Historical Events on June 22 (Part 2)

  • 2002 WLAF World Bowl 10, Rheinstadion, Düsseldorf: Berlin Thunder beats Rhein Fire, 26-20

The Devil Wears Prada

2006 Film "The Devil Wears Prada" based starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and Emily Blunt premieres in LA

  • 2009 Two Metro subway trains collide in Washington, D.C., killing 9 and injuring over 80

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

Family Ties

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

Event of Interest

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 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
  • 2012 Two Baghdad market bombings kill 14 people and injure 106
  • 2013 Roskilde 6, world's longest Viking longship (37 meters/123 ft) rediscovered 1996, probably part of King Canute's royal fleet (built 1025 AD) goes on display for the first time at National Museum in Copenhagen [1]

US Women's Golf Open

2014 US Open Women's Golf, Pinehurst Resort: Michelle Wie wins by 2 shots from Stacy Lewis for her first major title

  • 2015 JAMA Internal Medical Journal announces obese Americans now outnumber those just overweight

Event of Interest

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

  • 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
  • 2016 NHL owners meeting unanimously approves the Las Vegas expansion bid to start play in the 2017-18 season.
  • 2017 NBA Draft: Washington point guard Markelle Fultz first pick by Philadelphia 76ers

Historic Publication

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

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
  • 2018 NHL Draft: Frolunda HC (SHL) defenceman Rasmus Dahlin first pick by Buffalo Sabres

Event of Interest

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

  • 2019 Attempted coup fails in Ethiopia, four officials killed including army chief of staff General Seare Mekonnen
  • 2019 Russian volcano Raikoke erupts from 700m-wide-crater, seen from International Space Station. Turns sunsets purple across the Northern Hemisphere all summer.
  • 2019 Seven-story building collapses in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, with at least 25 construction workers sleeping inside killed
  • 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.
  • 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

Event of Interest

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

  • 2021 Unesco says Australia's Great Barrier Reef should be put on list of World Heritage Sites that are "in danger"
  • 2022 6.1 magnitude earthquake, Afghanistan's deadliest in twenty years, strikes near Khost, in the south-east, killing at least 1000 and injuring 1500
  • 2022 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

2022 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]

  • 2022 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]
  • 2023 Beijing records its hottest June day of 41.1C (105.9F), since records began in 1961 [1]
  • 2023 Debris field found for missing Titan submersible with all five on board believed dead after it suffered "catastrophic implosion" near wreck of the Titanic [1]

Biden Meets Modi

2023 US President Joe Biden meets with India Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House [1]