What happened on November 22? There are more than 281 events that were made this day in history. Here are the important historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

Interesting Facts & Myths About November 22

November 22 In HistoryNovember 22 is the 327th day of the year 2020. There are 39 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday. This day falls under the 47th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Houston, Texas 77265 sunrise occured at 06:53 AM and sunset occured at 05:23 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Scorpio. The modern birthstone for this month is Topaz while the mystical birthstone is Pearl.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 82 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For November 22

  • 498
    After the death of Anastasius II, Symmachus is elected Pope in the Lateran Palace, while Laurentius is elected Pope in Santa Maria Maggiore.
  • 845
    The first King of all Brittany, Nominoe defeats the Frankish king Charles the Bald at the Battle of Ballon near Redon.
  • 1307
    Pope Clement V issues the papal bull Pastoralis Praeeminentiae which instructed all Christian monarchs in Europe to arrest all Templars and seize their assets.
  • 1573
    The Brazilian city of Niterói is founded.
  • 1574
    Discovery of the Juan Fernández Islands off Chile.
  • 1635
    Dutch colonial forces on Taiwan launch a pacification campaign against native villages, resulting in Dutch control of the middle and south of the island.
  • 1718
    Off the coast of North Carolina, British pirate Edward Teach (best known as “Blackbeard”) is killed in battle with a boarding party led by Royal Navy Lieutenant Robert Maynard.
  • 1812
    War of 1812: 17 Indiana Rangers are killed at the Battle of Wild Cat Creek.
  • 1837
    Canadian journalist and politician William Lyon Mackenzie calls for a rebellion against the United Kingdom in his essay “To the People of Upper Canada”, published in his newspaper The Constitution.
  • 1858
    Denver, Colorado is founded.
  • 1864
    American Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.
  • 1869
    In Dumbarton, Scotland, the clipper Cutty Sark is launched – one of the last clippers ever built, and the only one still surviving today.
  • 1908
    The Congress of Monastir establishes the Albanian alphabet.
  • 1928
    The premier performance of Ravel’s Boléro takes place in Paris.
  • 1935
    The China Clipper, the first transpacific mail and passenger service, takes off from Alameda, California for its first commercial flight. It reaches its destination, Manila, a week later.
  • 1940
    World War II: Following the initial Italian invasion, Greek troops counterattack into Italian-occupied Albania and capture Korytsa.
  • 1942
    World War II: Battle of Stalingrad – General Friedrich Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded.
  • 1943
    Lebanon gains independence from France.
  • 1943
    World War II: War in the Pacific – U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference)
  • 1954
    The Humane Society of the United States is founded.
  • 1963
    In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated and Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded. Suspect Lee Harvey Oswald is later captured and charged with the murder of both the President and police officer J. D. Tippit. Oswald is shot two days later by Jack Ruby while in police custody.
  • 1967
    UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
  • 1969
    In American football, the University of Michigan upset Ohio State University, 24-12, in Bo Schembechler’s first season as Michigan’s head coach. The win set off the 10 Year War between Schembechler and Ohio State’s Woody Hayes. (See also Michigan-Ohio State rivalry).
  • 1973
    The Italian Fascist organization Ordine Nuovo is disbanded.
  • 1974
    The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
  • 1975
    Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of Francisco Franco.
  • 1977
    British Airways inaugurates a regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
  • 1986
    Mike Tyson defeats Trevor Berbick to become youngest Heavyweight champion in boxing history.
  • 1987
    Two Chicago television stations are hijacked by an unknown pirate dressed as Max Headroom.
  • 1988
    In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
  • 1989
    In West Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.
  • 1990
    British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher withdraws from the Conservative Party leadership election, confirming the end of her premiership.
  • 1995
    Toy Story is released as the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery.
  • 1997
    In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
  • 2004
    In Global governance, Decision o916-d1 adopted as mission statement: 'To create an accepted framework for all humankind, that is self-regulating and which enables every person to achieve their fullest potential in harmony with the world and its place in existence.'
  • 2004
    The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine, resulting from the presidential elections.
  • 2005
    Angela Merkel becomes the first female Chancellor of Germany.

Who Were Born On November 22?

  • 1458
    Jacob Obrecht, Dutch composer (d. 1505)
  • 1515
    Marie of Guise, Queen consort of James V of Scotland (d. 1560)
  • 1564
    Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (d. 1610)
  • 1602
    Elisabeth of Bourbon, Queen of Philip IV of Spain (d. 1644)
  • 1635
    Francis Willughby, English biologist (d. 1672)
  • 1643
    Robert Cavelier de La Salle, French explorer (d. 1687)
  • 1698
    Pierre de Rigaud, Canadian-born French Governor (d. 1778)
  • 1710
    Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer (d. 1784)
  • 1721
    Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres, Swiss-born Canadian statesman (d. 1824)
  • 1722
    Hryhorii Skovoroda, Ukrainian poet (d. 1794)
  • 1767
    Andreas Hofer, Austrian innkeeper and politician (d. 1810)
  • 1780
    Jose Cecilio del Valle, Honduran Politician (d. 1834)
  • 1787
    Rasmus Christian Rask, Danish linguist (d. 1823)
  • 1808
    Thomas Cook, British travel entrepreneur (d. 1892)
  • 1814
    Serranus Clinton Hastings, American politician (d. 1893)
  • 1819
    George Eliot, British novelist (d. 1880)
  • 1849
    Christian Rohlfs, German artist (d. 1938)
  • 1852
    Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat, Nobel laureate (d. 1924)
  • 1856
    Heber J. Grant, American religious leader (d. 1945)
  • 1861
    Ranavalona III, Queen of Madagascar (d. 1917)
  • 1868
    John Nance Garner, American politician (d. 1967)
  • 1869
    André Gide, French writer and Nobel laureate (d. 1951)
  • 1873
    L.S. Amery, British politician (d. 1955)
  • 1877
    Endre Ady, Hungarian poet (d. 1919)
  • 1877
    Joan Gamper, Swiss businessman (d. 1930)
  • 1878
    Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich of Russia, younger brother of Tsar Nicholas II (d. 1918)
  • 1884
    Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani biographer (d. 1953)
  • 1890
    Charles de Gaulle, French military general and statesman (d. 1970)
  • 1893
    Harley J. Earl, American automobile designer (d. 1969)
  • 1897
    Paul Oswald Ahnert, German astronomer (d. 1989)
  • 1898
    Wiley Post, American pilot (d. 1935)
  • 1899
    Hoagy Carmichael, American composer (d. 1981)
  • 1900
    Tom Macdonald, Welsh journalist and novelist (d. 1980)
  • 1901
    Joaquin Rodrigo, Spanish composer (d. 1999)
  • 1902
    Albert Leduc, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1990)
  • 1902
    Emanuel Feuermann, Austrian-born American cellist (d. 1942)
  • 1902
    Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque, French general (d. 1947)
  • 1902
    Sir Humphrey Gibbs, Rhodesian politician (d. 1990)
  • 1904
    Louis Néel, French physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 2000)
  • 1909
    Mikhail Mil, Russian aviation designer (d. 1970)
  • 1910
    Mary Jackson, American actress (d. 2005)
  • 1913
    Benjamin Britten, British composer (d. 1976)
  • 1913
    Cecilia Muñoz-Palma, Filipino jurist (d. 2006)
  • 1914
    Peter Townsend, British Equerry and air pilot (d. 1995)
  • 1917
    Andrew Fielding Huxley, British scientist, Nobel laureate
  • 1918
    Claiborne Pell, American politician (d. 2009)
  • 1919
    Máire Drumm, Irish civil rights activist (d. 1976)
  • 1920
    Anne Crawford, British film actress (d. 1956)
  • 1921
    Brian Cleeve, Irish broadcaster (d. 2003)
  • 1921
    Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian (d. 2004)
  • 1923
    Arthur Hiller, Canadian film director
  • 1923
    Dika Newlin, American composer and singer (d. 2006)
  • 1924
    Geraldine Page, American actress (d. 1987)
  • 1925
    Gunther Schuller, American composer and conductor
  • 1926
    Arthur Jones, American inventor (d. 2007)
  • 1926
    Gene Berce, American basketball player
  • 1926
    Lew Burdette, American baseball player (d. 2007)
  • 1928
    Timothy Beaumont, British noble (d. 2008)
  • 1929
    Staughton Lynd, American historian
  • 1932
    Keith Wickenden, British politician (d. 1983)
  • 1932
    Robert Vaughn, American actor
  • 1934
    Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (d. 1999)
  • 1936
    Joachim Bißmeier, German actor
  • 1936
    Khalifah ibn Sulman Al Khalifah, Bahraini politician
  • 1938
    Henry C. Lee, Chinese-born American criminologist
  • 1938
    John du Pont, American member of the Du Pont family and convicted murderer (d. 2010)
  • 1939
    Allen Garfield, American actor
  • 1939
    Mulayam Singh Yadav, Indian politician
  • 1939
    Tom West, American computer engineer and industry executive
  • 1940
    Roy Thomas, American comic book writer
  • 1940
    Terry Gilliam, American-born British comedian
  • 1941
    Jacques Laperrière, Canadian ice hockey player and coach
  • 1941
    Jesse Colin Young, American musician
  • 1941
    Terry Stafford, American singer and songwriter (d. 1996)
  • 1941
    Tom Conti, British actor
  • 1942
    Guion Bluford, American astronaut
  • 1943
    Billie Jean King, American tennis player
  • 1943
    Peter Adair, American filmmaker
  • 1943
    Roger L. Simon, American novelist and screenwriter
  • 1943
    Yvan Cournoyer, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1945
    Tom Freston, American television executive
  • 1946
    Aston Barrett, Jamaican musician (The Wailers Band)
  • 1947
    Paloma San Basilio, Spanish singer
  • 1947
    Sandy Alderson, American baseball executive
  • 1947
    Valerie Wilson Wesley, American author
  • 1948
    Radomir Antić, Serbian football manager
  • 1948
    Stewart Graeme Guthrie, New Zealand Police officer (d. 1990)
  • 1949
    David Pietrusza, American baseball historian
  • 1949
    Richard Carmona, American physician and 17th Surgeon General of the United States
  • 1950
    Art Sullivan, Belgian singer
  • 1950
    Jim Jefferies, Scottish football manager
  • 1950
    Lyman Bostock, American baseball player (d. 1978)
  • 1950
    Steven Van Zandt, American musician
  • 1950
    Tina Weymouth, American musician (Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club)
  • 1951
    Kent Nagano, American conductor
  • 1953
    Urmas Alender, Estonian singer (d. 1994)
  • 1955
    James Edwards, American basketball player
  • 1956
    Lawrence Gowan, Canadian singer (Styx)
  • 1956
    Richard Kind, American actor
  • 1957
    Donny Deutsch, American television personality and advertising executive
  • 1958
    Bruce Payne, English actor
  • 1958
    Horse, Scottish singer and songwriter
  • 1958
    Jamie Lee Curtis, American actress
  • 1958
    Lee Guetterman, American baseball player
  • 1959
    Eddie Frierson, American voice actor and stage actor
  • 1959
    Fabio Parra, Colombian cyclist
  • 1959
    Frank McAvennie, Scottish footballer
  • 1959
    Lenore Zann, Australian-Canadian voice actress
  • 1960
    Léos Carax, French film director
  • 1961
    Mariel Hemingway, American actress
  • 1961
    Randal L. Schwartz, American computer programmer
  • 1961
    Stephen Hough, British concert pianist
  • 1962
    Rezauddin Stalin, Bangladeshi poet and TV personality
  • 1962
    Sumi Jo, South Korean operatic soprano
  • 1962
    Victor Pelevin, Russian writer
  • 1963
    Brian Robbins, American actor and director
  • 1963
    Corinne Russell, British actress
  • 1963
    Hugh Millen, American football player
  • 1963
    Kennedy Pola, Samoan-born American pro football coach
  • 1963
    Scoop Jackson, American sportswriter
  • 1963
    Tony Mowbray, English footballer and manager
  • 1963
    Winsor Harmon, American actor
  • 1964
    Robbie Slater, Australian footballer
  • 1965
    Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor
  • 1965
    Peter Safran, British-born American film producer and talent agent
  • 1966
    Ed Ferrara, American pro wrestler and commentator
  • 1966
    Michael Kenneth Williams, American actor
  • 1966
    Richard Stanley, South African film director
  • 1967
    Bart Veldkamp, Dutch-born Belgian speed skater
  • 1967
    Boris Becker, German tennis player
  • 1967
    Mark Ruffalo, American actor
  • 1967
    Quint Kessenich, American lacrosse player and sportscaster
  • 1968
    Rasmus Lerdorf, Greenlandic computer programmer
  • 1969
    Byron Houston, American former professional basketball player and convicted sex offender
  • 1969
    Marjane Satrapi, Iranian graphic novelist
  • 1970
    Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lankan cricketeer
  • 1970
    Stel Pavlou, British novelist
  • 1972
    Jay Payton, American baseball player
  • 1972
    Russell Hoult, English football goalkeeper
  • 1973
    Chad Trujillo, American astronomer
  • 1974
    David Pelletier, Canadian figure skater
  • 1974
    Joe Nathan, American baseball player
  • 1975
    Aiko, Japanese singer
  • 1976
    Adrian Bakalli, Belgian footballer
  • 1976
    Regina Halmich, German female boxer
  • 1976
    Torsten Frings, German footballer
  • 1976
    Ville Valo, Finnish singer (HIM)
  • 1977
    Annika Norlin, Swedish pop singer
  • 1977
    Michael Preston, English footballer
  • 1978
    Karen O, American singer (Yeah Yeah Yeahs)
  • 1979
    Chris Doran, Irish singer
  • 1980
    Shawn Fanning, American Internet entrepreneur (Napster)
  • 1980
    Yaroslav Rybakov, Russian athlete
  • 1981
    Ben Adams, English singer
  • 1981
    Pape Sow, Senegalese basketball player
  • 1981
    Seweryn Gancarczyk, Polish footballer
  • 1982
    Alasdair Duncan, Australian novelist
  • 1982
    Charlene Choi, Hong Kong singer (Twins)
  • 1982
    Isild Le Besco, French actress
  • 1982
    Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Nigerian footballer
  • 1983
    Corey Beaulieu, American guitarist (Trivium)
  • 1983
    Peter Ramage, English footballer
  • 1983
    Tyler Hilton, American singer and actor
  • 1984
    Scarlett Johansson, American actress
  • 1985
    Asamoah Gyan, Ghanaian footballer
  • 1985
    Austin Brown, American singer
  • 1986
    Oscar Pistorius, South African paralympic athlete
  • 1987
    Marouane Fellaini, Belgian footballer of Moroccan descent
  • 1988
    Austin Romine, American baseball player
  • 1988
    Jamie Campbell Bower, English actor
  • 1988
    Jyoti Guptara, British/Swiss novelist
  • 1988
    Suresh Guptara, Indian novelist
  • 1989
    Gabriel Torje, Romanian footballer
  • 1991
    Diana Danielle, American/Malaysian actress

Who Died On November 22?

  • 365
    Felix II, antipope
  • 950
    King Lothair II of Italy
  • 1286
    King Eric V of Denmark (b. 1249)
  • 1318
    Prince Mikhail Yaroslavich of Russia (b. 1271)
  • 1594
    Martin Frobisher, English explorer
  • 1617
    Ahmed I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1590)
  • 1694
    John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)
  • 1697
    Libéral Bruant, French architect (b. 1635)
  • 1710
    Bernardo Pasquini, Italian composer (b. 1637)
  • 1718
    Blackbeard (Edward Teach), British pirate (b. 1680)
  • 1758
    Richard Edgcumbe, 1st Baron Edgcumbe, British politician (db. 1680)
  • 1774
    Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, British general (b. 1725)
  • 1783
    John Hanson, American Continental Congressman (b. 1715)
  • 1794
    John Alsop, American Continental Congressman (b. 1724)
  • 1813
    Johann Christian Reil, German physician (b. 1759)
  • 1875
    Henry Wilson, American politician (b. 1812)
  • 1886
    William Bliss Baker, American painter (b. 1859)
  • 1893
    James Calder, American academic and educator (b. 1826)
  • 1900
    Arthur S. Sullivan, British composer (b. 1842)
  • 1916
    Jack London, American writer (b. 1876)
  • 1917
    Teoberto Maler, German-born explorer (b. 1842)
  • 1919
    Francisco Moreno, Argentine explorer (b. 1852)
  • 1920
    Manuel Pérez y Curis, Uruguayan poet (b. 1884)
  • 1926
    Darvish Khan, Iranian musician (b. 1872)
  • 1932
    William Walker Atkinson, American author (b. 1862)
  • 1941
    Werner Mölders, German fighter pilot (b. 1915)
  • 1943
    Lorenz Hart, American lyricist (b. 1895)
  • 1944
    Arthur Stanley Eddington, English astrophysicist (b. 1882)
  • 1946
    Otto Georg Thierack, German jurist (b. 1889)
  • 1953
    Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, Pakistani religious scholar and biographer of Muhammad (b. 1884)
  • 1954
    Roderick McMahon, American professional wrestling promoter (b. 1882)
  • 1955
    Shemp Howard, American actor (b. 1895)
  • 1956
    Theodore Kosloff, Russian-born American choreographer (b. 1882)
  • 1963
    Aldous Huxley, English author (b. 1894)
  • 1963
    C. S. Lewis, Northern Irish author (b. 1898)
  • 1963
    J. D. Tippit, American law enforcement officer (b. 1924)
  • 1963
    John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States (b. 1917)
  • 1963
    Wilhelm Beiglböck, Austrian physician (b. 1905)
  • 1967
    Pavel Korin, Russian painter (b. 1892)
  • 1980
    Jules Léger, Canadian politician (b. 1913)
  • 1980
    Mae West, American actress and writer (b. 1893)
  • 1980
    Norah McGuinness, Northern Irish painter (b. 1901)
  • 1981
    Hans Adolf Krebs, German physician and biochemist, Nobel laureate (b. 1900)
  • 1986
    Scatman Crothers, American actor (b. 1910)
  • 1986
    William Bradford Huie, American writer (b. 1910)
  • 1988
    Luis Barragán, Mexican architect (b. 1908)
  • 1988
    Paul Vario, American organizied crime figure (b. 1914)
  • 1989
    C. C. Beck, American cartoonist (b. 1910)
  • 1989
    Rene Moawad, Lebanonese politician (b. 1925)
  • 1992
    Sterling Holloway, American actor (b. 1905)
  • 1993
    Anthony Burgess, British author (b. 1917)
  • 1994
    Forrest White, American musical instruments industry figure (b. 1920)
  • 1996
    María Casares, Spanish-born French actress (b. 1922)
  • 1996
    Mark Lenard, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1996
    Terence Donovan, British photographer and film director (b. 1936)
  • 1997
    Michael Hutchence, Australian singer (INXS) (b. 1960)
  • 1998
    Stu Ungar, American poker player (b. 1953)
  • 2000
    Christian Marquand, French actor, director and screenwriter (b. 1927)
  • 2000
    Emil Zátopek, Czech athlete (b. 1922)
  • 2001
    Mary Kay Ash, American entrepreneur (b. 1915)
  • 2001
    Norman Granz, American jazz impresario and recording industry executive (b. 1918)
  • 2004
    Arthur Hopcraft, English screenwriter and journalist (b. 1932)
  • 2005
    Bruce Hobbs, American jockey (b. 1920)
  • 2006
    Pat Dobson, American baseball player (b. 1942)
  • 2007
    Maurice Béjart, French-born Swiss choreographer (b. 1929)
  • 2007
    Verity Lambert, British television producer (b. 1935)
  • 2008
    MC Breed, American hip hop artist (b. 1971)
  • 2010
    Frank Fenner, Australian microbiologist (b. 1914)
  • 2010
    Jean Cione, American All-American Girls Professional Baseball League player (b. 1928)
  • 2011
    Lynn Margulis, American biologist (b. 1938)

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