27 fun facts for June, 6

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
June 6 is a significant day with various fun and exciting events, including National Gardening Exercise Day, National Yo-Yo Day, and National Applesauce Cake Day. It also marks the birthdays of well-known personalities like Prince, Alexander McQueen, and the founding of organizations such as YMCA.
27 Fun facts
  1. June 6th is National Gardening Exercise Day in the United States, which encourages people to combine two healthful activities—gardening and exercise—to enrich their lives and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
  2. National Yo-Yo Day is observed on June 6th in the United States, honoring the popular skill toy and its inventor, Pedro Flores.
  3. June 6th is National Applesauce Cake Day in the United States, a day dedicated to enjoying the sweet, moist, and delicious dessert made with applesauce.
  4. 1933, the first drive-in movie theater was opened on June 6th in Camden, New Jersey, by Richard Hollingshead.
  5. On June 6, 1844, the Young Men's Christian Association, widely known as YMCA, was founded in London, England.
  6. In 1984, the popular video game Tetris was released on June 6th by Alexey Pajitnov, a Russian game designer.
  7. The famous Transcontinental Express train arrived in San Francisco on June 6, 1876, after completing its first journey from New York City in just 83 hours and 39 minutes.
  8. On June 6, 2012, Venus transited the Sun, an event that occurs in pairs every 105.5 and 121.5 years apart.
  9. June 6th is celebrated as National Eyewear Day in the United States, a day to commemorate the importance of eyewear and the variety of styles available.
  10. In 1844, the first YMCA in the United States was also established on June 6th, located in Boston, Massachusetts.
  11. June 6, 1958 is the birth date of famed singer-songwriter, Prince, a significant figure in the music industry.
  12. The Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia was given World Heritage status by the United Nations on June 6, 1981.
  13. On June 6, 2005, the United States Supreme Court ruled that federal authorities could prosecute medical marijuana users in states with legalized cannabis.
  14. Disneyland in California demonstrated electric vehicles in its Autopia attraction on June 6, 1957.
  15. On June 6, 1869, Siegfried Marcus built the first gasoline-powered automobile in Vienna, Austria.
  16. June 6, 1932 marks the birthdate of American composer and lyricist, David Raksin.
  17. Bill Dickey, a legendary baseball player and teacher, was born on June 6, 1907.
  18. In 1944, the United States Forest Service and advertising agency Foote, Cone & Belding created the slogan “Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires” on June 6th as a part of Smokey Bear's campaign.
  19. June 6, 1957 is the birthdate of Christian Lacroix, a famous French fashion designer known for his haute couture designs.
  20. On June 6, 1902, Harry Reese, the founder of Hershey's Chocolate Company, was granted approval for his chocolate-making machinery patent.
  21. The Fowler Museum at University of California, Los Angeles, was opened to the public on June 6, 1963.
  22. On June 6, 2002, a court in the United States ruled against the use of cochlear implants in deaf children.
  23. The second smallest planet in the solar system, Mars, made its closest approach to Earth in 60,000 years on June 6, 2003.
  24. On June 6, 1965, the Gemini IV space mission was launched by NASA, the first American spacewalk.
  25. In 1968, a patent for the computer mouse was issued to Douglas Engelbart on June 6th.
  26. British fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, was born on June 6, 1969.
  27. June 6th, 1966 is the birthdate of Max Casella, an American actor known for his work in films like "Doogie Howser, M.D." and "Newsies".