July 1st is officially celebrated as Joke Day and Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day.
Welcome to the 182nd day of the year! We’re gradually getting through the year, but we still have another 182 days until we reach the new year.
Here you’ll find out some interesting stuff about July 1st, with these incredible historical events & facts, including celebrity births and deaths.
Did you know that on this day in 1916, the Battle of Somme began? It lasted for 140 days, more than 3 million men fought and over 1 million were killed or wounded.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about July 1st in history!
What memorable events happened on July 1 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Japanese whaling ships officially resumed activities after a thirty-one-year hiatus.
Japan ceased commercial whaling activities in 1986 but continued whaling for scientific purposes. It’s long been the position of many in Japan, including the nation’s Prime Minister, that there are only a select few species of endangered whales; thus, whaling isn’t a big deal.
The Cassini–Huygens spacecraft became the first to enter Saturn’s orbit.
The spacecraft was a collaboration between multiple international space agencies and consisted of NASA’s Cassini probe and the European Space Agencies Huygens lander. It took seven years for Cassini–Huygens to reach Saturn, remaining there until 2017.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as David Prowse? See what other famous people were born on this day.
24 years old
Aug 31, 1997 (Age 36)
56 years old
British Columbia, Canada
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46 years old
New York, USA
Nov 29, 2020 (Age 85)
Unfortunately, July 1st has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Marlon Brando was an American actor born on April 3, 1924. He died on this day in 2004, at age 80 in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Jul 1, 2004 (Age 80)
Are you looking for something to do today? Well, here’s a few special days that might just give you some ideas.
National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Today celebrates all the quirky ice cream flavors, from buttered corn to spaghetti bolognese! So try the wilder side of life today by eating the most creative flavor of ice cream at your local ice cream parlor.
International Joke Day
Here’s a joke for you: Why did the orange stop rolling down the hill? Because it ran out of juice! Okay, so we don’t hear you laughing… Well, today is International Joke Day, so why not see if you can come up with some better ones?
THe Fact Site’s
Fun Fact Of The Day
In 1942, a 12-year-old lied about his age to join the Navy. He became a decorated war hero at age 13 but was thrown out of the Navy after his mom found out.
Birthday & Zodiac
People who were born on July 1st all share the Cancer zodiac sign.
Cancer is represented by the crab and is the fourth sign in the zodiac. Anyone born between June 21 and July 22 falls into this astrological sign.
Ruby is the birthstone given to those who were born during July. Ancient Hindus regarded the ruby as the “king of gems.” The gemstone was believed to protect the wearer from evil.
For people born on this day, your estimated date of conception falls on October 8th in the previous year.
Babies conceived on July 1st, 2023, will be due next year around March 24th.