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Friday 22 June 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day: - Alban, first recorded Martyr in Britain (commemoration, Anglicanism)

Events

  • 1986 – The famous Hand of God goal, scored by Diego Maradona in the quarter-finals of the 1986 FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England, ignites controversy. This was later followed by the Goal of the Century. Argentina wins 2–1 and later goes on to win the World Cup.
  • 1984 – Virgin Atlantic Airways launches with its first flight from London Gatwick Airport.
  • 1978 – Charon, Pluto's first satellite, was discovered at the United States Naval Observatory by James W. Christy.
  • 1948 – The ship MV Empire Windrush brought the first group of 492 Jamaican immigrants to Tilbury, marking the start of modern immigration to the United Kingdom.
  • 1898 – Spanish–American War: The US Fifth Army Corps lands in Cuba.
  • 1870 – The United States Department of Justice is created by the U.S. Congress.
  • 1813 – War of 1812: After learning of American plans for a surprise attack on Beaver Dams in Ontario, Laura Secord sets out on a 30 kilometer journey on foot to warn Lieutenant James FitzGibbon.
  • 1807 – In the Chesapeake–Leopard Affair, the British warship HMS Leopard attacks and boards the American frigate USS Chesapeake.

Births

  • 1987 – Danny Green, American basketball player
  • 1984 – Dustin Johnson, American golfer
  • 1982 – Ian Kinsler, American baseball player
  • 1979 – Joey Cheek, American speed skater
  • 1978 – Champ Bailey, American football player
  • 1973 – Carson Daly, American radio and television host
  • 1972 – Wangechi Mutu, Kenyan-American painter and sculptor
  • 1971 – Kurt Warner, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1971 – Mary Lynn Rajskub, American actress and comedian
  • 1968 – Darrell Armstrong, American basketball player and coach
  • 1964 – Amy Brenneman, American actress
  • 1964 – Cadillac Anderson, American basketball player
  • 1964 – Dan Brown, American author and academic
  • 1963 – John Tenta, Canadian-American wrestler (d. 2006)
  • 1962 – Clyde Drexler, American basketball player and coach
  • 1960 – Erin Brockovich, American lawyer and environmentalist
  • 1960 – Tracy Pollan, American actress
  • 1958 – Bruce Campbell, American actor, director, producer and writer
  • 1956 – Tim Russ, American actor, director, and screenwriter
  • 1954 – Freddie Prinze, American comedian and actor (d. 1977)
  • 1953 – Cyndi Lauper, American singer-songwriter, producer, and actress
  • 1951 – Craig Gruber, American bass player (d. 2015)
  • 1949 – Alan Osmond, American singer and producer
  • 1949 – Elizabeth Warren, American academic and politician
  • 1949 – Larry Junstrom, American bass player
  • 1949 – Lindsay Wagner, American actress
  • 1949 – Meryl Streep, American actress and singer
  • 1948 – Todd Rundgren, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1947 – Howard Kaylan, American pop-rock singer-songwriter and musician (The Turtles; Flo & Eddie)
  • 1947 – Octavia E. Butler, American author (d. 2006)
  • 1947 – Pete Maravich, American basketball player (d. 1988)
  • 1943 – Brit Hume, American journalist and author
  • 1941 – Ed Bradley, American journalist (d. 2006)
  • 1939 – Don Matthews, American-Canadian football player and coach (d.2017)
  • 1939 – Ed Paschke, Polish-American painter and academic (d. 2004)
  • 1937 – Chris Blackwell, English record producer, co-founded Island Records
  • 1936 – Kris Kristofferson, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor
  • 1934 – James Bjorken, American physicist, author, and academic
  • 1933 – Dianne Feinstein, American politician
  • 1928 – Ralph Waite, American actor and director (d. 2014)
  • 1926 – George Englund, American film editor, director, producer and actor
  • 1922 – Bill Blass, American fashion designer, founded Bill Blass Group (d. 2002)
  • 1922 – Clair Cameron Patterson, American scientist (d. 1995)
  • 1921 – Barbara Vucanovich, American lawyer and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1921 – Joseph Papp, American director and producer (d. 1991)
  • 1920 – James H. Pomerene, American computer scientist and engineer (d. 2008)
  • 1919 – Gower Champion, American dancer and choreographer (d. 1980)
  • 1916 – Johnny Jacobs, American television announcer (d. 1982)
  • 1916 – Richard Eastham, American actor (d. 2005)
  • 1915 – Cornelius Warmerdam, American pole vaulter and coach (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – Randolph Hokanson, American pianist
  • 1915 – Thomas Quinn Curtiss, American writer, and film and theatre critic (d. 2000)
  • 1910 – Konrad Zuse, German computer scientist and engineer, invented the Z3 computer (d. 1995)
  • 1909 – Katherine Dunham, American dancer and choreographer (d. 2006)
  • 1909 – Mike Todd, American producer and manager (d. 1958)
  • 1906 – Anne Morrow Lindbergh, American pilot and author (d. 2001)
  • 1906 – Billy Wilder, Austrian-born American director, producer, and screenwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1903 – Carl Hubbell, American baseball player (d. 1988)
  • 1903 – John Dillinger, American criminal (d. 1934)
  • 1902 – Marguerite De La Motte, American actress (d. 1950)
  • 1900 – Oskar Fischinger, German-American abstract artist, filmmaker, and painter (d. 1967)
  • 1899 – Richard Gurley Drew, American engineer, invented Masking tape (d. 1980)
  • 1897 – Edmund A. Chester, American journalist and broadcaster (d. 1973)
  • 1888 – Harold Hitz Burton, American lawyer and politician, 45th Mayor of Cleveland (d. 1964)
  • 1884 – James Rector, American sprinter and lawyer (d. 1949)
  • 1845 – Tom Dula, American soldier (d. 1868)
  • 1837 – Ernst Ziller, German-Greek architect, designed the Presidential Mansion (d. 1923)
  • 1837 – Paul Morphy, American chess player (d. 1884)

Deaths

  • 2015 – James Horner, American composer and conductor (b. 1953)
  • 2014 – Fouad Ajami, Lebanese-American author and academic (b. 1945)
  • 2013 – Henning Larsen, Danish architect, designed the Copenhagen Opera House (b. 1925)
  • 2008 – Dody Goodman, American actress and dancer (b. 1914)
  • 2008 – George Carlin, American comedian, actor, and author (b. 1937)
  • 2004 – Bob Bemer, American computer scientist and engineer (b. 1920)
  • 2004 – Mattie Stepanek, American poet and author (b. 1990)
  • 1995 – Al Hansen, American sculptor and author (b. 1927)
  • 1993 – Pat Nixon, American educator, 44th First Lady of the United States (b. 1912)
  • 1988 – Dennis Day, American singer and actor (b. 1916)
  • 1987 – Fred Astaire, American actor and dancer (b. 1899)
  • 1984 – Joseph Losey, American director, producer, and screenwriter (b. 1909)
  • 1977 – Peter Laughner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (Rocket From the Tombs and Pere Ubu) (b. 1952)
  • 1969 – Judy Garland, American actress and singer (b. 1922)
  • 1966 – Thaddeus Shideler, American hurdler (b. 1883)
  • 1965 – David O. Selznick, American screenwriter and producer (b. 1902)
  • 1936 – Mary Haviland Stilwell Kuesel, American pioneer dentist (b. 1866)
  • 1928 – A. B. Frost, American illustrator and painter (b. 1851)
  • 1905 – Francis Lubbock, American colonel and politician, 9th Governor of Texas (b. 1815)
  • 1868 – Heber C. Kimball, American religious leader (b. 1801)
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