22 November

November 22 is the 326th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 39 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about November 22th, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about November 22th in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Go For a Ride Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – November 22

2005: Angela Merkel takes office as German Chancellor

The physical chemist from former East Germany became the first female chancellor of the country.

2004: Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine

The revolution began after an election that was marred by widespread rumors of corruption and fraud. The protests resulted in electoral reforms in the country and November 22 was declared a Day of Freedom in 2005. The holiday was then moved to January 22 in 2011.

1995: Toy Story released

Produced by Pixar, the movie which follows the adventures of human-like toys, was the world’s first feature-length computer-animated movie. Considered to be one of the best animated films every released, Toy story won 3 Oscars including Best Original Screenplay, Best Original Score, and Best Original Song.

1986: Mike Tyson wins fight against Trevor Berbick

The victory won Tyson the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight championship and made him world’s youngest heavyweight champion at the age of 20 years.

1963: John F. Kennedy assassinated

The 35th President of the United States was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, while traveling in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. He was the 4th American president to be assassinated while in office. The other 3 were Abraham Lincoln, James Abram Garfield, and William McKinley.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, November 22

1986: Oscar Pistorius, South African sprinter

1984: Scarlett Johansson, American actress, singer

1967: Boris Becker, German tennis player

1890: Charles de Gaulle, French general, politician, President of France

1819: George Eliot, English author

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, November 22

1963: Aldous Huxley, English author

1963: John F. Kennedy, American lieutenant, politician, 35th President of the United States

1963: C. S. Lewis, Irish author, poet

1900: Arthur Sullivan, English composer

1718: Blackbeard, English pirate

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