On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1942

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

Music releaseMusic Premiere

European broadcast première of Dmitri Shostakovich's 7th Symphony in London conducted by Sir Henry J. Wood and the London Philharmonic Orchestra

  • Japanese submarine in mouth of Columbia River, Oregon
  • Jewish Brigade attached by British Army in WW II, forms

Famous Birthdays

  • Murphy Dunne, American actor and musician, born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Toyohiro Akiyama, Japan, cosmonaut (Soyuz TM-11)