2013 ~ ESTiMATE the Irish-bred, British-trained Thoroughbred racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II won the Ascot Gold Cupin England. The Queen became the first reigning British monarch in history with a winning horse in Royal Ascot’s biggest race. She was the first monarch in 207 years to have a horse win at Royal Ascot.
The Queen is celebrating after her horse made an historic win at Royal Ascot (YouTube video)…
2013 – James Gandolfini the American actor died on the 19th June 2013 aged 51 (born 1961). James Gandolfini is best known for his role as Tony Soprano in The Sopranos, a drama series about a troubled crime boss character struggling to balance his family life and career in the Mafia.
1858 ~ Charles Darwin received a paper from Alfred Russel Wallace that included nearly identical conclusions about evolution as Darwin’s own on the 18th day of June in 1858, prompting Darwin to publish his theory.
1928 ~ Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic Ocean on the 18th day of June in 1928.
1961 – Alison Moyet the English singer-songwriter from Yazoo was born on the 18th June 1961.
1983 ~ AstronautSally Ride became the first American woman in space on the 18th day of June in 1983.
2012 ~ KARiSE EDEN the Australian soul singer became the 1st winner of the first season of THE VOiCE in Australia, on the 18th day of June in 2012. See Karise Eden’s first amazing appearance on The Voice on the 15th of April in 2012, singing the classic song “It’s A Man’s Man’s World”…
See Karise Eden performing her last song on the grand finale night, prior to the announcement of The Voice’s first Australian winner, on the 18th of June in 2012…
See the Sunrise story about Karise Eden on the morning after The Voice grand final…
1941 ~ Harry Nilsson the American singer-songwriter and musician was born on the 15th June 1941 (died 1994 aged 52). Nilsson achieved the peak of his commercial success in the early 1970s, with his hit singles Everybody’s Talkin’ (1969), Without You (1971) and Coconut (1972). Nilsson’s career is notable because he was one of the few major pop-rock recording artists of his era to achieve significant commercial success without ever performing major public concerts or regular tours. He was awarded Grammys for 2 of his recordings; best male contemporary vocal in 1969 for Everybody’s Talkin’ in the Academy Award-winning movie Midnight Cowboy, and best male pop vocal in 1972 for Without You.
1994 – Henry Mancini the American composer and conductor died on the 14th day of June in 1994 (b.1924).
2005 ~ World Blood Donor Day was first celebrated on the 14th day of June in 2005. World Blood Donor Day is a day dedicated to thanking and celebrating voluntary blood donors. It occurs on June 14 to coincide with the birthday of Karl Landsteiner the Austrian biologist and physician that created the ABO blood group system, for which he won the Nobel Prize.
1981 ~ Chris Evans the American actor was born on the 13th June 1981.
1983 ~ Pioneer 10 became the 1st man made object to leave the central Solar System when it passed beyond the orbit of Neptune on the 13th day of June in 1983.
1986 ~ Mary-Kate Olsen the American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman was born was born 2 minutes before her twin sister Ashley on the 13th June 1986. Mary-Kate co-founded The Row, aluxury fashion brand, and also Olsenboye, the more affordable line, with her fraternal twin sister Ashley Olsen. Mary-Kate pursued acting independently until 2012.
1986 ~ Ashley Olsen the American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman was born 2 minutes after her twin sister Mary-Kate on the 13th June 1986. Ashley co-founded The Row, aluxury fashion brand, and also Olsenboye, the more affordable line, with her fraternal twin sister Mary-Kate Olsen. Ashley started her own fashion company called Elizabeth and James. Ashley is two minutes older than Mary-Kate
1964 ~ The Beatles arrived in Australia for the first time on the morning of the 11th June 1964. The Beatles flew to Australia from Hong Kong to Sydney, with a stop at 2.35am en route in Darwin for their aeroplane to refuel. A crowd of about 2,000 fans greeted The Beatles at Sydney’s Mascot International Airport on the cold and rainy winter morning. YouTube video: The Beatles Arrive in Australia (1964)…