Holidays Calendar for June 25, 2019

The Republic of Mozambique celebrates its Independence Day on June 25. On this day in 1975, the country gained its independence from Portugal.

Slovenia celebrates its Statehood Day every year on June 25. This holiday celebrates Slovenia's declaration of independence from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Statehood Day is annually celebrated in Croatia on June 25. It celebrates the 1991 declaration of independence from Yugoslavia.

June 25 is traditionally celebrated by Lutherans as the Presentation of the Augsburg Confession. It commemorates the primary confession of faith of the Lutheran Church and one of the most important documents of the Lutheran Reformation.

World Vitiligo Day is a global observance that aims to raise awareness of vitiligo, an incurable chronic skin condition surrounded by numerous misconceptions. This awareness day is held on June 25.

Global Beatles Day, also referred to as World Beatles Day, is celebrated annually on June 25. It was created by Faith Cohen, a Beatles fan who wanted the day to serve as a love letter and a thank you note to her favorite band and to highlight their contributions to music, art, culture and spirituality.

Customs Officer’s Day is a Ukrainian professional holiday celebrated annually on June 25. Interestingly, it is one of the newest and one of the oldest official professional holidays in Ukraine at the same time; although Customs Officer’s Day in its current form was established in 2002, its precursor, Customs Service Day, was inaugurated in 1992.

Celebration of Teachers' Day in Guatemala annually falls on June 25. This is a special day for all teachers and professors, who remember the history of this holiday.

The Philippines is one of many countries that celebrate Arbor Day, a holiday dedicated to tree planting. Arbor Day in the Philippines is celebrated on June 25, it was established in 2003 to promote a healthier ecosystem through the rehabilitation of the environment.

June 25 is National Catfish Day in the USA. The holiday was designated by President Ronald Reagan on June 25 in 1987.

Day of Friendship and Unity of the Slavs is annually observed on June 25. Although this holiday is aimed to unite people from different Slavic countries, it's mainly observed in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine.

Leon Day is an unofficial holiday celebrated in the United States on June 25. It is the halfway mark to Christmas.

June 25 is National Strawberry Parfait Day. Ice cream layered with chocolate and biscuit is always good, but strawberry parfait is perfect for hot summer days.

National Croatian Wine Day is celebrated in the United States on June 25, coinciding with Croatia’s Independence Day. It was created to raise awareness of the Croatian wine industry and popularize Croatian wines in North America.

Goat Cheese Day, also known as Goat’s Cheese Day or World Goat’s Cheese Day, is observed annually on June 25. It was created to celebrate delicious cheeses made from goat’s milk.

Day of the Seafarer is annually observed on June 25. This observance is one of the UN international days and it was established under initiative of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

National Iodine Day is observed in Thailand annually on June 25. It was established by the Thai government in 2002 in order to raise public awareness of the dangers of iodine deficiency and to highlight the achievements of the country’s iodine deficiency disorder elimination program.


This Day in History

  • 2022 Two people were killed and twenty-one people were wounded in a mass shooting in Oslo, Norway. The target may have been the Oslo LGBTQ pride event.
  • 2013 Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani became the eight Emir of Qatar, following the abdication of his father Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.
  • 2009 Died: Michael Jackson, American singer, songwriter, dancer, actor and record producer known as the King of Pop. His album Thriller is the best-selling album of all time.
  • 2006 Born: Mckenna Grace, American actress and singer. In 2017, she starred as a child prodigy in Gifted, a breakthrough for which she was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer.
  • 1997 Died: Jacques Cousteau, French explorer and scientist who studied the sea. He is known for co-developing the Aqua-Lung and his documentaries.
  • 1995 Died: Ernest Walton, Irish physicist who was awarded the 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with his British colleague John Douglas Cockcroft.
  • 1988 Microsoft released its graphical operating system Windows 98 to retail. It was the second major release in the Windows 9x line of operating systems.
  • 1985 Born: Annaleigh Ashford, American actress, singer, and dancer best known for her work on stage, including the Broadway musicals Legally Blonde, Kinky Boots, Sweeney Todd, and more.
  • 1984 Died: Michel Foucault, French philosopher, philologist, social theorist and literary critic. One of his best known works is The History of Sexuality (1976).
  • 1979 Born: Busy Philipps, American actress. She is best known for her roles on the television series Freaks and Geeks, Dawson's Creek, ER, Cougar Town, and Girls5eva.
  • 1978 The rainbow flag, also known as the gay pride flag or the LGBTQ+ pride flag, was flown for the first time in the San Francisco Gay Freedom Day Parade.
  • 1977 Died: Olave Baden-Powell, English wife of Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting and Girl Guides. She was 32 years younger than him.
  • 1975 Prime Minister of India Indira Gandhi declared a state of internal emergency across the country. It was withdrawn on March 21, 1977.
  • 1975 Born: Vladimir Kramnik, Russian chess grandmaster, undisputed World Chess Champion from 2006 to 2007 (after defeating Veselin Topalov).
  • 1963 Born: George Michael, English singer-songwriter, multiinstrumentalist and record producer who sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
  • 1961 Born: Ricky Gervais, English comedian, actor, writer, producer, director and musician. He co-created, co-wrote, and acted in the British sitcoms The Office, Extras, and Life's Too Short.
  • 1960 Two U.S. National Security Agency cryptologists, William Hamilton Martin and Bernon F. Mitchell, left for Mexico and then defected to the USSR.
  • 1959 Died: Charles Starkweather, American teenaged spree killer who murdered 11 people in Wyoming and Nebraska during two months.
  • 1956 Born: Anthony Bourdain, American celebrity chef, author, and travel documentarian. He starred in programs focusing on the exploration of international culture, cuisine, and the human condition.
  • 1950 The Korean War began, when North Korea supported by China and the Soviet Union invaded South Korea. The fighting lasted for three years.
  • 1950 Born: George Orwell (pen name of Eric Arthur Blair), English novelist, journalist, essayist and critic whose best known work is the dystopian novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.
  • 1948 Died: William C. Lee, American United States Army General who is frequently referred to as the "Father of the United States Airborne".
  • 1947 The Diary of a Young Girl, better known as The Diary of Anne Frank, was first published by Contact Publishing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • 1944 The Battle of Tali-Ihantala began during the Finnish-Soviet Continuation War, which occurred during the Word War II. It resulted in Finnish defensive victory.
  • 1928 Born: Alexei Abrikosov, Soviet and Russian theoretical physicist who was awarded the 2003 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with two other scientists.
  • 1924 Born: Sidney Lumet, American film director, producer, screenwriter and actor. His best known works include 12 Angry Men and Dog Day Afternoon.
  • 1923 Born: Dorothy Gilman, American novelist best known for her series of spy-mystery novels about Mrs. Pollifax that consists of 14 books.
  • 1921 Born: Celia Franca, British ballerina who founded the National Ballet of Canada in 1951 and served as its artistic director for 24 years.
  • 1910 Igor Stravinsky's ballet The Firebird was first performed in Paris Opera. It was written for Sergei Diaghilev's Ballets Russes company.
  • 1907 Born: J. Hans D. Jensen, German nuclear physicist who was awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing it with Maria Goeppert-Mayer.
  • 1864 Born: Walther Nernst, German physicist who was awarded the 1920 Nobel Price in Chemistry for his work in thermochemistry.
  • 1852 Born: Antoni Gaudí, Spanish Catalan architect. Most of his works are located in the city of Barcelona, including his magnum opus, Sagrada Família.
  • 1822 Died: Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, German Romantic author and composer. His is best known for his story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King.
  • 1533 Died: Mary Tudor, Queen consort of France from October 1514 to January 1515. Her husband Louis XII died soon after their wedding.
  • 1530 At the Diet of Augsburg, the Augsburg Confession (Augustana) was presented. It is the primary confession of faith of the Lutheran Church.
  • 1218 Died: Simon de Montfort the Elder, French nobleman who took part in the Fourth Crusade and was a prominent leader of the Cathar Crusade.