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Friday 29 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Armed Forces Day in United Kingdom
  • Engineer's Day (Ecuador)

Events

  • 2012 – A derecho sweeps across the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.
  • 2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.
  • 1995 – Space Shuttle program: STS-71 Mission (Atlantis) docks with the Russian space station Mir for the first time.
  • 1975 – Steve Wozniak tested his first prototype of Apple I computer.
  • 1974 – Isabel Perón is sworn in as the first female President of Argentina.
  • 1972 – The United States Supreme Court rules in the case Furman v. Georgia that arbitrary and inconsistent imposition of the death penalty violates the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments, and constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
  • 1956 – The Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 is signed, officially creating the United States Interstate Highway System.
  • 1927 – The Bird of Paradise, a U.S. Army Air Corps Fokker tri-motor, completes the first transpacific flight, from the mainland United States to Hawaii.
  • 1889 – Hyde Park and several other Illinois townships vote to be annexed by Chicago, forming the largest United States city in area and second largest in population at the time.
  • 1534 – Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island.

Births

  • 1991 – Kawhi Leonard, American basketball player
  • 1985 – Quintin Demps, American football player
  • 1983 – Aundrea Fimbres, American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1983 – Jeremy Powers, American cyclist
  • 1982 – Dusty Hughes, American baseball player
  • 1982 – Lily Rabe, American actress
  • 1981 – Joe Johnson, American basketball player
  • 1981 – Shmuly Yanklowitz, American rabbi, author, and educator
  • 1978 – Nicole Scherzinger, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress
  • 1973 – George Hincapie, American cyclist
  • 1970 – Emily Skinner, American actress and singer
  • 1968 – Judith Hoag, American actress and educator
  • 1967 – Jeff Burton, American race car driver
  • 1967 – Melora Hardin, American actress and singer
  • 1965 – Tripp Eisen, American guitarist
  • 1962 – George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1961 – Sharon Lawrence, American actress, singer, and dancer
  • 1957 – Michael Nutter, American politician, 98th Mayor of Philadelphia
  • 1956 – David Burroughs Mattingly, American illustrator and painter
  • 1956 – Pedro Guerrero, Dominican-American baseball player and manager
  • 1955 – Charles J. Precourt, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut
  • 1954 – Rick Honeycutt, American baseball player and coach
  • 1953 – Don Dokken, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Dokken)
  • 1951 – Craig Sager, American sportscaster (d. 2016)
  • 1950 – Bobby London, American illustrator
  • 1949 – Ann Veneman, American lawyer and politician, 27th United States Secretary of Agriculture
  • 1949 – Dan Dierdorf, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1948 – Fred Grandy, American actor and politician
  • 1947 – Richard Lewis, American actor and screenwriter
  • 1944 – Gary Busey, American actor
  • 1944 – Seán Patrick O'Malley, American cardinal
  • 1943 – Little Eva, American singer (d. 2003)
  • 1941 – John Boccabella, American baseball player
  • 1941 – Stokely Carmichael, Trinidadian-American activist (d. 1998)
  • 1936 – Harmon Killebrew, American baseball player and sportscaster (d. 2011)
  • 1934 – Corey Allen, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2010)
  • 1933 – Bob Shaw, American baseball player and manager (d. 2010)
  • 1933 – John Bradshaw, American theologian and author (d. 2016)
  • 1930 – Robert Evans, American actor and producer
  • 1930 – Viola Léger, American-Canadian actress and politician
  • 1929 – Pat Crawford Brown, American actress
  • 1929 – Pete George, American weightlifter
  • 1926 – Bobby Morgan, American professional baseball player
  • 1925 – Cara Williams, American actress
  • 1925 – Chan Parker, American dancer and author (d. 1999)
  • 1925 – Francis S. Currey, American World War II Medal of Honor recipient
  • 1925 – Jackie Lynn Taylor, American actress (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Ezra Laderman, American composer and educator (d. 2015)
  • 1924 – Roy Walford, American pathologist and gerontologist (d. 2004)
  • 1923 – Chou Wen-chung, Chinese-American composer and educator
  • 1922 – John William Vessey, Jr., American general (d. 2016)
  • 1922 – Ralph Burns, American songwriter, bandleader, composer, conductor, arranger and pianist (d. 2001)
  • 1921 – Harry Schell, French-American race car driver (d. 1960)
  • 1920 – Ray Harryhausen, American animator and producer (d. 2013)
  • 1919 – Slim Pickens, American actor and rodeo performer (d. 1983)
  • 1918 – Francis W. Nye, United States Air Force major general
  • 1916 – Ruth Warrick, American actress and activist (d. 2005)
  • 1914 – Christos Papakyriakopoulos, Greek-American mathematician and academic (d. 1976)
  • 1914 – Rafael Kubelík, Czech-American conductor and composer (d. 1996)
  • 1913 – Earle Meadows, American pole vaulter (d. 1992)
  • 1912 – John Toland, American historian and author (d. 2004)
  • 1911 – Bernard Herrmann, American composer and conductor (d. 1975)
  • 1911 – Katherine DeMille, Canadian-American actress (d. 1995)
  • 1910 – Burgess Whitehead, American baseball player (d. 1993)
  • 1910 – Frank Loesser, American composer and conductor (d. 1969)
  • 1908 – Leroy Anderson, American composer and conductor (d. 1975)
  • 1901 – Nelson Eddy, American singer and actor (d. 1967)
  • 1890 – Robert Laurent, American sculptor and academic (d. 1970)
  • 1889 – Willie Macfarlane, Scottish-American golfer (d. 1961)
  • 1881 – Curt Sachs, German-American composer and musicologist (d. 1959)
  • 1881 – Harry Frazee, American director, producer, and agent (d. 1929)
  • 1870 – Joseph Carl Breil, American tenor, composer, and director (d. 1926)
  • 1868 – George Ellery Hale, American astronomer and journalist (d. 1938)
  • 1863 – Wilbert Robinson, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1934)
  • 1861 – William James Mayo, American physician and surgeon, co-founded the Mayo Clinic (d. 1939)
  • 1858 – George Washington Goethals, American general and engineer, co-designed the Panama Canal (d. 1928)
  • 1858 – Julia Lathrop, American activist and politician (d. 1932)
  • 1849 – John Hunn, American businessman and politician, 51st Governor of Delaware (d. 1926)
  • 1835 – Celia Thaxter, American poet and story writer (d. 1894)
  • 1819 – Thomas Dunn English, American poet, playwright, and politician (d. 1902)
  • 1803 – John Newton Brown, American minister and author (d. 1868)
  • 1793 – Josef Ressel, Czech-Austrian inventor, invented the propeller (d. 1857)

Deaths

  • 2013 – Jack Gotta, American-Canadian football player, coach, and manager (b. 1929)
  • 2012 – Floyd Temple, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1926)
  • 2012 – Vincent Ostrom, American political scientist and academic (b. 1919)
  • 2009 – Joe Bowman, American marksman, target shooter and boot-maker (b. 1925)
  • 2007 – Fred Saberhagen, American soldier and author (b. 1930)
  • 2007 – Joel Siegel, American journalist and critic (b. 1943)
  • 2006 – Randy Walker, American football player and coach (b. 1954)
  • 2004 – Bernard Babior, American physician and biochemist (b. 1935)
  • 2003 – Katharine Hepburn, American actress (b. 1907)
  • 2002 – Rosemary Clooney, American singer and actress (b. 1928)
  • 1999 – Allan Carr, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1937)
  • 1997 – William Hickey, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 1995 – Lana Turner, American actress (b. 1921)
  • 1993 – Héctor Lavoe, Puerto Rican-American singer-songwriter (b. 1946)
  • 1990 – Irving Wallace, American author and screenwriter (b. 1916)
  • 1982 – Henry King, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1886)
  • 1982 – Pierre Balmain, French fashion designer, founded Balmain (b. 1914)
  • 1979 – Lowell George, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (b. 1945)
  • 1978 – Bob Crane, American actor (b. 1928)
  • 1975 – Tim Buckley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (b. 1947)
  • 1967 – Jayne Mansfield, American actress (b. 1933)
  • 1964 – Eric Dolphy, American saxophonist, composer, and bandleader (b. 1928)
  • 1935 – Jack O'Neill, Irish-American baseball player and manager (b. 1873)
  • 1933 – Roscoe Arbuckle, American actor, director, and screenwriter (b. 1887)
  • 1855 – John Gorrie, American physician and humanitarian (b. 1803)
  • 1852 – Henry Clay, American lawyer and politician, 9th United States Secretary of State (b. 1777)
  • 1729 – Edward Taylor, American-English poet, pastor, and physician (b. circa 1642)
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