June 22: Day of the Week
June 22, 2019 was the 173rd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the June calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer 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 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1848Beginning of the June Days Uprising in Paris, France.
- 1897British 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.
- 1898Spanish–American War: United States Marines land in Cuba.
- 1907The London Underground’s Charing Cross, Euston and Hampstead Railway opens.
- 1918The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.
- 1941The June Uprising in Lithuania begins.
- 1945World 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.
- 1962An Air France Boeing 707 jet crashes in bad weather in Guadeloupe, West Indies, killing 113.
- 1978Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto, is discovered by American astronomer James W. Christy.
- 2002An 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.
Who were born on June 22?
- 1680Ebenezer Erskine, Scottish religious dissenter (d. 1754)
- 1897Edmund A. Chester, American broadcaster and journalist (d. 1973)
- 1906Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American film director (d. 2002)
- 1944Klaus Maria Brandauer, Austrian actor
- 1947David Lander, American actor and baseball scout
- 1949Alan Osmond, American singer (The Osmonds)
- 1956Manuel Saval, Mexican actor (d. 2009)
- 1959Ed Viesturs, American mountaineer
- 1965Uwe Boll, German film director
- 1972David Rees, American cartoonist
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