23 June

23 June

June 23 is the 174th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 191 days remain until the end of the year.

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about June 23rd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about June 23rd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • International Women in Engineering Day
  • International Widow day
  • UN public service day
  • International Olympic Day
  • National Let It Go Day
  • National Typewriter Day
  • United Nations Public Service Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – June 23

2016: The UK votes to leave the European Union

Just over half of the electorate voted for “Brexit”, Britain’s exit from the EU. The UK had been part of the union since 1973.

1992: Yitzhak Rabin’s Labor Party wins the election in Israel

Rabin became the country’s fifth Prime Minister. For his engagement in a peaceful solution to the Middle East conflict, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 (together with Shimon Peres and Yasir Arafat). A year later, Rabin was assassinated by a Jewish extremist.

1961: The Antarctic Treaty comes into force

The treaty was the first arms control agreement signed during the Cold War. It sets Antarctica aside as a scientific preserve and prohibits military activities on the continent.

1931: Wiley Post and Harold Gatty start their record-breaking flight around the world

The American-Australian team was the first to circumnavigate the planet in a single-engine plane. After several stops, they returned to Roosevelt Field eight days later. They took nearly two weeks less than the previous record holder, the German airship Graf Zeppelin.

1894: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is founded

The IOC is responsible for organizing the Olympic Games and similar events. The committee was established at the initiative of French educator, Pierre de Coubertin.

1943: German corpses await mass burial outside of Stalingrad in 1943

German corpses await mass burial outside of Stalingrad in 1943

1913: The Romanov Family c.1913 [COLOURISED]

The Romanov Family c.1913 [COLOURISED]

1894: The International Olympic Committee was founded in 1894.

1839: Enrico Federico Jest, “Church of Gran Madre di Dio in Turin” (1839), the first photo of Italy ever taken

Enrico Federico Jest, “Church of Gran Madre di Dio in Turin” (1839), the first photo of Italy ever taken

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, June 23

1972: Selma Blair, American actress

1964: Joss Whedon, American director, producer, screenwriter

1951: Michèle Mouton, French Rally driver, the female to win a World Rally Championship event

1916: Len Hutton, English cricketer

1912: Alan Turing, English mathematician

Edward VIII was born

Alan Turing was born

Zinedine Zidane was born

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, June 23

2011: Peter Falk, American actor

1996: Ray Lindwall, Australian cricketer

1996: Andreas Papandreou, Greek economist, politician, Prime Minister of Greece

1995: Jonas Salk, American biologist, physician

1981: Zarah Leander, Swedish actress, singer

John McAfee died

Jonas Salk died

Vespasian died


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