From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
This day usually marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and thus is the day of the year with the longest hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the shortest in the southern hemisphere.
Art and culture
- 1940 - World War II: France surrenders to Germany.
- 1973 - United States censorship: The Miller case rules that obscenity is not protected by the First Amendment.
- 2002 - Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies closed
- 1864 - Heinrich Wölfflin, Swiss art historian (d. 1945)
- 1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer (d. 1980)
- 1924 - Pontus Hultén Swedish art collector and museum director (d. 2006)
- 1932 - Lalo Schifrin, Argentine pianist and composer
- 1935 - Françoise Sagan, French writer (d. 2004)
- 1936 - Dave Godin, Northern Soul connoisseur (d. 2004)
- 1946 - David Weiss, Swiss artist (d. 2012)
- 1948 - Ian McEwan, English writer
- 1954 - Augustus Pablo, Jamaican musician (d. 1999)
- 1961 - Manu Chao, French Latin folk singer
- 1973 - Juliette Lewis, American actress