What happened on June 22? There are more than 261 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About June 22

June 22 In HistoryJune 22 is the 174th day of the year 2020. There are 192 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Monday. This day falls under the 26th week of the year 2020.

On this day in New Haven, Illinois 62867 sunrise occured at 05:30 AM and sunset occured at 08:18 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Cancer. The modern birthstone for this month is Pearl while the mystical birthstone is Moonstone.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 235 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For June 22

  • 217 BC
    Battle of Raphia: Ptolemy IV Philopator of Egypt defeats Antiochus III the Great of the Seleucid kingdom.
  • 168 BC
    Battle of Pydna: Romans under Lucius Aemilius Paullus defeat and capture Macedonian King Perseus ending the Third Macedonian War.
  • 1593
    Battle of Sisak: Allied Christian troops defeat the Turks.
  • 1633
    The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
  • 1774
    The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
  • 1783
    A poisonous cloud caused by the eruption of the Laki volcano in Iceland reaches Le Havre in France.
  • 1807
    In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
  • 1813
    War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.
  • 1825
    The British Parliament abolishes feudalism and the seigneurial system in British North America.
  • 1839
    Cherokee leaders Major Ridge, John Ridge, and Elias Boudinot are assassinated for signing the Treaty of New Echota, which had resulted in the Trail of Tears.
  • 1848
    Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
  • 1893
    The Royal Navy battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rams the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria which sinks taking 358 crew with her, including the fleet’s commander, Vice-Admiral Sir George Tryon.
  • 1897
    British colonial officers Charles Walter Rand and Lt. Charles Egerton Ayerst are assassinated in Pune, Maharashtra, India by the Chapekar brothers and Mahadeo Vinayak Ranade, who are later caught and hanged.
  • 1898
    Spanish–American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
  • 1906
    The flag of Sweden is adopted.
  • 1907
    The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
  • 1911
    George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1918
    The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
  • 1922
    Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
  • 1940
    France is forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany.
  • 1941
    Germany invades the Soviet Union in Operation Barbarossa.
  • 1941
    The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
  • 1942
    Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
  • 1944
    Opening day of the Soviet Union’s Operation Bagration against the Army Group Centre.
  • 1944
    U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs into law the Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944, commonly known as the G.I. Bill.
  • 1945
    World War II: The Battle of Okinawa ends when the organized resistance of Imperial Japanese Army forces collapses in the Mabuni area on the southern tip of the main island.
  • 1957
    The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
  • 1962
    An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.
  • 1969
    The Cuyahoga River catches fire, triggering a crack-down on pollution in the river.
  • 1976
    The Canadian House of Commons abolishes capital punishment.
  • 1978
    Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
  • 1984
    Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Heathrow Airport.
  • 1990
    Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
  • 2002
    An earthquake measuring 6.5 Mw strikes a region of northwestern Iran killing at least 261 people and injuring 1,300 others and eventually causing widespread public anger due to the slowness of the victims receiving aid and supplies.
  • 2003
    The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
  • 2009
    Eastman Kodak Company announces that it will discontinue sales of the Kodachrome Color Film, concluding its 74-year run as a photography icon.
  • 2009
    Washington Metro train collision: Two Metro trains collide in Washington, D.C., USA, killing nine and injuring over 80.

Who Were Born On June 22?

  • 1680
    Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
  • 1684
    Francesco Manfredini, Italian baroque composer (d. 1762)
  • 1704
    John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1713
    Lord John Sackville, English cricketer (d. 1765)
  • 1738
    Jacques Delille, French poet and translator (d. 1813)
  • 1757
    George Vancouver, British explorer (d. 1798)
  • 1763
    Etienne Nicolas Méhul, French composer (d. 1817)
  • 1767
    Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and statesman (d. 1835)
  • 1805
    Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian politician (d. 1872)
  • 1837
    Paul Morphy, American chess master (d. 1884)
  • 1845
    Tom Dula, American folk character (d. 1868)
  • 1856
    H. Rider Haggard, English writer (d. 1925)
  • 1861
    Maximilian von Spee, Denmark-born German admiral (d. 1914)
  • 1864
    Hermann Minkowski, German mathematician (d. 1909)
  • 1871
    William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
  • 1879
    Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist (d. 1962)
  • 1884
    James Rector, American sprinter (d. 1949)
  • 1885
    Milan Vidmar, Slovenian engineer and chess player (d. 1962)
  • 1887
    Julian Huxley, British biologist (d. 1975)
  • 1888
    Harold Burton, American jurist (d. 1964)
  • 1892
    Robert Ritter von Greim, German field marshal (d. 1945)
  • 1897
    Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
  • 1897
    Norbert Elias, German sociologist (d. 1990)
  • 1898
    Erich Maria Remarque, German writer (d. 1970)
  • 1899
    Michał Kalecki, Polish economist (d. 1970)
  • 1902
    Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)
  • 1903
    Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1903
    John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)
  • 1906
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American writer, wife of Charles Lindbergh (d. 2001)
  • 1906
    Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American film director (d. 2002)
  • 1907
    Mike Todd, American film producer (d. 1958)
  • 1909
    Maurice Adler, American film producer (d. 1960)
  • 1910
    John Hunt, Indian-born British mountaineer (d. 1998)
  • 1910
    Konrad Zuse, German engineer (d. 1995)
  • 1910
    Peter Pears, English tenor (d. 1986)
  • 1912
    Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (d. 1983)
  • 1913
    Sándor Weöres, Hungarian poet (d. 1989)
  • 1916
    Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • 1919
    Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)
  • 1920
    Jovito Salonga, Filipino politician
  • 1920
    Paul Frees, American voice actor (d. 1986)
  • 1921
    Joseph Papp, American director and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1922
    Bill Blass, American fashion designer (d. 2002)
  • 1922
    Géza Vermes, Hungarian author and religious scholar
  • 1922
    Mona Lisa, Filipino actress
  • 1927
    Ann Petersen, Belgian actress (d. 2003)
  • 1930
    Walter Bonatti, Italian mountaineer
  • 1930
    Yuri Artyukhin, Russian cosmonaut (d. 1998)
  • 1932
    Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)
  • 1932
    June Salter, Australian actress (d. 2001)
  • 1932
    Prunella Scales, English actress
  • 1933
    Dianne Feinstein, American politician
  • 1933
    Jacques Martin, French TV host (d. 2007)
  • 1933
    Libor Pešek, Czech conductor
  • 1934
    James Bjorken, American theoretical physicist
  • 1936
    Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian musician
  • 1936
    Kris Kristofferson, American singer and actor
  • 1939
    Don Matthews, American football coach
  • 1940
    Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian filmmaker and poet
  • 1940
    Esther Rantzen, British TV presenter
  • 1941
    Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1941
    Michael Lerner, American actor
  • 1941
    Terttu Savola, Finnish politician
  • 1943
    Brit Hume, American news anchor
  • 1943
    Eumir Deodato, Brazilian jazz musician and record producer
  • 1943
    Judith Barker, English actress
  • 1944
    Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor
  • 1944
    Peter Asher, British singer, guitarist and producer (Peter & Gordon)
  • 1945
    Rainer Brüderle, German politician
  • 1946
    Eliades Ochoa, Cuban guitarist (Buena Vista Social Club)
  • 1947
    David Lander, American actor and baseball scout
  • 1947
    Howard Kaylan, American singer (The Turtles, Flo & Eddie)
  • 1947
    Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian politician
  • 1947
    Octavia Butler, American author (d. 2006)
  • 1947
    Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988)
  • 1948
    Steve Eastin, American actor
  • 1948
    Todd Rundgren, American songwriter and record producer
  • 1949
    Alan Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
  • 1949
    Elizabeth Warren, American attorney and law professor
  • 1949
    Lindsay Wagner, American actress
  • 1949
    Meryl Streep, American actress
  • 1950
    Zenonas Petrauskas, Lithuanian lawyer and politician (d. 2009)
  • 1952
    Graham Greene, Canadian actor
  • 1953
    Bruce McAvaney, Australian sports broadcaster
  • 1953
    Cyndi Lauper, American singer
  • 1953
    Wim Eijk, Dutch Roman Catholic Archbishop
  • 1954
    Freddie Prinze, American actor and comedian (d. 1977)
  • 1955
    Green Gartside, Welsh singer and songwriter (Scritti Politti)
  • 1956
    Alfons De Wolf, Belgian cyclist
  • 1956
    Manuel Saval, Mexican actor (d. 2009)
  • 1956
    Markus Schatte, German football coach
  • 1956
    Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Pakistani statesman
  • 1956
    Tim Russ, American actor
  • 1957
    Danny Baker, English comedy writer, journalist, radio DJ and screenwriter
  • 1957
    Garry Gary Beers, Australian bassist (INXS)
  • 1957
    Kevin Bond, Former English footballer, current manager
  • 1958
    Bruce Campbell, American actor
  • 1959
    Ed Viesturs, American mountaineer
  • 1959
    Mike O'Meara, American radio personality
  • 1959
    Nicola Sirkis, French singer and lyricist (Indochine)
  • 1959
    Wayne Federman, American comedian
  • 1960
    Erin Brockovich, American environmentalist
  • 1960
    Tracy Pollan, American actress
  • 1961
    Jimmy Somerville, Scottish singer (Bronski Beat, Communards)
  • 1961
    Stephen Batchelor, British field-hockey player
  • 1962
    Bobby Gillespie, Scottish vocalist and drummer (Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain)
  • 1962
    Clyde Drexler, American basketball player
  • 1962
    Gerald Hillringhaus, German footballer
  • 1962
    Stephen Chow, Hong Kong actor and director
  • 1963
    Hokutoumi Nobuyoshi, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 61st Yokozuna
  • 1963
    John Tenta, Canadian professional wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1963
    Randy Couture, American mixed martial artist
  • 1964
    Amy Brenneman, American actress
  • 1964
    Dan Brown, American writer
  • 1965
    Ľubomír Moravčík, Slovak footballer
  • 1965
    Uwe Boll, German film director
  • 1966
    Emmanuelle Seigner, French actress
  • 1966
    Michael Park, English rally driver (d. 2005)
  • 1966
    Schooly D, American rapper
  • 1968
    Darrell Armstrong, American basketball player
  • 1970
    Michel Elefteriades, Greek-Lebanese politician and businessman
  • 1970
    Steven Page, Canadian singer (Barenaked Ladies)
  • 1971
    Kambri Crews, American writer
  • 1971
    Kurt Warner, American football player
  • 1971
    Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress
  • 1972
    David Rees, American cartoonist
  • 1973
    Carson Daly, American television personality
  • 1974
    Donald Faison, American actor
  • 1974
    Vijay, Indian actor
  • 1975
    Andreas Klöden, German cyclist
  • 1975
    Kenshin Kawakami, Japanese baseball player
  • 1975
    Laila Rouass, Moroccan-Indian actress
  • 1975
    Müslüm Can, Turkish footballer
  • 1976
    Gordon Moakes, English musician (Bloc Party)
  • 1978
    Champ Bailey, American football player
  • 1978
    Dan Wheldon, British race car driver (d. 2011)
  • 1978
    Jai Rodriguez, American TV personality
  • 1978
    Tim Driesen, Belgian actor, singer and songwriter
  • 1979
    Brad Hawpe, American baseball player
  • 1979
    Joey Cheek, American speed skater
  • 1979
    Leire Martínez, Basque singer and songwriter (La Oreja de Van Gogh)
  • 1979
    Thomas Voeckler, French cyclist
  • 1979
    Xenofon Gittas, Greek footballer
  • 1981
    Chris Urbanowicz, British guitarist (Editors)
  • 1981
    Sione Lauaki, New Zealand rugby player
  • 1982
    Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • 1982
    Soraia Chaves, Portuguese actress and model
  • 1984
    Dustin Johnson, American golfer
  • 1984
    Giorgos Apostolidis, Greek basketball player
  • 1984
    Janko Tipsarević, Serbian tennis player
  • 1984
    Jerome Taylor, Jamaican cricketer
  • 1985
    Rosa Kato, Italian-Japanese model and actress
  • 1985
    Scott MacIntyre, American singer
  • 1985
    Sofoklis Schortsanitis, Cameroonian-Greek basketball player
  • 1986
    Ramin Ott, American Samoan footballer
  • 1987
    Cory Gunz, American rapper
  • 1987
    Danny Green, American basketball player
  • 1987
    Joe Dempsie, English actor
  • 1987
    Lee Min Ho, Korean actor
  • 1987
    Nikita Rukavytsya, Ukrainian-born Australian soccer player
  • 1988
    Omri Casspi, Israeli pro basketball player
  • 1988
    Portia Doubleday, American actress
  • 1989
    Cédric Mongongu, Congolese footballer
  • 1989
    Jung Yong Hwa, Korean actor and singer
  • 1990
    Kei Inoo, Japanese actor and singer
  • 1993
    Caydee Denney, American figure skater
  • 1993
    Ingmar Lazar, French classical pianist
  • 1993
    Izzy Miller, American musician

Who Died On June 22?

  • 1276
    Pope Innocent V (b. c. 1225)
  • 1429
    Ghiyath al-Kashi, Persian astronomer and mathematician (b. 1380)
  • 1535
    John Fisher, English Bishop of Rochester (executed) (b. 1469)
  • 1632
    James Whitelocke, English judge (b. 1570)
  • 1634
    Johann von Aldringen, Austrian field marshal (b. 1588)
  • 1699
    Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • 1714
    Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
  • 1868
    Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
  • 1874
    Howard Staunton, English chess master (b. 1810)
  • 1892
    Pierre Ossian Bonnet, French mathematician (b. 1819)
  • 1894
    Alexandre-Antonin Taché, Canadian archbishop (b. 1823)
  • 1905
    Francis Lubbock, Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • 1913
    Ştefan Octavian Iosif, Romanian poet (b. 1875)
  • 1925
    Felix Klein, German mathematician (b. 1849)
  • 1928
    A. B. Frost, American illustrator (b. 1851)
  • 1931
    Armand Fallières, French politician, President of France (b. 1841)
  • 1933
    Henry Birkin, British racing driver (b. 1896)
  • 1935
    Szymon Askenazy, Polish historian, diplomat and politician (b. 1866)
  • 1936
    Moritz Schlick, Austrian philosopher (b. 1882)
  • 1938
    C.J. Dennis, Australian writer and poet (b. 1876)
  • 1942
    August Froehlich, German Roman Catholic priest, member of the resistance against Nazism and martyr (b.1891)
  • 1945
    Isamu Chō, Japanese general at Okinawa, by seppuku (b. 1895)
  • 1945
    Mitsuru Ushijima, Japanese general (died at Okinawa by seppuku) (b. 1887)
  • 1959
    Hermann Brill, German politician (b. 1895)
  • 1961
    Maria of Yugoslavia, Romanian-born Queen Consort of Yugoslavia (b. 1900)
  • 1963
    Maria Tănase, Romanian singer of traditional and popular music (b. 1913)
  • 1964
    Havank, Dutch writer (b. 1904)
  • 1965
    David O. Selznick, American film producer (b. 1902)
  • 1969
    Judy Garland, American singer and actress (b. 1922)
  • 1970
    Dang Thuy Tram, Vietnamese civilian doctor (b. 1942)
  • 1974
    Darius Milhaud, French composer (b. 1892)
  • 1977
    Jacqueline Audry, French film director (b. 1908)
  • 1977
    Peter Laughner, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs, Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)
  • 1979
    Louis Chiron, Monaco race car driver (b. 1899)
  • 1980
    Dimitrios Partsalidis, Greek politician (b. 1905)
  • 1984
    Joseph Losey, American theater and film director (b. 1909)
  • 1987
    Fred Astaire, American dancer and actor (b. 1899)
  • 1988
    Dennis Day, American singer and actor (b. 1916)
  • 1989
    Lucien Saulnier, Canadian politician (b. 1916)
  • 1990
    Ilya Frank, Russian physicist, Nobel laureate (b. 1908)
  • 1992
    Chuck Mitchell, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 1993
    Pat Nixon, First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 1995
    Al Hansen, American artist (b. 1927)
  • 1995
    Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter (b. 1931)
  • 1997
    Don Henderson, English actor (b. 1932)
  • 1997
    Gérard Pelletier, Canadian journalist, politician, and diplomat (b. 1919)
  • 1997
    Ted Gärdestad, Swedish singer (b. 1956)
  • 2002
    Ann Landers, American columnist (b. 1918)
  • 2002
    Darryl Kile, American baseball player (b. 1968)
  • 2004
    Bob Bemer, American computer scientist (b. 1920)
  • 2004
    Kim Sun-il, South Korean translator (b. 1970)
  • 2004
    Mattie Stepanek, American poet (b. 1990)
  • 2007
    Erik Parlevliet, Dutch field hockey player (b. 1964)
  • 2007
    Nancy Benoit (“Woman”, “Fallen Angel”), American professional wrestling valet (b. 1964)
  • 2008
    Dody Goodman, American comedienne (b. 1914)
  • 2008
    George Carlin, American author, comedian (b. 1937)
  • 2008
    Jane McGrath, British-born Australian cancer support campaigner (b. 1966)
  • 2011
    Harley Hotchkiss, Canadian businessman (b. 1927)

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