June 20

June 20 Information from the Holidays and Observances Website

 Holidays and Observances

2019 Daily Holidays that fall on June 20, include:

  • American Eagle Day 
  • Corpus Christi - June 20, 2019
  • National Dump the Pump Day - June 20, 2019 (Third Thursday in June)
  • National Vanilla Milkshake Day 
  • Recess at Work Day - June 20, 2019 (Third Thursday in June)
  • West Virginia Day (State Holiday in the U.S. State of West Virginia) - June 20
  • World Productivity Day 
  • World Refugee Day 

2019 Weekly Holidays that include June 20, are:

  • Animal Rights Awareness Week - June 16-22, 2019 (Third Week in June)
  • Meet a Mate Week - June 18-24
  • National Craft Spirits Week - June 16-22, 2019 (Third Week in June)
  • National Hermit Week - June 13-20 
  • National Nursing Assistants Week - June 13-20, 2019
  • National Pollinator Week - June 17-23, 2019
  • Old Time Fiddlers Week - June 16-22, 2019 (Third Full Week in June)
  • Take Your Dog to Work Week - June 17-21, 2019 (The Mon-Fri Week Following Father's Day)
  • Universal Father's Week - June 16-22, 2019

2019 Monthly Holidays that include June 20, are:

There are too many monthly holidays to include here, so please check out our June Holidays page to see all of the holidays that are celebrated the entire month of June.


  1. A page on each holiday will be coming soon and linked above.
  2. If a date is a movable holiday, that is different every year, I'll include the year as well as the date rule above. Otherwise, the holiday falls on the same date each year.

Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 20 is Gemini.

Birth Flower of the Month

The Birth Flower(s) for the Month of June are:

  • The Rose which is the most popular flower in the world, symbolizes love and appreciation!
  • Honesuckle which signifies a strong symbol for the everlasting bonds of love.


The Birthstone(s) for June is:

  • Pearls which have been popular in jewelry for centuries because of their natural beauty.
  • Alexandrite gemstones are extremely rate and change color based on the lighting
  • Moonstone

Famous Birthdays

  • 1733 - Betty Washington Lewis, Sister of George Washington, 1st President of the United States (d. 1797)
  • 1909 - Errol Flynn, Australian-American actor (d. 1959)
  • 1924 - Chet Atkins, American singer, songwriter, guitarist (d. 2001)
  • 1928 - Martin Landau, American actor and producer (Mission Impossible)
  • 1942 - Brian Wilson - American singer, songwriter, producer and member of The Beach Boys
  • 1945 - Anne Murray, Canadian singer and guitarist (Snowbird)
  • 1949 - Lionel Richie, American singer, songwriter, pianist, producer and actor, member of the Commodores
  • 1967 - Nicole Kidman, Australian-American actress, singer and producer (Moulin Rouge)

Famous Deaths

  • 1947 - Bugsy Siegel, American mobster (b. 1906)
  • 1972 - Howerd Deering Johnson, American businessman who founded Howard Johnson's (b. 1897)
  • 2012 - Judy Agnew, American wife of Spiro Agnew, she was the 29th Second Lady of the United States (b. 1921)
  • 2017 - Albert Johnson, American music artist known as Prodigy (b. 1974)

Famous Weddings and Divorces

  • 1987 - Comedian Johnny Carson marries his 4th wife Alexis Mass

Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day for June 20 - Don't be the Same - Be Better!!

Recipe of the Day or a
Healthy Diet Habit Tip of the Day

If you plan on losing weight, you have three choices: Go on the latest greatest diet, exercise more, or make long-term lifestyle solutions! Conventional wisdom says that it is all about calories in and calories out! Get them under control and weight control will result. That is what the USDA suggests in their new dietary guidelines. Research is showing that there may be more involved!

Find out some simple tips for losing weight from Kerry's Healthy Diet Habits website!

Simple Tips for Losing Weight

This Day in History

  • 1782 - The Great Seal of the United States is adopted by the U.S. Congress
  • 1787 - At the Federal Convention, Oliver Ellsworth moves to call the government the 'United States'
  • 1819 - The U.S. vessel SS Savannah is the first steam-propelled vessel to cross the Atlantic and arrive in Liverpool, UK
  • 1837 - Queen Victoria succeeds to the British throne
  • 1840 - Samuel Morse obtains the patent for the telegraph
  • 1863 - West Virginia is admitted as the 35th U.S. State
  • 1877 - The first commercial telephone service is installed by Alexander Graham Bell in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1893 - Lizzie Borden is acquitted of the murders of her father and stepmother
  • 1944 - The first man made object to reach outer space is the experimental MW 18014 V-2 rocket that reaches an altitude of 176 km
  • 1975 - The film Jaws is released in the U.S. and becomes the highest grossing film
  • 1990 - The Asteroid Eureka is discovered

This Day in Music

  • 1975 - Neil Young releases Tonight's the Night
  • 1978 - Foreigner releases Double Vision (video below)
  • 2003 - Lionel Richie receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on his 54th birthday
  • 2004 - Paul McCartney performs his 3,000th live show in Russia

This Day in Sports

  • 1940 - After 8 rounds Joe Louis TKO's Arturo Godoy for the heavyweight boxing title.
  • 1950 - Joe DiMaggio has his 2,000 hit 
  • 1984 - Dave Kingman of the Oakland A's hits his 3rd grand slam and 14th lifetime
  • 2013 - LeBron James for the second straight year is named the NBA finals MVP

Word of the Day from Wiktionary

Demagogue (noun)

1. (perjorative) An orator or leader who gains favor by pandering to or exciting the passions and prejudices of the audience.

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