October 22 Events in History - October 22 Birthdays - October 22 Deaths
2014 Four former guards of security company Blackwater have been convicted of manslaughter and murder charges in the shooting of 31 unarmed Iraqi civilians seven years ago in Baghdad; the incident resulted in 14 deaths and 17 injuries
2014 A mentally ill man is apprehended after jumping the White House fence and injuring the two police dogs that stopped him; the man had been previously arrested near the White House on a misdemeanor
2013 The iPad Air and Mavericks, the latest version of the OS X is introduced by Apple
2013 The Australian Government institutes a legal challenge to same-sex marriage in its High Court in response to the Australian Capital Territory becoming the first territory in Australia to legalize same-sex marriage
2012 Former award-winning cyclist, American Lance Armstrong, is banned for life from participating in International Cycling Union-sanctioned events and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles based on the findings of a systematic doping investigation
2011 Crown Prince Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia dies, raising questions about succession in the kingdom
2011 The U.S. is granted permission by North Korea to search for remains of American soliders killed during the Korean War
2010 The fourth named cyclone of the 2010 North Indian Ocean cyclone season, Cyclonic Storm Giri, lands in western Burma with winds of 144mph
2010 In Uganda, 20 people die and 20,000 people are sickened by an outbreak of jiggers
1997 Cleveland Marquis Grissom World Series hitting streak ends after 15 games
1997 Coldest World Series game Marlins vs Cleveland (38 degrees F)
1997 Yahoo completes purchase of Four11
1997 New York Ranger Wayne Gretsky wife Janet is knocked unconcious and gets 2 stitches while watching the game as a plexiglass falls on her
1997 2nd longest 9 inning World Series game (4:12) as Marlins and Indians were tied 7-7 going into the 9th, Mariners win 14-11
1997 Compaq testifies Microsoft threaten to break Windows 95 agreement if they showcased a Netscape icon
1996 New York Yankee Bernie Williams hits record tying 7th post season home run, as Yankees tie record of 6th straight post season road win (en route to 8)
1995 "Swinging On a Star" opens at Music Box Theater New York City for 97 performances
1994 "Philadelphia, Here I Come" closes at Criterion New York City after 52 performances
1994 Statue of Sam Houston unveiled in Texas
1994 Tony Rominger bicycles world record time (53,832 km)
1993 Actor James Coburn (65) weds Paula Murad (37)
1993 Cosmonaut Aleksandr Serebrov makes record 9th space walk
1992 Atlanta, becomes 1st U.S. team to win a World Series game out of US
1992 Space Shuttle STS-52 (Columbia 13) launches into space
1992 Wendy Wasserstein's "Sisters Rosensweig," premieres in New York City
1991 General Motors announces 9 month loss of $2.2 billion
1989 Denver Nuggets beat Jugoplastika Split 135-129 in 3rd McDonald Open
1989 Red Khmer occupies Pailin in Cambodia
1988 Elton John sells out MSG for a record 26th time
1988 Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor OK after breast cancer surgery
1987 "Cabaret" opens at Imperial Theater New York City for 262 performances
1987 Nobel prize for literature awarded to Joseph Brodsky
1986 "Into the Light" opens at Neil Simon Theater New York City for 6 performances
1985 Bret Saberhagen gives Kansas City Royals their 1st World Series win
1984 NFL quarterback Ken Stabler retires
1984 Paul McCartney releases "Give My Regards to Broad Street" soundtrack
1982 Gene Mauch resigns as manager of Angels
1981 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization decertified
1981 Start of 1st-class game at Newcastle, NSW vs. Queensland
1981 U.S. national debt tops $1 trillion
1981 U.S.S.R. performs underground nuclear test
1980 4th government of Martens forms in Belgium
1980 New South Korean constitution comes into effect
1979 "One Mo' Time" with Vernel Bagners premieres in New York City
1979 Deposed Shah of Iran arrives in New York for medical treatment
1979 Walt Disney World's 100-millionth guest
1978 "King of Hearts" opens at Minskoff Theater New York City for 48 performances
1978 8th New York City Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in 2:32:30
1978 9th New York City Marathon won by Bill Rodgers in 2:12:12
1978 Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs
1978 Grete Weitz runs female world record marathon (2:32:29.8)
1978 Laugh-in's Judy Carne arrested at Gatwick Airport for drug possession
1978 Pope John Paul II installed
1977 International Sun-Earth Explorers 1 and 2 launched into Earth orbit
1976 Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60
1975 "Me and Bessie" opens at Ambassador Theater New York City for 453 performances
1975 Cincinnati Reds beat Boston Red Sox, 4 games to 3 in 72nd World Series
1975 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 soft-lands on Venus
1975 Turkish diplomat shot to death in Vienna
1975 World Football League disbands
1974 Yankees trade Bobby Murcer to Giants for Bobby Bonds
1973 Israeli troops reconquer mountain Hermon
1973 Security Council Resolution 338-cease fire to Yom Kippur War
1972 Betsy Rawls wins LPGA GAC Golf Classic
1972 Oakland A's 1st championship; beat Reds, 4 games to 3 in World Series
1971 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test
1969 KAPN-AM in Santa Barbara, California changes call letters to KDB-AM
1969 Paul McCartney denies rumors of his death
1968 Apollo 7 returns to Earth
1967 17th Ryder Cup: U.S. wins 23 -8 at Champions Golf Club Texas
1967 Joe DiMaggio is hired as executive Vice President of A's by Charlie Finley
1967 Murle Lindstrom wins LPGA Carlsbad Jaycee Golf Open
1966 U.S.S.R. launches Luna 12 for orbit around Moon
1964 EMI rejects audition by "High Numbers," they go on to become The Who
1964 French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize
1964 U.S. performs underground nuclear test at Hattiesburg Miss
1963 225,000 students boycot Chicago schools in Freedom Day protest
1962 John F. Kennedy addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba
1962 John F. Kennedy imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis
1962 John F. Kennedy receives Ugandan premier Milton Obote
1962 Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center
1962 U.S.S.R. performs nuclear test at Semipalitinsk, Eastern Kazakhstan U.S.S.R.
1961 75,000 Flemings demand equal rights and Flemish language in Belgium
1961 Louise Suggs wins LPGA San Antonio Golf Civitan
1960 Cassius Clay wins 1st battle as professional boxer
1959 "Take Me Along" opens at Shubert Theater New York City for 448 performances
1959 Bob Merrill's musical "Take me Along," premieres in New York City
1957 Conrad Adenauer re-elected chancellor of West-Germany
1957 KJAC TV channel 4 in Port Arthur-Beaumont, Texas (NBC) 1st broadcast
1956 France intercept Moroccan plane, arrest Ben Bella
1956 Great Britain performs nuclear test at Maralinga Australia
1955 WWNY TV channel 7 in Carthage-Watertown, New York (CBS) begins broadcasting
1954 West Germany joins North Atlantic Treaty Organization
1953 Laos gains full independence from France
1951 Earthquake hits Formosa, 100 killed
1951 U.S. performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
1950 Los Angeles Rams beat Baltimore Colts 70-27
1949 200 killed in train derailment near Nowy Dwor Poland
1949 Emile Zatopek runs world record 10,000m (29:21.2)
1948 Egyptian flagship King Farouk sunk by Israel
1946 2 British ships sink near Albania
1944 Kurita's Vice-Admiral fleet leaves North-Borneo
1942 1st ships of invasion fleet for Oran (Algeria) leave Scotland
1942 U.S. General Clark and Lemnitzer and French General Mast meet secretly in Algeria
1941 Maxwell Anderson's "Candle in the Wind," premieres in New York City
1939 1st TV NFL game-Eagles vs Dodgers
1938 Chester Carlson demonstrates 1st Xerox copying machine
1936 1st commercial flight from mainland to Hawaii
1935 18th PGA Championship: Johnny Revolta at Twin Hills CC Oklahoma City
1933 Primo Carnera beats Paulin in 15 for heavyweight boxing title
1932 Charles de Broqueville becomes premier of Belgium
1932 George Kaufman and Edna Ferbers "Dinner at 8," premieres in New York City
1930 1st concerto of BBC Symphony Orchestra, under Adrian Boult
1930 Blake and Razaf's "Lew Leslie's Blackbirds of 1930," premieres in New York City
1930 South Carolina Genemuiden soccer team forms
1929 French government of Briand falls
1929 James H. Scullin forms Australia government
1928 China expels all Russian instructors and civil servants
1928 ESL Robinson's "Far-Off Hills," premieres in Dublin
1928 President Hoover speaks of "American system of rugged individualism"
1922 Lucerne Street in Bronx named
1922 Parsifal Place laid out in Bronx, named for knight in Wagner's Opera
1913 Explosion at Dawson New Mexico coal mine kills 263 mine workers
1907 Ringling Brothers Greatest Show on Earth buys Barnum and Bailey circus
1906 3,000 blacks demonstrate and riot in Philadelphia
1904 Russian fleet shoots at British fishing ship
1899 British troops flee Dundee, Natal South Africa
1897 World's 1st car dealer opens in London
1895 David Belasco's "Heart of Maryland," premieres in New York City
1885 John Ward and several teammates secretly form Brotherhood of Professional Baseball Players, 1st baseball union
1884 General Gordon receives letter of Mahdi
1884 Sporting Life announces that both pennant winners will meet in 3 game series Oct 23-25 at Polo Grounds New York City to determine baseball champion
1883 1st New York Horse Show held (Madison Square Garden)
1883 Original Metropolitan Opera House (New York City) grand opening (Faust)
1881 Boston Symphony Orchestra gives its 1st concert
1875 Sons of American Revolution organizes
1868 Jacques Offenbach's opera "Genevieve de Brabant," premieres in New York City
1862 Battle at Old Fort Wayne, Indian Territory
1862 Confederate troops reconquer Cumperland Gap, Tennessee
1861 1st telegraph line linking West and East coasts completed
1836 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected President of Republic of Texas
1819 1st ship sails by Erie-channel (Rome-Utica)
1812 Duke of Wellington seizes Burgos Spain
1799 Russia leaves second anti-French Coalition
1797 1st sky diver (Andre-Jacques Trim, above Paris)
1797 Andre-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute jump from balloon (Paris)
1746 Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter
1721 Czar Peter the Great becomes "All-Russian Imperator"
1708 Great Alliance occupies Rijsel
1335 Ex-emperor Hanazono became a Zen priest