|June 7 in recent years
June 7 is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 207 days remaining until the end of the year.
In common years it is always in ISO week 23.
- 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins.
- 1494 - Spain and Portugal sign the Treaty of Tordesillas which divides the New World between the two countries.
- 1654 - Louis XIV is crowned King of France.
- 1692 - Port Royal, Jamaica, is hit by a catastrophic earthquake; in just three minutes, 1600 people are killed and 3000 are seriously injured.
- 1776 - Richard Henry Lee presents the "Lee Resolution" to the Continental Congress. See United States Declaration of Independence.
- 1800 - David Thompson reaches the mouth of the Saskatchewan River in Manitoba.
- 1832 - Asian cholera brought to Quebec by Irish immigrants kills about 6,000 people in Lower Canada.
- 1862 - The United States and Britain agree to suppress the slave trade.
- 1863 - During the French intervention in Mexico, Mexico City is captured by French troops.
- 1866 - 1800 Fenian raiders are repelled back to the United States after they loot and plunder around Saint-Armand and Frelighsburg.
- 1880 - War of the Pacific: The Battle of Arica, assault and capture of Morro de Arica (Arica Cape), that ended the Campaña del Desierto (Desert Campaign) .
- 1892 - Benjamin Harrison becomes the first President of the United States to attend a baseball game.
- 1893 - Gandhi's first act of civil disobedience.
- 1905 - Norway dissolves its union with Sweden.
- 1906 - Cunard Line's RMS Lusitania is launched at the John Brown Shipyard, Glasgow(Clydebank), Scotland.
- 1917 - World War I: Battle of Messines - Allied ammonal mines underneath German trenches in Mesen Ridge are detonated, killing 10,000 German troops.
- 1919 - Sette giugno: Riot in Malta; four are killed.
- 1935 - Pierre Laval becomes Prime Minister of France.
- 1936 - The Steel Workers Organizing Committee, a trade union, is founded in Pittsburgh. Philip Murray is elected its first president.
- 1938 - The Douglas DC-4E makes its first test flight.
- 1940 - King Haakon VII of Norway, Crown Prince Olav and the Norwegian government leave Tromsø and go into exile in London.
- 1942 - World War II: The Battle of Midway ends.
- 1942 - Japanese soldiers occupy the American islands of Attu and Kiska, in the Aleutian Islands off Alaska, as the Axis power continues to expand its defensive perimeter.
- 1944 - Nazi Panzer SS troops murder 23 Canadian prisoners of war in Normandy.
- 1945 - King Haakon VII of Norway returns with his family to Oslo after five years in exile.
- 1948 - Edvard Beneš resigns as President of Czechoslovakia rather than signing a Constitution making his nation a Communist state.
- 1955 - Lux Radio Theater signs off the air permanently. The show launched in New York in 1934, and featured radio adaptations of Broadway shows and popular films.
- 1965 - The US Supreme Court decides Griswold v. Connecticut effectively legalizing the use of contraception by married couples.
- 1966 - Former movie star, Ronald Reagan, becomes the 33rd governor of the state of California.
- 1967 - The Israeli forces enter Jerusalem during the Six-Day War.
- 1968 - The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick's Cathedral.
- 1971 - The US Supreme Court overturns the conviction of Paul Cohen for disturbing the peace, setting the precedent that vulgar writing is protected under the First Amendment.
- 1975 - Sony introduces the Betamax videocassette recorder for sale to the public.
- 1977 - 500 million people watch on television as the high day of Jubilee gets underway for Queen Elizabeth II.
- 1981 - The Israeli Air Force destroys Iraq's Osiraq nuclear reactor during Operation Opera. The Israelis charged the facility could have been used to make nuclear weapons.
- 1982 - Priscilla Presley opens Graceland to the public; the bathroom where Elvis Presley died five years earlier is kept off-limits.
- 1986 - Washington Metroraill "Vienna-Fairfax GMU" opens.
- 1989 - A Surinam Airways DC-8 Super 62 crashes near Paramaribo Airport, Suriname, killing 168.
- 1990 - Nickelodeon Studios in Orlando opens up its new 3 soundstages and begins production at Universal Studios Florida .
- 1991 - Mount Pinatubo explodes generating an ash column 7 km (4.5 miles) high.
- 1998 - James Byrd is dragged to death by Shawn Allen Berry, Lawrence Russel Brewer, and John William King in Jasper in a racially-motivated hate crime.
- 2001 - Tony Blair's Labour Party wins another landslide victory in the General Election.
- 2006 - British Houses of Parliament temporarily shut down due to anthrax alert.
- 1529 - Étienne Pasquier, French lawyer and man of letters (d. 1615)
- 1761 - John Rennie, Scottish engineer (d. 1821)
- 1770 - Robert Jenkinson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (d. 1828)
- 1778 - Beau Brummell, English fashion leader (d. 1840)
- 1811 - James Young Simpson, British obstetrician (d. 1870)
- 1831 - Amelia Edwards, English author and Egyptologist (d. 1892)
- 1837 - Alois Hitler, father of Adolf Hitler (d. 1903)
- 1840 - Charlotte of Belgium, Empress of Mexico (d. 1927)
- 1845 - Leopold Auer, Hungarian violinist and composer (d. 1930)
- 1848 - Paul Gauguin, French painter (d. 1903)
- 1862 - Philipp Lenard, Austrian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
- 1868 - Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Scottish architect, designer, and illustrator (d. 1928)
- 1872 - Alexandra Fyodorovna, Tsarissa of Russia (d. 1918)
- 1877 - Charles Glover Barkla, English physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1944)
- 1879 - Knud Rasmussen, Greenland-born explorer (d. 1933)
- 1883 - Sylvanus Morley, U.S. archaeologist and spy (d. 1948)
- 1886 - Henri Coandă, Romanian aerodynamics pioneer (d. 1972)
- 1894 - Alexander de Seversky, Russian-American aviation pioneer (d. 1974)
- 1896 - Robert S. Mulliken, American chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1986)
- 1896 - Imre Nagy, Hungarian politician (d. 1958)
- 1896 - Douglas Campbell, American World War I flying ace (d. 1990)
- 1897 - George Szell, Hungarian conductor (d. 1970)
- 1899 - Elizabeth Bowen, Irish novelist (d. 1973)
- 1900 - Glen Gray, Jazz musician and leader of the Casa Loma Orchestra (d. 1963)
- 1902 - Herman B Wells, president and chancellor of Indiana University (d. 2000)
- 1909 - Virginia Apgar, American physician and childbirth specialist (d. 1974)
- 1909 - Peter W. Rodino, American politician (d. 2005)
- 1909 - Jessica Tandy, English-born actress (d. 1994)
- 1910 - Bradford Washburn, American explorer, (d. 2007)
- 1911 - Brooks Stevens, automotive designer (d. 1995)
- 1917 - Gwendolyn Brooks, American poet (d. 2000)
- 1917 - Dean Martin, American actor (d. 1995)
- 1920 - Georges Marchais, French politician (d. 1997)
- 1921 - Tal Farlow, American jazz guitarist (d. 1998)
- 1922 - Leo Reise, Canadian ice hockey player
- 1923 - Jules Deschênes, Canadian jurist (d. 2000)
- 1927 - Charles de Tornaco, Belgian racing driver (d. 1953)
- 1928 - James Ivory, American film director
- 1928 - Reg Park, British bodybuilder
- 1929 - John Turner, seventeenth Prime Minister of Canada
- 1929 - The Grand Wizard of Wrestling, Wrestling manager (d. 1983)
- 1931 - Malcolm Morley, English-born painter
- 1935 - Harry Crews, American author
- 1935 - Thomas Kailath, American engineer
- 1937 - Neeme Järvi, Estonian conductor
- 1938 - Goose Gonsoulin, American football player
- 1940 - Tom Jones, Welsh singer
- 1943 - Nikki Giovanni, American poet
- 1945 - Wolfgang Schüssel, Chancellor of Austria
- 1945 - Gilles Marotte, French Canadian ice hockey player (d. 2005)
- 1946 - Jenny Jones, Palestinian-born comedian and talk show host
- 1947 - Thurman Munson, American baseball player (d. 1979)
- 1950 - Gary Graham American actor
- 1952 - Liam Neeson, Northern Irish actor
- 1953 - Dougie Donnelly, Scottish television broadcaster
- 1953 - Johnny Clegg, South African musician
- 1954 - Louise Erdrich, American author
- 1955 - Tim Richmond, American race car driver (d. 1989)
- 1956 - L.A. Reid, American music producer
- 1957 - Juan Luis Guerra, Dominican musician
- 1957 - Paddy McAloon, English singer and songwriter (Prefab Sprout)
- 1958 - Surakiart Sathirathai, Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand
- 1958 - Prince, American musician
- 1959 – Mike Pence, 48th Vice President of the United States, 50th Governor of Indiana
- 1960 - Bill Prady, American television producer
- 1961 - Dave Catching, American musician
- 1962 - Takuya Kurosawa, Japanese racing driver
- 1963 - Roberto Alagna, French tenor
- 1964 - Judie Aronson, American actress
- 1964 - Gia Carides, Greek-Australian actress
- 1965 - Mick Foley, American professional wrestler
- 1966 - Stephane Richer, French Canadian ice hockey player
- 1967 - Dave Navarro, American musician
- 1969 - Kim Rhodes, American actress
- 1969 - Prince Joachim of Denmark
- 1970 - Mike Modano, American ice hockey player
- 1970 - Cafu, Brazilian footballer
- 1970 - Andrei Kovalenko, Russian ice hockey player
- 1971 - Alex X. Mooney, American politician
- 1972 - Karl Urban, New Zealand actor
- 1973 - Song Yun-ah, South Korean model and actress
- 1973 - Bear Grylls, British survivor
- 1974 - Cassius Khan Canadian Tabla player/vocalist
- 1974 - Mahesh Bhupathi, Indian tennis player
- 1975 - Allen Iverson, American basketball player
- 1976 - Necro, Jewish American rapper
- 1977 - Marcin Baszczyński, Polish soccer player
- 1977 - Joe Horgan, baseball player
- 1977 - Odalis Pérez, baseball player
- 1978 - Tony An, Korean singer H.O.T
- 1978 - Bill Hader, American comedian
- 1979 - Kevin Hofland, Dutch footballer
- 1981 - Anna Kournikova, Russian tennis player
- 1981 - Larisa Oleynik, Ukrainian-born actress
- 1981 - Stephen Bywater, British goalkeeper
- 1981 - Tyler Johnson, baseball player
- 1981 - Kevin Kyle, Scottish footballer
- 1983 - Mark Lowe, American baseball player
- 1985 - Charlie Simpson, British pop singer
- 1988 - Michael Cera, Canadian actor
- 1993 - Jordan Fry, American actor
- 1329 - Robert the Bruce, King of Scotland (b. 1274)
- 1358 - Ashikaga Takauji, Japanese shogun (b. 1305)
- 1394 - Anne of Bohemia, wife of Richard II of England (plague) (b. 1367)
- 1618 - Thomas West, English Governor of Virginia (b. 1577)
- 1676 - Paul Gerhardt, German hymnist (b. 1606)
- 1711 - Henry Dodwell, Irish theologian (b. 1641)
- 1779 - William Warburton, English critic and Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1698)
- 1810 - Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)
- 1821 - Tudor Vladimirescu, Romanian rebellion-leader (b. cca. 1780)
- 1826 - Joseph von Fraunhofer, German physicist (b. 1787)
- 1840 - King Frederick William III of Prussia (b. 1770)
- 1854 - Charles Baudin, French admiral (b. 1792)
- 1859 - David Cox, English artist (b. 1783)
- 1866 - Chief Seattle, Native American leader
- 1896 - Pavlos Carrer, Greek composer (b. 1829)
- 1911 - Maurice Rouvier, French statesman (b. 1842)
- 1916 - Émile Faguet, French writer and critic (b. 1847)
- 1927 - Edmund James Flynn, Premier of Quebec (b. 1847)
- 1936 - Stjepan Seljan, Croatian explorer (b. 1875)
- 1937 - Jean Harlow, American actress (b. 1911)
- 1942 - Alan Blumlein, English electronics engineer (b. 1903)
- 1951 - Oswald Pohl, German Nazi leader (b. 1892)
- 1954 - Alan Turing, British mathematician and computer scientist (b. 1912)
- 1963 - Zasu Pitts, American actress (b. 1894)
- 1965 - Judy Holliday, American actress (b. 1921)
- 1966 - Jean Arp, Alsatian sculptor, painter, and poet (b. 1886)
- 1967 - Dorothy Parker, American writer (b. 1893)
- 1967 - Anatoly Maltsev, Russian mathematician (b. 1909)
- 1968 - Dan Duryea, American actor (b. 1907)
- 1970 - E. M. Forster, English author (b. 1879)
- 1978 - Ronald George Wreyford Norrish, British chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1897)
- 1979 - Forrest Carter, American author (b. 1925)
- 1980 - Henry Miller, American writer (b. 1891)
- 1980 - Elizabeth Craig, British writer (b. 1883)
- 1988 - Vernon Washington, American actor (b. 1927)
- 1989 - Chico Landi, Brazilian racing driver (b. 1907)
- 1993 - Dražen Petrović, Croatian basketball player (b. 1964)
- 1995 - Hsuan Hua, influential Buddhist master in the United States (b. 1918)
- 1996 - Max Factor, American businessman (b. 1904)
- 1999 - Paco Stanley, Mexican TV entertainer (b. 1942)
- 2001 - Carole Fredericks, American singer (Fredericks Goldman Jones) (b. 1952)
- 2001 - Víctor Paz Estenssoro, President of Bolivia (b. 1907)
- 2002 - Mary Lilian Baels, Belgian princess (b. 1916)
- 2003 - Trevor Goddard, English actor (b. 1962)
- 2004 - Quorthon, Swedish musician (b. 1966)
- 2006 - John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (b. 1963)
- 2006 - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, Jordanian-born terrorist (b. 1966)
Holidays and observances
- Roman Catholic Church and some Anglican churches: Corpus Christi (moveable feast, 2007)
- Colman, bishop of Dromore [BLS]
- Saint Maximinus, bishop of Aix, confessor
- Blessed Robert, abbot of Newminster, Northumberland
- Saint Servatius, bishop, confessor or martyr (Translation day)
- Saint Wulstan, bishop of Worcester, confessor (Translation day)
- Blessed Meriadec, bishop of Vannes
129 Familypedia people were born on June 7
122 Familypedia people died on June 7
110 Familypedia people were first married on June 7