29 fun facts for June, 12

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 12th celebrates historical events such as the Reagan's Berlin Wall speech, the first human-powered flight, and the release of classic movies like "Raiders of the Lost Ark." This day also honors the Baseball Hall of Fame, and recognizes special observances like International Falafel Day, Superman Day, and National Jerky Day. With global events from the Philippines to South Africa, June 12th is a day of diverse celebrations and historic significance.
29 Fun facts
  1. June 12th, 1939, Baseball Hall of Fame: The Baseball Hall of Fame was opened in Cooperstown, New York, in a ceremony honoring the sport's history and its legends.
  2. June 12th, 1948, Berlin Airlift: A mass-scale humanitarian aid mission began, providing food, fuel, and other supplies to West Berlin after World War II due to the Soviet Union's blockade.
  3. June 12th, 1963, Medgar Evers: Civil rights leader Medgar Evers was assassinated outside his home in Mississippi, leading to a new surge in the Civil Rights Movement.
  4. June 12th, 1964, Nelson Mandela: Anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela was sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa before his eventual release and election as the country's president.
  5. June 12th, 1978, David Berkowitz: The infamous serial killer known as the "Son of Sam" received his sentence of 25 years to life in prison for a series of murders in New York City.
  6. June 12th, 1979, First Human-Powered Flight: The first successful human-powered flight took place when the Gossamer Albatross, a lightweight aircraft, crossed the English Channel.
  7. June 12th, 1981, Raiders of the Lost Ark: The adventure film "Raiders of the Lost Ark," starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, premiered in the United States.
  8. June 12th, 1987, Reagan's Berlin Wall Speech: President Ronald Reagan challenged Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to "tear down this wall" during a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.
  9. June 12th, 1994, O.J. Simpson: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman were murdered in Los Angeles, leading to the high-profile trial of football star O.J. Simpson.
  10. June 12th, International Falafel Day: This day is celebrated annually to honor the delicious and nutritious Middle Eastern dish made from chickpeas or fava beans.
  11. June 12th, 1991, Russians Choose Boris Yeltsin: Boris Yeltsin was elected as the first president of the Russian Federation after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
  12. June 12th, Global Wellness Day: People all around the world celebrate better mental and physical health and overall well-being on this day.
  13. June 12th, Superman Day: An annual celebration of the famous superhero created by writer Jerry Siegel and artist Joe Shuster, first appearing in Action Comics in 1938.
  14. June 12th, Loving Day: The day commemorates the landmark 1967 U.S. Supreme Court decision Loving v. Virginia, which struck down state laws banning interracial marriage.
  15. June 12th, American Red Cross Founder's Day: This day honors Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross, and the organization's humanitarian mission.
  16. June 12th, 1979, John Wayne Passed Away: The iconic American actor, known for his roles in numerous Western films, died from stomach cancer at the age of 72.
  17. June 12th, 1967, You Only Live Twice Premiered: The fifth James Bond film, starring Sean Connery, premiered in London, featuring the British secret agent on an international adventure.
  18. June 12th, 1935, First Drive-In Movie Theater: The first-ever drive-in movie theater opened in Camden, New Jersey, allowing patrons to watch films from the comfort of their cars.
  19. June 12th, Crowded Nest Awareness Day: A day to acknowledge the challenges and joys faced by families when adult children return to live at home.
  20. June 12th, Philippines Independence Day: The Philippines celebrates its independence from Spanish colonial rule on June 12, 1898, with festivities and patriotic events.
  21. June 12th, 1998, Spyros Syprianou: The former president of Cyprus, Spyros Syprianou, passed away at the age of 63 after a long battle with lung cancer.
  22. June 12th, National Jerky Day: A day to celebrate this popular snack food made from dried, seasoned meat.
  23. June 12th, 1981, Major League Baseball Strike: The longest player strike in MLB history began, resulting in the cancellation of 712 games and lasting until August 9, 1981.
  24. June 12th, 2010, FIFA World Cup: South Africa became the first African nation to host the FIFA World Cup, with the tournament lasting a month.
  25. June 12th, 1999, Kosovo Peace Deal: NATO and Russian forces entered Kosovo as part of the peace deal that ended the Kosovo War.
  26. June 12th, Peanut Butter Cookie Day: A special day to enjoy these classic American treats, made popular by the Food and Drug Administration's standardized peanut butter in 1923.
  27. June 12th, 2008, Iron Man's Cross-Over: Marvel Comics released "Iron Man: The End," in which the character Tony Stark meets his future incarnation, allowing Iron Man to cross over into other comics.
  28. June 12th, 2014, Spacecraft Rosetta: The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft awoke from hibernation to prepare for its planetary encounter with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
  29. June 12th, Black Rose Day: A day to celebrate the uniqueness and beauty of these rare and mystical flowers.