June 2: Day of the Week
June 2, 2019 was the 153rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 212 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.
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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 2 Historical Event(s)
- 1615First Récollet missionaries arrive at Quebec City, from Rouen, France.
- 1793French Revolution: François Hanriot, leader of the Parisian National Guard, arrests 22 Girondists selected by Jean-Paul Marat, setting the stage for the Reign of Terror.
- 1835P. T. Barnum and his circus start their first tour of the United States.
- 1848The Slavic congress in Prague begins.
- 1909Alfred Deakin becomes Prime Minister of Australia for the third time.
- 1955The USSR and Yugoslavia sign the Belgrade declaration and thus normalize relations between both countries, discontinued since 1948.
- 1962During the 1962 FIFA World Cup, police had to intervene multiple times in fights between Chilean and Italian players in one of the most violent games in football history.
- 1979Pope John Paul II first official visit to his native Poland, becoming the first Pope to visit a Communist country.
- 2003Europe launches its first voyage to another planet, Mars. The European Space Agency’s Mars Express probe launches from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
- 2004Ken Jennings begins his 74-game winning streak on the syndicated game show Jeopardy!
Who were born on June 2?
- 1773John Randolph, U.S. Senator from Virginia (d. 1833)
- 1915Alexandru Nicolschi, Romanian communist (d. 1992)
- 1915Walter Tetley, American voice actor (d. 1975)
- 1938Kevin Brownlow, English film historian and author
- 1948Jerry Mathers, American actor
- 1968Jon Culshaw, British comedian
- 1970Andy McCollum, American football player
- 1974Matt Serra, American mixed martial artist
- 1983Christopher Higgins, American ice hockey player
- 1983Leela James, American singer-songwriter
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