The world’s first selfie recorded online

June 21st is National Selfie Day. It was founded in 2014 by DJ Rick McNeely of Fishbowl Radio Network in Arlington, TX. It started out as an idea and now it is an annual self-portrait celebration. (1)

2013 word of the year: selfie

Oxford Dictionaries proclaimed selfie as 2013 Word of the Year. A short variation of self-portrait photography, selfie was first known online through an ABC online forum. On September 13, 2002, a user named Hopey wrote… (2)

Um, drunk at a mates 21st, I tripped ofer and landed lip first (with front teeth coming a very close second) on a set of steps. I had a hole about 1cm long right through my bottom lip. And sorry about the focus, it was a selfie.

Hopey, Dissolved Stitches (post id: 169902), ABC Online Forum (3)
National Selfie Day 2019 Update by Hot Grills Of Texas DJ Rick, on YouTube

Aside from National Selfie Day, below are other non-official holidays being celebrated on June 21st.

  • National Aboriginal Day
  • World Day of Music
  • National Smoothie Day
  • Summer Solstice
  • National Take Your Dog to Work Day
  • International Yoga Day

(1) About National Selfie Day June 21st. (n.d.). Retrieved June 20, 2019 from
(2) Pearlman, Jonathan. (2013, November 19). Australian man ‘invented the selfie after drunken night out’. Retrieved from
(3) How “Selfie” Was Born in Australia (And Took Over the World). (2013, November 20). Retrieved from

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