Historical Events In August - 22
Saturday, 24 October 2020
1973 Louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77 on this day in history.
1974 Jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66 on August - 22.
1976 On this day in history juscelino Kubitschek de Oliveira, pres of Brazil (1955-60), dies at 73
1977 Sebastian Cabot, actor (Mr French-Family Affair), dies at 59 on this day in history.
1978 On August - 22 tear gas used to quell riot by 150 prisoners in Sydney's Long Bay Jail who set fire to their cells
1978 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78 on August - 22.
1979 On August - 22 henry Beernink, politician, dies at 69
1982 On this day in history gen Ariel Sharon urges Palestinians to discuss peaceful coexistence
1984 Rep convention in Dallas renominates Pres Reagan and VP Bush on this day in history.
1984 On August - 22 charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
1985 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies on this day in history.
1986 On this day in history nASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
1987 On this day in history madonna's "Who's "That Girl," single goes #1
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 The first complete ring around Neptune discovered on August - 22.
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 On August - 22 boris Pugo, USSR minister of Interior (1990), commits suicide
1993 Don Getz, US filmer (Playpoint) on this day in history.
1994 Canadian icebreaker Louis St-Laurent reaches the North Magnetic Pole on August - 22.
1994 Leo Lerman, actor/manager/critic (Dance Magazine), dies at 80 on August - 22.
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 On this day in history the ICM awards Grigori Perelman the Fields Medal for proving the Poincare conjecture, one of seven Millennium Prize Problems. Perelman refuses the medal.
2007 On this day in history 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.
2012 On August - 22 47 people are killed in the Syrian civil war
2013 On this day in history 14 people are killed by a suicide bombing in Western Iraq
2014 On August - 22 2nd Ebola death in Nigera, Africa’s most populated country
2017 India's highest court outlaws instant divorce for Muslim men (talaq, talaq, talaq) on August - 22.
2017 Missouri Governor Eric Greitens grants stay of execution for Marcellus Williams in light of possible new DNA eividence on August - 22.
2018 On August - 22 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%)
2018 Discovery of a bone of a 90,000 hybrid human, half Neanderthal, half Denisovan from Anuy River, Siberia published in "Nature" on August - 22.