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Historical Events In August - 22

Wednesday, 18 May 2022

1973  On this day in history louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77  

1974  Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66 on August - 22.  

1976  On August - 22 juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73  

1977  On this day in history sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair), dies at 59  

1978  Tear gas used to quell riot by 150 prisoners in Sydney's Long Bay Jail who set fire to their cells on this day in history.  

1978  On this day in history ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78  

1979  On August - 22 henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69  

1982  Gen Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence on August - 22.  

1984  On this day in history rep convention in Dallas renominates Pres Reagan and VP Bush  

1984  On August - 22 charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57  

1985  Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies on August - 22.  

1986  NASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics on August - 22.  

1987  Madonna's "Who's "That Girl," single goes #1 on this day in history.  

1988  Australia unveils first platinum coin (Koala) on this day in history.  

1988  NBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee) on August - 22.  

1989  On August - 22 the first complete ring around Neptune discovered  

1990  Pres Bush calls up military reserves on this day in history.  

1990  Scores of angry smokers block street near Moscow's Red Square for hours to protest summer-long cigarette shortage on this day in history.  

1990  Merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45 on this day in history.  

1991  Boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide on this day in history.  

1993  Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint) on August - 22.  

1994  Canadian icebreaker Louis St-Laurent reaches the North Magnetic Pole on August - 22.  

1994  On this day in history leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine), dies at 80  

2005  A 4.1-kg (9-pound) meteorite crashes into the Dotito area of Zambezi Escarpment in Zimbabwe, leaving a 15-cm (6-inch) crater on this day in history.  

2006  Pulkovo Airlines Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border in Ukraine, killing 171 people, including 45 children on this day in history.  

2006  The ICM awards Grigori Perelman the Fields Medal for proving the Poincare conjecture, one of seven Millennium Prize Problems. Perelman refuses the medal on this day in history.  

2007  The Texas Rangers score thirty runs in one game, setting the modern (post-1900) MLB record for most runs by one team in a single game, in a 30-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on this day in history.  

2012  47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war on August - 22.  

2013  14 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Western Iraq on this day in history.  

2014  On August - 22 2nd Ebola death in Nigera, Africa’s most populated country  

2017  On this day in history india's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq)  

2017  Missouri Governor Eric Greitens grants stay of execution for Marcellus Williams in light of possible new DNA eividence on this day in history.  

2018  Longest ever bull market for Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index at 3,453 days (using 19.9 percent decline in 1990 as the start, usually 20%) on this day in history.  

2018  On August - 22 discovery of a bone of a 90,000 hybrid human, half Neanderthal, half Denisovan from Anuy River, Siberia published in "Nature"  

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Famous Birthdays In August - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1530  Bartolomeo Spontone, composer was born on this day in history.  

1601  Georges de Scudéry, French writer (d. 1667) was born on this day in history.  

1615  Christopher Gibbons, composer was born on August - 22.  

1624  On this day in history birth of jean Renaud de Segrais, French writer (d. 1701)  

1647  On this day in history birth of denis Papin, French physicist (Papiniaanse pot, steam machine)  

1679  On this day in history birth of pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)  

1681  Pierre Danican Philidor, composer was born on this day in history.  

1753  On August - 22 birth of christian Friedrich Ruppe, composer  

Famous Deaths In August - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0408  On August - 22 flavius Stilicho, West Roman field leader (395-408), dies at 48  

0634  Abd Allah Abu Bekr, Arabic merchant/1st kalief of Islam, dies on August - 22.  

1155  On this day in history death of konoe, Emperor of Japan (b. 1139)  

1188  Death of Ferdinand II, King of Leon (b. 1137) on August - 22.  

1241  Gregory IX, [Ugolino di Segni], Italian Pope, dies on this day in history.  

1280  On this day in history nicholas III, [Giovanni Gaetano Orsini], Italian Pope (1277-80), dies  

1286  On this day in history death of erik V Klipping, king of Denmark, murdered  

1304  On August - 22 death of john II, Count of Hainaut (b. 1247)  

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