June 22 is the 173rd day of the Gregorian calendar (174th in leap years).
1486 - Joseon Dynasty defeated Jeongbyeong (旅外正兵) and made him Boin. (May 21st of the lunar calendar)
1815 - Napoleon II becomes emperor of France.
1940 - France surrenders after the city of Paris is captured by Nazi Germany.
1941 - Germany initiates Operation Barbarossa and invades the Soviet Union.
1944 - The Soviet Union begins Operation Bagration. Destroyed Army Group Center in Germany.
1965 - Korea-Japan Basic Treaty is signed.
1998 - A submersible vehicle from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is caught in a fishing net and stranded on the eastern coast of South Korea.
1894 - The first motor race between Paris and Rouen is held.
1973 - Namhae Bridge was opened.
1978 - Pluto's moon Charon is discovered.
1985 - The Seoul Newspaper's Sports Seoul was founded.
1986 - The Hand of God incident occurs during the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England. As a result of the match, Diego Maradona's great performance allowed Argentina to beat England 2-1 and advance to the quarterfinals.
2000 - Established Korea Education Broadcasting Corporation.
2002 - At the 2002 FIFA World Cup, South Korea won 5-3 on penalty shoot-out over Spain to advance to the semifinals for the first time in Asia. (Turkey also defeated Senegal 1:0 with the winning goal of Manshiz, who also worked in Turkey to advance to the quarterfinals.)
Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople visited Korea.
The section between Anpyeong Station and Jangseong Freight Station on the Jangseong Freight Line was opened.
2010 - The Korean national football team, led by coach Huh Jeong-moo, advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in their history after the last group match against Nigeria.
At the 38th UNESCO World Heritage Committee held in Doha, Qatar, Namhansanseong Fortress was listed as the 11th in the Republic of Korea.
Last broadcast of 1000 songs of SBS TV's challenge.
2015 - Donguibogam, promoted as a national treasure of the Republic of Korea.
2017 - The entrance to and exit of Oksan IC of the Gyeongbu Expressway, dedicated to the high pass, was opened.
1767 – Wilhelm von Humboldt, German linguist (d.
1793 – Iyoshi Tokugawa, the 12th shogun of the Edo Shogunate, Japan (b.
1805 – Giuseppe Mazzini, Italian politician (d.
Hermann Minkowski was a Russian mathematician based in Germany.
Park Seung-jik, a Joseon entrepreneur.
1877 – Julian Huxley, British biologist (b.
1898 – Erich Remarck, German novelist (b.
1906 – Billy Wilder, American film director and producer (b.
1910 – John Hunt, British mountaineer (b.
1940 – Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian film director (b.
American actress Meryl Streep.
American actress Lindsay Wagner
1953 – Cindy Lauper, American singer-songwriter (b.
Jeonghan-yong, South Korean actor and politician.
Lee Hong-ryeol, a Korean comedian.
1957 – Kim In-cheol, professor of public administration in South Korea.
1959 – Hyun-sook, South Korean singer-songwriter (b.
1962 – Zhu Seong-chi, a Hong Kong film director and actor.
Japanese actor Hiroshi Abe.
American novelist Dan Brown.
1965 – Uwe Bohl, German film director (b.
1968 – Mi-ri Yu, a Korean novelist in Japan.
1971 – Kang Sang-soo, South Korean baseball coach (b.
1975 – Jung Hee-tae, a South Korean actress.
1979 – Reyre Martinez (LOVG), Spanish singer
Ian Kinsler, American baseball player.
Bae Jeong-woo is a South Korean voice actor.
Park Min-young, South Korean announcer
Son Seong-deuk, South Korean choreographer and performance director
Park Seok-min, baseball player for NC Dinos in Korea
Japanese actress Kato Rosa
Oh Yeon-seo, South Korean singer and actress
Korean actor Lee Min-ho
1989 – Jung Yong-hwa (CNBlue), a South Korean singer.
1990 – Kei Inoo (Hey! Say! JUMP), Japanese singer
1996 – Sang-Jeong Sang, South Korean short track speed skater (b.
1997 - USA