Thursday 13 June 2024 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days
: Health Calendar
, US Holidays
, United Nations Holidays
, Worldwide Holidays
, Career Holidays (Recognition Holidays)
, Dog Holidays and Celebrations
, Father’s Days
, Food holidays
, Pet and Animal Holidays
, Unusual Holidays (Weird and Funny Holidays)
, special cat days
Holidays and observances
- 2002 – The United States withdraws from the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty.
- 2000 – President Kim Dae-jung of South Korea meets Kim Jong-il, leader of North Korea, for the beginning of the first ever inter-Korea summit, in the northern capital of Pyongyang.
- 1990 – First day of the June 1990 Mineriad in Romania. At least 240 strikers and students are arrested or killed in the chaos ensuing from the first post-Ceaușescu elections.
- 1983 – Pioneer 10 becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune.
- 1967 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson nominates Solicitor-General Thurgood Marshall to become the first black justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
- 1966 – The United States Supreme Court rules in Miranda v. Arizona that the police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
- 1944 – World War II: German combat elements, reinforced by the 17th SS Panzergrenadier Division, launch a counterattack on American forces near Carentan.
- 1777 – American Revolutionary War: Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette lands near Charleston, South Carolina, in order to help the Continental Congress to train its army.
- 1774 – Rhode Island becomes the first of Britain's North American colonies to ban the importation of slaves.
- 1991 – Will Claye, American jumper. Will Claye (born June 13, 1991) is an American track and field athlete of Sierra Leonean descent who competes in the long jump and triple jump.
- 1989 – Hassan Whiteside, American basketball player. Hassan Niam Whiteside (born June 13, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Portland Trail Blazers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
- 1989 – Ryan McDonagh, American ice hockey defenseman. Ryan Patrick McDonagh (born June 13, 1989) is an American professional ice hockey defenseman and alternate captain for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).
- 1988 – Gabe Carimi, American football player. He was awarded the 2010 Outland Trophy, as the nation's top collegiate interior lineman.
- 1986 – Ashley Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. They also starred in numerous films together.
- 1986 – Jonathan Lucroy, American baseball catcher. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Milwaukee Brewers, Texas Rangers, Colorado Rockies, Oakland Athletics, Los Angeles Angels and Chicago Cubs.
- 1986 – Kat Dennings, American actress and comedian. Katherine Victoria Litwack (born June 13, 1986), known professionally as Kat Dennings, is an American actress.
- 1986 – Mary-Kate Olsen, American child actress, fashion designer, and businesswoman. They also starred in numerous films together.
- 1983 – Steve Novak, American basketball player. Steven Michael Novak (born June 13, 1983) is an American former professional basketball player who is currently a television analyst for the Milwaukee Bucks on Fox Sports Wisconsin.
- 1982 – Jess Manafort, American director, producer, and screenwriter. Jessica Anne Bond (born Jessica Manafort; June 13, 1982) is an American director, screenwriter and producer known for her 2007 film Remember the Daze.
- 1981 – Blake Judd, American actor, director, and producer. Blake Judd (born November 13, 1982) is an American musician and co-founder of now-defunct Battle Kommand Records.
- 1980 – Jamario Moon, American basketball player. He has since played for the Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers and Charlotte Bobcats of the NBA, along with the Los Angeles D-Fenders of the NBA D-League.
- 1979 – Miguel Pate, American long jumper. His speciality is the long jump, although during his high school and collegiate career he also competed in the triple jump, high jump, 100 m, 200 m, 4 × 100 m relay, and 4 × 400 m.
- 1979 – Ryan Pickett, American director, producer, and screenwriter. Ryan Lamonte Pickett Sr. (born October 8, 1979) is a former American football nose tackle who played 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
- 1978 – Ethan Embry, American actor. Ethan Philan Randall (born June 13, 1978), known by his stage name Ethan Embry, is an American film and television actor.
- 1977 – Earthwind Moreland, American football player. Moreland (born June 13, 1977) is a former National Football League cornerback for the New England Patriots and Arena Football League cornerback/wide receiver for the Las Vegas Gladiators.
- 1975 – Jennifer Nicole Lee, American model, actress, and author. She is known for losing 70 pounds and launching a career as a fitness guru after bearing two children.
- 1974 – Valeri Bure, Russian-American ice hockey player. Louis Blues, and Dallas Stars.
- 1973 – Tanner Foust, American race car driver and television host. He was a co-host of the American version of the motoring television series, Top Gear.
- 1970 – Rivers Cuomo, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He is the lead vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter of the rock band Weezer.
- 1969 – Laura Kightlinger, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. Laura Kightlinger is an American actress, comedian and writer.
- 1965 – Lukas Ligeti, Austrian-American drummer and composer. His work incorporates elements of jazz, contemporary classical and various world musics.
- 1963 – Audrey Niffenegger, American author and academic. She is a published author and her debut novel, The Time Traveler's Wife, published in 2003, was a bestseller.
- 1962 – Ally Sheedy, American actress and author. Elmo's Fire (1985).
- 1962 – Davey Hamilton, American race car driver. David "Davey" Jay Hamilton (born June 13, 1962 in Nampa, Idaho) is a race car driver in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series and Stadium Super Trucks.
- 1962 – Glenn Michibata, Canadian-American tennis player and coach. Glenn Michibata (born 13 June 1962) is a former professional tennis player and former head coach of the Princeton University Tigers tennis team.
- 1962 – Hannah Storm, American journalist and author. Hannah Storm (born Hannah Lynn Storen, June 13, 1962) is an American television sports journalist, serving as the anchor of ESPN's SportsCenter Face to Face.
- 1957 – Bruce Flowers, American basketball player. Flowers is one of the few American players to have won all three of the different major European titles during his playing era, meaning the EuroLeague, as well as the now defunct FIBA Saporta Cup and FIBA Korać Cup competitions.
- 1957 – Dicky Thompson, American golfer. Dicky Thompson (born June 13, 1957) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Nationwide Tour.
- 1957 – Roy Cooper, American lawyer and politician, 75th Governor of North Carolina. Prior to that, he served in the General Assembly in both the North Carolina House of Representatives and the North Carolina Senate.
- 1956 – Sal Paolantonio, American lieutenant and journalist. Salvatore Anthony Nicholas Paolantonio (born June 13, 1956 in Long Island, New York) is a Philadelphia-based bureau reporter for ESPN.
- 1955 – Leah Ward Sears, German-American lawyer and jurist. When she was first appointed as justice in 1992 by Governor Zell Miller, she became the first woman and youngest person to sit on Georgia's Supreme Court.
- 1953 – Tim Allen, American actor, comedian, and producer. Timothy Alan Dick (born June 13, 1953), known professionally as Tim Allen, is an American actor and comedian.
- 1951 – Howard Leese, American guitarist and producer. Leese (born June 13, 1951 in Hollywood, California) is an American guitarist, record producer, and musical director who played with Heart as guitarist and keyboardist for 23 years (1975 through 1998).
- 1949 – Ann Druyan, American popular science writer. Ann Druyan (/ˈdriːæn/ DREE-ann; born June 13, 1949) is an Emmy and Peabody Award-winning American writer, producer, and director specializing in the communication of science.
- 1949 – Dennis Locorriere, American singer and musician (Dr. Hook). Dennis Michael Locorriere (born June 13, 1949; Union City, New Jersey, United States) is the American lead vocalist and guitarist of the soft rock group Dr.
- 1948 – Garnet Bailey, Canadian-American ice hockey player and scout (d. 2001), was a Canadian professional ice hockey player and scout who was a member of Stanley Cup and Memorial Cup winning teams. He died at the age of 53 while aboard United Airlines Flight 175, which crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City during the September 11 attacks.
- 1948 – Joe Roth, American director and producer, co-founded Morgan Creek Productions. He co-founded Morgan Creek Productions in 1988 and was chairman of 20th Century Fox (1989–1993), Caravan Pictures (1993–1994), and Walt Disney Studios (1994–2000) before founding Revolution Studios in 2000, then Roth Films.
- 1946 – Paul L. Modrich, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate. He is known for his research on DNA mismatch repair.
- 1945 – Whitley Strieber, American author. Louis Whitley Strieber (/ˈstriːbər/; born June 13, 1945) is an American writer best known for his horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger and for Communion, a non-fiction account of his alleged experiences with non-human entities.
- 1943 – Jim Guy Tucker, American lawyer and politician, 43rd Governor of Arkansas. Representative.
- 1941 – Marcel Lachemann, American baseball player, coach, and manager. Marcel Ernest Lachemann (born June 13, 1941) is an American professional baseball executive and a former player, manager and pitching coach in Major League Baseball (MLB).
- 1941 – Marv Tarplin, American guitarist and songwriter (d. 2011), was an American guitarist and songwriter, best known as the guitarist for the Miracles from the 1950s through the early 1970s. He was one of the group's original members and co-wrote several of their biggest hits, including the 1965 Grammy Hall Of Fame-inducted "The Tracks of My Tears".
- 1940 – Bobby Freeman, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer (d. 2017), was an African-American rock, soul and R&B singer, songwriter and record producer from San Francisco, best known for his two Top Ten hits, the first in 1958 on Josie Records called "Do You Want to Dance" and the second in 1964 for Autumn Records, "C'mon and Swim".
- 1940 – Dallas Long, American shot putter and physician. Dallas Crutcher Long (born June 13, 1940) is a retired American track and field athlete, who mostly competed in the shot put.
- 1937 – Andreas Whittam Smith, English journalist and publisher, co-founded The Independent, was one of the founders of The Independent newspaper which began publication in October 1986 with Whittam Smith as editor. He is a former president of the British Board of Film Classification.
- 1937 – Eleanor Holmes Norton, American lawyer and politician. Eleanor Holmes Norton (born June 13, 1937) is an American politician serving as a non-voting Delegate to the United States House of Representatives, representing the District of Columbia.
- 1934 – Bill Blakeley, American basketball player and coach (d. 2010), was an American basketball coach at the high school, college, and professional levels.
- 1934 – James Anthony Griffin, American bishop. He served as Bishop of Columbus from 1983 to 2004.
- 1934 – Leonard Kleinrock, American computer scientist and engineer. He played an influential role in the development of the ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet, at UCLA.
- 1934 – Uriel Jones, American drummer (d. 2009), was an American musician. Jones was a recording session drummer for Motown's in-house studio band, the Funk Brothers, during the 1960s and early 1970s.
- 1932 – Bob McGrath, American singer and actor (Sesame Street). Robert Emmet McGrath (born June 13, 1932) is an American singer, musician, actor, voice artist, and children's author best known for playing original human character Bob Johnson on the long-running educational television series Sesame Street.
- 1931 – Irvin D. Yalom, American psychotherapist and academic. Irvin David Yalom (/ˈɜːrvɪn ˈjæləm/; born 13 June 1931) is an American existential psychiatrist who is emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University, as well as author of both fiction and nonfiction.
- 1931 – Nora Kovach, Hungarian-American ballerina (d. 2009), was a Hungarian ballerina who defected in 1953 together with her husband and fellow ballet dancer Istvan Rabovsky, the first highly publicized defection of individuals in the field of dance to the West from the Soviet bloc.
- 1929 – Ralph McQuarrie, American illustrator (d. 2012), was an American conceptual designer and illustrator. His career included work on the original Star Wars trilogy, the original Battlestar Galactica television series, the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and the film Cocoon, for which he won an Academy Award.
- 1929 – Robert W. Scott, American farmer and politician, 67th Governor of North Carolina (d. 2009), was an American politician who served as the 67th Governor of North Carolina from 1969 to 1973. He was born and died in Haw River, North Carolina.
- 1928 – John Forbes Nash, Jr., American mathematician and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015), was an American mathematician who made fundamental contributions to game theory, differential geometry, and the study of partial differential equations. Nash's work has provided insight into the factors that govern chance and decision-making inside complex systems found in everyday life.
- 1926 – Paul Lynde, American actor and comedian (d. 1982), was an American comedian, voice artist, game show panelist and actor. A character actor with a distinctively campy and snarky persona that often poked fun at his barely-closeted homosexuality, Lynde was well known for his roles as Uncle Arthur on Bewitched, the befuddled father Harry MacAfee in Bye Bye Birdie, and as a regular "center square" panelist on the game show The Hollywood Squares from 1968 to 1981.
- 1925 – Kristine Miller, American actress (d. 2015), was an American film actress, best-remembered for her appearances in film noir and Westerns. A discovery of Paramount producer Hal Wallis, she appeared in I Walk Alone (1948) with Lizabeth Scott and Burt Lancaster, Jungle Patrol (1948), Too Late for Tears (1949), Shadow on the Wall (1950), and the TV series Stories of the Century (1954–55).
- 1923 – Lloyd Conover, American chemist and inventor (d. 2017), was an American chemist and the inventor of tetracycline. For this invention, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
- 1918 – Percy Rodriguez, Canadian-American actor (d. 2007), was a Canadian actor who appeared in many television shows and films from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was of Afro-Portuguese heritage and was born in the Saint-Henri neighbourhood of Montreal.
- 1915 – Don Budge, American tennis player and coach (d. 2000). He is most famous as the first player — of any nationality, male or female, and still only American male — to win the four tournaments that comprise the Grand Slam of tennis in a single year.
- 1914 – Frederic Franklin, English-American ballet dancer and director (d. 2013), was a British-American ballet dancer, choreographer and director.
- 1913 – Ralph Edwards, American radio and television host (d. 2005), was an American radio and television host, radio producer, and television producer, best known for his radio-TV game shows Truth or Consequences and This Is Your Life.
- 1911 – Luis Walter Alvarez, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1988), was an American experimental physicist, inventor, and professor who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1968 for development of the hydrogen bubble chamber enabling discovery of resonance states in particle physics. The American Journal of Physics commented, "Luis Alvarez was one of the most brilliant and productive experimental physicists of the twentieth century."
- 1911 – Maurice Copeland, American actor (d. 1985). He had supporting roles in films such as Arthur, The Pope of Greenwich Village and Trading Places.
- 1910 – Mary Whitehouse, English activist, founded the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association (d. 2001), was an English social activist who opposed social liberalism and the mainstream British media, both of which she accused of encouraging a more permissive society. She was the founder and first president of the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association, through which she led a longstanding campaign against the BBC.
- 1910 – Mary Wickes, American actress (d. 1995), was an American film and television character actress. She often played supporting roles as prim, professional women, secretaries, nurses, nuns, and housekeepers, who made sarcastic quips when the leading characters fell short of her high standards.
- 1903 – Willard Harrison Bennett, American physicist and chemist (d. 1987), was an American scientist and inventor, born in Findlay, Ohio. Bennett conducted research into plasma physics, astrophysics, geophysics, surface physics, and physical chemistry.
- 1902 – Carolyn Eisele, American mathematician and historian (d. 2000), was an American mathematician and historian of mathematics known as an expert on the works of Charles Sanders Peirce.
- 1899 – Carlos Chávez, Mexican composer, conductor, and journalist, founded the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra (d. 1978), was a Mexican composer, conductor, music theorist, educator, journalist, and founder and director of the Mexican Symphonic Orchestra. He was influenced by native Mexican cultures.
- 1894 – Leo Kanner, Ukrainian-American psychiatrist and physician (d. 1981), was an Austrian-American psychiatrist, physician, and social activist best known for his work related to autism. Before working at the Henry Phipps Psychiatric Clinic at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kanner practiced as a physician in Germany and in South Dakota.
- 1892 – Basil Rathbone, South African-born British-American actor (d. 1967). He rose to prominence in the United Kingdom as a Shakespearean stage actor and went on to appear in more than 70 films, primarily costume dramas, swashbucklers and, occasionally, horror films.
- 1887 – Bruno Frank, German-American author, poet, and playwright (d. 1945), was a German author, poet, dramatist, and humanist.
- 1872 – Thomas N. Heffron, American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1951). He was born in Nevada, and started his career in movies in 1911, eventually landing him a role with Paramount Pictures a few years later.
- 1868 – Wallace Clement Sabine, American physicist and academic (d. 1919), was an American physicist who founded the field of architectural acoustics. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1886 at the age of 18 before joining Harvard University for graduate study and remaining as a faculty member.
- 1864 – Dwight B. Waldo, American historian and academic (d. 1939). Dwight Bryant Waldo (June 13, 1864 – October 29, 1939) was the first President of Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
- 1854 – Charles Algernon Parsons, English engineer, founded C. A. Parsons and Company (d. 1931). A.
- 1786 – Winfield Scott, American general (d. 1866), was an American military commander and political candidate. He served as a general in the United States Army from 1814 to 1861, taking part in the War of 1812, the Mexican–American War, the early stages of the American Civil War, and various conflicts with Native Americans.
- 2015 – Buddy Boudreaux, American saxophonist and clarinet player (b. 1917)
- 2014 – Chuck Noll, American football player and coach (b. 1932)
- 2014 – Robert Peters, American poet, playwright, and critic (b. 1924)
- 2013 – Albert White Hat, American educator and activist (b. 1938)
- 2013 – David Deutsch, American businessman, founded Deutsch Inc. (b. 1929)
- 2013 – Sam Most, American flute player and saxophonist (b. 1930)
- 2012 – Sam Beddingfield, American pilot and engineer (b. 1933)
- 2010 – Jimmy Dean, American singer and businessman, founded Jimmy Dean Foods (b. 1928)
- 2008 – Tim Russert, American journalist and lawyer (b. 1950)
- 2004 – Ralph Wiley, American journalist and author (b. 1952)
- 2002 – Maia Wojciechowska, Polish-American author (b. 1927)
- 1993 – Deke Slayton, American soldier, pilot, and astronaut (b. 1924)
- 1989 – Fran Allison, American television personality and puppeteer (b. 1907)
- 1987 – Geraldine Page, American actress (b. 1924)
- 1986 – Benny Goodman, American clarinet player, songwriter, and bandleader (b. 1909)
- 1957 – Irving Baxter, American high jumper and pole vaulter (b. 1876)
- 1930 – Henry Segrave, American-English race car driver (b. 1896)
- 1784 – Henry Middleton, American farmer and politician, 2nd President of the Continental Congress (b. 1717)