 – Juliana Falconieri, Italian nun and saint (b. 1270)
  • 1364 – Elisenda of Montcada, queen consort and regent of Aragon (b. 1292)
  • 1504 – Bernhard Walther, German astronomer and humanist (b. 1430)
  • 1542 – Leo Jud, Swiss theologian and reformer (b. 1482)
  • 1545 – Abraomas Kulvietis, Lithuanian-Russian lawyer and jurist (b. 1509)
  • 1567 – Anna of Brandenburg, Duchess of Mecklenburg (b. 1507)
  • 1584 – Francis, Duke of Anjou (b. 1555)

1601–1900

  • 1608 – Alberico Gentili, Italian lawyer and jurist (b. 1551)
  • 1650 – Matthäus Merian, Swiss-German engraver and publisher (b. 1593)
  • 1747 – Alessandro Marcello, Italian composer and educator (b. 1669)
  • 1747 – Nader Shah, Persian leader (b. 1688)
  • 1762 – Johann Ernst Eberlin, German organist and composer (b. 1702)
  • 1768 – Benjamin Tasker Sr., American soldier and politician, 10th Colonial Governor of Maryland (b. 1690)
  • 1786 – Nathanael Greene, American general (b. 1742)
  • 1805 – Louis-Jean-François Lagrenée, French painter and educator (b. 1724)
  • 1820 – Joseph Banks, English botanist and author (b. 1743)
  • 1844 – Étienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, French zoologist and biologist (b. 1772)
  • 1864 – Richard Heales, English-Australian politician, 4th Premier of Victoria (b. 1822)
  • 1864 – Sarah Rosetta Wakeman, American soldier (b. 1843)
  • 1865 – Evangelos Zappas, Greek-Romanian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1800)
  • 1867 – Miguel Miramón, Unconstitutional president of Mexico, 1859-1860 (b. 1832)
  • 1867 – Maximilian I of Mexico (b. 1832)
  • 1874 – Ferdinand Stoliczka, Moravian palaeontologist and ornithologist (b. 1838)
  • 1884 – Juan Bautista Alberdi, Argentinian-French politician and diplomat (b. 1810)
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1901–present

  • 1903 – Herbert Vaughan, English cardinal (b. 1832)
  • 1918 – Francesco Baracca, Italian fighter pilot (b. 1888)
  • 1921 – Ramón López Velarde, Mexican poet and author (b. 1888)
  • 1922 – Hitachiyama Taniemon, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 19th Yokozuna (b. 1874)
  • 1932 – Sol Plaatje, South African journalist and activist (b. 1876)
  • 1937 – J. M. Barrie, Scottish novelist and playwright (b. 1860)
  • 1939 – Grace Abbott, American social worker and activist (b. 1878)
  • 1940 – Maurice Jaubert, French composer and conductor (b. 1900)
  • 1941 – C. V. Hartman, Swiss botanist and anthropologist (b. 1862)
  • 1941 – Otto Hirsch, German jurist and politician (b. 1885)
  • 1949 – Syed Zafarul Hasan, Indian philosopher and academic (b. 1885)
  • 1951 – Angelos Sikelianos, Greek poet and playwright (b. 1884)
  • 1953 – Ethel Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1915)
  • 1953 – Julius Rosenberg, American spy (b. 1918)
  • 1956 – Thomas J. Watson, American businessman (b. 1874)
  • 1962 – Frank Borzage, American film director and actor (b. 1894)
  • 1966 – Ed Wynn, American actor and comedian (b. 1886)
  • 1968 – James Joseph Sweeney, American bishop (b. 1898)
  • 1975 – Sam Giancana, American mob boss (b. 1908)
  • 1977 – Ali Shariati, Iranian sociologist and philosopher (b. 1933)
  • 1979 – Paul Popenoe, American explorer and scholar, founded Relationship counseling (b. 1888)
  • 1981 – Anya Phillips, Chinese-American band manager (b. 1955)
  • 1984 – Lee Krasner, American painter and educator (b. 1908)
  • 1986 – Len Bias, American basketball player (b. 1963)
  • 1987 – Margaret Carver Leighton, American author (b. 1896)
  • 1988 – Fernand Seguin, Canadian biochemist and academic (b. 1922)
  • 1988 – Gladys Spellman, American lawyer and politician (b. 1918)
  • 1989 – Betti Alver, Estonian author and poet (b. 1906)
  • 1990 – George Addes, American trade union leader, co-founded United Automobile Workers (b. 1911)
  • 1990 – Isobel Andrews, New Zealand writer (b. 1905)
  • 1991 – Jean Arthur, American actress (b. 1900)
  • 1993 – William Golding, British novelist, playwright, and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1911)
  • 1995 – Peter Townsend, Burmese-English captain and pilot (b. 1914)
  • 2001 – Stanley Mosk, American lawyer, jurist, and politician (b. 1912)
  • 2001 – John Heyer, Australian director and producer (b. 1916)
  • 2004 – Clayton Kirkpatrick, journalist and newspaper or (b. 1915)
  • 2007 – Antonio Aguilar, Mexican singer-songwriter, actor, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1919)
  • 2007 – Alberto Mijangos, Mexican-American painter and educator (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Terry Hoeppner, American football player and coach (b. 1947)
  • 2007 – Ze’ev Schiff, Israeli journalist and author (b. 1932)
  • 2008 – Barun Sengupta, Bengali journalist, founded Bartaman (b. 1934)
  • 2009 – Tomoji Tanabe, Japanese engineer and surveyor (b. 1895)
  • 2010 – Manute Bol, Sudanese-American basketball player and activist (b. 1962)
  • 2010 – Anthony Quinton, Baron Quinton, English philosopher and academic (b. 1925)
  • 2010 – Carlos Monsiváis, Mexican writer, journalist and political activist (b. 1938)
  • 2012 – Norbert Tiemann, American soldier and politician, 32nd Governor of Nebraska (b. 1924)
  • 2013 – Vince Flynn, American author (b. 1966)
  • 2013 – James Gandolfini, American actor and producer (b. 1961)
  • 2013 – Gyula Horn, Hungarian politician, 37th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1932)
  • 2013 – Dave Jennings, American football player and sportscaster (b. 1952)
  • 2013 – Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter and pianist (b. 1965)
  • 2013 – Slim Whitman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1923)
  • 2014 – Oskar-Hubert Dennhardt, German general (b. 1915)
  • 2014 – Gerry Goffin, American songwriter (b. 1939)
  • 2014 – Ibrahim Touré, Ivorian footballer (b. 1985)
  • 2015 – James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer (b. 1925)
  • 2016 – Anton Yelchin, American actor (b. 1989)
  • 2017 – Otto Warmbier, American college student detained in North Korea (b. 1994)
  • 2018 – Koko, western lowland gorilla and user of American Sign Language (b. 1971)
  • 2019 – Etika, American YouTuber and streamer (b. 1990)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Deodatus (or Didier) of Nevers (or of Jointures)
    • Gervasius and Protasius (Catholic Church)
    • Hildegrim of Châlons
    • Juliana Falconieri
    • Romuald
    • Ursicinus of Ravenna
    • Zosimus
    • June 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • New Church feast day
  • Day of the Independent Hungary (Hungary)
  • Feast of Forest (Palawan)
  • Juneteenth (United States)
  • Labour Day (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Laguna Day (Laguna)
  • Never Again Day (Uruguay)
  • World Sickle Cell Day (International)
  • The New York Times: On This Day

June 19 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 19 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic June 19 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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