What happened this day in history January 22

What are the important events that happened on January 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

January 22: Facts & Myths About This Day

January 22 is the 22nd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 343 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Sunday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is January 9, 2023 – a Sunday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 465,096 hours has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘icosidigon’ day.

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Aquarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Garnet is the modern birthstone for this month. Emerald is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,684 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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January 22 Historical Events

  • 1899
    Leaders of six Australian colonies meet in Melbourne to discuss confederation.
  • 1906
    SS Valencia runs aground on rocks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, killing more than 130.
  • 1944
    World War II: The Allies commence Operation Shingle, an assault on Anzio, Italy.
  • 1957
    The New York City “Mad Bomber”, George P. Metesky, is arrested in Waterbury, Connecticut and is charged with planting more than 30 bombs.
  • 1968
    Operation Igloo White, a US electronic surveillance system to stop communist infiltration into South Vietnam begins installation.
  • 1969
    A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.
  • 1970
    The Boeing 747, the world’s first “jumbo jet”, enters commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways with its maiden voyage from John F Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
  • 1971
    The Singapore Declaration, one of the two most important documents to the uncodified constitution of the Commonwealth of Nations, is issued.
  • 1973
    The Supreme Court of the United States delivers its decision in Roe v. Wade, legalizing elective abortion in all fifty states.
  • 2004
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Wood Monkey in Chinese astrology.

Who were born on January 22?

  • 1553
    Mori Terumoto, Japanese warrior (d. 1625)
  • 1903
    Robin Milford, British composer (d. 1959)
  • 1906
    Joe Gladwin, English actor (d. 1987)
  • 1908
    Prince Oana, American baseball player (d. 1976)
  • 1946
    Serge Savard, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1948
    Gilbert Levine, American conductor
  • 1953
    Jim Jarmusch, American director
  • 1957
    Godfrey Thoma, Nauruan politician
  • 1957
    Mike Bossy, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1965
    DJ Jazzy Jeff, American rapper and actor

Who died on January 22?

  • 1767
    Johann Gottlob Lehmann, German minterologist and geologist (b. 1719)
  • 1922
    Fredrik Bajer, Danish politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1837)
  • 1929
    R.C. Lehmann, English writer (b. 1856)
  • 1945
    Else Lasker-Schüler, German-born poet (b. 1869)
  • 1982
    Tommy Tucker, American singer and pianist (b. 1933)
  • 1991
    Robert Choquette, French Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat (b. 1905)
  • 1994
    Telly Savalas, American actor (b. 1924)
  • 1997
    Ron Holden, American singer (b. 1939)
  • 1999
    Graham Staines, Australian missionary (b. 1941)
  • 2004
    Billy May, American composer and musician (b. 1916)

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