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Saturday 2 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Canada Decoration Day (is an unofficial holiday that honors the veterans of the country's military. Decoration Day began as a protest in 1890 by forgotten Canadian veterans who had fought in Canada's first modern battle, the Battle of Ridgeway, on June 2, 1866)
  • Canadian Forces Day (celebrated on the first Sunday in June)
  • Father's Day in Lithuania (celebrated on the first Sunday in June)
  • International Sex Workers Day (In 1975, on 2nd June, about 100 sex workers occupied Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, to express their anger about their criminalised and exploitative living conditions. On 10th June at 5 o'clock the Church was brutally raided and cleared by police forces. This action sparked a national movement, and the day is now celebrated in Europe and around the world)
  • Western Australia Day (celebrated on the first Sunday in June)

Events

  • 2003 – Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency's Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
  • 1979 – Pope John Paul II starts his first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
  • 1967 – Luis Monge is executed in Colorado's gas chamber, in the last pre-Furman execution in the United States.
  • 1967 – Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles is released in the United States.
  • 1966 – Surveyor program: Surveyor 1 lands in Oceanus Procellarum on the Moon, becoming the first U.S. spacecraft to soft-land on another world.
  • 1953 – The coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, who is crowned Queen of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories & Head of the Commonwealth, the first major international event to be televised.
  • 1924 – U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signs the Indian Citizenship Act into law, granting citizenship to all Native Americans born within the territorial limits of the United States.
  • 1910 – Charles Rolls, a co-founder of Rolls-Royce Limited, becomes the first man to make a non-stop double crossing of the English Channel by plane.
  • 1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his wireless telegraph.
  • 1835 – P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
  • 1692 – Bridget Bishop is the first person to be tried for witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; she was found guilty and later hanged.
  • 1615 – The first Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
  • 1098 – First Crusade: The first Siege of Antioch ends as Crusader forces take the city; the second siege began five days later.

Births

  • 1989 – Freddy Adu, Ghanaian-American footballer
  • 1987 – Matthew Koma, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1985 – Maggie Thrash, American graphic novelist and writer
  • 1983 – Brooke White, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1983 – Chris Higgins, American ice hockey player
  • 1983 – Leela James, American singer-songwriter
  • 1980 – Abby Wambach, American soccer player and coach
  • 1980 – Bobby Simmons, American basketball player
  • 1980 – Fabrizio Moretti, Brazilian-American drummer
  • 1979 – Morena Baccarin, Brazilian-American actress
  • 1978 – Justin Long, American actor
  • 1978 – Nikki Cox, American actress
  • 1978 – Yi So-yeon, biotechnologist and astronaut, the first Korean in space
  • 1977 – A.J. Styles, American wrestler
  • 1977 – Zachary Quinto, American actor and producer
  • 1976 – Earl Boykins, American basketball player
  • 1975 – Salvatore Scibona, American author
  • 1974 – Gata Kamsky, Russian-American chess player
  • 1974 – Matt Serra, American mixed martial artist
  • 1973 – Neifi Pérez, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1972 – Raúl Ibañez, American baseball player
  • 1972 – Wayne Brady, American actor, comedian, game show host, and singer
  • 1972 – Wentworth Miller, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1970 – B Real, American rapper and actor
  • 1969 – David Wheaton, American tennis player, radio host, and author
  • 1969 – Kurt Abbott, American baseball player
  • 1968 – Andy Cohen, American television host
  • 1967 – Mike Stanton, American baseball player
  • 1962 – Mark Plaatjes, South African-American runner and coach
  • 1961 – Dez Cadena, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1960 – Kyle Petty, American race car driver and sportscaster
  • 1959 – Lydia Lunch, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actress
  • 1958 – Lex Luger, American wrestler and football player
  • 1955 – Dana Carvey, American comedian and actor
  • 1955 – Michael Steele, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1955 – Nandan Nilekani, Indian businessman, co-founded Infosys
  • 1954 – Dennis Haysbert, American actor and producer
  • 1953 – Cornel West, American philosopher, author, and academic
  • 1953 – Craig Stadler, American golfer
  • 1952 – Gary Bettman, American commissioner of the National Hockey League
  • 1951 – Gilbert Baker, American artist, gay rights activist, and designer of the rainbow flag (d. 2017)
  • 1949 – Frank Rich, American journalist and critic
  • 1948 – Jerry Mathers, American actor
  • 1945 – Bonnie Newman, American businessman and politician
  • 1944 – Marvin Hamlisch, American composer and conductor (d. 2012)
  • 1944 – Robert Elliott, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1943 – Charles Haid, American actor and director
  • 1941 – Lou Nanne, Canadian-American ice hockey player and manager
  • 1941 – Stacy Keach, American actor
  • 1939 – Charles Miller, American musician (d. 1980)
  • 1939 – John Schlee, American golfer (d. 2000)
  • 1937 – Deric Washburn, American screenwriter and playwright
  • 1937 – Jimmy Jones, American singer-songwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1937 – Sally Kellerman, American actress
  • 1935 – Carol Shields, American-Canadian novelist and short story writer (d. 2003)
  • 1934 – Johnny Carter, American singer (d. 2009)
  • 1933 – Jerry Lumpe, American baseball player and coach (d. 2014)
  • 1930 – Pete Conrad, American captain, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1999)
  • 1929 – Norton Juster, American architect, author, and academic
  • 1928 – Rafael A. Lecuona, Cuban-American gymnast and academic (d. 2014)
  • 1927 – W. Watts Biggers, American author, screenwriter, and animator (d. 2013)
  • 1926 – Milo O'Shea, Irish-American actor (d. 2013)
  • 1923 – Lloyd Shapley, American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – Betty Freeman, American photographer and philanthropist (d. 2009)
  • 1921 – Ernie Royal, American trumpet player (d. 1983)
  • 1920 – Frank G. Clement, American lawyer and politician, 41st Governor of Tennessee (d. 1969)
  • 1920 – Tex Schramm, American businessman (d. 2003)
  • 1920 – Yolande Donlan, American-English actress (d. 2014)
  • 1919 – Nat Mayer Shapiro, American painter (d. 2005)
  • 1918 – Kathryn Tucker Windham, American journalist and author (d. 2011)
  • 1918 – Ruth Atkinson, Canadian-American illustrator (d. 1997)
  • 1914 – Johnny Bulla, American golfer (d. 2003)
  • 1911 – Joe McCluskey, American runner (d. 2002)
  • 1910 – Hector Dyer, American sprinter (d. 1990)
  • 1907 – Dorothy West, American journalist and author (d. 1998)
  • 1904 – Johnny Weissmuller, Hungarian-American swimmer and actor (d. 1984)
  • 1899 – Edwin Way Teale, American environmentalist and photographer (d. 1980)
  • 1891 – Thurman Arnold, American lawyer and judge (d. 1969)
  • 1881 – Walter Egan, American golfer (d. 1971)
  • 1875 – Charles Stewart Mott, American businessman and politician, 50th Mayor of Flint, Michigan (d. 1973)
  • 1869 – Jack O'Connor, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • 1773 – John Randolph of Roanoke, American planter and politician, 8th United States Ambassador to Russia (d. 1833)
  • 1739 – Jabez Bowen, American colonel and politician, 45th Deputy Governor of Rhode Island (d. 1815)

Deaths

  • 2015 – Irwin Rose, American biologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  • 2014 – Alexander Shulgin, American pharmacologist and chemist (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Kathryn Joosten, American actress (b. 1939)
  • 2012 – LeRoy Ellis, American basketball player (b. 1940)
  • 2012 – Richard Dawson, English-American soldier, actor, television personality, and game show host (b. 1932)
  • 2009 – David Eddings, American author (b. 1931)
  • 2008 – Bo Diddley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1928)
  • 2008 – Mel Ferrer, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 2003 – Freddie Blassie, American wrestler and manager (b. 1918)
  • 2001 – Imogene Coca, American actress and comedian (b. 1908)
  • 2001 – Joey Maxim, American boxer (b. 1922)
  • 2000 – John Schlee, American golfer (b. 1939)
  • 1997 – Doc Cheatham, American trumpet player, singer, and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • 1996 – John Alton, Hungarian-American cinematographer and director (b. 1901)
  • 1996 – Ray Combs, American game show host (b. 1956)
  • 1993 – Johnny Mize, American baseball player, coach, and sportscaster (b. 1913)
  • 1992 – Philip Dunne, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1908)
  • 1990 – Jack Gilford, American actor and comedian (b. 1908)
  • 1987 – Anthony de Mello, Indian-American priest and psychotherapist (b. 1931)
  • 1987 – Sammy Kaye, American bandleader and songwriter (b. 1910)
  • 1979 – Jim Hutton, American actor (b. 1934)
  • 1977 – Stephen Boyd, Northern Irish-born American actor (b. 1931)
  • 1970 – Bruce McLaren, New Zealand race car driver and engineer, founded the McLaren racing team (b. 1937)
  • 1969 – Leo Gorcey, American actor (b. 1917)
  • 1961 – George S. Kaufman, American director, producer, and playwright (b. 1889)
  • 1956 – Jean Hersholt, Danish-American actor and director (b. 1886)
  • 1952 – Naum Torbov, Bulgarian architect, designed the Central Sofia Market Hall (b. 1880)
  • 1942 – Bunny Berigan, American singer and trumpet player (b. 1908)
  • 1941 – Lou Gehrig, American baseball player (b. 1903)
  • 1933 – Frank Jarvis, American runner and triple jumper (b. 1878)
  • 1865 – Ner Middleswarth, American judge and politician (b. 1783)
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