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June 17 is the 168th day of the year (169th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 197 days remaining until the end of the year.

Events

Up to 1900

1901 – 2000

From 2001

  • 2012Greece holds its second parliamentary election in the space of six weeks, with no party winning overall control.
  • 2012Egypt holds the second round of its first Presidential election since Hosni Mubarak left office following the 2011 Egyptian protests.
  • 2013Singapore is hit by the worst haze since 1997. The PSI levels reaches levels not seen since 2006, with a PSI of 155 recorded at 10pm, after air quality plummeted into the "Unhealthy" range at 2pm.
  • 2015 – Charleston church shooting: 9 people are killed in a shooting at a prayer meeting in Charleston, South Carolina. Local politician and pastor Clementa C. Pinckney is among those killed.

Births

Up to 1900

1901 – 1950

1951 – 1975

  • 1951 – John Garrett, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1951 – Paul Guinness, manager of U2
  • 1951 – Starhawk, American author and activist
  • 1952 – Estelle Morris, Baroness Morris of Yardley, English politician
  • 1952 – Judith Macgregor, English diplomat
  • 1952 – Mike Milbury, American ice hockey player, coach and manager
  • 1957 – Phil Chevron, Irish musician, singer and songwriter (d. 2013)
  • 1957 – Jon Gries, American actor
  • 1958 – Jello Biafra, American musician, politician
  • 1959 – Nikos Stavropoulos, Greek basketball player
  • 1959 – Baltazar Maria de Morais Junior, Brazilian footballer
  • 1960Thomas Haden Church, American actor
  • 1963Greg Kinnear, American actor
  • 1964 – Michael Gross, swimmer
  • 1966 – Jason Patric, American actor
  • 1967 – Eric Stefani, American musician (No Doubt)
  • 1968 – Minoru Suzuki, Japanese professional wrestler and mixed martial arts artist
  • 1969 – Paul Tergat, Kenyan runner
  • 1969 – Ilya Tsymbalar, Russian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1970 – Michael Showalter, American actor, writer and director
  • 1971Paulina Rubio, Mexican singer
  • 1972 – Sebastian White, English musician (Oasis)
  • 1973 – Leander Paes, Indian tennis player
  • 1975 – Joshua Leonard, American actor
  • 1975 – Néstor Pitana, Argentine football referee

From 1976

  • 1976Peter Svidler, Russian chess player
  • 1978 – Isabelle Delobel, French ice dancer
  • 1979 – Nick Rimando, footballer
  • 1979 – Young Maylay, American rapper
  • 1980Venus Williams, American tennis player
  • 1980 – Kimeru, Japanese singer and actor
  • 1981 – Shane Watson, Australian cricketer
  • 1982 – Alex Rodrigo Dias da Costa, Brazilian footballer
  • 1983 – Connie Fisher, British stage actress
  • 1983 – Lee Ryan, British singer (Blue)
  • 1983 – Kazunari Ninomiya, Japanese actor
  • 1985 – Marcos Baghdatis, Cypriot tennis player
  • 1985 – Rafael Sobis, Brazilian footballer
  • 1986 – Apoula Edel, American footballer
  • 1986 – Helen Glover, British rower
  • 1987 – Nozomi Tsuji, Japanese singer
  • 1987 – Kendrick Lamar, American rapper
  • 1987 – L'ubos Kamenar, Slovakian footballer
  • 1988 – Andrew Ogilvy, Australian basketball player
  • 1988 – Stephanie Rice, Australian swimmer
  • 1989 – Simone Battle, American actress and singer (d. 2014)
  • 1990 – Alan Dzagoev, Russian footballer
  • 1990 – Jordan Henderson, English footballer
  • 1990 – Laura Wright, English singer
  • 1993 – Jean Marie Froget, Mauritian swimmer

Deaths

Up to 1900

1901 – 2000

From 2001

Observances


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