June 22: Day of the Week
June 22, 2018 was the 173rd day of the year 2018 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 192 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is vendredi.
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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)
- 1633The Holy Office in Rome forces Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.
- 1774The British pass the Quebec Act, setting out rules of governance for the colony of Quebec in British North America.
- 1807In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.
- 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.
- 1906The flag of Sweden is adopted.
- 1922Herrin massacre: 19 strikebreakers and 2 union miners are killed in Herrin, Illinois.
- 1942Erwin Rommel is promoted to Field Marshal after the capture of Tobruk.
- 1957The Soviet Union launches an R-12 missile for the first time (in the Kapustin Yar).
- 1990Checkpoint Charlie is dismantled in Berlin.
- 2003The largest hailstone ever recorded falls in Aurora, Nebraska
Who were born on June 22?
- 1704John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
- 1879Thibaudeau Rinfret, Canadian jurist (d. 1962)
- 1898Erich Maria Remarque, German writer (d. 1970)
- 1932Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)
- 1958Bruce Campbell, American actor
- 1961Stephen Batchelor, British field-hockey player
- 1972David Rees, American cartoonist
- 1978Jai Rodriguez, American TV personality
- 1982Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
- 1984Dustin Johnson, American golfer
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