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  • What happened on October 22
  • October 22 is the 295th day of the year (296th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 70 days remaining until the end of the year.

 

  • Events on October 22
  • 4004 BC – The world was created at approximately six o’clock in the evening, according to the Ussher chronology.
  • 362 – The temple of Apollo at Daphne, outside Antioch, is destroyed in a mysterious fire.
  • 451 – The Council of Chalcedon adopts the Chalcedonian Creed regarding the divine and human nature of Jesus Christ.
  • 794 – Emperor Kanmu relocates the Japanese capital to Heiankyo (now Kyoto).
  • 1383 – The 1383–85 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 Liaoluo Bay: 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 people 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 – André-Jacques Garnerin makes the first recorded parachute jump from one thousand meters (3,200 feet) above Paris.
  • 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, which had 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.
  • 1884 – The Royal Observatory in Britain is adopted as the prime meridian of longitude by the International Meridian Conference.
  • 1895 – In Paris an express train derails after overrunning the buffer stop, crossing almost 30 metres (100 ft) of concourse before crashing through a wall and falling 10 metres (33 ft) to the road below.
  • 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.
  • 1923 – The royalist Leonardopoulos–Gargalidis coup d’état attempt fails in Greece, discrediting the monarchy and paving the way for the establishment of theSecond Hellenic Republic.
  • 1927 – Nikola Tesla introduces six new inventions including single-phase electric power.
  • 1928 – Phi Sigma Alpha fraternity is founded at the University of Puerto Rico, Río 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.
  • 1946 – Soviet Operation Osoaviakhim takes place, recruiting of thousands of military-related technical specialists from the Soviet occupation zone of post-World-War-II Germany for employment in the Soviet Union.
  • 1947 – Kashmir conflict starts, a territorial conflict primarily between India and Pakistan, having started just after the partition of India in 1947.
  • 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 – Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, but turns down the honor.
  • 1964 – Canada: A Multi-Party Parliamentary Committee selects the design which becomes the new official flag of Canada.
  • 1966 – The Supremes become the first all-female music group to attain a No. 1 selling album (The Supremes A’ Go-Go).
  • 1966 – The Soviet Union launches Luna 12.
  • 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 Nguyễn Văn Thiệu 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.
  • 1978 – Papal inauguration of Pope John Paul II.
  • 1981 – The United States Federal Labor Relations Authority votes to decertify the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) 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.
  • 2001 – Grand Theft Auto III was released, popularizing a genre of open-world, action-adventure video games as well as spurring controversy around violence in video games.
  • 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 Lanka Air Force planes are destroyed and 10 damaged.
  • 2008 – India launches its first unmanned lunar mission Chandrayaan-1.
  • 2013 – The Australian Capital Territory becomes the first Australian jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage with the Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013
  • 2014 – Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacks the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa, Canada, killing a soldier and injuring three other people.
  • 2015 – A teacher and a student are killed, and 2 students injured, in an attack at a high school in Trollhättan, Sweden.

 

 

 

  • Births on October 22
  • 1071 – William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (d. 1126)
  • 1197 – Emperor Juntoku of Japan (d. 1242)
  • 1511 – Erasmus Reinhold, German astronomer and mathematician (d. 1553)
  • 1592 – Gustav Horn, Count of Pori (d. 1657)
  • 1659 – Georg Ernst Stahl, German chemist and physician (d. 1734)
  • 1689 – John V of Portugal (d. 1750)
  • 1701 – Maria Amalia of Austria (d. 1756)
  • 1729 – Johann Reinhold Forster, German pastor and botanist (d. 1798)
  • 1734 – Daniel Boone, American hunter and explorer (d. 1820)
  • 1749 – Cornelis van der Aa, Dutch historian and bookseller (d. 1816)
  • 1809 – Volney Howard, American lawyer, jurist, and politician, Texas Attorney General (d. 1889)
  • 1811 – Franz Liszt, Hungarian pianist and composer (d. 1886)
  • 1818 – Leconte de Lisle, French poet and author (d. 1894)
  • 1821 – Collis Potter Huntington, American businessman (d. 1900)
  • 1832 – August Labitzky, Czech composer and conductor (d. 1903)
  • 1844 – Sarah Bernhardt, French actress and manager (d. 1923)
  • 1844 – Louis Riel, Canadian scholar and politician (d. 1885)
  • 1847 – Koos de la Rey, South African general (d. 1914)
  • 1858 – Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein (d. 1921)
  • 1865 – Kristjan Raud, Estonian painter and illustrator (d. 1943)
  • 1870 – Ivan Bunin, Russian author and poet, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
  • 1870 – Lord Alfred Douglas, English author and poet (d. 1945)
  • 1873 – Gustaf John Ramstedt, Finnish linguist and diplomat (d. 1950)
  • 1873 – Rama Tirtha, Indian philosopher and educator (d. 1906)
  • 1875 – David van Embden, Dutch economist and politician (d. 1962)
  • 1878 – Jaan Lattik, Estonian pastor and politician, 9th Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1967)
  • 1881 – Clinton Davisson, American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1958)
  • 1881 – Karl Bernhard Zoeppritz, German geophysicist and seismologist (d. 1908)
  • 1882 – Edmund Dulac, French-English illustrator (d. 1953)
  • 1882 – N. C. Wyeth, American painter and illustrator (d. 1945)
  • 1885 – Giovanni Martinelli, Italian tenor and actor (d. 1969)
  • 1886 – Erik Bergman, Swedish minister (d. 1970)
  • 1887 – John Reed, American journalist and poet (d. 1920)
  • 1893 – Ernst Öpik, Estonian astronomer and astrophysicist (d. 1985)
  • 1894 – Mei Lanfang, Chinese actor and singer (d. 1961)
  • 1895 – Johnny Morrison, professional baseball player (d. 1966)
  • 1896 – Charles Glen King, American biochemist and academic (d. 1988)
  • 1900 – Ashfaqulla Khan, Indian activist (d. 1927)
  • 1903 – George Wells Beadle, American geneticist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1989)
  • 1903 – Curly Howard, American comedian and vaudevillian (d. 1952)
  • 1904 – Constance Bennett, American actress, singer, and producer (d. 1965)
  • 1905 – Joseph Kosma, Hungarian-French pianist and composer (d. 1969)
  • 1906 – Kees van Baaren, Dutch composer and educator (d. 1970)
  • 1907 – Jimmie Foxx, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1967)
  • 1908 – John Gould, American journalist and author (d. 2003)
  • 1912 – George N. Leighton, American soldier and judge
  • 1913 – Robert Capa, Hungarian-American photographer and journalist (d. 1954)
  • 1913 – Bảo Đại, Vietnamese emperor (d. 1997)
  • 1913 – Hans-Peter Tschudi, Swiss lawyer and politician, 63rd President of the Swiss Confederation (d. 2002)
  • 1915 – Yitzhak Shamir, Belarusian-Israeli civil servant and politician, 7th Prime Minister of Israel (d. 2012)
  • 1917 – Joan Fontaine, British-American actress (d. 2013)
  • 1918 – Lou Klein, American baseball player, coach, and manager (d. 1976)
  • 1919 – Kathleen Ankers, English-American actress and set designer (d. 2001)
  • 1919 – Doris Lessing, British novelist, poet, playwright, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2013)
  • 1920 – Timothy Leary, American psychologist and author (d. 1996)
  • 1921 – Georges Brassens, French singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1981)
  • 1921 – Alexander Kronrod, Russian mathematician and computer scientist (d. 1986)
  • 1921 – Harald Nugiseks, Estonian sergeant (d. 2014)
  • 1922 – Juan Carlos Lorenzo, Argentinian footballer and manager (d. 2001)
  • 1923 – Bert Trautmann, German footballer and manager (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Slater Martin, American basketball player and coach (d. 2012)
  • 1925 – Robert Rauschenberg, American painter and illustrator (d. 2008)
  • 1927 – Allan Hendrickse, South African minister and politician (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Clare Fischer, American pianist, composer and arranger (d. 2012)
  • 1928 – Nelson Pereira dos Santos, Brazilian director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1929 – Michael Birkett, 2nd Baron Birkett, English director and producer (d. 2015)
  • 1929 – Dory Previn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2012)
  • 1929 – Lev Yashin, Russian footballer (d. 1990)
  • 1931 – Ann Rule, American police officer and author (d. 2015)
  • 1933 – Helmut Senekowitsch, Austrian footballer and manager (d. 2007)
  • 1934 – Donald McIntyre, New Zealand opera singer
  • 1936 – John Blashford-Snell, English soldier, author, and explorer
  • 1936 – Peter Cook, English architect and academic
  • 1936 – Jovan Pavlović, Serbian metropolitan (d. 2014)
  • 1937 – Manos Loïzos, Egyptian-Greek composer (d. 1982)
  • 1938 – K. Indrapala, Sri Lankan historian and academic
  • 1938 – Derek Jacobi, English actor
  • 1938 – Christopher Lloyd, American actor, comedian and producer
  • 1939 – Joaquim Chissano, Mozambican politician, 2nd President of Mozambique
  • 1939 – George Cohen, English footballer
  • 1939 – Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, French poet and critic
  • 1939 – Tony Roberts, American actor and singer
  • 1941 – Ahmet Mete Işıkara, Turkish geophysicist and earthquake scientist (d. 2013)
  • 1941 – Charles Keating, English-American actor (d. 2014)
  • 1942 – Annette Funicello, American actress and singer (d. 2013)
  • 1943 – Allen Coage, American-Canadian wrestler and coach (d. 2007)
  • 1943 – Catherine E. Coulson, American actress (d. 2015)
  • 1943 – Jan de Bont, Dutch director, producer, and cinematographer
  • 1943 – Catherine Deneuve, French actress and singer
  • 1943 – Seif Sharif Hamad, Zanzibari politician, 2nd Chief Minister of Zanzibar
  • 1945 – Yvan Ponton, Canadian actor and game show host
  • 1945 – Buzz Potamkin, American director and producer, founded Buzzco Associates (d. 2012)
  • 1945 – Sheila Sherwood, English long jumper
  • 1945 – Michael Stoute, Barbadian-English horse trainer
  • 1945 – Leslie West, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1946 – Eddie Brigati, American singer-songwriter
  • 1946 – Claude Charron, Canadian educator and politician
  • 1946 – Kelvin MacKenzie, English journalist
  • 1947 – Raymond Bachand, Canadian lawyer and politician
  • 1947 – Haley Barbour, American lawyer and politician, 62nd Governor of Mississippi
  • 1947 – Deepak Chopra, Indian-American physician and author
  • 1948 – Mike Hendrick, English cricketer, coach, and umpire
  • 1948 – Debbie Macomber, American author
  • 1949 – Stiv Bators, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor (d. 1990)
  • 1949 – Vasilios Magginas, Greek politician, Greek Minister of Employment (d. 2015)
  • 1949 – Manfred Trojahn, German flute player, composer, and conductor
  • 1949 – Arsène Wenger, French footballer and manager
  • 1952 – Julie Dash, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1952 – Jeff Goldblum, American actor and producer
  • 1954 – Graham Joyce, English author and educator (d. 2014)
  • 1956 – Frank DiPino, American baseball player and coach
  • 1957 – Henry Lauterbach, German jumper
  • 1959 – Arto Salminen, Finnish journalist and author (d. 2005)
  • 1959 – Marc Shaiman, American composer and songwriter
  • 1960 – Darryl Jenifer, American bass player
  • 1960 – Cris Kirkwood, American singer-songwriter and bass player
  • 1961 – Takaaki Ishibashi, Japanese comedian, singer, and actor
  • 1961 – Barbara Potter, American tennis player
  • 1962 – Bob Odenkirk, American actor and comedian
  • 1963 – Brian Boitano, American figure skater
  • 1964 – Mick Hill, English javelin thrower and coach
  • 1964 – Dražen Petrović, Croatian basketball player (d. 1993)
  • 1964 – TobyMac, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1965 – Valeria Golino, Italian actress
  • 1965 – John Wesley Harding, English singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1965 – A. L. Kennedy, Scottish comedian, journalist, and author
  • 1965 – Otis Smith, American football player and coach
  • 1965 – Piotr Wiwczarek, Polish singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1966 – Yuri Arbachakov, Russian-Japanese boxer
  • 1967 – Salvatore Di Vittorio, Italian composer and conductor
  • 1967 – Rita Guerra, Portuguese singer
  • 1967 – Oona King, Baroness King of Bow, English academic and politician
  • 1967 – Ulrike Maier, Austrian skier (d. 1994)
  • 1967 – Carlos Mencia, Honduran-American comedian, actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1967 – Ron Tugnutt, Canadian ice hockey player, coach, and sportscaster
  • 1968 – Stephanie Cutter, American lawyer and political consultant
  • 1968 – Jay Johnston, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Shelby Lynne, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1968 – Stéphane Quintal, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1969 – Héctor Carrasco, Dominican baseball player
  • 1969 – Spike Jonze, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1969 – Helmut Lotti, Belgian singer-songwriter
  • 1970 – Winston Bogarde, Dutch footballer
  • 1970 – Amy Redford, American actress, director, and producer
  • 1971 – Amanda Coetzer, South African tennis player
  • 1971 – Kornél Dávid, Hungarian basketball player
  • 1971 – José Manuel Martínez, Spanish runner
  • 1972 – D’Lo Brown, American wrestler and accountant
  • 1972 – Saffron Burrows, English-American actress
  • 1973 – Andrés Palop, Spanish footballer and manager
  • 1973 – Ichiro Suzuki, Japanese baseball player
  • 1973 – Mark van der Zijden, Dutch swimmer
  • 1974 – Tim Kinsella, American singer-songwriter
  • 1974 – Jeff McInnis, American basketball player
  • 1974 – Miroslav Šatan, Slovak ice hockey player
  • 1975 – Martín Cardetti, Argentinian footballer and manager
  • 1975 – Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor
  • 1975 – Míchel Salgado, Spanish footballer
  • 1976 – Luke Adams, Australian race walker
  • 1976 – Jon Foreman, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1978 – Dion Glover, American basketball player and coach
  • 1978 – Chaswe Nsofwa, Zambian footballer (d. 2007)
  • 1978 – Owais Shah, Pakistani-English cricketer
  • 1979 – Doni, Brazilian footballer
  • 1980 – Niall Breslin, Irish singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and footballer
  • 1980 – Luke O’Donnell, Australian rugby league player
  • 1980 – Sonia Sui, Chinese and Taiwanese model
  • 1981 – Michael Fishman, American actor and producer
  • 1981 – Olivier Pla, French race car driver
  • 1982 – Robinson Canó, Dominican baseball player
  • 1982 – Tim Erfen, German footballer
  • 1982 – Heath Miller, American football player
  • 1982 – Mark Renshaw, Australian cyclist
  • 1983 – Anton Müller, German footballer
  • 1984 – Aleks Marić, Australian basketball player
  • 1985 – Hadise, Belgian-Turkish singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1985 – Zac Hanson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1986 – Kenji Ebisawa, Japanese actor
  • 1986 – Kara Lang, Canadian footballer
  • 1986 – Ștefan Radu, Romanian footballer
  • 1986 – Akihiro Sato, Japanese footballer
  • 1987 – Tiki Gelana, Ethiopian runner
  • 1987 – Donny Montell, Lithuanian singer-songwriter
  • 1987 – Park Ha-sun, South Korean actress
  • 1987 – Reen Yu, Taiwanese actress
  • 1988 – Sarah Barrow, English diver
  • 1988 – Parineeti Chopra, Indian actress
  • 1988 – Elena Muhhina, Estonian figure skater
  • 1988 – Aykut Demir, Turkish footballer
  • 1989 – Marco Restrepo, American musician
  • 1992 – Sofia Vassilieva, American actress
  • 1995 – Saidy Janko, Swiss footballer
  • 1996 – B.I, South Korean singer-songwriter and dancer

 

 

 

  • Deaths on October 22
  • 726 – Itzamnaaj K’awiil, a Maya ruler of Dos Pilas
  • 741 – Charles Martel, Frankish king (b. 688)
  • 842 – Abo, Japanese prince (b. 792)
  • 1383 – Ferdinand I of Portugal (b. 1345)
  • 1565 – Jean Grolier de Servières, French book collector (b. 1479)
  • 1625 – Kikkawa Hiroie, Japanese daimyo (b. 1561)
  • 1708 – Hermann Witsius, Dutch theologian and academic (b. 1636)
  • 1751 – William IV, Prince of Orange (b. 1711)
  • 1761 – Louis George, Margrave of Baden-Baden (b. 1702)
  • 1755 – Elisha Williams, American minister, academic, and jurist (b. 1694)
  • 1792 – Guillaume Le Gentil, French astronomer (b. 1725)
  • 1847 – Sahle Selassie, Ethiopian ruler (b. 1795)
  • 1853 – Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Uruguayan general and politician, President of Uruguay (b. 1784)
  • 1859 – Louis Spohr, German violinist and composer (b. 1784)
  • 1883 – Thomas Mayne Reid, Irish-American soldier and author (b. 1818)
  • 1885 – Lewis Majendie, English politician (b. 1835)
  • 1891 – Ernst von Fleischl-Marxow, Austrian physiologist and physician (b. 1846)
  • 1906 – Paul Cézanne, French painter (b. 1839)
  • 1914 – Konishiki Yasokichi I, Japanese sumo wrestler, the 17th Yokozuna (b. 1866)
  • 1917 – Bob Fitzsimmons, English-American boxer (b. 1863)
  • 1927 – Borisav Stanković, Serbian author (b. 1876)
  • 1928 – Andrew Fisher, Scottish-Australian lawyer and politician, 5th Prime Minister of Australia (b. 1862)
  • 1934 – Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (b. 1904)
  • 1935 – Edward Carson, Irish-English lawyer and politician, Attorney General for England and Wales (b. 1854)
  • 1941 – Guy Môquet, French militant (b. 1924)
  • 1952 – Ernst Rüdin, Swiss psychiatrist, geneticist, and eugenicist (b. 1874)
  • 1954 – Jibanananda Das, Bangladeshi-Indian author and poet (b. 1899)
  • 1956 – Hannah Mitchell, English activist (b. 1872)
  • 1959 – George Bouzianis, Greek painter and educator (b. 1885)
  • 1965 – Muriel George, English singer and actress (b. 1883)
  • 1969 – Tommy Edwards, American singer-songwriter (b. 1922)
  • 1973 – Pablo Casals, Catalan cellist and conductor (b. 1876)
  • 1979 – Nadia Boulanger, French composer and educator (b. 1887)
  • 1979 – Mieko Kamiya, Japanese psychiatrist and author (b. 1914)
  • 1982 – Richard Hugo, American poet (b. 1923)
  • 1985 – Viorica Ursuleac, Romanian soprano and educator (b. 1894)
  • 1986 – Jane Dornacker, American actress and singer (b. 1947)
  • 1986 – Thorgeir Stubø, Norwegian guitarist and composer (b. 1943)
  • 1986 – Ye Jianying, Chinese general and politician, Head of State of the People’s Republic of China (b. 1897)
  • 1986 – Albert Szent-Györgyi, Hungarian-American physiologist and biochemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1893)
  • 1987 – Lino Ventura, Italian-French actor (b. 1919)
  • 1988 – Cynthia Freeman, American author (b. 1915)
  • 1989 – Ewan MacColl, English singer-songwriter, producer, actor, and playwright (b. 1915)
  • 1989 – Jacob Wetterling, American kidnapping victim (b. 1978)
  • 1990 – Louis Althusser, Algerian-French philosopher and academic (b. 1918)
  • 1991 – Hachiro Kasuga, Japanese singer and actor (b. 1924)
  • 1992 – Red Barber, American sportscaster (b. 1908)
  • 1992 – Cleavon Little, American actor (b. 1939)
  • 1993 – Innes Ireland, English race car driver and engineer (b. 1930)
  • 1995 – Kingsley Amis, English novelist, poet, critic (b. 1922)
  • 1995 – Mary Wickes, American actress and singer (b. 1910)
  • 1997 – Leonid Amalrik, Russian animator, director, and screenwriter (b. 1905)
  • 1998 – Eric Ambler, English author, screenwriter, and producer (b. 1909)
  • 2001 – Helmut Krackowizer, Austrian motorcycle racer and journalist (b. 1922)
  • 2002 – Richard Helms, American intelligence agent and diplomat, 8th Director of Central Intelligence (b. 1913)
  • 2002 – Geraldine of Albania (b. 1915)
  • 2005 – Arman, French-American painter and sculptor (b. 1928)
  • 2005 – Tony Adams, Irish-American actor and producer (b. 1953)
  • 2006 – Arthur Hill, Canadian-American actor (b. 1922)
  • 2007 – Ève Curie, French pianist and journalist (b. 1904)
  • 2009 – Don Lane, American-Australian actor, singer, and talk show host (b. 1933)
  • 2009 – Soupy Sales, American comedian and actor (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Eio Sakata, Japanese Go player (b. 1920)
  • 2011 – Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Saudi Arabian prince (b. 1930)
  • 2012 – Betty Binns Fletcher, American lawyer and judge (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Mike Morris, English talk show host (b. 1946)
  • 2012 – Gabrielle Roth, American dancer, singer, and author (b. 1941)
  • 2013 – Marylou Dawes, Canadian pianist and educator (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – Lajos Für, Hungarian historian and politician, Minister of Defence of Hungary (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – William Harrison, American author and screenwriter (b. 1933)
  • 2013 – James Robinson Risner, American general and pilot (b. 1925)
  • 2014 – George Francis, English footballer and soldier (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – John-Roger Hinkins, American religious leader and author (b. 1934)
  • 2014 – Ashok Kumar, Indian director and cinematographer (b. 1941)
  • 2014 – John Postgate, English microbiologist, author, and academic (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Willem Aantjes, Dutch civil servant and politician (b. 1923)
  • 2015 – Çetin Altan, Turkish journalist and politician (b. 1927)
  • 2015 – Murphy Anderson, American illustrator (b. 1926)
  • 2015 – Arnold Klein, American dermatologist and author (b. 1945)
  • 2015 – Joshua Wheeler, American sergeant (b. 1975)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Holidays and observances on October 22
  • Christian feast day:
    • Aaron the Illustrious (Syriac Orthodox Church)
    • Abercius of Hieropolis
    • Bertharius
    • Donatus of Fiesole
    • Mary Salome
    • Nunilo and Alodia
    • Pope John Paul II
    • October 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which Labour Day can fall, while October 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Monday in October (New Zealand)
  • Earliest day on which Make a Difference Day can fall, while October 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Saturday in October (United States)
  • Fechner Day (International observance)
  • International Caps Lock Day
  • International Stuttering Awareness Day
  • Jidai Matsuri (Kyoto, Japan)
  • Wombat Day (Australia)

 

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