All About October 22nd
Holidays, Horoscope and Trivia
October 22nd Holidays
- Eat a Pretzel Day
- INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY
- International Stuttering Awareness Day
- National Color Day
- National Knee Day
- National Nut Day
- Smart is Cool Day
October 22nd Horoscope is Libra
- Date range: September 23 – October 22
- Element: Air
- Quality: Cardinal
- Color: Pink, Green
- Ruler: Venus
- Lucky Numbers: 4, 6, 13, 15, 24
- Personality Traits: Cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, stable, common sense, social but upsets easily, holds grudges, plays the victim
- Famous Libras: Neve Campbell, Kate Winslet, Jesse Eisenberg, Sigourney Weaver, Hugh Jackman, Matt Damon, Naomi Watts, Will Smith, Viggo Mortensen, Zac Efron, Gwyneth Paltrow, Clive Owen, Hillary Duff, Tim Robbins, John Krasinski, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alicia Silverstone, Susan Sarandon, Eminem, Elisabeth Shue and Gwen Stefani, Evander Holyfield, John Lithgow and Carrie Fisher.
October 22nd Trivia
- 1779 – French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin became the first man to parachute when he jumped out of a balloon over Parc Monceau from a thousand feet in Paris using a silk parachute that he made himself.
- 1811 – Franz Liszt was a prolific 19th-century Hungarian composer, virtuoso pianist, conductor, music teacher, arranger, organist, philanthropist, author, nationalist was born in Raiding, Austria.
- 1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
- 1877 – The Blantyre mining disaster in Scotland kills 207 miners.
- 1879 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
- 1907 – A run on the stock of the Knickerbocker Trust Company sets events in motion that will lead to a depression.
- 1927 – Nikola Tesla introduces six new inventions including single-phase electric power.
- 1934 – In East Liverpool, Ohio, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents shoot and kill notorious bank robber Pretty Boy Floyd.
- 1938 – Christopher Lloyd, American actor was born in Stamford, CT.
- 1946 – Deepak Chopra, American-Indian author and spiritual motivations speaker was born in New Delhi, India.
- 1952 – Jeff Goldblum, American actor was born in West Homestead, PA.
- 1964 – Jean-Paul Sartre is awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, but tries to turns down the honor saying that he always declined official honours and that “a writer should not allow himself to be turned into an institution”
- 1968 – Shaggy, a Jamaican musician, singer, DJ and former United States Marine. He is best known for his hit singles, “Boombastic”, “It Wasn’t Me”, and “Angel” was born in Kingston, Jamaica.
- 1942 – Annette Funicello, American actress was born in Utica, NY.
- 1943 – Catherine Deneuve, French actress was born in Paris, France.
- 1975 – Jesse Tyler Ferguson, American actor was born in Missoula, MT.
- 1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs.
- 2001 – Grand Theft Auto III was released, popularizing a genre of open-world, action-adventure video games as well as spurring controversy around violence in video games.
- 2005 – Tropical Storm Alpha forms in the Atlantic Basin, making the 2005 Atlantic hurricane season the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record with 22 named storms.
- 2008 – India Launches its first Lunar Mission, unmanned space probe called Chandrayaan-1 and was launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
- 2017 – Paul Weitz, American astronaut passes away at 85 years old.