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Events of December 22nd:

December 22nd is the 356th day of the year (357th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 9 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about December 22nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on December 22nd:

244 Diocletian (Roman Emperor)

1858 Giacomo Puccini (musician, composer)

1887 Srinivasa Ramanujan (mathematician)

1907 Peggy Ashcroft (actress)

1909 Patricia Hayes (actress)

1912 Lady Bird Johnson (US First Lady 1963-1969)

1936 James Burke (science historian, broadcaster)

1943 Paul Wolfowitz (US politician)

1945 Diane Sawyer (news anchor, journalist)

Diane Sawyer

1948 Noel Edmonds (TV and radio presenter, game show host)

1949 Robin Gibb (singer - The Bee Gees)

1949 Maurice Gibb (singer - The Bee Gees)

1962 Ralph Fiennes (actor)

1968 Dina Meyer (actress)

1972 Vaessa Paradis (singer, model, actress)

December 22nd in History:

1891 323 Brucia is the first asteroid to be discovered using photography.

1894 Alfred Dreyfus, a French-Jewish army officer, is wrongly convicted of treason (he was exonerated in 1906).

1937 Lincoln Tunnel opens in New York City.

1965 UK introduces a 70 miles per hour maximum speed limit (applicable to rural roads and motorways) - previously there was no speed limit on these roads.

1989 Brandenberg Gate in German Bundestag (parliament) returns to Berlin re-opened after being closed by the Berlin Wall since 1961.

2001 Richard Reid attempts to destroy a passenger airliner using explosives hidden in his shoes.

December 22nd is also:

Commemoration of Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini (Catholicism)


People born on December 22nd are Capricorn


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