What Happened on June 23, 2018

Day of the Week: Saturday

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
  • 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

MurderAssassination Attempt

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

President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa
President of Zimbabwe
Emmerson Mnangagwa

Famous Weddings

  • "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