June 6th is Drive-In Movie Day and Yo-Yo Day.
We’re now on the 158th day of the year, and have 208 days left in 2024.
For June 6 we have put together some of the greatest events that happened on this day including, celebrities, movies, transportation, war and more.
Did you know that on this day in 1944, the Normandy landings started in France during WWII? They were originally planned for June 4th but postponed due to bad weather.
Keep reading for more fun & interesting facts about June 6th in history!
What memorable events happened on June 6 in history? Keep reading to find out!
Xi’an, China, introduced a pedestrian lane for people who walk while looking at their phones.
The northern Chinese city implemented the special pedestrian zones because cars were often driving on the sidewalk, putting pedestrians who ignore their surroundings at risk of injury. Those most at risk are known as “phubbers,” or people who stare at their phones while walking.
The Soviet Union’s ill-fated Soyuz 11 mission was launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome.
The crew became the first to board a space station and then spent twenty-two days aboard the station. Everything fell apart when the mission returned to earth, as the landing capsule depressurized too early and the cosmonauts suffocated.
Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Robert Englund? See what other famous people were born on this day.
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Animal Rights Activist
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76 years old
Aug 12, 1955 (Age 80)
Unfortunately, June 6th has also been a day where we’ve had to say some goodbyes over the years…
Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist born on July 26, 1875. He died on this day in 1961, at age 85 in Küsnacht, Switzerland.
Jun 6, 1961 (Age 85)
What is your favorite quote from June 6? Here are the most noteworthy quotes said on this day throughout history.
I didn’t set out to be a role model, I set out to be a supermodel. Can I get an amen up in here?
American Drag Queen
The worst of all listeners is the man who does nothing but listen.
If you’ve got a few minutes spare today, why not celebrate these special holidays.
National Yo-Yo Day
Yo-yos are so great that they’ve become a timeless toy; they’ve changed so little over the years, but they’re still popular! If you never learned to use a yo-yo, why not give it a shot today – and if you used to play with one, why not see what tricks you’re still able to do!
National Drive-In Movie Day
There’s just something unique about watching the latest movie on a super-sized screen rather than at home. So with today being National Drive-In Movie Day, why not take the opportunity to have a night at the Drive-In movies with your loved ones? It would be a fun date idea too!
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Fun Fact Of The Day
The Danish flag is the oldest current flag of a sovereign state. It was adopted in 1370 or earlier. The second oldest is the flag of the Netherlands at 1572.
Birthday & Zodiac
If you were born on this day, your star sign is Gemini.
Geminis have a strong need for freshness and newness within their social life, relationships, and many other aspects of life. This can make relationships with a Gemini either really exciting, or exhausting.
For those of you born in June, you have the Alexandrite birthstone. The alexandrite gemstone changes color depending on the light. Impurities within the mineral’s structure mainly cause the color change of this gemstone.
If you were born on this day, your estimated date of conception would be September 13th in the previous year.
A baby that is conceived on June 6th, 2024, will likely be due next year around February 27th.