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
The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in the Battle of Saule.
English playwright Ben Jonson kills an actor in a duel and is indicted for manslaughter.
Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
Battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule.
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.
In the United Kingdom, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965 (also known as the Second Kashmir War) between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, ends after the UN calls for a cease-fire.
Nagerkovil school bombing, is carried out by Sri Lankan Air Force in which at least 34 die, most of them ethnic Tamil school children.
David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
Who were born on September 22?
Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (d. 1590)
Hans Albers, German actor and singer (d. 1960)
Billy West (silent film actor), American silent film actor (d. 1975)
Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)
Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor
Tai Babilonia, American figure skater
Andy Cairns, Irish musician
Swin Cash, American basketball player
Who died on September 22?
Dogen, Japanese Zen Buddhist (b. 1200)
Guru Nanak Dev, founder of Sikhism (b. 1469)
John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (b. 1927)
Ray Traylor (The Big Boss Man), American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
Thomas Doerflein, German Zookeeper (b. 1963)
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