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June 20 is the 171st day of the year (172nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 194 days remain until the end of the year.

In the Northern Hemisphere, the Summer solstice sometimes occurs on this date, while the Winter solstice occurs in the Southern Hemisphere.

Events

Pre-1600

1601–1900

1901–present

Births

Pre-1600

  • 1005Ali az-Zahir, Fatimid caliph of Egypt (d. 1036)
  • 1389John of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Bedford, English statesman (d. 1435)
  • 1469Gian Galeazzo Sforza, duke of Milan (d. 1494)
  • 1566Sigismund III Vasa, Polish and Swedish king (d. 1632)
  • 1583Jacob De la Gardie, Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (d. 1652)

1601–1900

  • 1634Charles Emmanuel II, duke of Savoy (d. 1675)
  • 1642 – (O.S.) George Hickes, English minister and scholar (d. 1715)
  • 1647 – (O.S.) John George III, Elector of Saxony (d. 1691)
  • 1717Jacques Saly, French sculptor and painter (d. 1776)
  • 1723 – (O.S.) Adam Ferguson, Scottish philosopher and historian (d. 1816)
  • 1737Tokugawa Ieharu, Japanese shōgun (d. 1786)
  • 1754Amalie of Hesse-Darmstadt, princess of Baden (d. 1832)
  • 1756Joseph Martin Kraus, German-Swedish composer and educator (d. 1792)
  • 1761Jacob Hübner, German entomologist and author (d. 1826)
  • 1763Wolfe Tone, Irish rebel leader (d. 1798)
  • 1770Moses Waddel, American minister and academic (d. 1840)
  • 1771Thomas Douglas, 5th Earl of Selkirk, Scottish philanthropist and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Kirkcudbright (d. 1820)
  • 1771 – Hermann von Boyen, Prussian general and politician, Prussian Minister of War (d. 1848)
  • 1777Jean-Jacques Lartigue, Canadian bishop (d. 1840)
  • 1778Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac, French politician, 7th Prime Minister of France (d. 1832)
  • 1786Marceline Desbordes-Valmore, French poet and author (d. 1859)
  • 1796Luigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso, Italian cardinal (d. 1878)
  • 1808Samson Raphael Hirsch, German rabbi and scholar (d. 1888)
  • 1809Isaak August Dorner, German theologian and academic (d. 1884)
  • 1813Joseph Autran, French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1819Jacques Offenbach, German-French cellist and composer (d. 1880)
  • 1847Gina Krog, Norwegian suffragist and women's rights activist (d. 1916)[9]
  • 1855Richard Lodge, English historian and academic (d. 1936)
  • 1858Charles W. Chesnutt, American novelist and short story writer (d. 1932)
  • 1859Christian von Ehrenfels, Austrian philosopher (d. 1932)[10]
  • 1860Alexander Winton, Scottish-American race car driver and engineer (d. 1932)
  • 1860 – Jack Worrall, Australian cricketer, footballer, and coach (d. 1937)
  • 1861Frederick Gowland Hopkins, English biochemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1947)
  • 1865George Redmayne Murray, English biologist and physician (d. 1939)
  • 1866James Burns, English cricketer (d. 1957)
  • 1867Leon Wachholz, Polish scientist and medical examiner (d. 1942)[11]
  • 1869Laxmanrao Kirloskar, Indian businessman, founded the Kirloskar Group (d. 1956)
  • 1870Georges Dufrénoy, French painter and academic (d. 1943)
  • 1872George Carpenter, American 5th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1948)
  • 1875Reginald Punnett, English geneticist, statistician, and academic (d. 1967)
  • 1882Daniel Sawyer, American golfer (d. 1937)
  • 1884Mary R. Calvert, American astronomer and author (d. 1974)
  • 1884 – Johannes Heinrich Schultz, German psychiatrist and psychotherapist (d. 1970)
  • 1885Andrzej Gawroński, Polish linguist and academic (d. 1927)
  • 1887Kurt Schwitters, German painter and illustrator (d. 1948)
  • 1889John S. Paraskevopoulos, Greek-South African astronomer and academic (d. 1951)
  • 1891Giannina Arangi-Lombardi, Italian soprano (d. 1951)
  • 1891 – John A. Costello, Irish lawyer and politician, 3rd Taoiseach of Ireland (d. 1976)
  • 1893Wilhelm Zaisser, German soldier and politician (d. 1958)
  • 1894Lloyd Hall, American chemist and academic (d. 1971)
  • 1896Wilfrid Pelletier, Canadian pianist, composer, and conductor (d. 1982)
  • 1897Elisabeth Hauptmann, German author and playwright (d. 1973)
  • 1899Jean Moulin, French soldier and engineer (d. 1943)

1901–present

Deaths

Pre-1600

1601–1900

  • 1605Feodor II of Russia (b. 1589)
  • 1668Heinrich Roth, German missionary and scholar (b. 1620)
  • 1776Benjamin Huntsman, English businessman (b. 1704)
  • 1787Carl Friedrich Abel, German viol player and composer (b. 1723)
  • 1800Abraham Gotthelf Kästner, German mathematician and academic (b. 1719)
  • 1810Axel von Fersen the Younger, Swedish general and politician (b. 1755)
  • 1815Guillaume Philibert Duhesme, French general (b. 1766)
  • 1820Manuel Belgrano, Argentinian general, economist, and politician (b. 1770)
  • 1837William IV of the United Kingdom (b. 1765)
  • 1840Pierre Claude François Daunou, French historian and politician (b. 1761)
  • 1847Juan Larrea, Argentinian captain and politician (b. 1782)
  • 1869Hijikata Toshizō, Japanese commander (b. 1835)
  • 1870Jules de Goncourt, French historian and author (b. 1830)
  • 1872Élie Frédéric Forey, French general (b. 1804)
  • 1875Joseph Meek, American police officer and politician (b. 1810)
  • 1876John Neal, American writer, critic, editor, lecturer, and activist (b. 1793)[23]
  • 1888Johannes Zukertort, Polish-English chess player (b. 1842)

1901–present

  • 1906John Clayton Adams, English painter (b. 1840)
  • 1909Friedrich Martens, Estonian-Russian historian, lawyer, and diplomat (b. 1845)
  • 1925Josef Breuer, Austrian physician and psychologist (b. 1842)
  • 1929Emmanouil Benakis, Greek merchant and politician, 35th Mayor of Athens (b. 1843)
  • 1945Bruno Frank, German author, poet, and playwright (b. 1878)
  • 1947Bugsy Siegel, American mobster (b. 1906)
  • 1952Luigi Fagioli, Italian race car driver (b. 1898)
  • 1958Kurt Alder, German chemist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1902)
  • 1963Raphaël Salem, Greek-French mathematician and academic (b. 1898)
  • 1965Bernard Baruch, American financier and politician (b. 1870)
  • 1966Georges Lemaître, Belgian priest, physicist, and astronomer (b. 1894)
  • 1969Bishnu Prasad Rabha, Indian artist, painter, actor, dancer, writer, music composer and politician (b. 1909)
  • 1974Horace Lindrum, Australian snooker player (b. 1912)
  • 1975Suzanne Comhaire-Sylvain, Hatian anthropologist (b. 1898)[24]
  • 1978Mark Robson, Canadian-American director and producer (b. 1913)
  • 1984Estelle Winwood, English actress (b. 1883)
  • 1995Emil Cioran, Romanian-French philosopher and educator (b. 1911)
  • 1997Cahit Külebi, Turkish poet and author (b. 1917)
  • 1999Clifton Fadiman, American game show host, author, and critic (b. 1902)
  • 2001Gina Cigna, French-Italian soprano (b. 1900)
  • 2002Erwin Chargaff, Austrian-American biochemist and academic (b. 1905)
  • 2002 – Tinus Osendarp, Dutch runner (b. 1916)
  • 2004Jim Bacon, Australian politician, 41st Premier of Tasmania (b. 1950)
  • 2005Larry Collins, American journalist, historian, and author (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Jack Kilby, American physicist and engineer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1923)
  • 2010Roberto Rosato, Italian footballer (b. 1943)
  • 2010 – Harry B. Whittington, English palaeontologist and academic (b. 1916)
  • 2011Ryan Dunn, American television personality (b. 1977)
  • 2012Judy Agnew, Second Lady of the United States. (b. 1921)[25]
  • 2012 – LeRoy Neiman, American painter (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Heinrich IV, Prince Reuss of Köstritz (b. 1919)
  • 2012 – Andrew Sarris, American critic (b. 1928)
  • 2013Ingvar Rydell, Swedish footballer (b. 1922)
  • 2015Angelo Niculescu, Romanian footballer and manager (b. 1921)
  • 2015 – Miriam Schapiro, Canadian-American painter and sculptor (b. 1923)
  • 2017Prodigy, American music artist (b. 1974)

Holidays and observances

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