June in Pop Culture History

Observances, and Celebrations:

National Smile Month

National Accordion Awareness Month

LGBTQIA Pride Month

African-American Music Appreciation Month

National Adopt a Cat Month

ALS Awareness Month

Bike to Work Week

Children’s Day (June 1)

Doughnut Day (June 2)

Armed Forces Day (June 4)

Global Running Day (June 7)

Loving Day (June 12)

Autistic Pride Day (June 18)

Juneteenth (June 19)

Father’s Day (third Sunday)

World Refugee Day (June 20)

Summer Solstice (June 21)

International Yoga Day (June 21)

World Music Day (June 21)

Take Your Dog to Work Day (Friday after Father’s Day)

Canadian Multiculturalism Day (June 27)

Notable Events:

1926

Publication of The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

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1934

The first appearance of Donald Duck

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1936

Publication of Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

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1938

The first appearance of Superman, Action Comics #1

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1944

Publication of 1984 by George Orwell

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1946

World Villain Donald Trump born

1947

Publication of The Diary of Anne Frank

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1949

First SciFi television show, Captain Video and his Video Rangers

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1964

First appearance of The Teen Titans, Brave and the Bold #54

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1966

The Vatican abolishes the Index of Prohibited Books

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1967

Beatles release Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band

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1973

The Death of Gwen Stacy, Amazing Spider-Man #121

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1975

Premiere of Jaws

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1976

The Sex Pistols ‘Gig that Changed the World’

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1977

Release of Apple II

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1978

The first rise of the Rainbow Gay Pride Flag

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1982

Premiere of E.T.

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1983

Premiere of Reading Rainbow

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1984

Premiere of Ghostbusters

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1990

Debut of Universal Studios Florida

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1994

Premiere of The Lion King

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1997

Publication of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling

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2007

Release of the iPhone

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2009

The passing of Michael Jackson

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2015

Premiere of Inside Out

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13 Comments Add yours

  1. Awesome as always!

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Thanks! And, thanks for sharing!

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      1. You’re welcome!

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  2. Reblogged this on Reads & Reels and commented:
    This is one of my favourite monthly features!

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  3. Love this! Thanks for the trip down memory lane 😊

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  4. June is a pretty sweet month. Except for the birth of world villain of course.

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    1. Green Onion says:

      I agree, but it is National Accordion Month, so, things balance out.

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  5. Zezee says:

    Lol at World Villain Donald Trump. Totally agree.

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  6. aaronpkahle says:

    Some good stuff here! Another June moment is the premiere of Jurassic Park in 1993. It had the record for highest-grossing film of all time until Titanic replaced it.

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  7. I hate that I share a zodiac with Trump.. lol. Great read 😊

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    1. Green Onion says:

      Oh you two must be a lot alike?

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