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August 22nd

August 22nd is the 234th day of the year (235th day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about August 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 August 22nd

1862 Claude Debussy (composer)

1882 Raymonde de Laroche (pilot - first woman to receive a pilot's license)

1893 Dorothy Parker (poet, writer, satirist)

1902 Leni Riefenstahl (film director)

1904 Deng Xiaoping (Chinese leader)

Deng Xiaoping

1917 John Lee Hooker (singer, musician)

John Lee Hooker

1920 Ray Bradbury (author)

1925 Honor Blackman (actress)

1934 Norman Schwarzkopf (US general)

Norman Schwarzkopf

1943 Masatoshi Shima (computer scientist)

1949 Diana Nyad (long distance swimmer, author, journalist)

1950 Scooter Libby (political advisor, lawyer)

1957 Steve Davis (snooker player)

1958 Vernon Reid (guitarist - Living Color)

1963 Tori Amos (singer)

1964 Mats Wilander (tennis player)

Mats Wilander

1978 James Corden (comedian, actor)

August 22nd in History

564 Saint Columbia reports seeing a monster in Loch Ness, Scotland.

1485 King Richard III of England is killed at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

1639 Madras (now called Chennai) founded in India by the British East India Company.

1642 King Charles I of England calls the English Parliament traitors, beginning the English Civil War.

1770 James Cook lands on, and claims the East coast of Australia for Britain.

1848 New Mexico annexed by the United States.

1849 Austria launches the first air raid in history using pilotless balloons against Venice.

1851 The first America's Cup won by the yacht America.

1864 First Geneva Convention signed by 12 nations. Red Cross founded.

1902 Cadillac Motor Company formed.

1910 Korea annexed by Japan.

1952 Devil's Island Penal Colony is closed.

1972 Rhodesia expelled from the International Olympic Committee for its racist policies.

1989 Ring around Neptune is discovered.


August 22nd is also

Feast of Mary Queen of Angels (Catholicism)


People born on August 22nd are Virgo


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