What Happened on June 22, 1941

Historical Events

  • June Uprising in Lithuania begins, resulting in the collapse of the Soviet occupation, but replaced with invading German forces shortly after

Germany Invades the Soviet Union

Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany and its allies invade the Soviet Union during WWII, the largest military operation in history

  • Various Communist and Socialist French Resistance movements merge to one group

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Bradley, American journalist and CBS news correspondent (60 Minutes), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (d. 2006)
  • Michael Lerner, actor (8 Men Out, Harlem Nights), born in Brooklyn, New York
1941 Highlights

About June 22, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 81 years, 7 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer