What happened on September 22? There are more than 304 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 September 22

September 22 In HistorySeptember 22 is the 266th day of the year 2020. There are 100 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday. This day falls under the 39th week of the year 2020.

On this day in Ocean City, New Jersey 08226 sunrise occured at 06:47 AM and sunset occured at 06:54 PM (local time).

The zodiac sign of a person born on this day is Virgo. The modern birthstone for this month is Sapphire while the mystical birthstone is Agate.

According to the Chinese calendar, there are 143 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year (February 12, 2021).

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September 22: A Day In History

It is frequently the day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.

Historical Events For September 22

  • 66
    Roman Emperor Nero creates the Legion I Italica.
  • 1236
    The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.
  • 1499
    Treaty of Basel: Switzerland becomes an independent state.
  • 1586
    Battle of Zutphen: Spanish victory over the English and Dutch.
  • 1598
    English playwright Ben Jonson kills an actor in a duel and is indicted for manslaughter.
  • 1692
    Last people hanged for witchcraft in Britain’s North American colonies.
  • 1761
    George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz are crowned King and Queen, respectively, of the Kingdom of Great Britain.
  • 1776
    Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
  • 1784
    Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska.
  • 1789
    Battle of Rymnik establishes Alexander Suvorov as a pre-eminent Russian military commander after his allied army defeat superior Ottoman Empire forces.
  • 1789
    The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
  • 1792
    Primidi Vendémiaire of year 1 of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
  • 1823
    Joseph Smith, Jr. states he found the Golden plates on this date after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried.
  • 1851
    The city of Des Moines, Iowa is incorporated as Fort Des Moines.
  • 1862
    Slavery in the United States: a preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
  • 1866
    Battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
  • 1869
    Richard Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold premieres in Munich.
  • 1885
    Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule.
  • 1888
    The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
  • 1896
    Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
  • 1908
    The independence of Bulgaria is proclaimed.
  • 1910
    The Duke of York’s Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
  • 1919
    The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
  • 1927
    Jack Dempsey loses the “Long Count” boxing match to Gene Tunney.
  • 1934
    An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
  • 1937
    Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
  • 1939
    Joint victory parade of Wehrmacht and Red Army in Brest-Litovsk at the end of the Invasion of Poland.
  • 1941
    World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.
  • 1944
    World War II: the Red Army enters Tallinn.
  • 1955
    In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
  • 1957
    In Haiti, Francois Duvalier is elected president.
  • 1960
    The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
  • 1965
    The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the UN calls for a cease-fire.
  • 1975
    Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
  • 1979
    The Vela Incident (also known as the South Atlantic Flash) is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
  • 1980
    Iraq invades Iran.
  • 1991
    The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.
  • 1993
    A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
  • 1993
    A barge strikes a railroad bridge near Mobile, Alabama, causing the deadliest train wreck in Amtrak history. 47 passengers are killed.
  • 1994
    the Nordhordland Bridge was opened across the Salhusfjorden between Klauvaneset and Flatøy in Hordaland, Norway. It has no lateral anchorage because of the depth of Salhusfjorden.
  • 1995
    An E-3B AWACS crashes outside Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board are killed.
  • 1995
    Nagerkovil school bombing, is carried out by Sri Lankan Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil school children.
  • 2003
    David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
  • 2011
    CERN scientists announce their discovery of neutrinos breaking the speed of light

Who Were Born On September 22?

  • 1515
    Anne of Cleves, wife of Henry VIII of England (d. 1557)
  • 1547
    Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (d. 1590)
  • 1593
    Matthäus Merian, Swiss engraver (d. 1650)
  • 1601
    Anne of Austria, queen of Louis XIII of France (d. 1666)
  • 1606
    Li Zicheng, emperor of China (d. 1645)
  • 1680
    Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
  • 1694
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, English statesman (d. 1773)
  • 1715
    Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (d. 1786)
  • 1717
    Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (d. 1783)
  • 1722
    John Home, Scottish writer (d. 1808)
  • 1741
    Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist (d. 1811)
  • 1743
    Quintin Craufurd, British author (d. 1819)
  • 1765
    Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)
  • 1788
    Theodore Edward Hook, English author (d. 1841)
  • 1791
    Michael Faraday, English scientist (d. 1867)
  • 1819
    Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (d. 1897)
  • 1829
    Tu Duc, Emperor of Vietnam (d. 1883)
  • 1868
    Louise McKinney, Canadian politician and women’s rights activist (d. 1931)
  • 1869
    Adrien-Maurice-Victurnien-Mathieu, 8th duc de Noailles (d. 1953)
  • 1870
    Arthur Pryor American trombonist & bandleader (d. 1942)
  • 1875
    Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian painter and composer (d. 1911)
  • 1876
    André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
  • 1878
    Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1967)
  • 1880
    Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
  • 1882
    Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal (d. 1946)
  • 1885
    Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)
  • 1885
    Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-born actor (d. 1957)
  • 1885
    Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (d. 1940)
  • 1887
    Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil, social activist and educationist in Maharashtra, India (d. 1959)
  • 1889
    Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
  • 1891
    Hans Albers, German actor and singer (d. 1960)
  • 1892
    Billy West (silent film actor), American silent film actor (d. 1975)
  • 1894
    Elisabeth Rethberg, German soprano opera singer(d. 1976)
  • 1895
    Paul Muni, Polish-born actor (d. 1967)
  • 1896
    Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)
  • 1896
    Uri Zvi Grinberg, Israeli poet and journalist (d. 1981)
  • 1898
    Katharine Alexander, American actress (d. 1981)
  • 1900
    Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (d. 1985)
  • 1900
    William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)
  • 1901
    Charles B. Huggins, Canadian-born scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
  • 1902
    John Houseman, Romanian-born actor (d. 1988)
  • 1902
    Ruhollah Khomeini, leader of the 1979 Iranian Revolution (d. 1989)
  • 1903
    Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
  • 1904
    Ellen Church, American stewardess (d. 1965)
  • 1905
    Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
  • 1905
    Haakon Lie, Norwegian politician (d. 2009)
  • 1907
    Hermann Schlichting, German fluid dynamics engineer (d. 1982)
  • 1907
    Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
  • 1909
    John Engstead, American photographer (d. 1983)
  • 1910
    György Faludy, Hungarian poet (d. 2006)
  • 1912
    Herbert Mataré, German physicist and European co-inventor of the transistor
  • 1912
    Martha Scott, American actress (d. 2003)
  • 1915
    Arthur Lowe, British actor (d. 1982)
  • 1918
    Hans Scholl, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
  • 1918
    Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (d. 1988)
  • 1920
    Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (d. 1945)
  • 1920
    Bob Lemon, American baseball player (d. 2000)
  • 1920
    Eric Baker, British human rights activist (d. 1976)
  • 1920
    William H. Riker, American political scientist (d. 1993)
  • 1922
    Chen Ning Yang, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel laureate
  • 1923
    Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
  • 1924
    Bernard Gauthier, French road racing cyclist
  • 1924
    Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)
  • 1924
    Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist
  • 1925
    Virginia Capers, American actress (d. 2004)
  • 1926
    Bill Smith (jazz musician), clarinetist and composer
  • 1926
    Leila Hadley, American travel writer and socialite (d. 2009)
  • 1927
    Colette Deréal, French singer and actress (d. 1988)
  • 1927
    Gordon Astall, English footballer
  • 1927
    Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager
  • 1928
    Eric Broadley, MBE, British automotive engineer (Lola Cars)
  • 1928
    Eugene Roche, American actor (d. 2004)
  • 1928
    James Lawson, American minister and civil rights activist
  • 1929
    Serge Garant, French Canadian conductor (d. 1986)
  • 1930
    Joni James, American singer of traditional pop music
  • 1930
    P. B. Sreenivas, Indian Play-back singer
  • 1931
    Fay Weldon, British feminist author, essayist and playwright
  • 1931
    George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (d. 2003)
  • 1931
    Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani philosopher
  • 1932
    Ingemar Johansson, Swedish boxer (d. 2009)
  • 1933
    T. Cullen Davis, American oil heir and accused murderer
  • 1934
    Jack McGregor, American lawyer and politician
  • 1934
    Lute Olson, American basketball coach
  • 1936
    Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
  • 1938
    Gene Mingo, American football player
  • 1939
    Gilbert Earl Patterson, American minister (d. 2007)
  • 1939
    Junko Tabei, Japanese mountaineer, first female to summit Mount Everest
  • 1940
    Anna Karina, Danish born actress
  • 1941
    Anna Tomowa-Sintow, Bulgarian soprano
  • 1941
    Jeremiah Wright, American pastor
  • 1942
    David Stern, American basketball commissioner
  • 1942
    George Erik Rupp, American educator and theologian
  • 1942
    Marlena Shaw, American singer
  • 1943
    Paul Hoffert, recording artist, performer, media music composer, author, academic, and corporate executive, co-founder of the group Lighthouse
  • 1943
    Toni Basil, American singer
  • 1944
    Brian Gibson, British film director (d. 2004)
  • 1946
    Dan Baker, American public address announcer
  • 1946
    King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
  • 1946
    Larry Dierker, American baseball player and manager
  • 1947
    Robert Morace, American writer
  • 1948
    Denis Burke, Australian politician
  • 1948
    Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
  • 1949
    James Cartwright, American military general
  • 1949
    Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
  • 1949
    Jim McGinty, Australian politician
  • 1950
    Kirill “Kirka” Babitzin, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
  • 1951
    David Coverdale, English singer
  • 1952
    Bob Goodlatte, American politician
  • 1952
    Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
  • 1952
    M.R. Sukhumbhand Paribatra, Thai politician, current Governor of Bangkok
  • 1952
    Paul Le Mat, American actor
  • 1953
    Richard Fairbrass, English singer
  • 1953
    Ségolène Royal, French politician
  • 1954
    Randy Lanier, American racing driver and convicted drug trafficker
  • 1954
    Shari Belafonte, American singer, actor, model
  • 1955
    Jeffrey Leonard, Major League baseball player
  • 1956
    David Krakauer, clarinetist known for his klezmer compositions
  • 1956
    Debby Boone, American singer
  • 1956
    Doug Wimbish, American bass guitar player
  • 1956
    Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)
  • 1956
    Robert Bowlin, American bluegrass and country musician
  • 1957
    Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
  • 1957
    Johnette Napolitano, American musician
  • 1957
    Nick Cave, Australian musician
  • 1958
    Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor
  • 1958
    Christian Dozzler, blues, boogie woogie and zydeco multi-instrumentalist and singer from Austria, now based in Dallas/Fort Worth
  • 1958
    Joan Jett, American rock-and-roll singer
  • 1958
    Lynn Herring, American actress
  • 1958
    Neil Cavuto, American television commentator
  • 1959
    Pope Michael, American anti-pope
  • 1959
    Tai Babilonia, American figure skater
  • 1960
    Ernest Martin, American convicted murderer (d. 2003)
  • 1960
    Scott Baio, American actor
  • 1961
    Bonnie Hunt, American actress
  • 1961
    Catherine Oxenberg, British actress
  • 1961
    Diane Lemieux, Canadian politician
  • 1961
    Marq Torien, American Rock singer (BulletBoys)
  • 1961
    Michael Torke, American composer
  • 1961
    Vince Coleman, American baseball player
  • 1962
    Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer
  • 1962
    Normand D'Amour, Canadian actor
  • 1964
    Dr. Liam Fox, British politician
  • 1964
    Juha Turunen, Finnish politician turned criminal
  • 1964
    Ken Vandermark, American jazz saxophone and clarinet player
  • 1965
    Andy Cairns, Irish musician
  • 1965
    Mark Guthrie, American baseball player
  • 1965
    Robert Satcher, American Astronaut
  • 1965
    Tony Drago, Maltese snooker player
  • 1966
    Mike Richter, American ice hockey player
  • 1966
    Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
  • 1966
    Ruth Jones, Welsh Actress
  • 1966
    Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer
  • 1967
    Félix Savón, Cuban boxer
  • 1967
    Kim Watkins, Australian television presenter
  • 1967
    Matt Besser, American comedian
  • 1967
    Rickard Rydell, Swedish racing driver
  • 1969
    Matt Sharp, American musician (Weezer, The Rentals)
  • 1969
    Sue Perkins, English comedienne
  • 1969
    Tuomas Kantelinen, Finnish composer
  • 1970
    Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
  • 1970
    Mike Matheny, American baseball player
  • 1970
    Mystikal, American rapper
  • 1970
    Rupert Penry-Jones, British actor
  • 1971
    Chesney Hawkes, English singer
  • 1971
    Elizabeth Bear, American author
  • 1971
    Kostas Kaiafas, Greek-Cypriot footballer
  • 1971
    Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
  • 1973
    Blake Sennett, guitarist, keyboardist and singer for indie rock bands Rilo Kiley and The Elected
  • 1974
    Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress
  • 1975
    Bob Sapp, American boxer and kickboxer
  • 1975
    Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1975
    Roberto Flores, Chicano rapper and music producer
  • 1975
    Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter
  • 1976
    David Berkeley, American singer-songwriter
  • 1977
    Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • 1978
    Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer
  • 1978
    Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
  • 1979
    Emilie Autumn, American singer and musician
  • 1979
    Michael Graziadei, American actor
  • 1979
    Swin Cash, American basketball player
  • 1980
    Fernanda Tavares, Brazilian model
  • 1980
    Ray Foley, Irish radio personality
  • 1981
    Ashley Eckstein, American film and television actress
  • 1981
    Subaru Shibutani, Japanese singer (Kanjani8)
  • 1982
    Billie Piper, English singer and actress
  • 1982
    Kosuke Kitajima, Japanese swimmer
  • 1982
    Maarten Stekelenburg, Dutch footballer
  • 1982
    Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1984
    Eduardo Rubio, Chilean footballer
  • 1984
    Laura Vandervoort, Canadian actress
  • 1984
    Ross Jarman, drummer (The Cribs)
  • 1984
    Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
  • 1984
    Thiago Silva, Brazilian footballer
  • 1985
    Faris Haroun, Belgian footballer
  • 1985
    Jamie Mackie, Scottish footballer
  • 1985
    Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer
  • 1985
    Rima Fakih, Lebanese/American beauty pageant contestant
  • 1987
    Derick Brassard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1987
    Stefan Denifl, Professional cyclist
  • 1987
    Tom Felton, English actor
  • 1988
    Bethany Dillon, American musician
  • 1989
    Cœur de pirate, Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1989
    Hyoyeon, South Korean singer (Girls’ Generation)
  • 1989
    Sabine Lisicki German tennis player
  • 1990
    Denard Robinson, American football player
  • 1993
    Chase Ellison, American actor
  • 1999
    Tallan Latz, American blues guitarist

Who Died On September 22?

  • 1072
    Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
  • 1253
    Dogen, Japanese Zen Buddhist (b. 1200)
  • 1345
    Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster (b. 1281)
  • 1399
    Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1366)
  • 1520
    Selim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1465)
  • 1539
    Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (b. 1469)
  • 1554
    Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer (b. 1510)
  • 1566
    Johannes Agricola, German Protestant reformer (b. 1494)
  • 1607
    Alessandro Allori, Italian painter (b. 1535)
  • 1658
    Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)
  • 1662
    John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
  • 1692
    Martha Corey, hanged as a result of the Salem witch trials
  • 1703
    Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)
  • 1774
    Pope Clement XIV (b. 1705)
  • 1776
    Nathan Hale, American Revolutionary War captain, hanged by the British as a spy (b. 1755)
  • 1777
    John Bartram, American botanist (b. 1699)
  • 1828
    Shaka, Accredited as being the most influential leader of the Zulu Empire (b. 1787)
  • 1852
    William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)
  • 1868
    Byakkotai, A group of 19 young Japanese with the samurai corps of Aizu-Han who committed suicide.
  • 1872
    Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (b. 1801)
  • 1873
    Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1801)
  • 1881
    Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831)
  • 1913
    Tôn Thất Thuyết, the leading mandarin of Vietnam’s Nguyễn Dynasty (b. 1839)
  • 1914
    Alain-Fournier, French writer (b. 1886)
  • 1952
    Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)
  • 1956
    Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
  • 1957
    Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
  • 1961
    Marion Davies, American actress (b. 1897)
  • 1969
    Adolfo López Mateos, president of Mexico (b. 1909)
  • 1973
    Paul Van Zeeland, Belgian economist and politician (b. 1893)
  • 1981
    Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
  • 1987
    Dan Rowan, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
  • 1988
    Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (b. 1914)
  • 1989
    Irving Berlin, American songwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1992
    Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
  • 1993
    Maurice Abravanel, Greek-born conductor (b. 1903)
  • 1994
    Leonard Feather, British jazz pianist, composer, journalist (b. 1914)
  • 1996
    Dorothy Lamour, American actress (b. 1914)
  • 1996
    Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Canadian ballet dancer and director (b. 1924)
  • 1999
    George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927)
  • 2000
    Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator, (b. 1916)
  • 2001
    Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
  • 2002
    Jan de Hartog, Dutch-born writer (b. 1914)
  • 2003
    Gordon Jump, American television actor (b. 1932)
  • 2003
    Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
  • 2004
    Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (b. 1927)
  • 2004
    Ray Traylor (The Big Boss Man), American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
  • 2006
    Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
  • 2006
    Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • 2007
    Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)
  • 2007
    Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
  • 2008
    Thomas Doerflein, German Zookeeper (b. 1963)
  • 2010
    Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)

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