What are the important events that happened on September 22? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
September 22: Facts & Myths About This Day
September 22 is the 265th day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Thursday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is September 9, 2022 – a Thursday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,663,804,800 seconds 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 ‘dihectahexacontapentagon’ day.
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Virgo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Sapphire is the modern birthstone for this month. Agate is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 122 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,562 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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September 22: This Day In History
It is frequently the day of the Autumnal Equinox in the Northern Hemisphere and the day of the Vernal Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere.
September 22 Historical Events
Joseph Smith, Jr. states he found the Golden plates on this date after being directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where they were buried.
The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
The independence of Bulgaria is proclaimed.
The Duke of York’s Picture House opens in Brighton, now the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
Jack Dempsey loses the “Long Count” boxing match to Gene Tunney.
Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
World War II: On Jewish New Year Day, the German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those are the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.
Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.
A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
Who were born on September 22?
Michael Faraday, English scientist (d. 1867)
Billy West (silent film actor), American silent film actor (d. 1975)
Hans Scholl, German anti-Nazi activist (d. 1943)
Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist
Leila Hadley, American travel writer and socialite (d. 2009)
Neil Cavuto, American television commentator
Pope Michael, American anti-pope
David Berkeley, American singer-songwriter
Ray Foley, Irish radio personality
Matteo Cavagna, Italian footballer
Who died on September 22?
Selim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1465)
Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)
John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831)
Paul Van Zeeland, Belgian economist and politician (b. 1893)
Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
Dorothy Lamour, American actress (b. 1914)
Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
Eddie Fisher, American singer (b. 1928)
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