On This Day

What Happened on June 22, 1943

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

617 Squadron (Dambusters) attends investiture at Buckingham Palace, Commanding Officer Guy Gibson awarded the Victoria Cross

RAF Pilot Guy Gibson
RAF Pilot
Guy Gibson

Event of interestEvent of Interest

W.E.B. Du Bois becomes 1st Black member of National Institute of Letters

Civil Rights Activist W.E.B. Du Bois
Civil Rights Activist
W.E.B. Du Bois

Famous Birthdays

  • Eumir Deodato, Brazilian artist, producer and arranger
  • Ralph Molina, American musician (Crazy Horse, Neil Young's backing band), born in Puerto Rico