Holidays Calendar for June 22, 2016

Anti-Fascist Struggle Day, also known as Anti-Fascist Resistance Day, is a Croatian public holiday celebrated on June 22. It commemorates the creation of the Sisak People's Liberation Partisan Detachment in 1941.

World Rainforest Day is celebrated annually on June 22. Its main objective is to highlight the importance of rainforest conservation for climate change mitigation and biodiversity.

Camels were domesticated thousands of years ago and are extensively used as livestock and working animals in desert regions. Given their importance (and the critically endangered status of the wild Bactrian camel), it is not surprising that camels have a holiday dedicated to them. World Camel Day is celebrated annually on June 22.

Bathing is more than just a personal hygiene practice; it is a culturally significant activity that spans centuries and continents. Bathe the World Foundation established World Bathing Day, observed annually on June 22, to celebrate the humanity’s connection to water through the practice of bathing and highlight the importance of access to clean bathing water.

National HVAC Tech Day is observed annually on June 22. It was created to celebrate all professionals who make sure that your home heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems are working properly.

Teachers’ Day in El Salvador is observed on June 22 each year. This holiday is celebrated nationwide to thank teachers for their contribution to the education of children and the development of the nation as a whole.

National Guild Day in Iran is an official professional holiday celebrated on June 22 (the 1st of Tir in the Iranian calendar, also known as the Solar Hijri calendar). It was established to emphasize the role of guilds in the country’s economic development and political life.

Kabir’s Birthday (Kabir Jayanti, Sant Guru Kabir Jayanti) is an official observance in the Indian states of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punbjab. It is celebrated on the day of the full moon in the Hindu month of Jyeshtha, which means that in the Gregorian calendar, it can fall in late May or June.

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Great Patriotic War is observed in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine on June 22. It commemorates the anniversary of the beginning of the war. In Belarus, heroic defenders of Brest Fortress are honored on this day.

Windrush Day is observed in the United Kingdom every June 22. It was introduced to commemorate the anniversary of the arrival of HMT Empire Windrush, a ship carrying the first migrants from the Caribbean to the UK, at the Port of Tilbury in Essex.

Heroes' Remembrance Day, also known as Remembrance Day of the Battle of Cēsis, is observed in Latvia on June 22. It commemorates those who gave their lives in the battle which is known as the Battle of Cēsis in Latvia or the Battle of Võnnu in Estonia.

June 22 is the perfect day to indulge in your craving for something deep-fried because it is National Onion Ring Day. Whether you plan to celebrate it by going out or cooking a batch of onion rings at home, don’t forget that everything tastes better when shared with a friend!

June 22 is National Chocolate Éclair Day. Enjoy a smooth pastry with rich cream to celebrate the holiday.

National Limoncello Day is observed annually on June 22. It was created to celebrate a delicious liqueur that originated in Southern Italy but has since become popular in many corners of the world.

National Pet Choking Prevention Day is an annual awareness campaign held on June 22. It was launched to educate pet owners about choking hazards and teach them how to pet proof their homes to keep their furry (or not so furry) companions safe.


This Day in History

  • 2014 Died: Felix Dennis, English poet and publisher, founder of Dennis Publishing. His company pioneered computer and hobbyist magazine publishing in the UK.
  • 2013 Died: Henning Larsen, Danish architect, internationally known for designing the Copenhagen Opera House.
  • 2008 Died: George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author, noted for his black comedy and thoughts on politics. He is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comedians.
  • 2002 An earthquake with a 6.5 magnitude struck a region in Iran. At least 261 people were killed and 1,300 injured.
  • 1993 Died: Pat Nixon, American economist and educator, the First Lady of the United States from 1969 to 1974 as the wife of Richard Nixon.
  • 1990 Died: Ilya Frank, Russian physicist, Nobel Prize laureate for his work explaining the phenomenon of Cherenkov radiation.
  • 1990 Checkpoint Charlie, the best-known Berlin Wall crossing point between East Berlin and West Berlin, was dismounted. It is now located in the Allied Museum in the Dahlem neighborhood of Berlin.
  • 1987 Born: Lee Min-ho, South Korean actor, singer and model. He gained widespread fame with his role in Boys Over Flowers. He is first Korean celebrity to have a wax figure made in his image at Madame Tussauds.
  • 1987 Died: Fred Astaire, American dancer, actor, singer, musician, choreographer, and presenter. Widely regarded as the "greatest popular-music dancer of all time," he received numerous accolades.
  • 1986 Diego Maradona scored two goals, the Hand of God goal and the Goal of the Century, in the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England.
  • 1978 American astronomer James W. Christy discovered Charon, a satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto. Its other satellites are Styx, Nix, Kerberos and Hydra.
  • 1969 Died: Judy Garland, American actress and singer, best remembered for her vocals and respected for her versatility. She was the recipient of a Golden Globe Award and a Special Tony Award.
  • 1969 The Cuyahoga River caught on fire in Cleveland, Ohio. This incident drew national attention to water pollution and resulted in the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency.
  • 1964 Born: Dan Brown, American author best known for his thriller novels, including the Robert Langdon novels Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol, Inferno, and Origin.
  • 1953 Born: Cyndi Lauper, American singer, songwriter, actress, and activist whose career has spanned over 40 years. She is known her powerful four-octave singing range.
  • 1949 Born: Meryl Streep, American actress and producer. Known for her versatility and accent adaptability, she has been described as "the best actress of her generation".
  • 1941 Operation Barbarossa: Germany invaded the Soviet Union. The operation failed, and unprepared Germany was forced into a war of attrition.
  • 1940 France was forced to sign the Second Compiègne armistice with Germany. The armistice established a German occupation zone in Northern and Western France.
  • 1938 Died: C. J. Dennis, Australian poet, best remembered for The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke, published in the early 20th century. He is often considered one of Australia's three most famous poets.
  • 1925 Died: Felix Klein, German mathematician and academic, whose work on group theory, complex analysis, non-Euclidean geometry and on the connections between geometry and group theory became influential in the named fields.
  • 1911 George V and Mary of Teck were crowned King and Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
  • 1906 Born: Billy Wilder, Austrian-American director, producer, and screenwriter, regarded as one of the most brilliant and versatile filmmakers of Hollywood's Golden Age.
  • 1903 Born: John Dillinger, American gangster and bank robber. He was the most notorious outlaw of the Depression era, and stood among other violent criminals, like Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and Bonnie and Clyde.
  • 1898 Born: Erich Maria Remarque, German-Swiss author, one of the most popular German authors of the 20th century. His best known novels include All Quiet on the Western Front, Three Comrades, Arch of Triumph etc.
  • 1893 The Royal Navy Battleship HMS Camperdown accidentally rammed the British Mediterranean Fleet flagship HMS Victoria, causing the sinking of the latter and the deaths of 358 sailors.
  • 1887 Born: Julian Huxley, English biologist and academic, a leading figure in the mid-20th century evolutionary synthesis. He was a founding member of the World Wildlife Fund, the first President of the British Humanist Association, and the first Director of UNESCO.
  • 1874 Died: Howard Staunton, English chess master who is generally regarded as the world's strongest player from 1843 to 1851. He was the principal organizer of the first international chess tournament in 1851.
  • 1856 Born: H. Rider Haggard, English writer of adventure fiction romances set in exotic locations, predominantly Africa, and a pioneer of the lost world literary genre.
  • 1805 Born: Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian journalist and politician. His actions helped unify Italy. He also helped define the modern European movement for popular democracy in a republican state.
  • 1767 Born: Wilhelm von Humboldt, German philosopher and diplomat. He is best remembered as a linguist who made major contributions to the philosophy of language and the theory and practice of education.
  • 1757 Born: George Vancouver, English lieutenant and explorer, leader of British expeditions to North America's northwestern Pacific Coast regions, the Hawaiian Islands and the southwest coast of Australia.
  • 1633 The Holy Office in Rome sentenced Galileo Galilei for his view that the Sun, not the Earth, is the center of the Universe.