Discover Amazing Fun Facts About June
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June is a month full of excitement and fun! Here are some amazing facts about this month that you may not have known before. For instance, did you know that June is the official start to summer vacation?
Or did you know that June is named after the Roman goddess Juno? She was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the gods. There are many other interesting things about this month, which I’ll share with you in today’s blog post! So read on to learn some amazing fun facts about June.
Unlike other blogs with facts and trivia about the calendar month of June, Made You Smile Back takes it to a whole new level of digging for amazing fun facts that many are now aware of. For instance, did you know that there’s actually a National Holiday for T-Shirts?!
We all know that June is the sixth month of the year, right? But before Julius Caesar, June was actually the 4th month of the calendar year. We shall also dive in and discover some famous folks who were born this month, including Johnny Depp and Donald Trump and so many more and take a closer look at other less than known designated holidays for June as well.
So stay tuned and read on for more riveting information about June!
First, let’s find out how did the month of June come about.
The calendar year had only ten months under Julius Caesar. In 46 BC, he extended the year by adding two more months, making June the sixth month.
The origin of the name June is uncertain, but it is most likely named after the Roman goddess Juno. She was the wife of Jupiter and the queen of the gods.
Another theory suggests that it may be derived from the Latin word iuniores, meaning “younger ones,” as it is the month when younger members of society were traditionally married.
An even 3rd possibility is suggested that the month was named after Lucius Junius Brutus, the founder of the Roman Republic.
Regardless, in general, most people associate the month of June with jubilant celebrations of marriage, love, and childbirth! And of course, we mustn’t forget Father’s Day, always celebrated each year on the 3rd Sunday of the month.
Let’s take a closer look at other important days of June to celebrate.
In this list you shall see a variety of celebrities; from former Presidents to well-known Sports Figures and even people of note like The Dalai Lama or King George V of England. So! Who shares your birthday in June?
June 1, 1926 – Andy Griffith, actor
June 1, 1926 – Marilyn Monroe, actress
June 1, 1937 – Morgan Freeman, actor, movie “Driving Miss Daisy”
June 2, 1731 – Martha Washington, the very first First Lady of the United States
June 3, 1865 – King George V, of England
June 3, 1967 – Anderson Cooper, journalist and author
June 4, 1738 – King George III, king of England during the American Revolution
June 4, 1975 – Angelina Jolie, actress
June 5, 1956 – Kenny G, musician
June 6, 1935 – The Dalai Lama, Tibetan spiritual leader
June 6, 1956 – Bjorn Borg, tennis champion
June 7, 1917 – Dean Martin, singer, actor, produce
June 7, 1952 – Liam Neeson, actor
June 7, 1958 – “Prince”, singer
June 8, 1867 – Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
June 8, 1925 – Barbara Bush, First Lady of the United States
June 8, 1929 – Jerry Stiller, comedian, actor
June 9, 1961 – Michael J. Fox, actor, “Back to the Future”
June 9, 1963 – Johnny Depp, actor, “Pirates of the Caribbean”
June 10, 1922 – Judy Garland, singer, actress “The Wizard of Oz”
June 11, 1910 – Jacques Cousteau, undersea explorer, writer, filmmaker
June 11, 1913 – Vince Lombardi, football coach
June 11, 1956 – Joe Montana, NFL quarterback
June 12, 1915 – David Rockefeller, banker
June 12, 1924 – George H. W. Bush, 41st U.S. President (1989-1993)
June 13, 1953 – Tim Allen, comedian, movie and television actor
June 13, 1893 – Dorothy L. Sayers, mystery writer
June 14, 1946 – Donald Trump, 45th U.S. President, real estate tycoon
June 14, 1969 – Steffi Graf, tennis champion
June 15, 1932 – Mario Cuomo, NY governor
June 15, 1963 – Helen Hunt, actress (Los Angeles, CA
June 16, 1829 – Geronimo, Native American Apache leader
June 16, 1890 – Stan Laurel, comedian, “Laurel & Hardy” duo
June 17, 1946 – Barry Manilow, singer and songwriter
June 17, 1980 – Venus Williams, tennis player
June 18, 1942 – Roger Ebert, film critic, “Siskel & Ebert”
June 18, 1942 – Paul McCartney, singer, songwriter, musician, “The Beatles”
June 19, 1897 – Moe Howard, comedian, actor, “Moe” of the “Three Stooges”
June 19, 1902 – Guy Lombardo, bandleader
June 19, 1903 – Lou Gehrig, baseball player
June 20, 1946 – Bob Vila, TV handyman show
June 20, 1967 – Nicole Kidman, actress
June 21, 1912 – Mary McCarthy, novelist
June 21, 1921 – Jane Russell, actress
June 21, 1925 – Maureen Stapleton, actress
June 22, 1936 – Kris Kristofferson, singer, actor
June 22, 1949 – Meryl Streep, Oscar-winning actress
June 22, 1964 – Dan Brown , author, The DaVinci Code
June 23, 1929 – June Carter Cash, country singer
June 23, 1953 – Tim Allen, Comedian and Actor
June 24, 1895 – Jack Dempsey, boxing champion
June 24, 1946 – Ellison Onizuka, astronaut, died in the Challenger Space Shuttle explosion
June 25, 1903– George Orwell, novelist
June 25, 1930 – Clint Eastwood, actor
June 26, 1892 – Pearl S. Buck, novelist
June 26, 1993 – Ariana Grande, actress, singer
June 27, 1880 – Helen Keller, blind author, lecturer
June 27, 1930 – H. Ross Perot, entrepreneur, presidential candidate
June 28, 1491 – Henry VIII, King of England
June 28, 1971 – Elon Musk, was born in South Africa and is an eccentric billionaire entrepreneur.
June 29, 1941 – Stokely Carmichael, militant civil rights activist
June 29, 1944 – Gary Busey, actor
June 30, 1966 – Mike Tyson, boxing champion
June 30, 1985 – Michael Phelps, American Olympic multiple gold medalist in swimming
Those born between June 1st thru the 20th are born under the Zodiac sign known as Gemini.
Those born between June 21st thru the end of June 30th are born under the Zodiac sign known as Cancer.
Please reference the attached chart showing the personality traits and strengths of each.
According to the American Gem’s Society, June is only one of two months that have three birthstones associated with a calendar month. Those lucky enough to be born in this jubilant month have their pick of pearl, alexandrite, and moonstone.
If it was me and I was blessed to be born in this summer month of June, I wouldn’t just pick one birthstone. No, for sure I would have all three as beautiful individual cocktail rings… just saying!
In wrapping up, I present these three additional amazing fun facts of June:
Be sure to check out these personal favorite June quotes and sayings. What is your ‘fav?’
“June is the gateway to summer.”Jean Hersey
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.”Albert Camus
“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawnmower is broken.”James Dent
“It is better to be a young June bug than an old bird of paradise.”Mark Twain
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”Wallace Stevens
“In summer, the song sings itself.”William Carlos Williams
“Spring being a tough act to follow, God created June.”Al Bernstein
“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”Wallace Stevens
“If a June night can talk, it probably would boast that it invented ‘romance’!”Bem Williams
“Happy June! May this month bring you sunny days, lots of laughter and love!”Beth Elkassih
What’s your favorite fun fact about June? Share Below! In this blog article about discovering amazing facts about June, we covered how it got named, designated holidays, birthdays of famous people, June historical events, miscellaneous facts and even some inspiring quotes!
Made You Smile Back hope you enjoyed reading and discovering all about this wonderful month of June! Did we miss any that you know of?
If so, please share them with us in the comment section below.
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