Daily Facts - September 22
Births1515 - Anne of Cleves, queen consort 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, wife of Louis XIII of France (d. 1666)
1606 - Li Zicheng, Chinese rebel (d. 1645)
1680 - Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
1694 - Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, English statesman and man of letters (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
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
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 - Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-born actor, writer, and director (d. 1957)
1885 - Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)
1895 - Paul Muni, Polish-born actor (d. 1967)
1898 - Katherine Alexander, American actress (d. 1981)
1900 - William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)
1900 - Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (d. 1985)
1901 - Charles B. Huggins, Canadian-born cancer researcher, recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (d. 1997)
1902 - John Houseman, Romanian-born actor and producer (d. 1988)
1904 - Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
1905 - Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
1912 - Martha Scott, American actress (d. 2003)
1915 - Arthur Lowe, British actor (d. 1982)
1918 - Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (d. 1988)
1920 - William H. Riker, American political scientist (d. 1993)
1922 - Chen Ning Yang, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate
1923 - Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
1924 - Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)
1924 - Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist
1927 - Tommy Lasorda, baseball manager
1927 - Gordon Astall, English footballer
1928 - James Lawson, American minister and civil rights activist
1931 - Fay Weldon, British feminist
1931 - George Younger, 4th Viscount Younger of Leckie, British politician (d. 2003)
1932 - Ingemar Johansson, Swedish boxer
1934 - Lute Olson, American basketball coach
1936 - Maurice Evans, English football player and manager (d. 2000)
1938 - Gene Mingo, American football player
1942 - David Stern, American basketball commissioner
1943 - Toni Basil, American singer, dancer, and choreographer
1946 - King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
1947 - Robert Morace, American writer
1948 - Denis Burke, Australian politician
1948 - Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
1949 - Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
1950 - Kirka, Finnish singer
1951 - David Coverdale, English singer
1952 - Bob Goodlatte, U.S. Congressman from Virginia
1952 - Paul Le Mat, American actor
1954 - Shari Belafonte, American singer
1956 - Debby Boone, American singer
1956 - Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer (Rats & Star)
1957 - Nick Cave, Australian musician
1958 - Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor
1958 - Neil Cavuto, American television commentator
1958 - Joan Jett, American musician
1959 - Tai Babilonia, American figure skater
1961 - Scott Baio, American actor
1961 - Bonnie Hunt, American actress
1961 - Vince Coleman, American baseball player
1962 - Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer
1965 - Andy Cairns, Irish musician
1965 - Tony Drago, Maltese snooker player
1966 - Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
1966 - Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer
1967 - Félix Savón, Cuban boxer
1968 - Mike Richter, American hockey player
1969 - Chris Powell, English footballer
1970 - Mike Matheny, Baseball player
1970 - Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor
1970 - Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
1971 - Chesney Hawkes, British singer
1971 - Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
1974 - Bob Sapp, American boxer and kickboxer
1975 - Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter
1975 - Mystikal, American rapper
1976 - Ronaldo, Brazilian footballer
1978 - Ed Joyce, Irish/English cricketer
1978 - Harry Kewell, Australian footballer
1979 - Matt Sharp, American Musician (Weezer), (The Rentals)
1980 - Fernanda Tavares, Brazilian supermodel
1981 - Adam Lazzara, American musician (Taking Back Sunday)
1982 - Billie Piper, English singer and actress
1987 - Tom Felton, English actor
Deaths1253 - Dogen, Japanese Zen Buddhist (b. 1200)
1345 - Henry Plantagenet, 3rd Earl of Leicester (b. 1281)
1399 - Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (b. 1366)
1520 - Selim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1465)
1554 - Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer
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)
1703 - Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)
1774 - Pope Clement XIV (b. 1705)
1777 - John Bartram, American botanist (b. 1699)
1828 - Shaka Zulu, Zulu leader
1852 - William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)
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)
1956 - Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
1957 - Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
1961 - Marion Davies, American actress (b. 1897)
1987 - Dan Rowan, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
1989 - Irving Berlin, American songwriter (b. 1888)
1993 - Maurice Abravanel, Greek-born conductor (b. 1903)
1996 - Dorothy Lamour, American actress (b. 1914)
1999 - George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927)
2001 - Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
2002 - Jan de Hartog, Dutch-born writer (b. 1914)
2002 - Mike Webster, American football player (b. 1952)
2003 - Gordon Jump, American television actor (b. 1932)
2003 - Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
2004 - The Big Boss Man, professional wrestler
Events66 - Emperor Nero creates the legion I Italica.
1236 - The Lithuanians and Semigallians beat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai.
1586 - The battle of Zutphen occurs.
1598 - Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter.
1692 - Last people hanged for witchcraft in the United States.
1776 - Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
1784 - Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak, Alaska.
1789 - The position of United States Postmaster General established.
1792 - primidi Vendémiaire of year I of the French Republican Calendar
1862 - Slavery in the United States: A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
1866 - Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
1869 - Richard Wagner's opera Das Rheingold debuts in Munich.
1885 - Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule e.g. "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right".
1893 - The first American-built automobile, built by the Duryea Brothers, is displayed.
1896 - Queen Victoria surpassed her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
1908 - The independence of Bulgaria is recognised.
1927 - Jack Dempsey loses the "Long Count" boxing match to Gene Tunney.
1934 - An explosion took place at Gresford Colliery in Wales which led to the death of 266 miners and rescuers.
1937 - Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
1944 - World War II, Red Army entered Tallinn.
1951 - The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.
1955 - In Britain, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
1960 - Mali gains independence from France.
1965 - The war between India and Pakistan over Kashmir ends after the UN calls for a cease-fire.
1970 - Tunku Abdul Rahman resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
1979 - The South Atlantic Flash is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
1980 - Iraq invades Iran.
1985 - The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
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.
1997 - Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed.
2003 - David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
HolidaysIn ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
In ancient Latvia, the first day of Mikeli, the Catching of Jumis.
RC Saints - It has been or still is the feast day of the following saints:
Saints Digna & Emerita
Saint Thomas of Villanueva
French Republican Calendar - Raisin (Grape) Day, first day in the Month of Vendémiaire
Bulgaria - Independence Day 1908
Mali - Independence Day (from France, 1960)
In Europe and in cities throughout the world, Car Free Day.
Autumnal equinox in the Northern hemisphere, Vernal equinox in the Southern hemisphere 1996, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012 (by UT).