What happened this day in history June 23

What are the important events that happened on June 23? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

June 23: Facts & Myths About This Day

June 23 is the 174th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 191 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is June 10, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 27,599,040 minutes has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘hectaheptacontatetragon’ day.

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Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Pearl is the modern birthstone for this month. Moonstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 213 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,471 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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June 23 Historical Events

  • 1305
    A peace treaty between the Flemish and the French is signed at Athis-sur-Orge.
  • 1887
    The Rocky Mountains Park Act becomes law in Canada creating the nation’s first national park, Banff National Park.
  • 1914
    Mexican Revolution: Pancho Villa takes Zacatecas from Victoriano Huerta.
  • 1941
    The Lithuanian Activist Front declares independence from the Soviet Union and forms the Provisional Government of Lithuania; it lasts only briefly as the Nazis will occupy Lithuania a few weeks later.
  • 1946
    The 1946 Vancouver Island earthquake strikes Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.
  • 1967
    Cold War: U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson meets with Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin in Glassboro, New Jersey for the three-day Glassboro Summit Conference.
  • 1969
    Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl Warren.
  • 1972
    Title IX of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 is amended to prohibit sexual discrimination to any educational program receiving federal funds.
  • 1973
    A fire at a house in Hull, England which kills a six year old boy is passed off as an accident; it later emerges as the first of 26 deaths by fire caused over the next seven years by arsonist Peter Dinsdale.
  • 1985
    A terrorist bomb aboard Air India flight 182 brings the Boeing 747 down off the coast of Ireland killing all 329 aboard.

Who were born on June 23?

  • 1894
    Alfred Kinsey, American entomologist and sexologist (d. 1956)
  • 1912
    Alan Turing, English mathematician (d. 1954)
  • 1919
    Mohamed Boudiaf, Algerian political leader (d. 1992)
  • 1937
    Niki Sullivan, American guitarist (The Crickets) (d. 2004)
  • 1941
    Richard M. Roberts, American attorney
  • 1949
    Gordon Bray, Australian sports broadcaster
  • 1955
    Jordan, British actress and model
  • 1957
    Frances McDormand, American actress
  • 1962
    Kari Takko, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1984
    Dave Walsh, American professional gamer

Who died on June 23?

  • 79
    Emperor Vespasian of Rome (b. 9)
  • 1686
    William Coventry, English statesman (b. c. 1628)
  • 1836
    James Mill, Scottish philosopher and historian, (b. 1773)
  • 1893
    Sir Theophilus Shepstone, British-born South African statesman (b. 1817)
  • 1981
    Zarah Leander, Swedish actress and singer (b. 1907)
  • 1982
    Vincent Chin, Chinese-born American murder victim (b. 1955)
  • 1998
    Maureen O'Sullivan, Irish actress (b. 1911)
  • 2006
    Aaron Spelling, American television producer (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Arthur Chung, Guyanan politician (b. 1918)
  • 2008
    Claudio Capone, Italian-born Scottish voice actor (b. 1952)

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