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Saturday 9 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Coral Triangle Day (The CTD was first held on June 10, 2012, as a regional interpretation of World Oceans Day. During the 8th Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries and Food Security (a multilateral partnership to safeguard the Coral Triangle's marine and coastal biological resources) Senior Official Meeting, member countries declared to designate the Coral Triangle Day to be held annually. The region covers the exclusive economic zones of six countries: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste)
  • International Accreditation Day

Events

  • 1959 – The USS George Washington is launched. It is the first nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine.
  • 1957 – First ascent of Broad Peak by Fritz Wintersteller, Marcus Schmuck, Kurt Diemberger, and Hermann Buhl.
  • 1954 – McCarthyism: Joseph Welch, special counsel for the United States Army, lashes out at Senator Joseph McCarthy during hearings on whether Communism has infiltrated the Army giving McCarthy the famous rebuke, "You've done enough. Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
  • 1928 – Charles Kingsford Smith completes the first trans-Pacific flight in a Fokker Trimotor monoplane, the Southern Cross.
  • 1915 – William Jennings Bryan resigns as Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State over a disagreement regarding the United States' handling of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.
  • 1863 – American Civil War: Battle of Brandy Station, Virginia.
  • 1862 – American Civil War: Stonewall Jackson concludes his successful Shenandoah Valley Campaign with a victory in the Battle of Port Republic; his tactics during the campaign are now studied by militaries around the world.
  • 1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to discover the Saint Lawrence River.

Births

  • 1986 – Ashley Postell, American gymnast
  • 1986 – Doug Legursky, American football player
  • 1985 – Sebastian Telfair, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Danny Richar, Dominican-American baseball player
  • 1983 – Dwayne Jones, American basketball player
  • 1983 – Josh Cribbs, American football player
  • 1981 – Natalie Portman, Israeli-American actress, director, and producer
  • 1980 – Mike Fontenot, American baseball player
  • 1980 – Udonis Haslem, American basketball player
  • 1979 – Amanda Lassiter, American basketball player
  • 1978 – Hayden Schlossberg, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1978 – Heather Mitts, American soccer player
  • 1978 – Shandi Finnessey, American model and actress, Miss USA 2004
  • 1977 – Olin Kreutz, American football player
  • 1973 – Tedy Bruschi, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1969 – Eric Wynalda, American soccer player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1967 – Dean Dinning, American rock musician (Toad the Wet Sprocket)
  • 1964 – Gloria Reuben, Canadian-American actress
  • 1964 – Slaid Cleaves, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1964 – Wayman Tisdale, American basketball player and bass player (d. 2009)
  • 1963 – David Koepp, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1963 – Johnny Depp, American actor
  • 1962 – Ken Rose, American football player
  • 1961 – Aaron Sorkin, American screenwriter, producer, and playwright
  • 1961 – Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, producer, and author
  • 1961 – Thomas Benson, American football player
  • 1958 – David Ancrum, American basketball player and coach
  • 1956 – Patricia Cornwell, American journalist and author
  • 1954 – Elizabeth May, American-Canadian environmentalist, lawyer, and politician
  • 1954 – George Pérez, American author and illustrator
  • 1954 – Gregory Maguire, American author
  • 1953 – Ken Navarro, Italian-American guitarist and composer
  • 1952 – Billy Knight, American basketball player
  • 1951 – Brian Taylor, American basketball player
  • 1951 – Dave Parker, American baseball player and coach
  • 1951 – James Newton Howard, American composer, conductor, and producer
  • 1951 – Michael Patrick Cronan, American graphic designer and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1950 – Fred Jackson, American football player and coach
  • 1950 – Giorgos Kastrinakis, Greek-American basketball player
  • 1948 – Jim Bailey, American football player
  • 1946 – Deyda Hydara, Gambian journalist and publisher, co-founded The Point (d. 2004)
  • 1944 – Wally Gabler, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1943 – Charles Saatchi, Iraqi-English businessman, co-founded Saatchi & Saatchi
  • 1939 – Charles Webb, American author
  • 1939 – Dick Vitale, American basketball player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1938 – Charles Wuorinen, American composer and educator
  • 1935 – Dutch Savage, American wrestler and promoter (d. 2013)
  • 1934 – Jackie Wilson, American singer-songwriter (d. 1984)
  • 1933 – Al Cantello, American javelin thrower and coach
  • 1931 – Bill Virdon, American baseball player, coach, and manager
  • 1931 – Jackie Mason, American comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1929 – Johnny Ace, American singer and pianist (d. 1954)
  • 1927 – Jim Nolan, American basketball player (d. 1983)
  • 1926 – Calvin "Fuzz" Jones, American singer and bass player (d. 2010)
  • 1926 – Happy Rockefeller, American philanthropist, 31st Second Lady of the United States (d. 2015)
  • 1925 – Herman Sarkowsky, German-American businessman and philanthropist, co-founded the Seattle Seahawks (d. 2014)
  • 1925 – Keith Laumer, American soldier and author (d. 1993)
  • 1924 – Ed Farhat, American wrestler and manager (d. 2003)
  • 1922 – George Axelrod, American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1922 – John Gillespie Magee, Jr., Chinese-American pilot and poet (d. 1941)
  • 1921 – Arthur Hertzberg, American rabbi and scholar (d. 2006)
  • 1918 – John Hospers, American philosopher and politician (d. 2011)
  • 1916 – Robert McNamara, American businessman and politician, 8th United States Secretary of Defense (d. 2009)
  • 1915 – Jim McDonald, American football player and coach (d. 1997)
  • 1915 – Les Paul, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2009)
  • 1912 – Ingolf Dahl, German-American pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1970)
  • 1910 – Robert Cummings, American actor, singer, and director (d. 1990)
  • 1908 – Branch McCracken, American basketball player and coach (d. 1970)
  • 1908 – Luis Kutner, American lawyer, author, and activist (d. 1993)
  • 1906 – Robert Klark Graham, American eugenicist and businessman, founded Repository for Germinal Choice (d. 1997)
  • 1903 – Marcia Davenport, American author and critic (d. 1996)
  • 1902 – Skip James, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1969)
  • 1900 – Fred Waring, American singer, bandleader, and television host (d. 1984)
  • 1895 – Archie Weston, American football player and journalist (d. 1981)
  • 1893 – Irish Meusel, American baseball player and coach (d. 1963)
  • 1891 – Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter (d. 1964)
  • 1879 – Harry DeBaecke, American rower (d. 1961)
  • 1851 – Charles Joseph Bonaparte, American lawyer and politician, 46th United States Attorney General (d. 1921)
  • 1845 – Frank Norton, American baseball player (d. 1920)
  • 1842 – Hazard Stevens, American military officer, mountaineer, politician and writer (d. 1918)
  • 1781 – George Stephenson, English engineer, designed the Liverpool and Manchester Railway (d. 1848)
  • 1768 – Samuel Slater, English-American engineer and businessman (d. 1835)

Deaths

  • 2017 – Adam West, American actor and investor (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Pumpkinhead, American rapper (b. 1975)
  • 2014 – Alicemarie Huber Stotler, American lawyer and judge (b. 1942)
  • 2014 – Bob Welch, American baseball player and coach (b. 1956)
  • 2014 – Elsie Quarterman, American ecologist and academic (b. 1910)
  • 2014 – Gustave Tassell, American fashion designer (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Abram Wilson, American-English trumpet player and educator (b. 1973)
  • 2012 – Hawk Taylor, American baseball player and coach (b. 1939)
  • 2011 – Mike Mitchell, American basketball player (b. 1956)
  • 2009 – Dick May, American race car driver (b. 1930)
  • 2008 – Algis Budrys, Lithuanian-American author and critic (b. 1931)
  • 2007 – Frankie Abernathy, American purse designer, cast-member on The Real World: San Diego (b. 1981)
  • 2004 – Brian Williamson, Jamaican activist, co-founded J-FLAG (b. 1945)
  • 2004 – Rosey Brown, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
  • 2000 – Jacob Lawrence, American painter and academic (b. 1917)
  • 2000 – John Abramovic, American basketball player (b. 1919)
  • 1998 – Lois Mailou Jones, American painter and academic (b. 1905)
  • 1997 – Stanley Knowles, American-Canadian academic and politician (b. 1908)
  • 1993 – Alexis Smith, Canadian-born American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1991 – Claudio Arrau, Chilean-American pianist and educator (b. 1903)
  • 1989 – George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1903)
  • 1984 – Helen Hardin, American painter (b. 1943)
  • 1981 – Allen Ludden, American game show host (b. 1917)
  • 1973 – Chuck Bennett, American football player and coach (b. 1907)
  • 1960 – Harry S. Hammond, American football player and businessman (b. 1884)
  • 1953 – Ernest Graves, Sr., American football player, coach, and general (b. 1880)
  • 1929 – Margaret Lawrence, American actress (b. 1889)
  • 1889 – Mike Burke, American baseball player (b. 1854)
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