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Saturday 16 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Bloomsday (Dublin, Ireland)
  • Engineer's Day (Argentina)
  • Father's Day (Seychelles)
  • Father's Day (—elebrated on the third Sunday of June ÝÚ Argentina, Aruba, Canada, Costa Rica, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Kenya, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, Pakistan, Peru, Puerto Rico, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Venezuela, United Kingdom)
  • International Day of the African Child (Organisation of African Unity)
  • Sussex Day (The event takes place on St Richard's Day, the feast day of St Richard of Chichester, Sussex's patron saint)

Events

  • 2012 – China successfully launches its Shenzhou 9 spacecraft, carrying three astronauts, including the first female Chinese astronaut Liu Yang, to the Tiangong-1 orbital module.
  • 2012 – The United States Air Force's robotic Boeing X-37B spaceplane returns to Earth after a classified 469-day orbital mission.
  • 2010 – Bhutan becomes the first country to institute a total ban on tobacco.
  • 1981 – U.S. President Ronald Reagan awards the Congressional Gold Medal to Ken Taylor, Canada's former ambassador to Iran, for helping six Americans escape from Iran during the hostage crisis of 1979-81; he is the first foreign citizen bestowed the honor.
  • 1963 – Soviet Space Program: Vostok 6 Mission: Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
  • 1944 – At age 14, George Junius Stinney, Jr. becomes the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.
  • 1925 – The most famous Young Pioneer camp of the Soviet Union, Artek, is established.
  • 1911 – IBM founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.
  • 1903 – Roald Amundsen commences the first east-west navigation of the Northwest Passage, leaving Oslo, Norway.
  • 1897 – A treaty annexing the Republic of Hawaii to the United States is signed; the Republic would not be dissolved until a year later.
  • 1884 – The first purpose-built roller coaster, LaMarcus Adna Thompson's "Switchback Railway", opens in New York's Coney Island amusement park.
  • 1795 – Cornwallis's Retreat, also known as the First Battle of Groix.

Births

  • 1988 – Jermaine Gresham, American football player
  • 1987 – Diana DeGarmo, American singer-songwriter and actress
  • 1984 – Dan Ryckert, American writer and entertainer
  • 1980 – Brandon Armstrong, American basketball player
  • 1977 – Kerry Wood, American baseball player
  • 1975 – Anthony Carter, American basketball player and coach
  • 1973 – Eddie Cibrian, American actor
  • 1971 – Tupac Shakur, American rapper and producer (d. 1996)
  • 1970 – Cobi Jones, American soccer player and manager
  • 1970 – Phil Mickelson, American golfer
  • 1970 – Younus AlGohar, Pakistani poet and academic, co-founded Messiah Foundation International
  • 1968 – Adam Schmitt, American singer-songwriter, musician, and producer
  • 1966 – Phil Vischer, American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, co-created VeggieTales
  • 1965 – Michael Richard Lynch, Irish computer scientist and entrepreneur; co-founded HP Autonomy
  • 1965 – Richard Madaleno, American politician
  • 1964 – Danny Burstein, American actor and singer
  • 1963 – The Sandman, American wrestler
  • 1962 – Arnold Vosloo, South African-American actor
  • 1962 – Wally Joyner, American baseball player and coach
  • 1959 – The Ultimate Warrior, American wrestler (d. 2014)
  • 1958 – Darrell Griffith, American basketball player
  • 1957 – Ian Buchanan, Scottish-American actor
  • 1955 – Laurie Metcalf, American actress
  • 1954 – Matthew Saad Muhammad, American boxer and trainer (d. 2014)
  • 1953 – Valerie Mahaffey, American actress
  • 1951 – Charlie Dominici, American singer and guitarist
  • 1949 – Ralph Mann, American hurdler and author
  • 1948 – Ron LeFlore, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947 – Buddy Roberts, American wrestler (d. 2012)
  • 1947 – Tom Malone, American trombonist, composer, and producer
  • 1947 – Tom Wyner, English-American voice actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1946 – Jodi Rell, American politician, 87th Governor of Connecticut
  • 1946 – Mark Ritts, American actor, puppeteer, and producer (d. 2009)
  • 1946 – Rick Adelman, American basketball player and coach
  • 1946 – Tom Harrell, American trumpet player and composer
  • 1942 – Eddie Levert, American R&B/soul singer-songwriter, musician, and actor
  • 1941 – Lamont Dozier, American songwriter and producer
  • 1940 – Neil Goldschmidt, American lawyer and politician, 33rd Governor of Oregon
  • 1939 – Billy "Crash" Craddock, American singer-songwriter
  • 1938 – Joyce Carol Oates, American novelist, short story writer, critic, and poet
  • 1937 – Erich Segal, American author and screenwriter (d. 2010)
  • 1935 – Jim Dine, American painter and illustrator
  • 1930 – Vilmos Zsigmond, Hungarian-American cinematographer and producer (d. 2016)
  • 1924 – Faith Domergue, American actress (d. 1999)
  • 1920 – Isabelle Holland, Swiss-American author (d. 2002)
  • 1920 – John Howard Griffin, American journalist and author (d. 1980)
  • 1917 – Irving Penn, American photographer (d. 2009)
  • 1917 – Katharine Graham, American publisher (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – John Tukey, American mathematician and academic (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Archie Carr, American ecologist and zoologist (d. 1987)
  • 1907 – Jack Albertson, American actor (d. 1981)
  • 1902 – Barbara McClintock, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1992)
  • 1902 – George Gaylord Simpson, American paleontologist and author (d. 1984)
  • 1899 – Helen Traubel, American operatic soprano (d. 1972)
  • 1896 – Murray Leinster, American author and screenwriter (d. 1976)
  • 1888 – Peter Stoner, American mathematician and astronomer (d. 1980)
  • 1880 – Otto Eisenschiml, Austrian-American chemist and author (d. 1963)
  • 1838 – Cushman Kellogg Davis, American lieutenant and politician, 7th Governor of Minnesota (d. 1900)
  • 1836 – Wesley Merritt, American general and politician, Military Governor of the Philippines (d. 1910)
  • 1829 – Geronimo, American tribal leader (d. 1909)
  • 1738 – Mary Katherine Goddard, American publisher (d. 1816)
  • 1713 – Meshech Weare, American farmer, lawyer, and politician, 1st Governor of New Hampshire (d. 1786)

Deaths

  • 2014 – Tony Gwynn, American baseball player and coach (b. 1960)
  • 2013 – Sam Farber, American businessman, co-founded OXO (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Susan Tyrrell, American actress (b. 1945)
  • 2005 – Enrique Laguerre, Puerto Rican-American author and critic (b. 1906)
  • 1998 – Fred Wacker, American race car driver and engineer (b. 1918)
  • 1996 – Mel Allen, American sportscaster and game show host (b. 1913)
  • 1994 – Kristen Pfaff, American bass player and songwriter (b. 1967)
  • 1988 – Miguel Piñero, Puerto Rican-American actor and playwright (b. 1946)
  • 1987 – Marguerite de Angeli, American author and illustrator (b. 1889)
  • 1984 – Lew Andreas, American football player and coach (b. 1895)
  • 1979 – Nicholas Ray, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1911)
  • 1977 – Wernher von Braun, German-American physicist and engineer (b. 1912)
  • 1971 – John Reith, 1st Baron Reith, Scottish broadcaster, co-founded BBC (b. 1889)
  • 1970 – Brian Piccolo, American football player (b. 1943)
  • 1959 – George Reeves, American actor and director (b. 1914)
  • 1952 – Andrew Lawson, Scottish-American geologist and academic (b. 1861)
  • 1940 – DuBose Heyward, American author (b. 1885)
  • 1939 – Chick Webb, American drummer and bandleader (b. 1905)
  • 1930 – Elmer Ambrose Sperry, American inventor, co-invented the gyrocompass (b. 1860)
  • 1930 – Ezra Fitch, American lawyer and businessman, co-founded Abercrombie & Fitch (b. 1866)
  • 1929 – Vernon Louis Parrington, American historian and scholar (b. 1871)
  • 1878 – Crawford Long, American surgeon and pharmacist (b. 1815)
  • 1792 – Benjamin Tupper, American general and surveyor (b. 1738)
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