June 17: Day of the Week
June 17, 2022 is the 168th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 197 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 17 Historical Event(s)
- 1876Indian Wars: Battle of the Rosebud – 1,500 Sioux and Cheyenne led by Crazy Horse beat back General George Crook’s forces at Rosebud Creek in Montana Territory.
- 1877Indian Wars: Battle of White Bird Canyon – the Nez Perce defeat the U.S. Cavalry at White Bird Canyon in the Idaho Territory.
- 1932Bonus Army: around a thousand World War I veterans amass at the United States Capitol as the U.S. Senate considers a bill that would give them certain benefits.
- 1939Last public guillotining in France: Eugen Weidmann, a convicted murderer, is guillotined in Versailles outside the Saint-Pierre prison
- 1940World War II: sinking of the RMS Lancastria by the Luftwaffe near Saint-Nazaire, France.
- 1958The wooden roller coaster at Playland, which is in the Pacific National Exhibition, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada opens. It is still open today.
- 1961The New Democratic Party of Canada is founded by the merger of the Cooperative Commonwealth Federation and the Canadian Labour Congress.
- 1963A day after South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem announced the Joint Communique to end the Buddhist crisis, a riot involving around 2,000 people breaks out. One person is killed.
- 1992A “joint understanding” agreement on arms reduction is signed by U.S. President George Bush and Russian President Boris Yeltsin (this would be later codified in START II).
- 1994Following a televised low-speed highway chase, O.J. Simpson is arrested for the murders of his wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman.
Who were born on June 17?
- 1916Terry Gilkyson, American singer, lyricist and composer (d. 1999)
- 1945Ken Livingstone, English politician
- 1947Christopher Allport, American actor (d. 2008)
- 1957Phil Chevron, Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter (The Pogues, The Radiators From Space)
- 1961Kōichi Yamadera, Japanese seiyū, actor and tarento
- 1970Sasha Sokol, Mexican singer and actress
- 1973Krayzie Bone, American rapper (Bone Thugs-N-Harmony)
- 1973Louis Leterrier, French film director
- 1978Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer
- 1982Marek Svatoš, Slovakian ice hockey player
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