June 23: Day of the Week
June 23, 2019 was the 174th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 191 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is dimanche.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer 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 23 Historical Event(s)
- 1180First Battle of Uji, starting the Genpei War in Japan.
- 1661Marriage contract between Charles II of England and Catherine of Braganza.
- 1758Seven Years’ War: Battle of Krefeld – British forces defeat French troops at Krefeld in Germany.
- 1860The United States Congress establishes the Government Printing Office.
- 1887The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
- 1926The College Board administers the first SAT exam.
- 1931Wiley Post and Harold Gatty take off from Roosevelt Field, Long Island in an attempt to circumnavigate the world in a single-engine plane.
- 1942World War II: the first selections for the gas chamber at Auschwitz take place on a train full of Jews from Paris.
- 1967Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
- 1982Chinese American Vincent Chin is beaten to death in Highland Park, Michigan, by two auto workers who had mistaken him for Japanese and who were angry about the success of Japanese auto companies.
Who were born on June 23?
- 1940Lord Irvine of Lairg, Scottish Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
- 1940Stuart Sutcliffe, English painter and bassist (The Beatles) (d. 1962)
- 1951Jim Metzler, American actor
- 1955Jordan, British actress and model
- 1960Tatsuya Uemura, Japanese arcade game programmer
- 1965Mitch Longley American actor
- 1984Duffy, Welsh singer and songwriter
- 1988Chellsie Memmel, American gymnast
- 1988Isabella Leong, Macau-born Hong Kong singer, actress and model
- 1996Charlie Jones, British actor
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