34 fun facts for June, 15

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 15 is a day marked with historical, cultural, and scientific milestones. From the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215, the first human blood transfusion, to the F-14's inaugural public demonstration, this day continues to inspire and bring joy through various events and anniversaries celebrated worldwide.
34 Fun facts
  1. On June 15, 1215, the Magna Carta was signed by King John of England, sealing the basic principles of the rule of law.
  2. June 15 marks National Beer Day in the United Kingdom, which celebrates Britain's brewing heritage and promotes the local beer production.
  3. June 15 is National Smile Power Day in the United States, a day that recognizes the power of a smile to make a positive impact on someone's daily life.
  4. In 1667, on this day, the world's first successful blood transfusion was performed by French doctor Jean-Baptiste Denys, using the blood of a lamb to save a 15-year-old boy's life.
  5. The FIFA Women's World Cup was first held on June 15, 1991, in China, with Norway winning over Sweden.
  6. In 1996, on June 15, record producer Thomas Dolby founded the “Headspace” company, a pioneer in Internet-based music distribution.
  7. June 15, 1752, is the date that American founding father Benjamin Franklin famously performed his kite experiment, demonstrating that lightning is indeed electricity.
  8. On June 15, 1950, EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator), the first British-designed computer, ran its inaugural program and introduced the notion of "subroutine" in programming.
  9. In 1955, Oklahoma City experienced an earthquake shock, its strongest one witnessed—at a magnitude of 5.5—on June 15.
  10. In 1963, the Beatles released the single “I Want to Hold Your Hand” in the United States, paving a watershed moment in America's pop culture history.
  11. On June 15, 1867, a Belgian named Henri Rougier became the first person to win the world's first automobile race, organized by Le Petit Journal.
  12. Valentina Tereshkova, a Soviet astronaut and the first woman in space, celebrate her birthday on June 15, being born in 1937.
  13. The Lobster Roll was first served at a restaurant in Milford, Connecticut, on June 15, 1929, becoming an instant classic summer dish and widely enjoyed today on this day.
  14. June 15, 1924, marks the day when Ramón Grau San Martín was sworn in as the Cuban President, ending the American occupation of the country.
  15. Neil Patrick Harris, Emmy and Tony award-winning actor, television host, and singer, was born on June 15, 1973.
  16. On June 15, 1909, the first-ever stock car race in the United States took place at the Milwaukee Mile, with over 20,000 attendees.
  17. June 15 commemorates National Sea Monkey Day in the United States, which celebrates the strange aquatic animals that were popularized as pets during the 1960s.
  18. Johnny Herbert, a British racing driver who was a part of the Formula One between 1989 and 2000, was born on June 15, 1964.
  19. On June 15, 2017, the New York Times published James Comey's Testimony for the United States Congress, which brought attention to the alleged interference of the 2016 presidential election.
  20. Courteney Cox, American actress known widely for her role in the hit sitcom Friends, was born on June 15, 1964.
  21. June 15 marks the National Fly a Kite Day in the United States, a day that aims to encourage people to enjoy the outdoors and engage in kite-flying activities.
  22. The first professional golf tournament, The British Open, originally took place on June 15, 1860, in Prestwick, Scotland.
  23. On June 15, 1994, the first-ever X Games event began, which would come to revolutionize the world of extreme sports.
  24. June 15, 1970, was when the very first public demonstration of the F-14 (Tomcat) took place, a U.S. Navy fighter aircraft.
  25. In 1943, on June 15, Muzio Clementi, an Italian composer, published a collection of piano sonatas that later became tremendously popular worldwide.
  26. Ice Cube, a popular American rapper and actor, was born on June 15, 1969.
  27. National Native American Citizenship Day is celebrated annually in the United States on June 15, acknowledging the landmark legislation granting U.S. citizenship to Native Americans in 1924.
  28. June 15, 1981, marks the day when the first class-action lawsuit against a tobacco company was filed, setting a milestone in anti-smoking campaigns.
  29. Actor Jim Belushi, known for his roles in Saturday Night Live, Cheers, and The Ghost Writer, was born on June 15, 1954.
  30. On June 15, 1951, the first commercial computer, UNIVAC I (UNIVersal Automatic Computer I), was designed and introduced by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert.
  31. June 15, 1971, was when United States postal employment fell to its lowest level since 1945, due to the introduction of the Zone Improvement Plan (ZIP) codes and mechanical sorting techniques.
  32. In 1846, on June 15, the Oregon Treaty was signed between Great Britain and the United States, setting the boundaries of the United States' northwestern territories.
  33. June 15 is the National Day of Iceland, celebrating the founding of the Republic of Iceland in 1944, when the nation gained independence from Denmark and proclaimed a republic.
  34. On June 15, 1667, the first human blood transfusion was successfully undertaken by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys, marking a breakthrough in the medical history.