On This Day

Historical Events on June 22 (Part 2)

US Golf Open

2009 US Open Men's Golf, Bethpage State Park: Lucas Glover wins his only major title, 2 strokes ahead of runners-up Ricky Barnes, David Duval and Phil Mickelson

Historic Publication

2010 Danielle Steel’s novel “Family Ties” is published

Historic Event

2011 After hiding for 16 years, Boston gangster Whitey Bulger is arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California

Glastonbury Festival

2011 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: U2, Coldplay, and Beyoncé headline; other performers include B.B. King, Paul Simon, Mumford and Sons, Morrissey, and Wu-Tang Clan

  • 2012 Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106
  • 2012 Cult Bollywood film "Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1" directed by Anurag Kashyap is released in India
  • 2012 NHL Draft: Sarnia Sting (OHL) right wing Nail Yakupov first pick by Edmonton Oilers
  • 2014 US Open Women's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Michelle Wie wins by 2 shots from Stacy Lewis for her first major title
  • 2015 South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley calls for the removal of the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds in wake of killings in a Charleston church
  • 2015 JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight
  • 2016 NHL owners meeting unanimously approves the Las Vegas expansion bid to start play in the 2017-18 season.

Glastonbury Festival

2016 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton, England opens: Coldplay, and Adele headline; other performers include Tame Impala, Squeeze, Frightened Rabbit; ZZ Top, ELO, and Cyndi Lauper

Historic Publication

2017 Prince Harry claims no one in UK royal family wants to be King or Queen in article published in Newsweek

  • 2017 NBA Draft: Washington point guard Markelle Fultz first pick by Philadelphia 76ers

Film & TV History

2018 Comedian John Oliver is blocked on Chinese social media after parody of Chinese leader Xi Jinping

  • 2018 Eurozone countries agree debt relief deal for Greece, signalling end to the country's economic crisis

Historic Event

2018 President Trump spokesperson Sarah Sanders is asked to leave Red Hen Restaurant in Lexington, Virginia over her support of Trump's policies, igniting debate

  • 2018 NHL Draft: Frolunda HC (SHL) defenceman Rasmus Dahlin first pick by Buffalo Sabres
  • 2019 Attempted coup fails in Ethiopia, four officials killed including army chief of staff General Seare Mekonnen
  • 2019 Seven-story building collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, with at least 25 construction workers sleeping inside killed
  • 2019 Russian volcano Raikoke erupts from 700m-wide-crater, seen from International Space Station. Turns sunsets purple across the Northern Hemisphere all summer.
  • 2020 Japanese supercomputer Fugaku in Kobe by Riken institute wins world contest to be the fastest
  • 2020 New York City, once the epicentre of the pandemic in America, begins stage 2 of re-opening, allowing outdoor dinning and some in-store shopping
  • 2020 US government data shows African Americans four times more likely than whites to be hospitalized for COVID-19 highlighting racial disparities for the pandemic
  • 2020 Brazil becomes second country to pass 50,000 deaths (officially) with states of Amazonas, Pará, Ceará, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro most effected.
  • 2021 Unesco says Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be put on list of World Heritage Sites that are "in danger"

Historic Event

2021 Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pardons nine Catalan politicians and activists for the 2017 illegal secession referendum