On This Day

What Happened on June 23, 2018

Historical Events

  • 12 boys and their coach are stranded in Tham Luang Nang Non cave, Thailand by monsoon flooding, prompting an international rescue effort when they are discovered 9 days later

Historic Event

Explosion at a rally in Addis Ababa after speech by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed kills two and injures 150

  • Indian chess prodigy Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa becomes the second-youngest grandmaster at 12 years, 10 months, 13 days
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from book award by US Association for Library Service to Children, becuase of author's racist views and language
  • Violent clashes over several days between ethnic Berom farmers and Fulani herders in Plateau state, Nigeria, kill 86

Assassination Attempt

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa survives probable assassination attempt after blast at election rally in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe kills 2 and injures nearly 50


Famous Weddings

Kit Harington

"Game of Thrones" actors Kit Harington (31) and Rose Leslie (31) marry in Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Donald Hall, American writer, literary critic and Poet Laureate of the United States, dies at 89
  • Kim Jong-pil, South Korean Prime Minister (1971-75, 1998-2000) and founder of the Korean Central Intelligence Agency (now the National Intelligence Service), dies at 92
2018 Highlights

About June 23, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 5 months and 12 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Cancer