What happened on October 22? There are more than 258 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 October 22

October 22 In HistoryOctober 22 is the 296th day of the year 2020. There are 70 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday. This day falls under the 43rd week of the year 2020.

On this day in Oak Grove, Michigan 48863 sunrise occured at 07:58 AM and sunset occured at 06:41 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Libra. The modern birthstone for this month is Opal while the mystical birthstone is Jasper.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 113 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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Historical Events For October 22

  • 362
    A mysterious fire destroys the Temple of Apollo at Daphne outside Antioch.
  • 794
    Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
  • 1383
    The 1383-1385 Crisis in Portugal: King Fernando dies without a male heir to the Portuguese throne, sparking a period of civil war and disorder.
  • 1575
    Foundation of Aguascalientes.
  • 1633
    Battle of southern Fujian sea: The Ming dynasty defeats the Dutch East India Company.
  • 1707
    Scilly naval disaster: four British Royal Navy ships run aground near the Isles of Scilly because of faulty navigation. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell and thousands of sailors drown.
  • 1730
    Construction of the Ladoga Canal is completed.
  • 1746
    The College of New Jersey (later renamed Princeton University) receives its charter.
  • 1777
    American Revolutionary War: American defenders of Fort Mercer on the Delaware River repulse repeated Hessian attacks in the Battle of Red Bank.
  • 1784
    Russia founds a colony on Kodiak Island, Alaska.
  • 1790
    Warriors of the Miami tribe under Chief Little Turtle defeat United States troops under General Josiah Harmar at the site of present-day Fort Wayne, Indiana, in the Northwest Indian War.
  • 1797
    One thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris, André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump.
  • 1836
    Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
  • 1844
    The Great Anticipation: Millerites, followers of William Miller, anticipate the end of the world in conjunction with the Second Advent of Christ. The following day became known as the Great Disappointment.
  • 1859
    Spain declares war on Morocco.
  • 1866
    A plebiscite ratifies the annexion of Veneto and Mantua to Italy, occurred three days before, on October 19.
  • 1875
    First telegraphic connection in Argentina.
  • 1877
    The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.
  • 1878
    The first rugby match under floodlights takes place in Salford, between Broughton and Swinton.
  • 1879
    Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
  • 1883
    The Metropolitan Opera House in New York City opens with a performance of Gounod’s Faust.
  • 1895
    In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop and crosses more than 30 metres of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse.
  • 1907
    Panic of 1907: A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
  • 1910
    Dr. Crippen is convicted at the Old Bailey of poisoning his wife and is subsequently hanged at Pentonville Prison in London.
  • 1924
    Toastmasters International is founded.
  • 1926
    J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.
  • 1927
    Nikola Tesla exposed his six (6) new inventions including motor with onephase electricity
  • 1928
    Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus.
  • 1934
    In East Liverpool, Ohio, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.
  • 1941
    World War II: French resistance member Guy Môquet and 29 other hostages are executed by the Germans in retaliation for the death of a German officer.
  • 1943
    World War II: in the Second firestorm raid on Germany, the Royal Air Force conducts an air raid on the town of Kassel, killing 10,000 and rendering 150,000 homeless.
  • 1957
    Vietnam War: First United States casualties in Vietnam.
  • 1962
    Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel from Dwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval “quarantine” of the Communist nation.
  • 1963
    A BAC One-Eleven prototype airliner crashes in UK with the loss of all on board.
  • 1964
    Canada: A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official Flag of Canada.
  • 1964
    Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but turns down the honor.
  • 1966
    The Soviet Union launches Luna 12.
  • 1966
    The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A' Go-Go).
  • 1968
    Apollo program: Apollo 7 safely splashes down in the Atlantic Ocean after orbiting the Earth 163 times.
  • 1972
    Vietnam War: In Saigon, Henry Kissinger and South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu meet to discuss a proposed cease-fire that had been worked out between Americans and North Vietnamese in Paris.
  • 1975
    The Soviet unmanned space mission Venera 9 lands on Venus.
  • 1976
    Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.
  • 1981
    The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization for its strike the previous August.
  • 1983
    Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
  • 1999
    Maurice Papon, an official in the Vichy France government during World War II, is jailed for crimes against humanity.
  • 2005
    Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
  • 2006
    A Panama Canal expansion proposal is approved by 77.8% of voters in a National referendum held in Panama.
  • 2007
    Raid on Anuradhapura Air Force Base is carried out by 21 Tamil Tiger commandos. All except one died in this attack. Eight Sri Lankan Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged.
  • 2008
    India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.

Who Were Born On October 22?

  • 1071
    William IX, Duke of Aquitaine and poet (d. 1126)
  • 1197
    Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
  • 1511
    Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)
  • 1558
    Jacques Sirmond, French scholar and Jesuit (d. 1651)
  • 1592
    Gustaf Horn, Swedish soldier and politician (d. 1657)
  • 1689
    King John V of Portugal (d. 1750)
  • 1701
    Maria Amalia of Austria, Holy Roman Empire Empress (d. 1756)
  • 1729
    Johann Reinhold Forster, German botanist (d. 1798)
  • 1734
    Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter (d. 1820)
  • 1749
    Cornelis van der Aa, Dutch convicted bookseller(d. 1816)
  • 1809
    Volney E. Howard, American politician (d. 1889)
  • 1811
    Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)
  • 1818
    Charles-Marie-René Leconte de Lisle, French poet (d. 1894)
  • 1821
    Collis Potter Huntington, American railroad executive (d. 1900)
  • 1844
    Louis Riel, Canadian Metis Political Leader (d. 1885)
  • 1844
    Sarah Bernhardt, French Actress (d. 1923)
  • 1858
    German Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II (d. 1921)
  • 1865
    Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter (d. 1943)
  • 1870
    Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (d. 1945)
  • 1870
    Ivan Bunin, Russian writer, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
  • 1873
    Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finland-Swedish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
  • 1875
    David van Embden, Dutch politician (d. 1962)
  • 1881
    Clinton Davisson, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1881
    Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, German geophysicist (d. 1908)
  • 1886
    Erik Bergman, Lutheran pastor (d. 1970)
  • 1887
    John Reed, American journalist (d. 1920)
  • 1891
    Parker Fennelly, American comedian and actor (d. 1988)
  • 1894
    Mei Lanfang, Chinese opera performer (d. 1961)
  • 1896
    Charles Glen King, American biochemist (d. 1988)
  • 1900
    Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian Revolutionary (d. 1927)
  • 1903
    Curly Howard, American actor and comedian, member of the Three Stooges (d. 1952)
  • 1903
    George Wells Beadle, American geneticist, Nobel laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1904
    Constance Bennett, American actress (d. 1965)
  • 1905
    Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-born composer (d. 1969)
  • 1906
    Kees van Baaren, Dutch composer (d. 1970)
  • 1907
    Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player (d. 1967)
  • 1908
    John Gould, American humorist, essayist, and columnist (d. 2003)
  • 1912
    Frances Drake, American actress (d. 2000)
  • 1912
    George N. Leighton, American jurist
  • 1913
    Bảo Đại, Emperor of Vietnam (d. 1997)
  • 1913
    Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss Federal Councilor (d. 2002)
  • 1913
    Robert Capa, American war photographer (born in Hungary) (d. 1954)
  • 1913
    Tamara Desni, German-born British actress (d. 2008)
  • 1917
    Joan Fontaine, American actress
  • 1918
    Lou Klein, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1919
    Doris Lessing, British writer, Nobel Prize laureate
  • 1919
    Kathleen Ankers, American scenic designer (d. 2001)
  • 1920
    Timothy Leary, American writer (d. 1996)
  • 1921
    Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician (d. 1986)
  • 1921
    Georges Brassens, French singer (d. 1981)
  • 1922
    Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentine footballer (d. 2001)
  • 1923
    Bert Trautmann, German former footballer
  • 1925
    Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and graphic artist (d. 2008)
  • 1927
    Allan Hendrickse, South African politician (d. 2005)
  • 1928
    Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian movie director
  • 1929
    Dory Previn, American songwriter
  • 1929
    Lev Yashin, Soviet footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1933
    Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1934
    Rita Sakellariou, Greek singer (d. 1999)
  • 1935
    Ann Rule, American true-crime writer
  • 1936
    Bobby Seale, American civil rights activist
  • 1936
    Col. John Blashford-Snell, British explorer and author
  • 1937
    Manos Loïzos, Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • 1938
    Christopher Lloyd, American actor
  • 1938
    Derek Jacobi, English actor
  • 1938
    Timos Perlegas, Greek actor (d. 1993)
  • 1939
    George Cohen, English footballer
  • 1939
    Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French writer and poet
  • 1939
    Joaquim Chissano, former (2nd) President of Mozambique
  • 1939
    Susumu Kurobe, Japanese actor
  • 1939
    Tony Roberts, American actor
  • 1942
    Annette Funicello, American actress
  • 1942
    Bobby Fuller, American rock guitarist (d. 1966)
  • 1943
    Allen Coage, American professional wrestler (d. 2007)
  • 1943
    Catherine Deneuve, French actress
  • 1943
    Jan de Bont, Dutch film director
  • 1943
    Robert Long, Dutch singer, songwriter and television presenter.(d. 2006)
  • 1945
    Leslie West, American musician
  • 1945
    Sheila Sherwood, British long jumper
  • 1945
    Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and television host
  • 1946
    Claude Charron, French-Canadian politician and TV personality
  • 1946
    Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and writer
  • 1946
    Eddie Brigati, American singer (The Rascals)
  • 1946
    Kelvin MacKenzie, British media tycoon
  • 1946
    Richard McGonagle, American voice actor
  • 1947
    Apostolos Kontos, Greek basketball player
  • 1947
    Haley Barbour, American politician, 63rd Governor of Mississippi
  • 1947
    Raymond Bachand, French-Canadian politician and businessman
  • 1948
    Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford
  • 1949
    Arsène Wenger, French football manager
  • 1949
    Stiv Bators, American musician (The Dead Boys) (d. 1990)
  • 1949
    Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician
  • 1952
    Jeff Goldblum, American actor
  • 1956
    Frank DiPino, American baseball player
  • 1959
    Arto Salminen, Finnish writer (d. 2005)
  • 1959
    Marc Shaiman, American composer
  • 1960
    Cris Kirkwood, American musician (Meat Puppets)
  • 1960
    Darryl Jenifer, American bassist (Bad Brains)
  • 1961
    Robert Torti, American actor
  • 1962
    Bob Odenkirk, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
  • 1962
    Hüseyin Kenan Aydın, German politician
  • 1963
    Brian Boitano, American figure skater
  • 1964
    Dražen Petrović, Croatian basketball player (d. 1993)
  • 1964
    Toby Mac, American singer and songwriter
  • 1965
    John Wesley Harding, American musician
  • 1965
    Otis Smith, American football player
  • 1965
    Piotr “Peter” Wiwczarek, frontman of the Polish deathmetal band Vader
  • 1966
    Valeria Golino, Italian actress
  • 1967
    Carlos Mencia, Honduras-born American comedian
  • 1967
    Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
  • 1967
    Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1967
    Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor
  • 1967
    Ulrike Maier, Austrian alpine skier (d. 1994)
  • 1968
    Jay Johnston, American actor and comedian (Mr. Show)
  • 1968
    Shaggy, Jamaican musician
  • 1968
    Shelby Lynne, American singer and songwriter
  • 1968
    Stéphane Quintal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969
    Héctor Carrasco, Dominican baseball player
  • 1969
    Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer
  • 1969
    Spike Jonze, American director and film producer
  • 1970
    Amy Redford, American actress, director and producer
  • 1970
    Winston Bogarde, Dutch footballer
  • 1971
    Kornel David, Hungarian basketball player
  • 1972
    D'Lo Brown, American professional wrestler
  • 1973
    Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer
  • 1973
    Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
  • 1973
    Mark van der Zijden, Dutch swimmer
  • 1974
    Giorgos Koltzos, Greek footballer
  • 1974
    Jeff McInnis, American NBA basketball player
  • 1974
    Miroslav Šatan, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1974
    Tim Kinsella, American musician
  • 1975
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor
  • 1975
    Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
  • 1975
    Martín Cardetti, Argentine footballer
  • 1976
    Helen Svedin, Swedish model
  • 1976
    Jon Foreman, American musician (Switchfoot)
  • 1978
    Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1978
    Dion Glover, American basketball player
  • 1978
    Owais Shah, English cricketer
  • 1979
    Doni, Brazilian footballer
  • 1981
    Michael Fishman, Cuban/American actor
  • 1981
    Olivier Pla, French racing driver
  • 1982
    Heath Miller, American football player
  • 1982
    Mark Renshaw, Australian cyclist
  • 1982
    Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player
  • 1983
    Plan B, English rapper and actor
  • 1984
    Aleksandar Marić, Australian basketball player of Serbian descent
  • 1985
    Evagelia Aravani, Greek fashion model
  • 1985
    Zac Hanson, American musician
  • 1986
    Ștefan Radu, Romanian footballer
  • 1986
    Kara Lang, Canadian footballer
  • 1988
    Matt Evans, Filipino actor
  • 1990
    Jonathan Lipnicki, American actor
  • 1992
    Sofia Vassilieva, American actress

Who Died On October 22?

  • 741
    Charles Martel, leader of the Franks (b. 686)
  • 1383
    King Fernando I of Portugal (b. 1345)
  • 1565
    Jean, Vicomte d'Aguisy Grolier de Servieres, French bibliophile (b. 1479)
  • 1613
    Pomponio Nenna, Italian composer
  • 1625
    Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese politician (b. 1561)
  • 1674
    Gerbrand van den Eeckhout, Dutch painter (b. 1621)
  • 1707
    Cloudesley Shovell, Royal Navy admiral (b.1650)
  • 1708
    Hermann Witsius, Dutch theologian (b. 1636)
  • 1751
    William IV, Prince of Orange (b. 1711)
  • 1755
    Elisha Williams, American rector of Yale College (b. 1694)
  • 1792
    Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725)
  • 1847
    Sahle Selassie, Negus of Shewa
  • 1859
    Louis Spohr, German violinist and composer (b. 1784)
  • 1883
    Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American novelist (b. 1818)
  • 1891
    Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist (b. 1846)
  • 1906
    Paul Cézanne, French painter (b. 1839)
  • 1914
    Konishiki Yasokichi I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 17th Yokozuna (b. 1866)
  • 1917
    Robert James “Bob” Fitzsimmons, English boxer (b. 1863)
  • 1918
    Myrtle Gonzalez, American film and stage actress (b. 1891)
  • 1927
    Borisav “Bora” Stanković, Serbian writer (b. 1876)
  • 1928
    Andrew Fisher, fifth Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  • 1934
    Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (b. 1904)
  • 1935
    Komitas, Armenian composer (b. 1869)
  • 1935
    Sir Edward Carson, Irish Unionist opposed to Home Rule (b. 1854)
  • 1941
    Guy Môquet, French hero of the resistance(executed)(b. 1924)
  • 1952
    Ernst Rüdin, Swiss nazi physician (b. 1874)
  • 1954
    Jibanananda Das, Bengali poet (b. 1899)
  • 1956
    Hannah Mitchell, English socialist and suffragette (b. 1872)
  • 1969
    Tommy Edwards, American singer (b. 1922)
  • 1973
    Pau Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (b. 1876)
  • 1978
    John Riley, English poet (murdered) (b. 1937)
  • 1979
    Nadia Boulanger, French composer and composition teacher (b. 1887)
  • 1985
    Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano (b. 1894)
  • 1986
    Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
  • 1986
    Jane Dornacker, musician, actress, and traffic reporter for WNBC Radio. (b. 1947)
  • 1986
    Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician (b. 1897)
  • 1987
    Lino Ventura, Italian-born actor (b. 1919)
  • 1989
    Ewan MacColl, English folk singer, songwriter, socialist, actor, poet, playwright, and record producer (b. 1915)
  • 1992
    Cleavon Little, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 1992
    Red Barber, American sportscaster (b. 1908)
  • 1993
    Innes Ireland, Scottish racing driver (b. 1930)
  • 1995
    Sir Kingsley Amis, English writer (b. 1922)
  • 1997
    Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator (b. 1905)
  • 1998
    Eric Ambler, English novelist (b. 1909)
  • 2001
    Prof. Dr. Dkfm. Helmut Krackowizer, journalist and motorcycle racer (b. 1922)
  • 2002
    Queen Geraldina of the Albanians (b. 1915)
  • 2002
    Richard Helms, American CIA director (b. 1913)
  • 2005
    Arman, French-born artist (b. 1928)
  • 2005
    Franky Gee, American singer (Captain Jack) (b. 1962)
  • 2005
    Tony Adams, Irish film producer (b. 1953)
  • 2006
    Arthur Hill, Canadian actor (b. 1922)
  • 2007
    Ève Curie, French writer (b. 1904)
  • 2009
    Don Lane, American-born Australian television personality (b. 1933)
  • 2009
    Soupy Sales, American comedian and television personality (b. 1926)
  • 2011
    Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Saudi Crown Prince (b. 1924 or 1930)

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