On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1535

Historical Events


Cardinal John Fisher is beheaded on Tower Hill, London, for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as head of the Church of England

Famous Deaths

  • John Fisher, British Catholic clergyman (Bishop of Rochester, 1504-35; Cardinal, 1535), martyr, and saint, dies by execution ordered by Henry VIII at about 65
1535 Highlights

About June 22, 1535

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 486 years, 5 months and 5 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Cancer