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

1633: Pope forced Galileo Galilei to take back his view that the Sun is the center of the universe and not earth.

1897: Charles Rand, a British Indian civilian officer, was shot dead by Damodar Hari Chafekar.

1908: Ascension of King George V of England.

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

1940: Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose quitted the Congress and formed the All India Forward Bloc.

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]

1976: Canada abolished the death penalty.

1986: The historic Argentina Vs England match was played in the FIFA World Cup in which the controversial ‘Hand of God goal’ by the legendary Diego Maradona has hit.

Birth/Birth Anniversary


1887: Julian Huxley, an English evolutionary biologist.

1900: Ganesh Ghosh, an Indian independence activist, revolutionary, and politician.

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, an Indian actor.

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

1965: Anubhav Sinha, an Indian film director, producer, and writer.

1974: Vijay, an Indian actor, dancer, playback singer, and philanthropist.

Death/ Death Anniversary

1994: L. V. Prasad, an Indian film producer, actor, director, cinematographer, and businessman.

2000: Kedarnath Agarwal, a Hindi language poet, and writer.

2014: Rama Narayanan, an Indian film director, and producer.

Futher Reading

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