June 2017 calendar

June 2017

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened in June 2017.
The US president was Donald John Trump (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Theresa May (Conservative), Pope Francis was leading the Catholic Church.

But much more happened on June 2017: find out below


Historical Events

Which were the important events of June 2017?


  • 01 Jun 2017 Marawi crisis: Philippine Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana announces the deaths of ten soldiers in Marawi as a result of a "friendly fire" airstrike. (BBC)
  • 02 Jun 2017 Rock am Ring: A terrorist threat results in the evacuation of tens of thousands of fans at the first day of the annual Rock am Ring music festival at the Zeppelinfeld in Nuremberg, Germany. Organizers say they hope the festival will resume Saturday. (BBC)
  • 03 Jun 2017 War in Afghanistan: June 2017 Kabul attack: According to the Interior Ministry, three blasts at a funeral attended by MPs and government figures in Kabul kill at least seven people and wound 119 more. (The Guardian)
  • 04 Jun 2017 June 2017 London attack: In the early hours of Sunday morning, explosions are heard around London Bridge, believed to be controlled explosions carried out by the police. (Metro)The death toll from the attacks is seven with at least 48 injured. Officials say that the three attackers were killed by the police. (The Washington Post), (AP) (BBC)
  • 05 Jun 2017 2017 Orlando shooting: A discharged 45-year-old former employee shoots and kills five people at a manufacturing business in Orlando, Florida, United States. The shooter took his own life afterwards. Eight others inside the workplace survived. (CNN) (ABC News)
  • 06 Jun 2017 War in Afghanistan: 2017 Herat bombing: An explosion occurs near police offices and a mosque in Herat, killing at least ten people. (Al Jazeera)
  • 07 Jun 2017 2017 Tehran attacks: Gunmen attack the Islamic Consultative Assembly and Mausoleum of Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran, Iran. Eighteen civilians are killed in the attack on the Parliament and one in the attack on the mausoleum. (Reuters via The Canberra Times) (AP)The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claims responsibility for the shootings. (The Telegraph)
  • 08 Jun 2017 2017 North Korean missile tests: North Korea test fires several missiles, believed to be anti-ship weapons. The test comes immediately after South Korea suspends further deployment of the THAAD anti-missile system. (The New York Times)
  • 09 Jun 2017 2017 Tehran attacks: Thousands of people along with officials attend funerals held for victims of the attacks. (Los Angeles Times)President Hassan Rouhani says the attacks targeted peace and democracy. (PressTV)
  • 10 Jun 2017 Marawi crisis: United States special forces join the battle in Marawi, Philippines, against the Maute. (CNBC)
  • 11 Jun 2017 Marawi crisis: Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte says he is "not aware" of the United States providing support to the Philippine government's military intervention against Islamists in Marawi. Duterte also said that he "never approached America for help". (Reuters)
  • 12 Jun 2017 Earthquakes in 2017: An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude shakes the Aegean Sea, causing one death. Many houses were damaged in Plomari, Greece, and some collapsed. (AP)
  • 13 Jun 2017 2017 Bangladesh landslide: At least 134 people are dead and dozens are missing in landslides caused by days of heavy monsoonal rain in Bangladesh. (Al Jazeera) (BBC) (AFP via the Star)
  • 14 Jun 2017 War in Afghanistan: After a week-long assault, ISIL-KP captures the Tora Bora cave complex from the Taliban, allegedly in reaction to the 2017 Nangarhar airstrike. The Taliban say the fighting is still underway. (New York Times)
  • 16 Jun 2017 June 2017 Jerusalem attack: In two simultaneous attacks near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, an Israeli policewoman is fatally stabbed; the three Palestinian assailants are shot dead. ISIL claims were questioned by Israeli authorities. As well, the PFLP and Hamas claim it was their members who did it. (Reuters)
  • 17 Jun 2017 War in Afghanistan: At least one Afghan is killed and seven American soldiers wounded in an "insider attack" at Camp Shaheen, in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. An earlier report that Americans had been killed is incorrect. The Taliban claims responsibility. (Reuters) (The New York Times)
  • 18 Jun 2017 War in Afghanistan: A coordinated suicide bombing attack on a police station in the town of Gardez in Paktia Province results in dozens of people killed and injured. (Reuters via Aus. Broadcasting Corp.)
  • 19 Jun 2017 2017 Finsbury Park attack: At least one person has been killed and ten injured after a van runs over pedestrians outside the Finsbury Park Mosque in the north London suburb of Finsbury Park. Police are investigating the act as a terrorist incident. (News Limited), (AP)
  • 20 Jun 2017 Syrian Civil War, Military intervention against ISIL: The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) suspends combat missions against ISIL over Syria, following Russia's threat that it would treat any aircraft from the U.S.-led coalition flying west of the Euphrates as a potential target. (The Guardian)A U.S. F-15 shoots down an Iranian Shahed 129 drone near the Jordan–Syria border where U.S. ground forces are based. (BBC)
  • 21 Jun 2017 Moro conflict: Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters rebels storm a school in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato, Philippines, and take civilians hostage. (The Sydney Morning Herald)
  • 22 Jun 2017 War in Afghanistan: 2017 Lashkargah bombing: A car bomb outside a New Kabul Bank branch in Lashkargah, Helmand Province, kills at least 20 people. The Taliban claims responsibility. (CNN)
  • 23 Jun 2017 War in North-West Pakistan: June 2017 Pakistan bombings: Multiple blasts occur at a market in Parachinar, killing at least 37 people and wounding over 150 more. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty) (Al Jazeera)A suicide car bombing at a police checkpoint in Quetta kills at least 13 people. (Al Jazeera)
  • 24 Jun 2017 Israeli–Syrian ceasefire line incidents during the Syrian Civil War: Israel and Syria exchange weapons fire in the disputed Golan Heights, with Israel destroying several targets, including two Syrian tanks. Although there were deaths on the ground in Syria, the number of casualties among Syrian forces is unknown. No Israeli troops were injured. (CNN)
  • 25 Jun 2017 Israeli–Syrian ceasefire line incidents during the Syrian Civil War: Israel strikes two Syrian Army artillery positions and an ammunition truck in Quneitra Governorate, after stray shells from Syria land in the northern Golan Heights for a second day in a row. (Reuters)
  • 26 Jun 2017 Colombian peace process: The United Nations confirms that the FARC has completed its disarmament process, with former rebels due to make the transition to civilian life and the group to transform into a legal political party in the country. (Al Jazeera)
  • 27 Jun 2017 Ukrainian crisis: Ukrainian intelligence officer and head of a special forces unit, Maksym Shapoval, is assassinated in Kiev by car bomb. (BBC) (The Guardian)
  • 28 Jun 2017 Type 055 destroyer: China's state-run Global Times newspaper reports the launching of the first Type 055 destroyer, a 10,000-ton "new generation" warship, at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai. (Reuters)
  • 29 Jun 2017 2017 Créteil mosque incident: A man attempts to run over pedestrians outside a mosque in Créteil, France. (BBC)
  • 30 Jun 2017 Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon: Lebanese Armed Forces are attacked by five suicide bombers and other militants during a raid of two Syrian refugee camps in Arsal near the Syrian border. The army reports a girl was killed in one of the suicide attacks, seven soldiers were also wounded, and 350 people, including several ISIL officials, were detained during the sweep. (Reuters) (AP via ABC News)
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Top #5 songs in the USA

  1. - Despacito
  2. - That's What I Like
  3. - I'm The One
  4. - Shape Of You
  5. - Humble.


Which were the most popular Movies released in that month?
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Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Jon Watts

Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei

Cars 3

Cars 3

Release year: 2017

Written by:

Directed by: Brian Fee

Starring: Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Chris Cooper, Nathan Fillion

Country: United States of America

The Book of Henry

The Book of Henry

Release year: 2017

Directed by: Colin Trevorrow

Starring: Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, Sarah Silverman



Release year: 2017

Directed by: Amanda Sthers

Starring: Toni Collette, Harvey Keitel, Rossy de Palma, Michael Smiley


Which were the most popular books released in June 2017?
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Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) by David Sedaris

Theft By Finding: Diaries (1977-2002)


One of the most anticipated books of 2017: Boston Globe, New York Times Book Review, New York's "Vulture", The Week, Bustle, BookRiotDavid Sedaris tells all in a book that is, literally, a lifetime in the makingFor forty years, David Sedaris …

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate by Al Franken

Al Franken, Giant of the Senate


#1 New York Times Bestseller"Flips the classic born-in-a-shack rise to political office tale on its head. I skipped meals to read this book - also unusual - because every page was funny.

Camino Island by John Grisham

Camino Island


A gang of thieves stage a daring heist from a secure vault deep below Princeton University’s Firestone Library. Their loot is priceless, but Princeton has insured it for twenty-five million dollars.

Tom Clancy Point of Contact by Mike Maden

Tom Clancy Point of Contact


In the latest electrifying adventure in Tom Clancy's #1 New York Times bestselling series, Jack Ryan, Jr., learns that sometimes the deadliest secret may be standing right next to you.Former

Nighthawk by Clive Cussler, Graham Brown



THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNUMA crew leaders Kurt Austin and Joe Zavala must beat the clock to stop the world’s most dazzling new technological advance from becoming mankind’s last in this action-packed thriller from the #1 New York Times–bestselling grand …