June 2023

Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol



JUNE 1, 1926Marilyn Monroe is born Norma Jeane Mortenson in Los Angeles, California.

JUNE 1, 1916Louis Brandeis becomes the first Jewish United States Supreme Court Justice.

JUNE 2, 1959Lydia Lunch is born Lydia Anne Koch in Rochester, New York.

JUNE 2, 1835P. T. Barnum's circus kicks off their first tour of The United States of America.

JUNE 2, 1855 – Mayor Neal S. Dow calls in militia forces to defend Portland, Maine's rum stash.

JUNE 3, 1886Jim Tully is born in St. Mary's, Ohio.

JUNE 3, 1906Josephine Baker is born in St. Louis, Missouri.

JUNE 3, 1910Paulette Goddard is born in Queens, New York.

JUNE 3, 1926Allen Ginsberg is born in Newark, New Jersey.

JUNE 3, 1942Curtis Mayfield is born in Chicago, Illinois.

JUNE 3, 1968Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, inspires the film I Shot Andy Warhol at The Factory.

JUNE 4, 1975Russell Brand is born in Essex, England.

JUNE 4, 1975Angelina Jolie is born in Los Angeles, California.

JUNE 4, 1913 – British suffragette Emily Davison is killed by King George V's horse, Anmer, after running on to the track during the Epsom Derby.

JUNE 5, 1947 Laurie Anderson is born in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

JUNE 5, 1956Richard Butler is born in Surrey, England.

JUNE 5, 1956 Elvis Presley unleashes his swivel hips on The Milton Berle Show.

JUNE 6, 1944 Edgar Froese is born in Tilsit, Lithuania.

JUNE 6, 1988 Maria Alyokhina is born in Moscow, Russia.

JUNE 6, 1984 Tetris is released.

JUNE 7, 1909Mary Pickford makes her screen debut. Age 16.

JUNE 7, 1935 Harry Crews is born in Alma, Georgia.

JUNE 7, 1951 Rainer Ptacek is born in East Berlin, Germany.

JUNE 8, 1955 Tim Berners-Lee is born in London, England.

JUNE 8, 1992 – The first World Ocean Day is celebrated.

JUNE 9, 1902 Skip James is born in Bentonia, Mississippi.

JUNE 9, 1934Donald Duck makes his debut in The Wise Little Hen.

JUNE 9, 1963 Johnny Depp is born in Owensboro, Kentucky.

JUNE 10, 1895 Hattie McDaniel is born in Wichita, Kansas.

JUNE 10, 1910 Howlin' Wolf is born Chester Arthur Burnett in White Station, Mississippi.

JUNE 10, 1922 Judy Garland is born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

JUNE 10, 1961 Kim Deal is born in Dayton, Ohio.

JUNE 10, 1977The Apple II goes on sale.

JUNE 11, 1882 Alvin Langdon Coburn is born in Boston, Massachusetts.

JUNE 11, 1934 Jerry Uelsmann is born in Detroit, Michigan.

JUNE 11, 1936The London International Surrealist Exhibition opens.

JUNE 11, 1979 Curtis Harding is born in Detroit, Michigan.

JUNE 12, 1890 Egon Schiele is born in Tulln an der Donau, Austria.

JUNE 12, 1892 Djuna Barnes is born in Storm King Mountain, New York.

JUNE 12, 1941 Chick Corea is born in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

JUNE 12, 1987 – At the Brandenburg Gate, U.S. President Ronald Reagan publicly challenges Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin Wall.

JUNE 13, 1865 W. B. Yeats is born in Dublin, Ireland.

JUNE 13, 1994 – A jury in Anchorage, Alaska finds Exxon and Captain Joseph Hazelwood liable the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster.

JUNE 14, 1909Ted DeGrazia is born Ettore DeGrazia in Morenci, Arizona Territory.

JUNE 14, 1937 – U.S. House of Representatives passes the Marihuana Tax Act.

JUNE 15, 1920 – The Duluth Lynchings.

JUNE 15, 1941 Nilsson is born Harry Edward Nilsson III in Brooklyn, New York.

JUNE 15, 1972 Hank von Helvete is born in Gravdal, Nordland, Norway.

JUNE 16, 1829 Geronimo is born in Sonora, Mexico.

JUNE 16, 1924 Lucky Thompson is born Eli Thompson in Columbia, South Carolina.

JUNE 16, 1938 Joyce Carol Oates is born in Lockport, New York.

JUNE 16, 1971 Tupac Shakur is born Lesane Parish Crooks in East Harlem, New York.

JUNE 16, 1981 Adam O'Day is born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

JUNE 16, 1911IBM is founded as the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company in Endicott, New York.

JUNE 17, 1880 Carl Van Vechten is born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

JUNE 17, 1898 M.C. Escher is born in Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

JUNE 17, 1958 Jello Biafra is born Eric Reed Boucher in Boulder, Colorado.

JUNE 17, 1971 - Richard Nixon declares War on Drugs.

JUNE 18, 1924 Brooks Whelan, Sr. is born in Orange, New Jersey.

JUNE 18, 1952 Isabella Rossellini is born in Rome, Italy.

JUNE 18, 1963 Jeff Mills is born in Detroit, Michigan.

JUNE 18, 1873Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for trying to vote.

JUNE 19, 1948 Nick Drake is born in Yangon, Myanmar.

JUNE 19, 1910 – The first Father's Day is celebrated in Spokane, Washington.

JUNE 20, 1942 Brian Wilson is born in Inglewood, California.

JUNE 20, 1947 Delores "LaLa" Brooks is born in Brooklyn, New York.

JUNE 20, 1840 Samuel Morse patents the telegraph.

JUNE 21, 1905 Jean Paul Sartre is born in Paris, France.

JUNE 21, 1944 Ray Davies is born in London, England.

JUNE 21, 1961 Manu Chao is born José-Manuel Thomas Arthur Chao in Paris, France.

JUNE 21, 1983 Edward Snowden is born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

JUNE 21, 1985 Lana Del Rey is born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant in New York City, New York.

JUNE 21, 1948 Columbia Records introduces the LP (long-playing record album).

JUNE 22, 1936 Kris Kristofferson is born in Brownsville, Texas.

JUNE 22, 1948 Todd Rundgren is born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania.

JUNE 22, 1949 Elizabeth Warren is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

JUNE 22, 1993 Josephine Witt is born in Hamburg, Germany.

JUNE 22, 2009 Eastman Kodak Company announces the end of Kodachrome.

JUNE 23, 1406 Filippo Lippi is born in Florence, Italy.

JUNE 23, 1894 Alfred Kinsey is born in Hoboken, New Jersey.

JUNE 23, 1938 Alan Vega is born in Brooklyn, New York.

JUNE 23, 1944 Rosetta Hightower is born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

JUNE 23, 1960 – The United States Food and Drug Administration approves the oral contraceptive pill Enovid.

JUNE 23, 1990 Inna Shevchenko is born in Kherson, Ukraine.

JUNE 24, 1842 Ambrose Bierce is born in Meigs County, Ohio.

JUNE 24, 1935 Terry Riley is born in Colfax, California.

JUNE 24, 1935 Brigitte Fontaine is born in Morlaix, Brittany, France.

JUNE 24, 1957 – The United States Supreme Court rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment in Roth v. United States..

JUNE 24, 1966Hope Sandoval is born in Los Angeles, California.

JUNE 25, 1881 Crystal Eastman is born in Marlborough, Massachusetts.

JUNE 25, 1903 George Orwell is born Eric Arthur Blair in Motihari, India.

JUNE 25, 1956 Anthony Bourdain is born in New York City, New York.

JUNE 25, 1906 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania millionaire Harry Thaw shoots and kills the architect Stanford White over issues concerning Evelyn Nesbit.

JUNE 26, 1893Big Bill Broonzy is born Lee Conley Bradley in Lake Dick, Arkansas.

JUNE 26, 1977 Elvis Presley does it his way one last time in Indianapolis, Indiana.

JUNE 27, 1869 Emma Goldman is born in Kaunas, Lithuania.

JUNE 27, 1880 Helen Keller is born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.

JUNE 27, 1958 Jeffrey Lee Pierce is born in Montebello, California.

JUNE 27, 1971 Bill Graham shutters the Fillmore East in New York City, New York.

JUNE 28, 1887 Floyd Dell is born in Barry, Illinois.

JUNE 28, 1915 Honeyboy Edwards is born David Edwards in Shaw, Mississippi.

JUNE 28, 1519 Charles V is elected Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.

JUNE 29, 1901 Frieda Inescort is born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

JUNE 29, 2007 Apple Inc. introduces the iPhone.

JUNE 30, 1917 Lena Horne is born in Brooklyn, New York.

JUNE 30, 1936 Dave Van Ronk is born in Brooklyn, New York.

JUNE 30, 1934 The Night of the Long Knives.