June 22 Holidays

June 22 Holidays & National Days & Fun Days | June 22 Calendar

June 22th Daily Holidays include:

  • National Chocolate Eclair Day
  • National HVAC Tech Day
  • National Onion Rings Day
  • Stupid Guy Thing Day
  • World Rainforest Day

June 22: Famous Birthdays

  • June 22, 1928 – Ralph Waite, American actor and director (The Waltons) (d. 2014)
  • June 22, 1936 – Kris Kristofferson, American singer, songwriter, actor, guitarist who was a member of The Highwaymen with Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson
  • June 22, 1949 – Alan Osmond, American singer and member of The Osmonds
  • June 22, 1949 – Lindsay Wagner, American actress (The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman)
  • June 22, 1953 – Cyndi Lauper, American singer, songwriter, producer and actress
  • June 22, 1960 – Erin Brockovich, American lawyer and environmentalist

June 22: Historical Events

  • June 22, 1633 – Galileo Galilei is forced by the Holy Office in Rome to recant his opinion that the Sun, not the Earth is the center of the Universe
  • June 22, 1774 – The British pass the Quebec Act which set up the rules of governance for Quebec in British North America
  • June 22, 1807 – The British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the US frigate USS Chesapeake
  • June 22, 1870 – The U.S. Congress creates the United States Department of Justice
  • June 22, 1911 – George V and Mary of Teck are crowned King and Queen of the UK of Great Britain and Ireland
  • June 22, 1941 – Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union
  • June 22, 1942 – US Congress formally adopts the Pledge of Allegiance
  • June 22, 1944 – The G.I. Bill is signed into law by US President Franklin D. Roosevelt (Servicemen’s Readjustment Act of 1944)
  • June 22, 1945 – The Battle of Okinawa comes to an end during World War II
  • June 22, 1969 – The Environmental Protection Agency is created
  • June 22, 1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways has its first flight from London Gatwick Airport
  • June 22, 2009 – A southbound Washington D.C. Metro train near Fort Totten station collides into another train. Nine people are killed and at least 80 others injured.

June 22: Music Events

  • June 22, 1988 – Simply Irresistible is realeased by Robert Palmer. It hits #44 in the UK, but hits #2 in the US (Video below)
  • June 22, 1990 – Billy Joel performs the first of two sellout shows at the Yankee Stadium
  • June 22, 2004 – Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyve: The Visious Cycle Tour is released at Lynyrd Skynyrd’s fifth live album
  • June 22, 2010 – Live from Freedom hall is released by Lynyrd Skynyrd as their eighth live album
  • June 22, 2011 – Kim Woolen, Glen Campbell’s wife, announces that he has Alzheimer’s disease

June 22: Astrological Sign

The Astrological Sign for June 22 is Cancer.

June Birthstone:

What is the June Birthstone? Pearl

The June birthstones are pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. With so many attractive options, individuals with June birthdays can have a birthstone that fits their mood or budget, due to the different colors and price points these gems offer.


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