What Happened on June 22, 2022

Historical Events

  • 6.1 magnitude earthquake, Afghanistan's deadliest in twenty years, strikes near Khost, in the south-east, killing at least 1000 and injuring 1500
  • MLB Los Angeles Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani strikes out career high 13 batters, retires 23 of last 24 batters faced in 5-0 win over Kansas City Royals in Anaheim, California

Murder of Interest

Tooth of murdered Congolese independence leader Patrice Lumumba arrives for a tour of Democratic Republic of Congo, before being laid to rest in Kinshasa (Lumumba's body was dissolved in acid) [1]

  • United Kingdom posts highest inflation rate in the G7 at 9.1%, a 40-year high, lead by a rise in the price of food and fuel [1]
2022 History

Famous Deaths

  • Alec Head, French horse trainer and breeder (6 x champion trainer France; 4 x Arc de Triomphe; owner Haras du Quesnay), dies at 97
  • Bruton Smith, American motor sports promoter and owner (CEO NASCAR; track owner Speedway Motorsports, Inc.), dies at 95
  • Jonny Nilsson, Swedish speed skater (Olympic gold 10k 1964; World C'ships gold allround 1963), dies at 79
  • Jüri Tarmak, Estonian athlete (Olympic gold USSR high jump 1972), dies at 75
  • Tony Siragusa, American football defensive tackle (Super Bowl 2000 Baltimore Ravens; Indianapolis Colts) and broadcaster (Fox, The Sopranos, Man Caves), dies at 55
  • Yves Coppens, French anthropologist (co-discovered 'Lucy' skeleton), dies at 87

About June 22, 2022

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 1 year, 3 months and 3 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Cancer

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: As It Was - Harry Styles
  • UK #1 Song: Running Up That Hill - Kate Bush