On This Day

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

Soviet UnionGermany Invades the Soviet Union

Operation Barbarossa: Nazi Germany and its allies invade the Soviet Union during WWII, the largest military operation in 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
  • 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? 79 years, 1 month and 21 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Star Sign: Cancer