On This Day 22 June

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)