On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 2016

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Amy Schumer announces her first world tour during a sold-out performance at Madison Square Garden

Comedian Amy Schumer
Comedian
Amy Schumer

Important VoteBritain Votes for Brexit

Brexit referendum: United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union

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Counting gets underway in the UK referendum on membership in the European Union
Counting gets underway in the UK referendum on membership in the European Union
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  • Ceasefire agreement signed between Colombian government and Farc rebels - ending more than 50 years of conflict
  • Los Angeles court decision clears Led Zeppelin of stealing riff from "Stairway to Heaven" from band Spirit
  • NBA Draft: LSU point guard Ben Simmons first pick by Philadelphia 76ers
  • Storms and widespread flooding in West Virginia leave at least 24 dead

Famous Divorces

  • Actress and singer Mandy Moore and singer-songwriter Ryan Adams divorce after 7 years

Famous Deaths

  • Ralph Stanley, American bluegrass musician, dies at 89
2016 Highlights

About June 23, 2016

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: Yes

Generation Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Cancer