Holidays Calendar for June 30, 2012

Guatemala annually celebrates Army Day on June 30. This holiday commemorates the events of 1871, when the Conservadora administration was put to an end.

Revolution Day in Sudan is a national holiday, that commemorates the bloodless coup of 1989. The holiday is annually observed on its anniversary, June 30.

June 30 is Independence Day in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This is a public holiday that commemorates the day when the country gained independence from Belgium in 1960.

Inhabitants of the Central African Republic observe General Prayer Day every year on June 30. This holiday unites all people of CAR regardless their religion and political views.

June 30 Anniversary is a public holiday in Egypt that commemorates the 2013 Egyptian coup d'état. It was established to commemorate demonstrations that led to the overthrow of President Mohamed Morsi.

It is hard to imagine our lives without social media these days. Within the relatively short time since their emergence, social media have changed the way we interact with one another. No wonder that they even have their own holiday, Social Media Day, which is celebrated annually on June 30.

Sailor Moon is one of the most popular manga and anime series of all time, so it is not surprising that Sailor Moon fans celebrate it not once, but twice a year: International Sailor Moon Day is observed on June 30 and on August 6.

International Scoliosis Awareness Day is observed annually on the last Saturday of June. It was created to educate people about a medical condition of the spine that affects about 3% of people across the world.


Belarusian economists has observed their professional holiday, Economist Day, every June 30 since 2000. This holiday was established in February 2000 by a Presidential Decree. Economist Day is a holiday of all experts in the field of economics.

The Dominican Republic and Haiti share one island and they are bound by one history. But they don't share Teachers' Day, that is celebrated in the Dominican Republic every June 30.

Day of Inventors and Innovators (also known as Day of Inventors and Rationalizers) is a professional holiday celebrated in Russia and Belarus on the last Saturday in June. It was first established in the Soviet Union in 1957.


Armed Forces Day in the UK is an annual observance that honors the men and women who serve or used to serve in the British Armed Forces. It is held in late June, typically on the last Saturday of June.


Bartender and Mixologist Day is an informal holiday observed annually on the last Saturday of June. It was created to celebrate the talented people whose area of expertise is creating, making, and serving cocktails.


The Republic of Philippines annually celebrates Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day on June 30. Establishment of this holiday is connected with the events of 1898-1899, when a group of Spanish soldiers was defending Spanish flag in the town of Baler, Philippines.

Remna Ni is an official holiday in the Indian state of Mizoram. It is celebrated on June 30 to commemorate the signing of the Mizoram Peace Accord of 1986 that ended insurgency and violence and resulted in the statehood of Mizoram.

Hul Divas is an annual observance marked in the Indian state of Jharkhand to commemorate the 1855 Santhal rebellion against the British Raj. It is observed annually on June 30 to honor the memory of those killed during the rebellion, especially its leaders.

Veterans' Day is an official remembrance day in the Netherlands held on the last Saturday in June. It was established to honor all Dutch veterans who served in wars or international peacekeeping operations.


Tacloban Day (Araw ng Tacloban) is a special non-working holiday in the city of Tacloban, Philippines celebrated annually on June 30. It commemorates the feast day of the city’s patron saint, Señor Santo Niño, as well as the cityhood anniversary of Tacloban.

Imus Cityhood Day (Araw ng Pagkalungsod ng Imus) is a special working holiday and no class day in schools in the Philippine city of Imus, Cavite. It is celebrated annually on June 30 to commemorate the day when Imus was converted from a municipality to a component city.

Asteroid Day, also referred to as International Asteroid Day, is observed annually on June 30. This annual global event was initiated by Brian May, Danica Remy, Grigorij Richters and Rusty Schweickart, and officially endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly.

On June 30, UN member states celebrate the International Day of Parliamentarism. It was established by the UN General Assembly to emphasize the role of national parliaments in the implementation of national and international plans and strategies.

Youth Day in Russia is celebrated on the last Saturday of June. This holiday was established by President Boris Yeltsin in 1993. Despite its official status, Youth Day is not recognized as a public holiday.


A lot of countries celebrate love and lovers on February 14 (Valentine’s Day), but there are some exceptions. For example, Lovers’ Day in Azerbaijan is observed annually to commemorate the tragic love story of Ilham and Fariza Allahverdiyev.


This Day in History

  • 2009 Died: Pina Bausch, German dancer, choreographer, and director. Her unique style, a blend of movement, sound and prominent stage sets made her a leading influence in the field of modern dance. Her Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performs internationally.
  • 2002 Died: Chico Xavier, Brazilian medium and author, known for his 450 books, most of which were written using a psychography.
  • 2001 Died: Chet Atkins, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer, believed to be a creator of a smoother country music style, known as the Nashville sound.
  • 1985 Born: Michael Phelps, American swimmer, the most decorated Olympian of all time. He won with a total of 22 medals, 18 of them are gold medals, that is the all-time record for Olympic gold medals.
  • 1985 39 American hostages from the hijacked TWA Flight 847 en route from Cairo to San Diego were freed in Beirut after being held for 17 days.
  • 1975 Born: Ralf Schumacher, German race car driver, the younger brother of seven-time Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher.
  • 1971 The entire crew of the Soviet Soyuz 11 spacecraft was killed when when the crew capsule depressurized during preparations for reentry into the Earth atmosphere.
  • 1968 Born: Phil Anselmo, American singer-songwriter and producer, best knows as the former lead singer of the heavy metal band Pantera.
  • 1966 Died: Giuseppe Farina, Italian race car driver, the first ever Formula One World Champion. He also stands out in the history of Grand Prix motor racing for his much-copied "straight-arm" driving style.
  • 1966 Born: Mike Tyson, American boxer and actor. He is a former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles.
  • 1963 Born: Rupert Graves, English actor, best known for role as Inspector Lestrade in the BBC television series Sherlock.
  • 1963 7 police officers new Palermo were killed in a explosion of a car bomb, intended for mafia boss Salvatore Greco.
  • 1961 Died: Lee de Forest, American inventor. He patented over 180 inventions, among them was the audion tube, the fist electrical device, that could amplify a weak electrical signal and make it stronger.
  • 1956 A Trans World Airlines Super Constellation collided with a United Airlines DC-7 above the Grand Canyon in Arizona. The planes crashed, killing all 128 people on board of both airliners.
  • 1950 Born: Leonard Whiting, English actor, a Golden Globe Award of New Star of the Year winner. He's best known for role as Romeo in the 1968 Zeffirelli film version of Romeo and Juliet. This role brought him the award.
  • 1949 Born: Andy Scott, Welsh singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. He is best known for being the lead guitarist and vocalist of British rock band Sweet.
  • 1942 Born: Robert Ballard, American lieutenant and oceanographer, most noted for his work in underwater archeology. He discovered the wrecks of the RMS Titanic, the battleship Bismarck and the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown.
  • 1937 The very first emergency telephone number in the world was introduced in London, it was 999. Today the same number is used in many countries around the world.
  • 1934 Adolf Hitler's political rivals in Germany were murdered. This event became known as the Night of the Long Knives, sometimes called Operation Hummingbird. After the operation Hitler was established as the supreme judge of the German people.
  • 1926 Born: Paul Berg, American biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize in Chemistry laureate for fundamental studies of the biochemistry of nucleic acids, with particular regard to recombinant DNA.
  • 1922 U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes and Dominican Ambassador Francisco J. Peynado signed the Hughes-Peynado agreement, thus ending the United States occupation of the Dominican Republic.
  • 1919 Died: John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate for discovery of argon. His another great achievement was discovery of the phenomenon known as Rayleigh scattering, that can be used to explain why the sky is blue.
  • 1917 Died: Antonio de La Gándara, French painter, one of the most talented artists of the Belle Epoque. He was one of the favorite artists of the Paris elite and he portrayed poet Charles Leconte de Lisle, Paul Verlaine, Sarah Bernhardt, Romaine Brooks, Jean Moreas, Winnaretta Singer, and Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau.
  • 1911 Born: Czesław Miłosz, Polish poet and author. He was awarded with Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980, that was one of the major achievements in his career.
  • 1908 The Tunugska event occurred in Siberia, Russia. The event was caused by an asteroid or comet, that exploded at altitude of 5-10 kilometers. Although no traces of space body were found, it's still believed that the explosion was caused by a comet.
  • 1905 Albert Einstein published the article On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, in which he introduced the special theory of relativity.
  • 1882 Died: Alberto Henschel, German-Brazilian photographer and businessman, known for making pictorial representations of Rio de Janeiro as a landscaper photographer. He was allowed to make pictures of every-day life of the Brazilian monarchy during the reign of Pedro II.
  • 1859 Charles Blondin, French tightrope walker, crossed the Niagara Gorge on a tightrope 1,100 ft long, 3.25 inch in diameter and 160 ft above water near location of modern Rainbow Bridge.
  • 1857 Died: Alcide d'Orbigny, French zoologist and paleontologist, remembered today for this major contributions in many areas, including palaeontology, zoology, geology, archeology and anthropology.
  • 1660 Died: William Oughtred, English minister and mathematician, inventor of the slide rule. He is also credited with introduction of symbol × for multiplication and the abbreviations of sin and cos.