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January 22nd is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 343 days remaining until the end of the year (344 days in leap years).
On this page, we have placed information about January 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 January 22nd
1440 Ivan III (Russian ruler)
1561 Francis Bacon (philosopher, scientist, statesman, author, lawyer)
1788 Lord Byron (poet)
1869 Grigori Rasputin (mystic)
1875 D.W. Griffith (film director, film producer, screenwriter)
1898 Sergei Eisenstein (film director, screenwriter)
1909 U Thant (Secretary General of the United Nations 1961-1971)
1920 Sir Alfred Ernest "Alf" Ramsey (soccer player and manager)
1932 Piper Laurie (actress)
1935 Sam Cooke (singer)
1940 John Hurt (actor)
1946 Malcolm McLaren (impresario, manager of the Sex Pistols)
1959 Linda Blair (actress)
1960 Michael Hutchence (singer - INXS)
1965 Diane Lane (actress)
1971 Stan Collymore (soccer player)
1998 Silento (rapper)
January 22nd in History
1506 The first contingent of Swiss Guards arrives at the Vatican.
1517 Ottoman Empire defeats Mamluk Sultanate at the Battle of Ridaniya allowing them to take control of Egypt.
1824 Ashanti defeat British forces in the Gold Coast (modern day Ghana).
1879 Zulus defeat the British at the Battle of Isandlwana, but are subsequently unable to defeat the small British garrison at Rorke's Drift.
1901 Edward VII proclaimed British King after the death of his mother, Queen Victoria.
1924 Ramsay MacDonald becomes first Labour Prime Minister of the UK.
1927 First live radio commentary of a soccer match.
1930 Excavation of the site of the Empire State Building begins in New York City.
1962 The Organization of American States suspends Cuba's membership.
1970 Pan Am is the first airline to introduce Boeing 747 into service.
1973 US Supreme Court delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, which legalizes elective abortion in all US States.
1984 Apple Macintosh is introduced to the public in a television commercial during Super Bowl XVIII.
2002 Kmart files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
2006 Kobe Bryant scores 81 points in an NBA game.
January 22nd is also
Feast of Saint Vincent (Catholicism)
People born on January 22nd are Aquarius
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