On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
  • Finland invades Karelia
  • Michael Gerasimov opens grave of Tamerlan "Lenk"

Soviet UnionGermany Invades the Soviet Union

Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany and its allies invade the Soviet Union during WWII, the largest military operation in human history
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German troops cross the border point between Nazi Germany and the Sovet Union on June 22, 1941
German troops cross the border point between Nazi Germany and the Sovet Union on June 22, 1941
  • The Lithuanian 1941 independence begins.
  • Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Bradley, Journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York