What Happened on June 22, 1941

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

  • Estonians starts armed resistance against Soviet occupation
  • Finland invades Karelia
  • Germany, Italy and Romania declare war on the Soviet Union
  • Michael Gerasimov opens grave of Tamerlan "Lenk"
  • Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany invades the Soviet Union during WWII
  • 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