23 fun facts for June, 13

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 13 is a day marked by numerous milestones, including the formation of the Yukon Territory in Canada, the official birthday celebration of the British monarch, and the first night game ever played at New York's Yankee Stadium. Additionally, it is associated with the birth of rapper Tupac Shakur and the release of The Beatles' "Let It Be" album.
23 Fun facts
  1. On June 13, 1898, the Yukon Territory in Canada was officially formed, providing the region with a separate governance from the Northwest Territories.
  2. June 13, 1927, marked the first-ever skywriting performed by a professional skywriter when John C. Savage wrote "HELLO USA" above New York City.
  3. American aviator Charles Lindbergh was presented with the US Distinguished Flying Cross by President Calvin Coolidge on June 13, 1927.
  4. The first Sodium-vapor lamps were installed in Schenectady, New York, on June 13, 1933, transforming the way streets were lit at night.
  5. On June 13, 1948, the very first night game ever played at New York's Yankee Stadium took place between the New York Yankees and the Cleveland Indians.
  6. June 13, 1963, marked the casting of the largest bronze sculpture in the world, the Grand Buddha at Lingshan, China.
  7. "You Only Live Twice," the fifth James Bond film, starring Sean Connery, premiered in London on June 13, 1967.
  8. On June 13, 1970, The Beatles' famous album "Let It Be" reached the number 1 spot in the US charts.
  9. June 13, 1971, marked the release of the first installment of the Pentagon Papers by The New York Times, revealing crucial information about the US's involvement in Vietnam.
  10. Rapper Tupac Shakur was born on June 13, 1971, in East Harlem, New York City, making him a popular and influential figure in the hip-hop culture.
  11. June 13 is National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day in the US, where people acknowledge and embrace their inner clumsiness in the kitchen.
  12. In the UK, on June 13, they celebrate Trooping the Colour, a military pageantry event that marks the official birthday of the reigning British monarch.
  13. In the Catholic Church, June 13 is the feast day of Saint Anthony of Padua, who is recognized as the patron saint of lost and stolen articles.
  14. Canadian Ben Johnson's record-breaking 100m performance in 1987 happens on June 13; he's dubbed the world's fastest man for his 9.83-second run.
  15. On June 13, 1988, Gerry Adams, a key figure in the Irish Republican movement, was elected as a Member of Parliament for West Belfast.
  16. In 1994, June 13 witnessed the opening of the trial against American football player O.J. Simpson, which was a highly publicized, controversial event.
  17. June 13, 1997, marked the devastating fire in Uphaar Cinema, a theatre in Delhi, India. The tragedy killed 59 people and injured over 100.
  18. On June 13, 2000, South Korean President Kim Dae-jung visited North Korea for the first-ever Inter-Korean Summit, aiming to promote peace and reconciliation.
  19. The famous Pixar animation film "Toy Story 3" premiered on June 13, 2010, in Hollywood, California.
  20. June 13, 2012, saw the first female space traveler of China, Liu Yang, being launched aboard the Shenzhou 9.
  21. On June 13, 2015, popular DJ and music artist Avicii headlined his final live show at the Summerburst Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden.
  22. Alexander Rossi, an American Formula 1 driver, won the prestigious 100th Indianapolis 500 on June 13, 2016.
  23. In New Zealand, June 13 is observed as Fieldays, a prominent and unique agricultural event showcasing the country's latest innovations and developments in agribusiness.