Today Friday, the 8th of June of 2018, is the 159th day of the year. There are 206 days remaining until the end of the year.
13 days until summer begins...
151 days until mid-term elections on Tuesday November 06, 2018
879 days until presidential elections on Tuesday November 03, 2020
The sun will rise in San Francisco at 5:47 am
and sunset will be at 8:29 pm.
We will have 14 hours and 41 minutes of daylight.
Solar noon will be at 1:08 PM.
The first high tide will be at 6:26 am
and the next high tide at 7:49 pm.
The first low tide was at 1:15 am
and the next low tide at 12:37 pm.
The pollen count is considered medium today, at 6.8
The Moon is 36.5% visible; a Waning Crescent
Moon Distance: 241,870 mi
New Moon 13th of June of 2018 at 12:43 pm in 5 days
First Quarter Moon 20th of June of 2018 at 3:51 am in 12 days
Full Moon 27th of June of 2018 at 9:53 pm in 19 days
Next Moonset: Today 2:58 PM
Best Friends Day
Bounty Day (Norfolk Island)
Caribbean American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Engineer's Day (Peru)
Idul Fitri in Indonesia
Jelly-Filled Doughnut Day
World Brain Tumor Day
World Oceans Day
If today is your birthday, Happy Birthday To You! You share this special day with…
1625 – Giovanni Domenico Cassini, Italian-French mathematician and astronomer (d. 1712)
1724 – John Smeaton, English engineer, designed the Coldstream Bridge and Perth Bridge (d. 1794)
1745 – Caspar Wessel, Norwegian-Danish mathematician and cartographer (d. 1818)
1810 – Robert Schumann, German composer and critic (d. 1856)
1860 – Alicia Boole Stott, Irish-English mathematician and theorist (d. 1940)
1867 – Frank Lloyd Wright, American architect, designed the Price Tower and Fallingwater (d. 1959)
1872 – Jan Frans De Boever, Belgian painter and illustrator (d. 1949)
1893 – Ernst Marcus, German zoologist (d. 1968)
1897 – John G. Bennett, English mathematician and technologist (d. 1974)
1910 – C. C. Beck, American illustrator (d. 1989)
1910 – John W. Campbell, American journalist and author (d. 1971)
1910 – Fernand Fonssagrives, French-American photographer, sculptor, and painter (d. 2003)
1911 – Edmundo Rivero, Argentinian singer-songwriter (d. 1986)
1912 – Wilhelmina Barns-Graham, British abstract painter (d. 2004)
1912 – Harry Holtzman, American painter (d. 1987)
1915 – Kayyar Kinhanna Rai, Indian journalist, author, and poet (d. 2015)
1916 – Francis Crick, English biologist, biophysicist, and neuroscientist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2004)
1916 – Luigi Comencini, Italian director and screenwriter (d. 2007)
1921 – Suharto, Indonesian soldier and politician, 2nd President of Indonesia (d. 2008)
1925 – Barbara Bush, American wife of George H. W. Bush, 41st First Lady of the United States (d. 2018)
1927 – Jerry Stiller, American actor, comedian and producer
1930 – Robert Aumann, German-American mathematician and economist, Nobel Prize laureate
1933 – Joan Rivers, American comedian, actress, and television host (d. 2014)
1934 – Millicent Martin, English actress and singer
1935 – Molade Okoya-Thomas, Nigerian businessman and philanthropist (d. 2015)
1936 – James Darren, American actor
1937 – Gillian Clarke, Welsh poet and playwright
1940 – Nancy Sinatra, American singer and actress
1943 – Colin Baker, English actor
1944 – Boz Scaggs, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
1945 – Steven Fromholz, American singer-songwriter, producer, and poet (d. 2014)
1947 – Annie Haslam, English singer-songwriter and painter
1947 – Sara Paretsky, American author
1947 – Eric F. Wieschaus, American biologist, geneticist, and academic Nobel Prize laureate
1950 – Kathy Baker, American actress
1950 – Sônia Braga, Brazilian actress and producer
1951 – Tony Rice, American guitarist and songwriter
1951 – Bonnie Tyler, Welsh singer-songwriter
1953 – Billy Hayes, English union leader
1953 – Sandy Nairne, English historian and curator
1953 – Ivo Sanader, Croatian historian and politician, 8th Prime Minister of Croatia
1953 – Olav Stedje, Norwegian singer-songwriter
1954 – Greg Ginn, American punk rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter (Black Flag)
1954 – Kiril of Varna, Bulgarian metropolitan (d. 2013)
1954 – Sergei Storchak, Ukrainian-Russian politician
1955 – Tim Berners-Lee, English computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web
1955 – José Antonio Camacho, Spanish footballer and manager
1955 – Griffin Dunne, American actor, director, and producer
1956 – Udo Bullmann, German politician
1956 – Jonathan Potter, English psychologist, sociolinguist, and academic
1957 – Scott Adams, American author and illustrator
1957 – Don Robinson, American baseball player and politician
1957 – Sonja Vectomov, Czech/Finnish sculptor
1958 – Louise Richardson, Irish political scientist and academic
1958 – Keenen Ivory Wayans, American actor, director, and screenwriter
1959 – Mohsen Kadivar, Iranian philosopher
1960 – Mick Hucknall, English singer-songwriter
1960 – Terje Gewelt, Norwegian bassist
1962 – John Gibbons, American baseball player and manager
1962 – Nick Rhodes, English keyboard player and producer
1963 – Karen Kingsbury, American journalist and author
1965 – Kevin Farley, American screenwriter
1965 – Rob Pilatus, German model, dancer and singer (Milli Vanilli) (d. 1998)
1966 – Julianna Margulies, American actress
1966 – Doris Pearson, English singer-songwriter and choreographer
1967 – Dan Futterman, American actor, screenwriter and producer
1970 – Gabrielle Giffords, American businesswoman and politician
1970 – Kwame Kilpatrick, American educator and politician, 68th Mayor of Detroit
1971 – Mark Feuerstein, American actor, director, and producer
1975 – Emm Gryner, Canadian singer-songwriter
1975 – Shilpa Shetty, Indian actress and producer
1976 – Lindsay Davenport, American tennis player and coach
1976 – Kenji Johjima, Japanese baseball player
1977 – Kanye West, American rapper, producer, director, and fashion designer
1978 – Eun Ji-won, South Korean rapper, dancer, and producer
1978 – Maria Menounos, American television journalist
1979 – Rob Holliday, American singer-songwriter and bass player
1981 – Alex Band, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1981 – Sara Watkins, American singer-songwriter and fiddler
... and on this day in history…
632 – Muhammad, Islamic prophet, dies in Medina.
1042 – Edward the Confessor becomes King of England, one of the last Anglo-Saxon kings of England.
1783 – Laki, a volcano in Iceland, begins an eight-month eruption which kills over 9,000 people and starts a seven-year famine.
1789 – James Madison introduces twelve proposed amendments to the United States Constitution in Congress.
1794 – Robespierre inaugurates the French Revolution's new state religion, the Cult of the Supreme Being, with large organized festivals all across France.
1856 – A group of 194 Pitcairn Islanders, descendants of the mutineers of HMS Bounty, arrives at Norfolk Island, commencing the Third Settlement of the Island.
1861 – American Civil War: Tennessee secedes from the Union.
1867 – Coronation of Franz Joseph as King of Hungary following the Austro-Hungarian compromise (Ausgleich).
1887 – Herman Hollerith applies for US patent #395,781 for the 'Art of Compiling Statistics', which was his punched card calculator.
1906 – Theodore Roosevelt signs the Antiquities Act into law, authorizing the President to restrict the use of certain parcels of public land with historical or conservation value.
1912 – Carl Laemmle incorporates Universal Pictures.
1929 – Margaret Bondfield is appointed Minister of Labour. She is the first woman appointed to the Cabinet of the United Kingdom.
1949 – Helen Keller, Dorothy Parker, Danny Kaye, Fredric March, John Garfield, Paul Muni and Edward G. Robinson are named in an FBI report as Communist Party members.
1949 – George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four is published.
1953 – The United States Supreme Court rules that restaurants in Washington, D.C. cannot refuse to serve black patrons.
1959 – The USS Barbero and United States Postal Service attempt the delivery of mail via Missile Mail.
1966 – Topeka, Kansas, is devastated by a tornado that registers as an "F5" on the Fujita scale: The first to exceed US$100 million in damages. Sixteen people are killed, hundreds more injured, and thousands of homes damaged or destroyed.
1966 – The National Football League and American Football League announced a merger effective in 1970.
1972 – Vietnam War: Nine-year-old Phan Thị Kim Phúc is burned by napalm, an event captured by Associated Press photographer Nick Ut moments later while the young girl is seen running down a road, in what would become an iconic, Pulitzer Prize-winning photo.
1984 – Homosexuality is declared legal in the Australian state of New South Wales.
1987 – New Zealand's Labour government establishes a national nuclear-free zone under the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone, Disarmament, and Arms Control Act 1987.
1992 – The first World Oceans Day is celebrated, coinciding with the Earth Summit held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.