This Day in History on 22 June

The historical events hold a lot of value for aspirants who are sitting for UPSC competitive exams including that of the IAS Exam.

On this page, we will list all historical events that have occurred on 22 June. The students can refer them while preparing for all competitive exams and banking exams.

Important Days

Important Events

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.

1918 – The Hammond Circus Train Wreck kills 86 and injures 127 near Hammond, Indiana.

1948 – The ship HMT Empire Windrush brought the first group of 802 West Indian immigrants to Tilbury, marking the start of modern immigration to the United Kingdom.[3]

Birth/Birth Anniversary

1910 – John Hunt, Baron Hunt, Indian-English lieutenant and mountaineer (d. 1998)


1927 – Anthony Low, Indian-English historian and academic (d. 2015)

1932 – Amrish Puri, Indian actor (d. 2005)

1950 – Tom Alter, Indian actor (d. 2017)

1974 – Vijay, Indian film actor in Tamil cinema

Death/ Death Anniversary

2014 – Rama Narayanan, Indian director and producer (b. 1949)

Futher Reading

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