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Events of June 22nd:

June 22nd is the 173rd day of the year (174th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 192 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about June 22nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on June 22nd:

1856 H. Rider Haggard (author)

1861 Maximilian von Spee (German Admiral)

1871 Arthur Wynne (inventor of the crossword puzzle)


1887 Julian Huxley (biologist)

1903 John Dillinger (gangster)

1906 Billy Wilder (film maker, screenwriter, artist, journalist)

1910 Konrad Zuse (computer pioneer)

1932 Amrish Puri (actor)

1932 Prunella Scales (actress)

1936 Kris Kristofferson (actor, singer)

Kris Kristofferson

1940 Esther Rantzen (journalist)

1947 Octavia Butler (author)

1947 Jerry+Rawlings (Ghanaian political leader)

1949 Lindsay Wagner (actress)

Lindsay Wagner

1949 Meryl Streep (actress)

Meryl Streep

1953 Cyndi Lauper (singer)

1958 Bruce Campbell (actor, writer, director, producer)

1960 Erin Brockovich (legal clerk, environmental activist, TV presenter)

1961 Jimy Somerville (singer - Bronski Beat, The Communards)

1965 Uwe Boll (film director)

1973 Carson Daly (TV presenter)

June 22nd in History:

1522 Galileo Galilei is forced to recant his claim that the Sun not the Earth is the center of the universe.

1870 US Congress creates the Department of Justice.

1938 Joe Louis beats German boxer Max Schmeling, to retain his title of Heavyweight Boxing World Champion, in the first round of their fight at Yankee Stadium, New York City.

1940 France sues for peace with Germany.

1941 Operation Barbarossa: Germany attacks the Soviet Union.

1976 Canadian House of Commons votes to abolish capital punishment.

1978 Charon, the moon of Pluto is discovered.


1984 Virgin Atlantic Airways begins operations.

1990 Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin is dismantled.

June 22nd is also:

National Chocolate Eclair Day


People born on June 22nd are Cancer


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