On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1918

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • Circus train rammed by troop train kills 68 (Ivanhoe, Illinois)
  • US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: Molla Bjurstedt beats Eleanor Goss 6-4, 6-3 for her 4th consecutive US singles title

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestCicely Saunders

Cicely Saunders, English nurse, physician and writer who founded the first modern hospice, born in Barnet, England (d. 2005)

Nurse and Social Worker Cicely Saunders
Nurse and Social Worker
Cicely Saunders
  • Richard Eastham, American actor (Battle for the Planet of the Apes, Falcon Crest), born in Opelousas, Louisiana (d. 2005)