Holidays Calendar for June 9, 2023

National Heroes' Day is annually observed in Uganda on June 9. This holiday honors those people, who played major role in well-being of Uganda and payed their lives for better future of the Ugandans.

Citizens of the Åland Islands annually observe Autonomy Day on June 9. This is a public holiday in the islands and it's a non-working day.

In many British Overseas Territories, the official birthday of the monarch of the United Kingdom is a public holiday. However, their dates of celebration may differ from the date in the UK. For example, in the British Virgin Islands, the King’s Official Birthday is typically observed on the Friday before the second Saturday of June.


International Archives Day is an annual celebration held on June 9. It was inaugurated by the International Council on Archives (ICA) to commemorate the foundation of the Council in 1948. This day can be considered the professional holiday of archivists from around the world.

World Accreditation Day is annually observed on June 9. Different events take place in over 90 countries around the world and they are aimed to raise awareness of value of accreditation.

World Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome Day, also known as World Antiphospholipid Syndrome Day or World APS Day, is observed annually on June 9 to raise awareness of an autoimmune condition that causes dangerous blood clots.

Wine lovers around the globe celebrate World Verdejo Day on the second Friday of June every year. This holiday was created to celebrate a wine grape variety that is primarily grown in the Rueda region of Spain.


Coral Triangle Day is an international ecological observance held annually on June 9. It aims to celebrate the biodiversity of the Coral Triangle and to raise awareness of its conservation and protection.

On June 9 every year, football enthusiasts from all over South America celebrate South American Football Day. It was established by the then-President of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), Nicolás Leoz.

Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day is celebrated annually on June 9. It was created to commemorate the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two nations and celebrate their shared history and cultural commonalities.

The second Friday of June is a perfect day to pop some corn, put away all gadgets, curl up on the couch and watch your favorite movies because it is National Movie Night. This amazing holiday was created to encourage people to revive old movie night traditions and create new ones.


June 9 is Anniversary of the Ascension of King Abdullah II in Jordan. This is a public holiday, but the offices remain open.

Ananda Mahidol Day is observed in Thailand on June 9. It is an official observance that was adopted by the government of Thailand in 2015 to honor the memory of the eighth King of Siam from the Chakri dynasty, who died on June 9, 1946 at the age of 20.

The Spanish autonomous community of La Rioja celebrates its official holiday, La Rioja Day, on June 9. On this day in 1982, the Statute of Autonomy of La Rioja was adopted.

The Spanish autonomous community of Murcia (officially named the Region of Murcia – Región de Murcia) celebrates its official holiday, Murcia Day, on June 9. On this day in 1982, the Statue of Autonomy of the Region of Murcia was adopted.

June 9 is National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day. Combination of rhubarb and strawberry is the best spring treat.

Donald Duck is one of the most famous and beloved cartoon characters, so it is not surprising that there is a holiday dedicated to him. National Donald Duck Day is celebrated on June 9 to commemorate the character’s debut appearance in the cartoon The Wise Little Hen.

National Meal Prep Day is celebrated annually on June 9. It was created to raise awareness of the benefits of meal preparation and encourage people to save time and money by preparing their meals in advance.

This Day in History

  • 2022 Died: Matt Zimmerman, Canadian actor best known as the voice of Alan Tracy in the 1960s television series Thunderbirds and sequel films Thunderbirds Are Go and Thunderbird 6.
  • 2014 Died: Gustave Tassell, American fashion designer whose refined clothes appealed to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Princess Grace of Monaco.
  • 2013 Died: Iain Banks, Scottish science fiction author whose best known works include The Wasp Factory, the Culture series, and Feersum Endjinn.
  • 2004 Died: Brian Williamson, Jamaican gay rights activist best known for co-founding the Jamaican LGBT rights organization J-Flag in 1998.
  • 1994 Died: Jan Tinbergen, Dutch economist who was awarded the 1969 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, sharing it with Ragnar Frisch.
  • 1989 Died: George Wells Beadle, American geneticist who was awarded the 1958 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, sharing it with other scientists.
  • 1988 Born: Mae Whitman, American actress who earned mainstream recognition for her television roles in Arrested Development, Parenthood, and Good Girls.
  • 1985 American academic Thomas Sutherland was kidnapped by Islamic Jihad members in Lebanon. He was held hostage for 2353 days.
  • 1981 Born: Natalie Portman, Israeli-born American actress known for her roles in Léon: The Professional, the Star Wars prequel trilogy, Black Swan, and other films.
  • 1979 A fire completely destroyed the ghost train amusement ride at Luna Park Sydney in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. 7 people were killed.
  • 1978 Born: Matthew Bellamy, English musician, singer-songwriter, composer, arranger and record producer best known as the lead vocalist of Muse.
  • 1974 Died: Miguel Ángel Asturias, Guatemalan poet, novelist, journalist and playwright who was awarded the 1967 Nobel Prize in Literature.
  • 1965 The Battle of Dong Xoai began. It was a major battle of the Vietnam War. The battle ended on June 13, resulting in the Viet Cong victory.
  • 1963 Born: Johnny Depp, American actor, film producer, and musician best known for his roles in the films directed by Tim Burton and Gore Verbinski.
  • 1961 Born: Aaron Sorkin, American playwright, screenwriter, and film director. His accolades include, as of 2024, an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award, five Primetime Emmys, and three Golden Globes.
  • 1961 Born: Michael J. Fox, Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and activist best known for his role as Marty McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy.
  • 1959 USS George Washington (SSBN-598) was officially launched. She was lead ship of her class of nuclear ballistic missile submarines.
  • 1959 Died: Adolf Otto Reinhold Windaus, German chemist who was awarded the 1928 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his research of sterols.
  • 1958 Gatwick Airport officially opened. Queen Elizabeth II flew into Gatwick in a de Havilland Hero of the Queen's Flight for the opening.
  • 1952 Born: Uzi Hitman, Israeli singer-songwriter, composer and television personality. His best known songs include "Todah" (Thank You) and "Kan" (There).
  • 1946 Died: Ananda Mahidol, King of Thailand from 1936 until his death. He was 9 years old when he became a king and 20 years old when he died.
  • 1934 Donald Duck made his first appearance in Walt Disney's Silly Symphonies cartoon "The Wise Little Hen" based on the fairy tale The Little Red Hen.
  • 1928 Australian aviator Charles Kingsford Smith completed his Trans-Pacific flight from Oakland, California, United States to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
  • 1891 Born: Cole Porter, American composer and songwriter who is widely considered to be one of the most successful Broadway composers.
  • 1875 Born: Henry Hallett Dale, English pharmacologist and physiologist who was co-awarded the 1936 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
  • 1870 Died: Charles Dickens, English writer and social critic who is considered to be the greatest novelist of the Victorian era and the literary colossus of his age.
  • 1863 The Battle of Brandy Station (also known as the Battle of Fleetwood Hill) was fought during the American Civil War. Its result was inconclusive.
  • 1862 The Battle of Port Republic was fought in Virginia during the American Civil War. It resulted in the decisive victory of the Confederate Army.
  • 1843 Born: Bertha von Suttner, Austrian author and pacifist who was awarded the 1905 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the second female Nobel laureate.
  • 1781 Born: George Stephenson, English mechanical engineer and civil engineer who built the world's first public inter-city railway to use steam locomotives.
  • 1672 Born: Peter the Great (Peter I), Tsar of All Russia and later Emperor of All Russia. He led a cultural revolution that made Russia a major European power.
  • 746 Abu Muslim initiated an open revolt that resulted in the Abbasid Revolution. The Umayyad Caliphate was overthrown and replaced by the Abbasid Caliphate.
  • 68 Died: Nero, Roman Emperor from 54 to 68. He was the last emperor in the Julio-Claudian dynasty. During his reign, the Great Fire of Rome occurred.