7 June

7 June

June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 207 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 7th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 7th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • World Food Safety Day.
  • National Chocolate Ice Cream Day
  • World Food Safety Day
  • National Call Your Doctor Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 7

1989: A Surinam Airways jet crashes on landing in Paramaribo

The pilots were blamed for the disaster. They had attempted to land using the wrong navigation signal. Of the 187 people on board, 11 survived.

1981: Israel destroys Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactors

The attack, triggered by fears of a potential Iraqi atom bomb, prompted international criticism and is considered a political disaster as it caused the quarreling Arab states to unite against their common enemy, Israel

1975: The first Cricket World Cup begins

England hosted the first edition of the event, which today has become one of the world’s most important sporting events. The West Indies entered the history books as the first Cricket World Champions.

1968: The world’s first Legoland resort opens

The Legoland in Billund, Denmark was the first of six theme parks based around the Lego interlocking plastic bricks. Billund is the home of The Lego Group.

1929: Vatican City becomes an independent state

The Lateran Treaty, which was signed on February 11 of the same year, was ratified by Italy’s fascist government on this day. It guarantees the political and territorial sovereignty of Vatican City.

1985: Crispin Hellion Glover & Lea Kathleen Thompson on the filming “Back to the Future” 1985 year

Crispin Hellion Glover & Lea Kathleen Thompson on the filming “Back to the Future” 1985 year

1960: Spectators at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship in 1960

Spectators at the Wimbledon Tennis Championship in 1960

1938: Tasha Tudor and her children, 1940. Tudor is one of America’s best-known and beloved illustrators. Her first little story, “Pumpkin Moonshine,” was published in 1938.

Tasha Tudor and her children, 1940. Tudor is one of America’s best-known and beloved illustrators. Her first little story, “Pumpkin Moonshine,” was published in 1938.

1864: Abraham Lincoln was renominated for US President by the Republican Party.

1850: Formerly enslaved African-Americans in Virginia, ca.1850.

Formerly enslaved African-Americans in Virginia, ca.1850.

1753: British Museum was founded by an Act of Parliament with royal assent from King George II.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 7

1958: Prince, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actor

1952: Orhan Pamuk, Turkish/American author, screenwriter, academic, Nobel Prize laureate

1952: Liam Neeson, Irish/American actor

1940: Tom Jones, Welsh/American singer, actor

1848: Paul Gauguin, French painter

Prince was born.

Dean Martin was born.

Liam Neeson was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 7

2015: Christopher Lee, English actor

1980: Henry Miller, American author, painter

1967: Dorothy Parker, American poet, writer

1954: Alan Turing, English mathematician

1329: Robert the Bruce, Scottish king

Christopher Lee died.

E.M. Forster died.

Dorothy Parker died.


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