June 23 in Pop Culture History

June 23 History, Trivia and Fun Facts

June 23 History Highlights

  • 1926 – The College Board administered the first SAT exam.
  • 1960 – “The Pill” was approved in the US.
  • 2016 – The United Kingdom voted in a referendum to leave the European Union, by 52% to 48%.
  • June 23, 19** Birthday (fictional) Jean Grey, X-Men, Marvel Comics.
  • If you were born on June 23rd,
    You were likely conceived the week of… September 30th (prior year)

Johnny Cash’s Love Letter To June

On June 23, 1994, Johnny Cash wrote what many call The Greatest Love Letter of All Time:

Happy Birthday Princess,

We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each others [sic] minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted.

But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.
Happy Birthday Princess.
– John

June 23 is…

Pecan Sandy Day
Typewriter Day

June 23 Birthday Quotes

“Sometimes it is the people no one imagines anything of who do the things that no one can imagine.”
– Alan Turing

“Human beings are born with the instinct to express themselves through movement. Even before he could communicate with words, primitive man was dancing to the beat of his own heart.”
– Bob Fosse

“I do write songs about love but I don’t really know love that well.”
– Duffy

“I love an arcade. I love a boardwalk game. But I also love a rollercoaster. Though I think the rollercoaster love comes from the fact that it took a really long time for me to reach the height requirement, so I promised myself very early on that when I reach that, I will not take it for granted.”
– Melissa Rauch

“Government cannot make us equal; it can only recognize, respect, and protect us as equal before the law.”
– Clarence Thomas

“I think we all feel like misfits when we open our mouth sometimes, you know?”
– Selma Blair

June 23 Birthdays

1912 – Alan Turing, English mathematician and computer scientist (died in 1954)
1915 – Frances Gabe, American artist and inventor (died in 2016)
1927 – Bob Fosse, American actor, dancer, choreographer, and director (died in 1987)
1929 – June Carter-Cash, American singer (died in 2003)
1936 – Richard Bach, American novelist and essayist
1940 – Stuart Sutcliffe, Scottish painter and musician (died in 1962)
1948 – Clarence Thomas, American lawyer and judge, United States Supreme Court Justice
1957 – Frances McDormand, American actress
1972 – Selma Blair, American actress
1974 – Joel Edgerton, Australian actor
1980 – Melissa Rauch, American actress
1984 – Duffy, Welsh singer-songwriter

June 23 History

1683 – William Penn signed a friendship treaty with Lenni Lenape Indians in Pennsylvania.

1860 – The United States Congress established the Government Printing Office.

1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received the patents (#79265 & #79868) for an invention he called the “Type-Writer.” He also invented the ‘QWERTY keyboard’ in 1873.

1894 – The International Olympic Committee was founded at the Sorbonne in Paris.

1938 – The first ‘Oceanarium’ opened at Marineland in St. Augustine, Florida.

1938 – The Civil Aeronautics Act was signed into law, forming the United States Civil Aeronautics Authority.

1944 (Tornado) Shinnston, West Virginia

1951 #1 Hit June 23, 1951 – July 27, 1951: Nat King Cole – Too Young

1953 – Frank J. Zamboni was issued a patent (#2,642,679) for his ice resurfacer.

1960 – The US Food and Drug Administration declared Enovid to be the first officially approved combined oral contraceptive pill in the world.

1969 – IBM announced that effective January 1970 it will price its software and services separately from hardware, allowing for the creation of the modern software industry.

1969 – Warren E. Burger was sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.

1973 – A fire at a house in Hull, England which killed a six-year-old boy, was the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.

1980 – The David Letterman Show debuted on NBC daytime. It was canceled a few months later.

1982 – A record low temperature of -117ºF. was recorded at the South Pole.

1984 #1 Hit June 23, 1984 – July 6, 1984: Duran Duran – The Reflex

1989Batman, starring Micheal Keaton, was released in theaters.

2012 #1 Hit June 23, 2012 – August 24, 2012: Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe

2013 – Nik Wallenda became the first man to successfully walk across the Grand Canyon on a tight rope.

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

Every so often I say “Computer, end simulation” out loud. Just in case.

“No Novocaine. It dulls the senses.” – Wilbur Force #moviequotes

There is a difference between the terms nation, state, and country, even though the words are often used interchangeably.

Useless Pronunciation: C as in colonel

One of the greatest moments of childhood was the transition between getting an adult menu over a kid’s menu.

Too Long; Didn’t Read was apparently too long to read… TL;DR

There are probably Stormtroopers who say “Darth Vader killed the emperor” and are dismissed as conspiracy theory cranks by their colleagues for suggesting that their great leader would ever have done such a thing.

Tetris is the opposite of Jenga.

One of the 7 Wonders of the Middle Ages: Colosseum (aka the Flavian Amphitheatre) in Rome, Italy, constructed ~72-80 AD

Emma Thompson is the only person in history to win an Oscar for both acting and writing.

Out of all the 8.7 million species you could have been born as, you were born as a human, the #1 most dominant species that currently exists. Welcome to the strongest clan of the earth

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