November 22nd


December 8, 2021

November 22 is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining until the end of the year.

Name days

Finnish calendar: Silja, Seela, Selja, Cecilia Finnish - Swedish calendar: Silja, Cecilia orthodox calendar: Silja, Mikael, Miihkali, Mikko calendar in the Sámi language: Seljo in older calendars: Cilla, Clemens, Somikki


602 - The Emperor of Mauritius, Eastern Rome, is ousted. Fokas became the new emperor. 1917 - The National Hockey Association, NHA, breaks up in Montreal. It was replaced on November 26 by the National Hockey League, NHL. 1943 - Lebanon becomes independent from France. 1954 - The Kainuu District Organization of the Agrarian Union nominates Urho Kekko as the party's presidential candidate. 1959 - Premiere of a sleeping mat animation on television in the German Democratic Republic. 1963 - US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas. Texas Governor John Connally was seriously wounded. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office as the 36th President of the United States. 1964 - Bishop Aarre Lauha of the Diocese of Helsinki is ordained. 1972 - Finland's first Prisma hypermarket is opened in Seppälä, Jyväskylä. 1974 - The UN General Assembly grants observer status to the Palestine Liberation Organization. 1975 - Juan Carlos is proclaimed King of Spain after the death of dictator Francisco Franco. 1977 - Aviation: British Airways begins scheduled services on the London-New York Concorde supersonic aircraft. 1986 - Mike Tyson knocks out Trevor Berbick in the second round as the youngest (20 years, 4 months) heavyweight world championship in boxing. 1988 - The first prototype of the invisible B-2 Spirit bomber is unveiled at Palmdale, California. 1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. 2003 - Opponents of Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building in Tbilisi and demand his resignation. 2003 - Heritage Classic, the NHL's first outdoor hockey game, was played in Edmonton, Alberta. 2004 - The Orange Revolution begins in Ukraine after the presidential election.


1515 - Maria Guise, Queen of Scotland (d. 1560) 1819 - Mary Ann Evans ("George Eliot"), English writer (Middlemarch, 1871) (c. 1880) 1852 - Paul Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, French diplomat winning the 1909 Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1924) 1868 - John Nance Garner, American politician, vice president 1933-1941 (d. 1967) 1869 - André Gide, 1947 Nobel Prize-winning French writer and defender of homosexual rights (b. 1951) 1889 - Aarne Sihvo, Finnish Jaeger General (d. 1963) 1890 - Charles de Gaulle, General and President of the French Republic (c. 1970) 1898 - Wiley Post, American pilot (first to fly alone around the world in 1933) (c. 1935) 1899 - Hoagland Howard Carmichael ("Hoagy Carmichael"), American composer and musician (d. 1981) 1900 - Martti Jukola, Finnish sports journalist and narrator (d. 1952) 1904 - Louis Eugène Félix Néel, French physicist who won the 1970 Nobel Prize in Physics (b. 2000) 1908 - Veikko Porkkala, a Finnish communist and trade unionist (d. 2009) 1913 - Benjamin Britten, English composer (d. 1976) 1917 - Andrew Huxley, English Physiologist and Biophysicist, winner of the 1963 Nobel Prize in Medicine (d. 2012) 1918 - Pauli Hirvonen, Finnish aviation writer (b. 1971) 1918 - Mikko Juva, Finnish Archbishop (d. 2004) 1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, American comedian and actor (b. 2004) 1922 - Elissa Aalto, Finnish architect (d. 1994) 1922 - Eila Hiltunen, Finnish sculptor (d. 2003) 1924 - Geraldine Page, American

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