On This Day
Discover events that happened On This Day including famous birthdays and notable deaths. Each day we highlight famous people, past and present, who have impacted our world. Browse sections by selecting the links below or click the calendar to view events on another day.
Events on This Day
President John F. Kennedy announces in a televised speech that the United States has discovered Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Jean-Paul Sartre is named the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, but he declines it.
Boys Don’t Cry opens in theaters. The film stars Hilary Swank as a transgendered teen who is biologically female. Swank will win her first Oscar for the role.
Hu Jintao is given a second five-year presidential term from China’s Communist Party.
Military leader Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
Hawley Crippen is convicted of poisoning his wife in London.
Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the deposed Shah of Iran, is granted permission by the United States government to seek medical treatment in America.
Singer Elton John sells out New York's Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time.
Born on This Day
Born: October 22, 1938
Age: 75 years old
Birthplace: Stamford, Connecticut, United States
1811 | 74 years old
Educator, Songwriter, Pianist
1973 | 40 years old
Born: October 22, 1942
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States
Film Actress, Theater Actress / 1844 - 1923
Perhaps the most famous actress of all time, Sarah Bernhardt is regarded as one of the finest actors of the 19th century, appearing on the stage and in some of the earliest films ever produced.
1844 | 78 years old
Film Actress, Theater Actress
1920 | 75 years old
Died on This Day
Died: October 22, 1906
Age: 67 years old
Place: Aix-en-Provence , France
2009 | 83 years old
1934 | 30 years old
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