June 22 is the 173rd day of the year, the 174th in leap years. There are 192 days left in the year.
168 BC - The Roman Republic defeats the Kingdom of Macedonia at the Battle of Pydna.
1941 - Germany invades the Soviet Union.
1941 - The United States occupies Iceland following an agreement with the former occupier, Britain.
1944 - After careful preparation, the Soviet Union launches a major summer offensive in Belarus, Operation Bagration, which leads to a crushing German defeat.
2006 - IAU names Hydra and Nix Pluto's two newly discovered moons.
1906 - King Håkon and Queen Maud are crowned in Nidaros Cathedral.
1941 - In Ålesund, a crowd tries to stop a prisoner transport with 70 hostages. They are driven away by soldiers with bayonets.
1990 - The Government Petroleum Fund is established.
2007 - The Spangereid Canal was opened to boat traffic.
2010 - The city railway in Bergen was inaugurated by Queen Sonja.
See more who were born June 22 in Category: Births June 22.
1821 - August Theodor Möbius, German professor (d. 1890)
1827 - Robert Eduard von Hagemeister, German jurist and politician (d. 1902)
1863 - Gottlieb von Jagow, German diplomat and politician (d. 1935)
1903 - John Dillinger, American bank robber (d. 1934)
1913 - Esther-Marie Wiig, Norwegian journalist (d. 2007)
1925 - Peter Seeberg, Danish author (d. 1999)
1920 - Hillary Waugh, American author (d. 2008)
1923 - Frank Frantzen, Norwegian graphic artist and painter (d. 2011)
1930 - Walter Bonatti, Italian mountaineer (d. 2011)
1936 - Hermeto Pascoal, Brazilian jazz musician
1936 - Kris Kristofferson, American musician and actor
1940 - Abbas Kiarostami, Iranian director (d. 2016)
1940 - Solrun Williksen, Norwegian professor of social anthropology
1941 - Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)
1942 - Laila Freivalds, Swedish Minister of State
1943 - Gordon Matta-Clark, American artist (d. 1978)
1946 - Ian J. Macfarlane, Australian Governor
1947 - Jerry Rawlings, Ghanaian president (d. 2020)
1949 - Meryl Streep, American actor
1950 - Helga Haugland Byfuglien, Norwegian bishop
1954 - Wolfgang Becker, German director
1957 - Atle Torbjørn Karlsvik, Norwegian Rear Admiral
1958 - Bruce Campbell, American actor, director and producer
1959 - Sverre Brandhaug, Norwegian football player
1964 - Henrik Mestad, Norwegian actor and author
1966 - Sigurd Sollien, Norwegian host
1970 - Kim Kolstad, Norwegian actor and musician
1973 - Carson Daly, American host
1975 - Andreas Klöden, German cyclist
1976 - Silja Ekeland Bjørkly, Norwegian politician
1979 - Joey Cheek, American figure skater
1979 - Thomas Voeckler, French cyclist
See more who died June 22 in Category: Deaths June 22.
1890 - Francisco Menéndez, Salvadoran general and president (b. 1830)
1895 - Amilcare Malagola, Italian Catholic cardinal (b. 1840)
1896 - Benjamin Bristow, American lawyer, officer and politician (b. 1832)
1975 - Per Wahlöö, Swedish author (b. 1926)
1978 - Jens Otto Krag, Danish Prime Minister (b. 1914)
1999 - Petter Furberg, Norwegian politician (b. 1923)
2008 - George Carlin, American comedian (b. 1937)
2008 - Albert Cossery, French author (b. 1913)
2008 - Jens Petter Ekornes, Norwegian businessman (b. 1942)
2008 - Hans Haga, Norwegian peasant team leader (b. 1924)
2022 - Jonny Nilsson, Swedish skater (b. 1943)