June 20: Day of the Week
June 20, 2020 is the 172nd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 194 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Doyōbi.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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June 20: This Day in History
On leap years, this day usually marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere.
June 20 Historical Event(s)
- 1605After only three months as tsar, 16-year-old Feodor II of Russia is assassinated.
- 1789Deputies of the French Third Estate take the Tennis Court Oath.
- 1862Barbu Catargiu, the Prime Minister of Romania, is assassinated.
- 1887Victoria Terminus, the busiest railway station in India, opens in Bombay.
- 1900Boxer Rebellion: The Imperial Chinese Army begins a 55-day siege of the Legation Quarter in Beijing, China.
- 1919150 die at the Teatro Yaguez fire, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico.
- 1944World War II: The Battle of the Philippine Sea concludes with a decisive U.S. naval victory. The lopsided naval air battle is also known as the “Great Marianas Turkey Shoot”.
- 1956A Venezuelan Super-Constellation crashes in the Atlantic Ocean off Asbury Park, New Jersey, killing 74 people.
- 1972Watergate scandal: An 18½-minute gap appears in the tape recording of the conversations between U.S. President Richard Nixon and his advisers regarding the recent arrests of his operatives while breaking into the Watergate complex.
- 2003The WikiMedia Foundation is founded in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Who were born on June 20?
- 1699William Gustav of Anhalt-Dessau (d. 1737)
- 1796Luigi Amat di San Filippo e Sorso, Italian cardinal (d. 1878)
- 1813Joseph Autran, French poet (d. 1877)
- 1911Gail Patrick, American actress (d. 1980)
- 1941Stephen Frears, English film director
- 1947Candy Clark, American actress
- 1949Alan Longmuir, Scottish bass guitarist (Bay City Rollers)
- 1953Robert Crais, American mystery writer
- 1957Koko B. Ware, American professional wrestler
- 1982Example (rapper), British rapper
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