Historical Events In August - 22
Friday, 31 March 2023
1973 On this day in history louise Huff, actress (Sea Waif, Caprice, Disraeli), dies at 77
1974 On this day in history jacob Bronowsky, British mathematician/cultural historian, dies at 66
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 Tear gas used to quell riot by 150 prisoners in Sydney's Long Bay Jail who set fire to their cells on August - 22.
1978 Ignazio Silone, Italian author (Fontamara, Pane e vino), dies at 78 on this day in history.
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 August - 22.
1984 On August - 22 charles Whittenberg, composer, dies at 57
1985 Ginty Lush, cricketer (NSW quickie of 30's), dies on August - 22.
1986 On August - 22 nASA announces tests designed to verify ignition pressure dynamics
1987 On August - 22 madonna's "Who's "That Girl," single goes #1
1988 Australia unveils first platinum coin (Koala) on this day in history.
1988 On this day in history nBC premieres "Later" with Bob Costas (1st guest Linda Ellerbee)
1989 On August - 22 the first complete ring around Neptune discovered
1990 On this day in history pres Bush calls up military reserves
1990 On August - 22 scores of angry smokers block street near Moscow's Red Square for hours to protest summer-long cigarette shortage.
1990 On this day in history merlin Marston, actor (Blue Sky), dies of non-Hodgkins lymphoma at 45
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 this day in history.
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 August - 22.
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 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 August - 22.
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 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 Discovery of a bone of a 90,000 hybrid human, half Neanderthal, half Denisovan from Anuy River, Siberia published in "Nature" on August - 22.