Tuesday 23 June 2020 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days
Calendars: Career Holidays (Recognition Holidays)
, Worldwide Holidays
, Father’s Days
, Food holidays
, United Kingdom
, Unusual Holidays
, Women’s Days
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- International Construction Week in Malaysia (Date for 2020: 23-25 Jun)
Holidays and observances
- Father's Day (Nicaragua, Poland)
- Grand Duke's Official Birthday (Luxembourg)
- International Women in Engineering Day (National Women in Engineering Day was launched for the first time in the UK on 23 June 2014 by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) to celebrate its 95th anniversary. Since that launch in 2014 the day has grown enormously over the subsequent years to the point where it received UNESCO patronage in 2016. In 2017, National Women in Engineering Day became international for the first time due to the interest and enthusiasm developed by the international audience and participants in the previous years)
- Let It Go Day
- National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Terrorism in Canada
- National Pecan Sandy Day in USA
- Okinawa Memorial Day (慰霊の日 or Irei no Hi, lit. "the day to console the dead" - Okinawa Prefecture, Japan)
- Pink Day in US
- San Juan Festival in Bolivia (Fiesta de San Juan is a festival known for its large bon-fires, copious drinking and fearsome fire-walking)
- St John's Eve and the first day of the Midsummer celebrations (Roman Catholic Church, Europe): - Bonfires of Saint John (Spain); - Festa del Poble in Andorra; - First night of Festa de São João do Porto (Porto); - First day of Golowan Festival (Cornwall); - Jaaniõhtu (Estonia); - Jāņi (Latvia); - Kupala Night (Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Ukraine); - Last day of Drăgaica fair (Buzău, Romania)
- Victory Day (Estonia)
- 2013 – Nik Wallenda becomes the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.
- 2012 – Ashton Eaton breaks the decathlon world record at the United States Olympic Trials.
- 1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six-year-old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
- 1972 – Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
- 1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
- 1960 – The United States Food and Drug Administration declares Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.
- 1959 – Convicted Manhattan Project spy Klaus Fuchs is released after only nine years in prison and allowed to emigrate to Dresden, East Germany where he resumes a scientific career.
- 1956 – The French National Assembly takes the first step in creating the French Community by passing the Loi Cadre, transferring a number of powers from Paris to elected territorial governments in French West Africa.
- 1951 – The ocean liner, SS United States, is christened and launched.
- 1947 – The United States Senate follows the United States House of Representatives in overriding U.S. President Harry Truman's veto of the Taft–Hartley Act.
- 1938 – The Civil Aeronautics Act is signed into law, forming the Civil Aeronautics Authority in the United States.
- 1926 – The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
- 1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin.
- 1887 – The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation's first national park, Banff National Park.
- 1868 – Typewriter: Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer."
- 1865 – American Civil War: At Fort Towson in the Oklahoma Territory, Confederate, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrenders the last significant rebel army.
- 1860 – The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
- 1812 – War of 1812: Great Britain revokes the restrictions on American commerce, thus eliminating one of the chief reasons for going to war.
- 1780 – American Revolution: Battle of Springfield fought in and around Springfield, New Jersey (including Short Hills, formerly of Springfield, now of Millburn Township).
- 1314 – First War of Scottish Independence: The Battle of Bannockburn (south of Stirling) begins.
- 1180 – First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
- 1993 – Tim Anderson, American baseball player
- 1991 – Katie Armiger, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1988 – Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
- 1985 – Marcel Reece, American football player
- 1982 – Derek Boogaard, Canadian-American ice hockey player (d. 2011)
- 1980 – Becky Cloonan, American author and illustrator
- 1980 – Melissa Rauch, American actress
- 1979 – LaDainian Tomlinson, American football player
- 1978 – Matt Light, American football player and sportscaster
- 1978 – Memphis Bleek, American rapper, producer, and actor
- 1977 – Jason Mraz, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1977 – Shaun O'Hara, American football player and sportscaster
- 1976 – Brandon Stokley, American football player
- 1976 – Joe Becker, American guitarist and composer
- 1976 – Wade Barrett, American soccer player and manager
- 1975 – Kevin Dyson, American football player and coach
- 1975 – Mike James, American basketball player
- 1974 – Mark Hendrickson, American basketball and baseball player
- 1972 – Selma Blair, American actress
- 1970 – Robert Brooks, American football player
- 1969 – Martin Klebba, American actor, producer, and stuntman
- 1966 – Chico DeBarge, American singer and pianist
- 1964 – Joss Whedon, American director, producer, and screenwriter
- 1962 – Chuck Billy, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1961 – LaSalle Thompson, American basketball player, coach, and manager
- 1960 – Donald Harrison, American saxophonist, composer, and producer
- 1957 – Frances McDormand, American actress
- 1956 – Randy Jackson, American bass player and producer
- 1956 – Tony Hill, American football player and sportscaster
- 1955 – Glenn Danzig, American singer-songwriter and producer
- 1951 – Angelo Falcón, Puerto Rican-American political scientist, activist, and academic, founded the National Institute for Latino Policy
- 1948 – Clarence Thomas, American lawyer and judge
- 1946 – Ted Shackelford, American actor
- 1943 – Ellyn Kaschak, American psychologist and academic
- 1943 – James Levine, American pianist and conductor
- 1941 – Robert Hunter, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
- 1940 – Wilma Rudolph, American runner (d. 1994)
- 1939 – Scott Burton, American sculptor (d. 1989)
- 1936 – Richard Bach, American novelist and essayist
- 1935 – Maurice Ferré, Puerto Rican-American politician, 32nd Mayor of Miami
- 1930 – Donn F. Eisele, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut (d. 1987)
- 1929 – June Carter Cash, American singer-songwriter, musician, and actress (d. 2003)
- 1928 – Jean Cione, American baseball player (d. 2010)
- 1928 – Michael Shaara, American author and academic (d. 1988)
- 1927 – Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (d. 1987)
- 1925 – Art Modell, American businessman (d. 2012)
- 1923 – Doris Johnson, American politician
- 1923 – Elroy Schwartz, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2013)
- 1923 – Jerry Rullo, American professional basketball player (d. 2016)
- 1922 – Morris R. Jeppson, American lieutenant and physicist (d. 2010)
- 1916 – Irene Worth, American actress (d. 2002)
- 1915 – Frances Gabe, American artist and inventor (d. 2016)
- 1913 – William P. Rogers, American commander, lawyer, and politician, 55th United States Secretary of State (d. 2001)
- 1910 – Gordon B. Hinckley, American religious leader, 15th President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 2008)
- 1910 – Lawson Little, American golfer (d. 1968)
- 1910 – Milt Hinton, American bassist and photographer (d. 2000)
- 1894 – Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)
- 1888 – Bronson M. Cutting, American publisher and politician (d. 1935)
- 1799 – John Milton Bernhisel, American physician and politician (d. 1881)
- 2016 – Ralph Stanley, American singer and banjo player (b. 1927)
- 2015 – Dick Van Patten, American actor (b. 1928)
- 2014 – Nancy Garden, American author (b. 1938)
- 2014 – Paula Kent Meehan, American businesswoman, co-founded Redken (b. 1931)
- 2013 – Bobby Bland, American singer-songwriter (b. 1930)
- 2013 – Frank Kelso, American admiral and politician, United States Secretary of the Navy (b. 1933)
- 2013 – Gary David Goldberg, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1944)
- 2013 – Richard Matheson, American author and screenwriter (b. 1926)
- 2013 – Sharon Stouder, American swimmer (b. 1948)
- 2012 – Frank Chee Willeto, American soldier and politician, 4th Vice President of the Navajo Nation (b. 1925)
- 2012 – Walter J. Zable, American football player and businessman, founded the Cubic Corporation (b. 1915)
- 2011 – Fred Steiner, American composer and conductor (b. 1923)
- 2011 – Peter Falk, American actor (b. 1927)
- 2009 – Ed McMahon, American game show host and announcer (b. 1923)
- 2009 – Jerri Nielsen, American physician and explorer (b. 1952)
- 2007 – Rod Beck, American baseball player (b. 1968)
- 2006 – Aaron Spelling, American actor, producer, and screenwriter, founded Spelling Television (b. 1923)
- 2005 – Shana Alexander, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
- 1998 – Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish-American actress (b. 1911)
- 1997 – Betty Shabazz, American educator and activist (b. 1936)
- 1995 – Jonas Salk, American biologist and physician (b. 1914)
- 1995 – Roger Grimsby, American journalist (b. 1928)
- 1992 – Eric Andolsek, American football player (b. 1966)
- 1980 – Clyfford Still, American painter and academic (b. 1904)
- 1970 – Roscoe Turner, American soldier and pilot (b. 1895)
- 1891 – Samuel Newitt Wood, American lawyer and politician (b. 1825)