Holidays Calendar for June 7, 2016

One of Malta's national holidays is Sette Guigno, which is translated from Italian as “Seventh of June”. It commemorates the uprising against the British colonial government which occurred on June 7, 1919.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar observed as a month of fasting by Muslims all over the world. The first day of Ramadan is an official non-working day in some countries with predominantly Muslim population.


Financial and Economic Sector Workers Day is an official professional holiday in Kyrgyzstan celebrated on June 7. It was established in 2003 and has been celebrated annually ever since.

Journalist Day is an Argentine professional holiday celebrated on June 7. It was established in 1938 to commemorate the founding of the Gazeta de Buenos Ayres in 1810.

Croatian Diplomacy Day (Dan hrvatske diplomacije) is an annual observance held on June 7. It was established to commemorate the initial recognition of the Croatian state in 879.

Union Dissolution Day is an official flag flying day in Norway observed on June 7 each year. It celebrates the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905.

Birthdays of the members of the Royal Family are not official holidays in Denmark, but they are still considered special days in the country's calendar. For example, on June 7 Danes celebrate the birthday of Prince Joachim of Denmark.

Anniversary of the Memorandum of the Slovak nation is an official remembrance day in Slovakia observed on June 7 each year. Remembrance days in Slovakia are working days.

In many countries, a special day is set aside to celebrate the national flag. Peru is no exception. National Flag Day in Peru is observed on June 7. It commemorates the Battle of Arica and the heroic act of Alfonso Ugarte.

June 7 is National Chocolate Ice Cream Day. This flavor is one of world's popular, that is why chocolate ice cream deserves its own holiday.

This Day in History

  • 2015 Died: Christopher Lee, internationally renowned British actor, singer, and author. He initially portrayed villains and became best known for his role as Count Dracula.
  • 2008 Died: Dino Risi, Italian film director considered one of the masters of Italian-style comedy. One of best known works is the 1974 film Scent of a Woman.
  • 2000 The United Nations published the Blue Line, a border demarcation between Israel and Lebanon that identified the Israeli withdrawal from Lebanon.
  • 1996 Died: Max Factor, Jr., American businessman who served as president of the Max Factor Cosmetics empire from 1938 until his death.
  • 1992 Died: Bill France, Sr., American racing driver best known for co-founding the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR).
  • 1990 Born: Iggy Azalea (stage name of Amethyst Amelia Kelly), Australian rapper, songwriter, and model whose best known hits include Bounce and Fancy.
  • 1982 Elvis Presley's ex-wife Priscilla opened Graceland to the public to avoid bankruptcy. The bathroom where Elvis Presley died was kept off-limits.
  • 1981 Israeli Air Force carried out Operation Opera (also known as Operation Babylon), destroying Osirak, an Iraqi nuclear reactor under construction.
  • 1981 Born: Anna Kournikova, Russian retired professional tennis player and television personality. See also is known for dating Enrique Iglesias.
  • 1980 Died: Henry Miller, American writer best known for his novels Tropic of Cancer, Black Spring, Tropic of Capricorn, and The Rosy Crucifixion trilogy.
  • 1978 Died: Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist who was awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, sharing it with two more scientists.
  • 1972 Born: Karl Urban, New Zealand actor best known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, The Chronicles of Riddick, Dredd, Almost Human.
  • 1970 Died: E. M. Forster, English novelist, essayist, short story writer and librettist whose best known works include A Room with a View and A Passage to India.
  • 1967 Died: Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, satirist and critic. She was a founding member of the Algonquin Round Table.
  • 1954 Died: Alan Turing, British mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst, and computer scientist. During WWII, he helped decode messages encoded by the German Enigma machine.
  • 1952 Born: Liam Neeson, Irish actor best known for his roles in the films Schindler's List, Love Actually, Kinsey, Batman Begins, Taken and its sequels, and many others.
  • 1948 President of Czechoslovakia Edvard Beneš resigned, following his refusal to sign the Ninth-of-May Constitution created by Communists.
  • 1940 Born: Tom Jones, Welsh singer who rose to prominence in the 1960s. His best known songs include It's Not Unusual, Delilah, She's a Lady, Sex Bomb.
  • 1938 The American experimental airline Douglas DC-4E made its first flight. It never entered production, but its failure helped develop an entirely new design.
  • 1937 Died: Jean Harlow (born Harlean Harlow Carpenter), American film actress and sex symbol. She was nicknamed the "Blonde Bombshell".
  • 1929 The Italian parliament ratified the Lateran Treaty, an agreement that recognized the full sovereignty of the Holy See in the State of Vatican City.
  • 1917 Born: Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet and academic known as the first African American to win a Pulitzer prize (the 1950 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry).
  • 1917 Born: Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti), American singer, actor, comedian and film producer known for his signature warbling crooning voice.
  • 1909 Born: Virginia Apgar, American obstetrical anesthesiologist known for inventing the Apgar score, a method to assess the health of newborn children.
  • 1862 Born: Philipp Lenard, German physicist who was awarded the 1905 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on cathode rays (electron beams).
  • 1848 Born: Paul Gauguin, French Post-Impressionist artist whose talent was appreciated only after his death. He died in poverty in French Polynesia.
  • 1654 Louis IX was crowned King of France and Navarre. He reigned for 72 years and 110 days - longer than any monarch of a major country in European history.
  • 1628 King Charles I of England granted Royal Assent to the Petition of Right, a document setting out specific liberties that could not be prohibited by the king.
  • 1494 The Spanish Empire and Portuguese Empire signed the Treaty of Tordesillas, dividing trading and colonizing rights for all newly discovered lands outside Europe.
  • 1329 Died: Robert the Bruce, King of Scots from 1306 until his death. He was the leader of Scotland during the Wars of Scottish Independence.
  • 1099 The Siege of Jerusalem began during the First Crusade. On July 15, the Crusaders successfully seized the city from the Fatimid Caliphate.