Saturday 12 June 2021 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days
: Children’s Days
, United Nations Holidays
, Worldwide Holidays
, Career Holidays (Recognition Holidays)
, Father’s Days
, Food holidays
, United Kingdom
, Unusual Holidays
Holidays and observances
- 1991 – Russians first democratically elected Boris Yeltsin as the President of Russia.
- 1967 – The United States Supreme Court in Loving v. Virginia declares all U.S. state laws which prohibit interracial marriage to be unconstitutional.
- 1944 – American paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division secure the town of Carentan.
- 1939 – Shooting begins on Paramount Pictures' Dr. Cyclops, the first horror film photographed in three-strip Technicolor.
- 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.
- 1775 – American Revolution: 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.
- 1653 – First Anglo-Dutch War: The Battle of the Gabbard begins and lasts until June 13.
- 1550 – The city of Helsinki, Finland (belonging to Sweden at the time) is founded by King Gustav I of Sweden.
- 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.
- 1990 – Jrue Holiday, American basketball player. Jrue Randall Holiday (/dʒruː/; born June 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
- 1988 – Dave Melillo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. David Andrew Melillo (born June 12, 1988) is the former lead guitarist for Anarbor, and the former bassist for pop rock band Cute Is What We Aim For.
- 1987 – Seyi Ajirotutu, American football player. He played college football at Fresno State.
- 1985 – Blake Ross, American computer programmer, co-created Mozilla Firefox. Blake Aaron Ross (born June 12, 1985) is an American software engineer who is best known for his work as the co-creator of the Mozilla Firefox internet browser with Dave Hyatt.
- 1985 – Kendra Wilkinson, American model, actress, and author. Kendra Leigh Baskett (née Wilkinson; born June 12, 1985) is an American television personality, businesswoman, glamour model, and author.
- 1982 – Ben Blackwell, American drummer. Ben Blackwell (Born Benjamin Jesse Blackwell on June 12, 1982) is the creator and director of Cass Records, one of two drummers in the Detroit-based rock band the Dirtbombs, a music writer, and a vinyl record collector.
- 1982 – Diem Brown, German-American journalist and activist (d. 2014), was an American television personality, philanthropist, and entertainment reporter. She was best known as a recurring cast member on the MTV reality television series The Challenge.
- 1982 – Jason David, American football player. Jason Aeron Walter David (born June 12, 1982) is a former American football cornerback in the National Football League.
- 1980 – Larry Foote, American football player. Lawrence Edward Foote, Jr. (born June 12, 1980) is an American football coach and former linebacker who currently serves as the linebackers coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL).
- 1979 – Dallas Clark, American football player. He was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft and he was a member of their Super Bowl XLI championship team against the Chicago Bears.
- 1979 – Earl Watson, American basketball player and coach. Earl Joseph Watson Jr. (born June 12, 1979) is an American professional basketball coach and former player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
- 1977 – Kenny Wayne Shepherd, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He has released several studio albums and experienced significant commercial success as a blues artist.
- 1976 – Antawn Jamison, American basketball player and sportscaster. Antawn Cortez Jamison (/ˈæntwɑːn/; born June 12, 1976) is an American former professional basketball player who played 16 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
- 1975 – Bryan Alvarez, American wrestler and journalist. Bryan Alvarez (born June 12, 1975) is an American semi-retired professional wrestler, satellite radio/podcast host and the editor and publisher of Figure Four Weekly, a newsletter that has covered professional wrestling since 1995.
- 1975 – Stéphanie Szostak, French-American actress. Szostak starred in the USA Network original drama series Satisfaction and the ABC series A Million Little Things.
- 1974 – Jason Mewes, American actor and producer. Jason Edward Mewes (born June 12, 1974) is an American television and film actor, film producer and internet radio show host.
- 1974 – Kerry Kittles, American basketball player. Kerry Kittles (born June 12, 1974) is an American former professional basketball player who last played with the Los Angeles Clippers in the National Basketball Association in 2004–05.
- 1973 – Jason Caffey, American basketball player and coach. Jason Andre Caffey (born June 12, 1973) is an American former professional basketball player who won two championship rings with the Chicago Bulls in the late 1990s.
- 1971 – Mark Henry, American weightlifter and wrestler. Mark Jerrold Henry (born June 12, 1971) is an American powerlifter, Olympic weightlifter, strongman, and retired professional wrestler, who is currently signed to WWE under a Legends contract.
- 1971 – Ryan Klesko, American baseball player. Ryan Anthony Klesko (born June 12, 1971) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman and corner outfielder who played for the Atlanta Braves, San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants.
- 1969 – Mathieu Schneider, American ice hockey player. He won the Stanley Cup in 1993 with the Montreal Canadiens.
- 1968 – Scott Aldred, American baseball player and coach. Scott Phillip Aldred (born June 12, 1968) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and current minor league pitching coach.
- 1965 – Gwen Torrence, American sprinter. She attended Columbia High School and the University of Georgia.
- 1964 – Paula Marshall, American actress. Paula Marshall (born June 12, 1964) is an American actress.
- 1963 – Jerry Lynn, American wrestler. Lynn is a two time world heavyweight champion, having held the ECW World Heavyweight Championship once and the ROH World Championship once.
- 1960 – Joe Kopicki, American basketball player and coach. His nickname was "The Body".
- 1959 – John Linnell, American singer-songwriter and musician. John Sidney Linnell (born June 12, 1959) is an American musician, known primarily as one half of the Brooklyn-based alternative rock band They Might Be Giants.
- 1958 – Meredith Brooks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist, was nominated for a Grammy Award.
- 1957 – Timothy Busfield, American actor, director, and producer. In 1991 he received a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for thirtysomething.
- 1953 – Rocky Burnette, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. Rocky Burnette (born Jonathan Burnette, 12 June 1953) is an American rock and roll singer/musician and the son of rock and roll musician Johnny Burnette.
- 1952 – Junior Brown, American country music singer-songwriter and guitarist. Brown's signature instrument is the "guit-steel" double neck guitar, a hybrid of electric guitar and lap steel guitar.
- 1952 – Spencer Abraham, American academic and politician, 10th United States Secretary of Energy, was a United States Senator from Michigan from 1995 to 2001 and the tenth United States Secretary of Energy, serving under President George W. Bush, from 2001 to 2005.
- 1951 – Brad Delp, American musician and singer (Boston - RTZ) (d. 2007), was an American singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist of the rock bands Boston and RTZ.
- 1951 – Bun E. Carlos, American drummer. Carlson (born June 12, 1950), better known by the stage name Bun E.
- 1948 – Len Wein, American comic book writer and editor, was an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men (including the co-creation of Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus). Additionally, he was the editor for writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons' influential DC miniseries Watchmen.
- 1942 – Len Barry, American singer-songwriter and producer. Len Barry (born Leonard Borisoff on June 12, 1942 in West Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States) is an American vocalist, songwriter, and record producer.
- 1941 – Chick Corea, American pianist and composer. As a member of Miles Davis's band in the late 1960s, he participated in the birth of jazz fusion.
- 1941 – Lucille Roybal-Allard, American politician. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
- 1941 – Marv Albert, American sportscaster. From 1967 to 2004, he was also known as "the voice of the New York Knicks".
- 1939 – Frank McCloskey, American sergeant and politician (d. 2003), was a six-term Democratic representative from Indiana from January 3, 1983, to January 3, 1995, widely remembered for his advocacy on behalf of Bosnian Muslims. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later moved to Bloomington, Indiana after receiving an undergraduate (majoring in political science) and J.D. degree from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.
- 1937 – Chips Moman, American record producer, guitarist, and songwriter (d. 2016), was an American record producer, guitarist, and Grammy Award-winning songwriter.
- 1934 – John A. Alonzo, American actor and cinematographer (d. 2001). Alonzo, ASC (June 12, 1934 – March 13, 2001) was an American cinematographer, television director, and actor known for his diverse body of work in both film and television.
- 1931 – Rona Jaffe, American novelist (d. 2005), was an American novelist who published numerous works from 1958 to 2003. During the 1960s, she also wrote cultural pieces for Cosmopolitan.
- 1931 – Trevanian, American author and scholar (d. 2005), was an American film scholar and writer who wrote several novels under the pen name Trevanian. Whitaker wrote in a wide variety of genres, achieved bestseller status, and published under several other names as well, including Nicholas Seare, Beñat Le Cagot and Edoard Moran.
- 1930 – Donald Byrne, American chess player (d. 1976), was one of the strongest American chess players during the 1950s and 1960s. He was an International Master who competed for his country on several occasions.
- 1930 – Jim Nabors, American actor and singer, was an American actor, singer, and comedian.
- 1928 – Richard M. Sherman, American composer and director. Richard Morton Sherman (born June 12, 1928) is an American songwriter who specialized in musical films with his brother Robert B.
- 1928 – Vic Damone, American singer-songwriter and actor, was an American traditional pop and big band singer, actor, radio and television presenter, and entertainer. He is best known for his performances of songs such as the number one hit "You're Breaking My Heart", and other hits like "On the Street Where You Live" (from My Fair Lady) and "I Have But One Heart".
- 1924 – George H. W. Bush, American lieutenant and politician, 41st President of the United States, was an American politician and businessman who served as the 41st president of the United States from 1989 to 1993. He is usually called George H.
- 1924 – Grete Dollitz, German-American guitarist and radio host (d. 2013), was an American classical music radio presenter, classical guitarist, and guitar teacher in Richmond, Virginia. She was born in Germany, and immigrated to the United States with her mother and younger brother in 1935 to reunite with her father, who immigrated five years earlier.
- 1919 – Uta Hagen, German-American actress and educator (d. 2004), was an American actress and theatre practitioner. She originated the role of Martha in the 1962 Broadway premiere of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee, who called her "a profoundly truthful actress".
- 1918 – Samuel Z. Arkoff, American film producer (d. 2001), was an American producer of B movies.
- 1916 – Irwin Allen, American director and producer (d. 1991), was an American film and television producer and director, known for his work in science fiction, then later as the "Master of Disaster" for his work in the disaster film genre. His most successful productions were The Poseidon Adventure (1972) and The Towering Inferno (1974).
- 1916 – Raúl Héctor Castro, Mexican-American politician and diplomat, 14th Governor of Arizona (d. 2015), was a Mexican American politician, diplomat and judge. In 1964, Castro was selected to be U.S.
- 1915 – David Rockefeller, American banker and businessman (d. 2017), was an American banker who served as chairman and chief executive of Chase Manhattan Corporation. He was the oldest living member of the third generation of the Rockefeller family, and family patriarch from August 2004 until his death in March 2017.
- 1915 – Priscilla Lane, American actress (d. 1995), was an American actress, and the youngest sibling in the Lane Sisters of singers and actresses. She is best remembered for her roles in the films The Roaring Twenties (1939) co-starring with James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart; Saboteur (1942), an Alfred Hitchcock film in which she plays the heroine, and Arsenic and Old Lace (1944), in which she portrays Cary Grant's fiancée and bride.
- 1914 – William Lundigan, American actor (d. 1975), was an American film actor. His more than 125 films include Dodge City (1939), The Fighting 69th (1940), The Sea Hawk (1940), Santa Fe Trail (1940), Dishonored Lady (1947), Pinky (1949), Love Nest (1951) with Marilyn Monroe, The House on Telegraph Hill (1951), I'd Climb the Highest Mountain (1951) and Inferno (1953).
- 1912 – Carl Hovland, American psychologist and academic (d. 1961), was a psychologist working primarily at Yale University and for the US Army during World War II who studied attitude change and persuasion. He first reported the sleeper effect after studying the effects of the Frank Capra's propaganda film Why We Fight on soldiers in the Army.
- 1905 – Ray Barbuti, American sprinter and football player (d. 1988), was an American football player and sprint runner who won two gold medals at the 1928 Summer Olympics.
- 1899 – Fritz Albert Lipmann, German-American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986), was a German-American biochemist and a co-discoverer in 1945 of coenzyme A. For this, together with other research on coenzyme A, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1953 (shared with Hans Adolf Krebs).
- 1899 – Weegee, Ukrainian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1968), was a photographer and photojournalist, known for his stark black and white street photography in New York City.
- 1892 – Djuna Barnes, American novelist, journalist, and playwright (d. 1982), was an American artist, illustrator, journalist, and writer best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an important work of modernist literature.
- 1883 – Robert Lowie, Austrian-American anthropologist and academic (d. 1957), was an Austrian-born American anthropologist. An expert on North American Indians, he was instrumental in the development of modern anthropology.
- 1877 – Thomas C. Hart, American admiral and politician (d. 1971). World War I World War II
- 1841 – Watson Fothergill, English architect, designed the Woodborough Road Baptist Church (d. 1928), was an English architect who designed over 100 unique buildings in Nottingham in the East Midlands of England, his influences were mainly from the Gothic Revival and Old English vernacular architecture styles.
- 1806 – John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (d. 1869), was a German-born American civil engineer. He designed and built wire rope suspension bridges, in particular the Brooklyn Bridge, which has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.
- 1800 – Samuel Wright Mardis, American politician (d. 1836), was an American politician and a member of the United States House of Representatives from Alabama. He was born on June 12, 1800 in Fayetteville, Tennessee.
- 1798 – Samuel Cooper, American general (d. 1876), was an English miniature painter, and younger brother of Alexander Cooper.
- 1771 – Patrick Gass, American sergeant (Lewis and Clark Expedition) and author (d. 1870). He was important to the expedition because of his service as a carpenter, and he published the first journal of the expedition in 1807, seven years before the first publication based on Lewis and Clark's journals.
- 2016 – George Voinovich, American politician (b. 1936)
- 2016 – Janet Waldo, American actress and voice artist (b. 1920)
- 2015 – Frederick Pei Li, Chinese-American physician and academic (b. 1940)
- 2015 – Patrick Lennox Tierney, American historian and academic (b. 1914)
- 2013 – Jason Leffler, American race car driver (b. 1975)
- 2013 – Joseph A. Unanue, American sergeant and businessman (b. 1925)
- 2012 – Elinor Ostrom, American political scientist and economist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1933)
- 2012 – Henry Hill, American mobster (b. 1943)
- 2011 – Carl Gardner, American singer (The Coasters) (b. 1928)
- 2010 – Al Williamson, American illustrator (b. 1931)
- 2003 – Gregory Peck, American actor and political activist (b. 1916)
- 2002 – Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Limited (b. 1922)
- 1999 – J. F. Powers American novelist and short story writer (b. 1917)
- 1998 – Leo Buscaglia, American author and educator (b. 1924)
- 1998 – Theresa Merritt, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
- 1995 – Pierre Russell, American basketball player (b. 1949)
- 1983 – Norma Shearer, Canadian-American actress (b. 1902)
- 1980 – Billy Butlin, South African-English businessman, founded the Butlins Company (b. 1899)
- 1980 – Milburn Stone, American actor (b. 1904)
- 1975 – Latife Uşşaki, Turkish jurist, 1st First Lady of Turkey (b. 1898)
- 1972 – Edmund Wilson, American critic, essayist, and editor (b. 1895)
- 1963 – Medgar Evers, American soldier and activist (b. 1925)
- 1957 – Jimmy Dorsey, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (The Dorsey Brothers and The California Ramblers) (b. 1904)
- 1917 – Teresa Carreño, Venezuelan-American singer-songwriter, pianist, and conductor (b. 1853)
- 1900 – Lucretia Peabody Hale, American journalist and author (b. 1820)
- 1778 – Philip Livingston, American merchant and politician (b. 1716)