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Thursday 1 June 2017 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which Canadian Forces Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Canada)
  • Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Lithuania)
  • Earliest day on which June Holiday can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in June. (Ireland)
  • Earliest day on which Labour Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Friday in June. (The Bahamas)
  • Earliest day on which Seamen's Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Iceland)
  • Earliest day on which Teacher's Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Hungary)
  • Earliest day on which Western Australia Day can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Sunday in June. (Western Australia)
  • Earliest day on which the Queen's Birthday can fall, while June 7 is the latest; celebrated on the first Monday in June. (New Zealand, Cook Islands, Fiji)
  • The beginning of Crop over, celebrated until the first Monday of August. (Barbados)

Events

  • 2009 – General Motors files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.
  • 1999 – American Airlines Flight 1420 slides and crashes while landing at Little Rock National Airport, killing 11 people on a flight from Dallas to Little Rock.
  • 1979 – The first black-led government of Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) in 90 years takes power.
  • 1978 – The first international applications under the Patent Cooperation Treaty are filed.
  • 1967 – The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released.
  • 1939 – First flight of the German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter-bomber airplane.
  • 1922 – The Royal Ulster Constabulary is founded.
  • 1916 – Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jew appointed to the United States Supreme Court.
  • 1890 – The United States Census Bureau begins using Herman Hollerith's tabulating machine to count census returns.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Peninsula Campaign: The Battle of Seven Pines (or the Battle of Fair Oaks) ends inconclusively, with both sides claiming victory.
  • 1861 – American Civil War: The Battle of Fairfax Court House is fought.
  • 1855 – The American adventurer William Walker conquers Nicaragua.
  • 1831 – James Clark Ross becomes the first European at the North Magnetic Pole.
  • 1796 – Tennessee is admitted as the 16th state of the United States.
  • 1794 – The battle of the Glorious First of June is fought, the first naval engagement between Britain and France during the French Revolutionary Wars.
  • 1792 – Kentucky is admitted as the 15th state of the United States.
  • 1779 – Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
  • 1495 – A monk, John Cor, records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

Births

  • 1987 – Jerel McNeal, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Nick Young, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Sam Young, American basketball player
  • 1984 – David Neville, American sprinter
  • 1981 – Amy Schumer, American comedian, actress, and screenwriter
  • 1981 – Brandi Carlile, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1981 – Carlos Zambrano, Venezuelan-American baseball player
  • 1981 – Smush Parker, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Markus Persson, Swedish game designer, founded Mojang
  • 1979 – Santana Moss, American football player
  • 1978 – Matthew Hittinger, American poet and author
  • 1977 – Brad Wilkerson, American baseball player and coach
  • 1974 – Alanis Morissette, Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress
  • 1973 – Derek Lowe, American baseball player
  • 1973 – Heidi Klum, German-American model, fashion designer, and producer
  • 1971 – Mario Cimarro, Cuban-American actor and singer
  • 1970 – Alexi Lalas, American soccer player, manager, and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Richard Murrian, American photographer
  • 1969 – Teri Polo, American actress
  • 1966 – Greg Schiano, American football player and coach
  • 1961 – John Huston, American golfer
  • 1961 – Mark Curry, American actor
  • 1956 – Lisa Hartman Black, American actress
  • 1955 – Tony Snow, American journalist, 26th White House Press Secretary (d. 2008)
  • 1953 – Ronnie Dunn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1953 – Ted Field, American entrepreneur and racing driver
  • 1950 – Charlene, American singer-songwriter
  • 1950 – Michael McDowell, American author and screenwriter (d. 1999)
  • 1950 – Wayne Nelson, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1948 – Powers Boothe, American actor (d. 2017)
  • 1948 – Tom Sneva, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1947 – Ron Dennis, English businessman, founded the McLaren Group
  • 1945 – Frederica von Stade, American soprano and actress
  • 1945 – Jim McCarty, American blues rock guitarist
  • 1945 – Linda Scott, American singer
  • 1943 – Richard Goode, American pianist
  • 1941 – Dean Chance, American baseball player and manager (d. 2015)
  • 1941 – Toyo Ito, Japanese architect, designed the Torre Realia BCN and Hotel Porta Fira
  • 1940 – Kip Thorne, American physicist, astronomer, and academic
  • 1940 – René Auberjonois, American actor
  • 1939 – Cleavon Little, American actor and comedian (d. 1992)
  • 1937 – Morgan Freeman, American actor and producer
  • 1935 – Jack Kralick, American baseball player (d. 2012)
  • 1935 – John C. Reynolds, American computer scientist and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1935 – Norman Foster, Baron Foster of Thames Bank, English architect, founded Foster and Partners
  • 1935 – Reverend Ike, American minister and television host (d. 2009)
  • 1934 – Doris Buchanan Smith, American author (d. 2002)
  • 1934 – Pat Boone, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1934 – Peter Masterson, American actor, director, producer and screenwriter
  • 1933 – Charles Wilson, American lieutenant and politician (d. 2010)
  • 1932 – Christopher Lasch, American historian and critic (d. 1994)
  • 1930 – Richard Levins, American ecologist and geneticist (d. 2016)
  • 1929 – James H. Billington, American librarian and academic
  • 1926 – Andy Griffith, American actor, singer, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1926 – Marilyn Monroe, American model and actress (d. 1962)
  • 1926 – Richard Schweiker, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – William Sloane Coffin, American minister and activist (d. 2006)
  • 1922 – Joan Caulfield, American model and actress (d. 1991)
  • 1922 – Joan Copeland, American actress
  • 1921 – Nelson Riddle, American composer and bandleader (d. 1985)
  • 1920 – Robert Clarke, American actor and producer (d. 2005)
  • 1917 – William Standish Knowles, American chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2012)
  • 1915 – John Randolph, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1908 – Julie Campbell Tatham, American author (d. 1999)
  • 1905 – Robert Newton, English-American actor (d. 1956)
  • 1901 – John Van Druten, English-American playwright and director (d. 1957)
  • 1890 – Frank Morgan, American actor (d. 1949)
  • 1889 – James Daugherty, American author, illustrator, and painter (d. 1974)
  • 1879 – Max Emmerich, American triathlete and gymnast (d. 1956)
  • 1844 – John J. Toffey, American lieutenant, Medal of Honor recipient (d. 1911)
  • 1833 – John Marshall Harlan, American lawyer, judge, and politician, Attorney General of Kentucky (d. 1911)
  • 1831 – John Bell Hood, American general (d. 1879)
  • 1825 – John Hunt Morgan, American general (d. 1864)
  • 1801 – Brigham Young, American religious leader, 2nd President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1877)
  • 1762 – Edmund Ignatius Rice, Irish priest and missionary, founded the Irish Christian Brothers (d. 1844)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Jean Ritchie, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – Ann B. Davis, American actress (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Faruq Z. Bey, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1942)
  • 2009 – Bob Christie, American racing driver (b. 1924)
  • 2008 – Yves Saint Laurent, French fashion designer, founded Saint Laurent Paris (b. 1936)
  • 2007 – Tony Thompson, American singer and songwriter (Hi-Five) (b. 1975)
  • 2005 – George Mikan, American basketball player and coach (b. 1924)
  • 2005 – Hilda Crosby Standish, American physician (b. 1902)
  • 2004 – James Dudleu, American baseball player, wrestling manager and executive
  • 2004 – William Manchester, American historian and author (b. 1922)
  • 2001 – Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist, created Dennis the Menace (b. 1920)
  • 2000 – Tito Puente, American drummer, composer, and producer (b. 1923)
  • 1999 – Christopher Cockerell, English engineer, invented the hovercraft (b. 1910)
  • 1991 – David Ruffin, American singer-songwriter (b. 1941)
  • 1989 – Aurelio Lampredi, Italian engineer, designed the Ferrari Lampredi engine (b. 1917)
  • 1981 – Carl Vinson, American lawyer and politician (b. 1883)
  • 1980 – Arthur Nielsen, American businessman, founded the ACNielsen company (b. 1897)
  • 1971 – Reinhold Niebuhr, American theologian and academic (b. 1892)
  • 1968 – Helen Keller, American author and activist (b. 1880)
  • 1966 – Papa Jack Laine, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1873)
  • 1965 – Curly Lambeau, American football player and coach, founded the Green Bay Packers (b. 1898)
  • 1952 – John Dewey, American psychologist and philosopher (b. 1859)
  • 1948 – Alex Gard, Russian-American cartoonist (b. 1900)
  • 1927 – Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer (b. 1860)
  • 1908 – Allen Butler Talcott, American painter (b. 1867)
  • 1872 – James Gordon Bennett, Sr., American publisher, founded the New York Herald (b. 1795)
  • 1868 – James Buchanan, American lawyer and politician, 15th President of the United States (b. 1791)
  • 1861 – John Quincy Marr, American captain (b. 1825)
  • 1833 – Oliver Wolcott Jr., American lawyer and politician, 2nd United States Secretary of the Treasury, 24th Governor of Connecticut (b. 1760)
  • 1769 – Edward Holyoke, American pastor and academic (b. 1689)
  • 1660 – Mary Dyer, English-American martyr (b. 1611)
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