70+ June Trivia Questions to Kickstart Your Summer Fun

From pop culture to political upheaval, a lot has happened in the month of June. How many of our June trivia questions can you answer?

Published May 17, 2024
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Is June bustin' out all over in your neck of the woods? If you're looking for something fun to do at one of your June backyard BBQs, might we suggest June trivia? We have tons of June trivia questions and answers ranging from famous birthdays to pop culture. Some are easy enough for the kiddos, while others will challenge even the smartest adults. 

General June Trivia Questions & Answers

These general trivia questions and answers will test your basic knowledge of all things June. 

June has two birthstones. What are they?

Moonstone and alexandrite

What are June’s birth flowers?

Roses and honeysuckle

Who is June named after?

Juno, Goddess of Marriage

What fruit is celebrated in the month of June?

The papaya — it’s international papaya month.

June is Accordion Awareness Month. What type of instrument is an accordion?

It’s a wind instrument.

What does the United States celebrate on June 14?

Flag Day

Why do we celebrate Juneteenth (June 19)?

It’s also known as Emancipation Day. On June 19, 1865, the Emancipation Proclamation was read aloud in Galveston, TX, liberating all the remaining enslaved people in the country.

How long does the sun remain above the horizon on the summer solstice for latitudes above the Arctic Circle?

24 hours

What is celebrated in Canada on June 21?

National Indigenous Peoples Day

Midsummer Day is in June. What does it represent?

The midpoint of the growing season

What are June's two zodiac signs? 

Gemini and Cancer

June Famous Birthdays Questions & Answers

If you were born in June, you're in great company. How much do you know about these famous June birthdates?

The “American Moses” was born on June 1, 1801. Who is it?

Brigham Young

This Seven Year Itch star was born on June 1, 1926. Who is it?

Marilyn Monroe

What famous historical figure, born on June 2, 1740, was so cruel that his name was adapted into an English word meaning taking pleasure in inflicting pain?

Marquis de Sade

This British King, whom Americans revolted against, was born on June 3, 1738. Who was it?

King George, III

Who was shot and mortally wounded while leaving the Hotel Ambassador in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968?

Robert F. Kennedy

What’s the name of the famous French painter, known for his painting "Two Tahitian Women," who was born on June 7, 1848?

Paul Gaugin

The leader of the Prairie School architectural movement was born on June 7, 1867. What was his name

Frank Lloyd Wright

What’s the name of the famous French undersea explorer born on June 11, 1910?

Jacques Cousteau

George H. W. Bush was born on June 12. What number of US presidents was he?


What famous diarist was born in Frankfurt, Germany on June 12, 1929?

Anne Frank

What anti-slavery author who wrote a famous book about the oppression and suffering of enslaved people in the South was born on June 14, 1811, in Litchfield, Connecticut?

Harriet Beecher Stowe

Famous explorer George Mallory was born on June 18, 1886. Why did he say he wanted to climb Mt. Everest?

“Because it’s there.”

Baseball great Lou Gehrig was born and died in the month of June. What is the medical name of the disease that was named after him?

ALS - amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Which member of the British royal family was born on June 21, 1982?

Prince William

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June History Questions & Answers

So many historical events took place in the month of June. How many of these do you know?

What major event happened in China on June 4, 1989?

The Chinese government opened fire on protestors in Tiananmen Square.

What feminist was fined for voting in a US presidential election on June 6, 1872?

Susan B. Anthony

What was the name of the largest amphibious landing in history in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944?


What American patriot, born on June 6, 1775, is famous for his quote, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country."

Nathan Hale

When Connecticut tried to ban this, the US Supreme Court struck it down on June 7, 1965, in Griswold v. Connecticut, leading to privacy and freedom of choice in matters of what?

Birth control

What did the British government sign a 99-year lease for on June 7, 1898?

Hong Kong

The first American mint was opened on June 10, 1652, in what US state?


What country did the Philippine Islands declare their independence from on June 12, 1898?


Whose assassination on June 12, 1963, in Jackson, Mississippi led to John F. Kennedy proposing a comprehensive civil rights law?

Medgar Evers

In June of 1966, a Supreme Court ruling established the reading of these rights, essential in every arrest in the United States ever since. What were they called?

Miranda Rights

In June of 1922, Warren G. Harding became the first US president to broadcast a message over what medium?


On June 15, 1215, King John set his seal on a document that has become the foundation of modern democracy around the world. What’s the document?

The Magna Carta

The first woman in space, Valentina Tereshkova, launched on June 16, 1963. What was the name of her spacecraft?

Vostok 6

The chain of events that led to the resignation of Richard Nixon began with the arrest of five men on June 17, 1972. What did the scandal better become known as?


The War of 1812 began in June. How many years did it last?


Twenty years after the first woman launched into space, the first American woman launched into space on June 18, 1983. What was her name?

Dr. Sally Ride

George Mallory disappeared in the mist on his Mt. Everest climb on June 8, 1924. How many years was it before they found his body?

75 (found in 1999)

Who performed the first American spacewalk on June 3, 1965?

Major Edward White II

On June 14, 1954, what phrase was added to the US Pledge of Allegiance?

Under God

Who was murdered by an angry mob at a Carthage, Illinois jail on June 27, 1844?

Joseph and Hyrum Smith

What did the Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 mark the beginning of?

The Gay Rights Movement

June in Pop Culture Trivia Questions & Answers

Pop culture never stops. And we have some great June pop culture questions.

What musical is the song “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” from?


What famous baseball poem was published in the San Francisco Examiner on June 3, 1888?

“Casey at the Bat”

On June 1, 1991, The Comedy Network officially became what?

Comedy Central

Which short-lived Tonight Show host began his two-season tenure on June 1, 2009?

Conan O’Brien

What long-lived Jeopardy champion began his 74-game winning streak on June 2, 2004?

Ken Jennings

What did drunk Cleveland Indian fans cause to happen during 10-cent beer night on June 4, 1974?

They caused Cleveland to forfeit the game to the Texas Rangers.

On June 5, 1956, Elvis Presley first performed what famous song on the Milton Berle Show?

“Hound Dog”

Much to the joy of the Village People, what organization was founded in London on June 6, 1844.


What dystopian novel about Big Brother was published on June 8, 1949?


On June 10, 2007, a cut-to-black scene ended which famous HBO series, leaving viewers confused and angry?

The Sopranos

What classic 1980s Matthew Broderick movie debuted on June 11, 1986?

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

What famous aviator received a ticker tape parade in NYC on June 13, 1927?

Charles Lindbergh

On June 14, 1789, Rev. Elijah Craig distilled the first batch of what?


On June 15, 2012, Nik Wallenda became the first person to successfully tightrope walk across what landmark?

Niagara Falls

Hollywood’s first summer blockbuster opened in June of 1975. What was it?


What did Kenneth Arnold claim to see over Mount Rainier in Washington State on June 24, 1947?


What was flown for the first time in San Francisco on June 25, 1978?

The rainbow flag

What device (that you may have in your pocket right now) was first released on June 29, 2007?

The iPhone

What famous actress and singer (who starred in her first role at the age of 16)  was found dead from a sleeping pill overdose on June 22, 1969?

Judy Garland

June Trivia for the Whole Family

Whether you're on a campout at your favorite spot or hanging out by a bonfire at home, let our June trivia questions keep everyone entertained. It's a great way to spend a June evening. 

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70+ June Trivia Questions to Kickstart Your Summer Fun