is the 265th day of the year (266th in September 22 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 100 days remaining until the end of the year.
It is frequently the last day of the summer season in the
Northern Hemisphere, and the last day of the winter season in the Southern Hemisphere. See Equinox.
66 - Emperor Nero creates the legion I Italica.
1236 - The Lithuanians and Semigallians defeat the Livonian Brothers of the Sword in Battle of Šiauliai.
1499 - Switzerland became an independent state.
1586 - The battle of Zutphen occurs.
1598 - Ben Jonson is indicted for manslaughter.
1692 - Last people hanged for witchcraft in the United States.
1776 - Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
1784 - Russia establishes a colony at Kodiak.
1789 - The position of United States Postmaster General established.
1792 - primidi of year 1 of the Vendémiaire French Republican Calendar
1823 - Joseph Smith stated that he was directed by God through the Angel Moroni to the place where the Golden plates were stored.
1851 - The city of Des Moines was incorporated as Fort Des Moines.
1862 - Slavery in the United States: A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
1866 - Decisive battle of Curupaity in the War of the Triple Alliance.
1869 - Richard Wagner's opera premieres in Das Rheingold Munich.
1885 - Lord Randolph Churchill makes a speech in Ulster in opposition to Home Rule e.g. "Ulster will fight and Ulster will be right".
1888 - The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published
1893 - The first American-built automobile, built by the Duryea Brothers, is displayed.
1896 - Queen Victoria surpasses her grandfather King George III as the longest reigning monarch in British history.
1908 - The independence of Bulgaria is recognised.
1910 - The Duke of York's Cinema opened in Brighton. It is still operating today, making it the oldest continually operating cinema in Britain.
1919 - The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
1927 - Jack Dempsey loses the Long Count boxing match to Gene Tunney.
1934 - An explosion takes place at Gresford Colliery in Wales, leading to the deaths of 266 miners and rescuers.
1937 - Spanish Civil War: Peña Blanca is taken; the end of the Battle of El Mazuco.
1941 - On Jewish New Year Day, German SS murder 6,000 Jews in Vinnytsya, Ukraine. Those were the survivors of the previous killings that took place a few days earlier in which about 24,000 Jews were executed.
1944 - World War II, Red Army enters Tallinn.
1951 - The first live sporting event seen coast-to-coast in the United States, a college football game between Duke and the University of Pittsburgh, is televised on NBC.
1955 - In Britain, the television channel ITV goes live for the first time.
1959 - In Chicago, air raid sirens are sounded at 10:30 PM for five minutes. This "sent thousands rushing into the streets and caused near panic in almost every section of the city" in fear of the start of a nuclear war, as the Chicago Tribune later reported. The Chicago White Sox had just won the American League pennant, their first pennant in 40 years, and city officials had ordered the sounding in celebration.
1960 - The Sudanese Republic is renamed Mali after the withdrawal of Senegal from the Mali Federation.
1965 - The Indo-Pakistani War of 1965/ Second Kashmir War between India and Pakistan over Kashmir ends after the UN calls for a cease-fire.
1970 - Tunku Abdul Rahman resigns as Prime Minister of Malaysia.
1975 - Sara Jane Moore tries to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford, but is foiled by Oliver Sipple.
1979 - The South Atlantic Flash or Vela Incident is observed near Bouvet Island, thought to be a nuclear weapons test.
1980 - Iraq invades Iran.
1985 - The Plaza Accord was signed in New York City.
1991 - The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time, by the Huntington Library.
1993 - A Transair Georgian Airlines Tu-154 is shot down by a missile in Sukhumi, Georgia.
1995 - E-3B AWACS crashed outside of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska after multiple bird strikes to two of the four engines soon after takeoff; all 24 on board killed
1997 - Bentalha massacre in Algeria; over 200 villagers killed.
2003 - David Hempleman-Adams becomes the first person to cross the Atlantic Ocean in an open-air, wicker-basket hot air balloon.
2006 - The F-14 Tomcat retires from the United States Navy.
2006 - A German maglev train crashes, killing 23.
2006 - Hezbollah claims "Divine Victory" over Israel in a massive demonstration in Beirut.
1515 - Anne of Cleves, wife of Henry VIII of England (d. 1557)
1547 - Philipp Nikodemus Frischlin, German philologist and poet (d. 1590)
1593 - Matthäus Merian, Swiss engraver (d. 1650)
1601 - Anne of Austria, queen of Louis XIII of France (d. 1666)
1606 - Li Zicheng, Chinese rebel (d. 1645)
1680 - Barthold Heinrich Brockes, German poet (d. 1747)
1694 - Philip Dormer Stanhope, English statesman (d. 1773)
1715 - Jean-Étienne Guettard, French physician and scientist (d. 1786)
1717 - Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin, Swedish astronomer (d. 1783)
1722 - John Home, Scottish writer (d. 1808)
1741 - Peter Simon Pallas, German zoologist (d. 1811)
1743 - Quintin Craufurd, British author (d. 1819)
1765 - Paolo Ruffini, Italian mathematician (d. 1822)
1788 - Theodore Edward Hook, English author (d. 1841)
1791 - Michael Faraday, English scientist (d. 1867)
1819 - Wilhelm Wattenbach, German historian (d. 1897)
1829 - Tự Đức, Emperor of Vietnam (d. 1883)
1875 - Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Lithuanian painter and composer (d. 1911)
1876 - André Tardieu, Prime Minister of France (d. 1945)
1878 - Yoshida Shigeru, Prime Minister of Japan (d. 1967)
1880 - Dame Christabel Pankhurst, English suffragist (d. 1958)
1882 - Wilhelm Keitel, German field marshal (d. 1946)
1885 - Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect (d. 1940)
1885 - Ben Chifley, Prime Minister of Australia (d. 1951)
1885 - Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-born actor (d. 1957)
1889 - Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963)
1891 - Hans Albers, German actor and singer (d. 1960)
1895 - Paul Muni, Polish-born actor (d. 1967)
1896 - Henry Segrave, British racing driver (d. 1930)
1898 - Katherine Alexander, American actress (d. 1981)
1900 - William Spratling, American silversmith (d. 1967)
1900 - Paul H. Emmett, American chemical engineer (d. 1985)
1901 - Charles B. Huggins, Canadian-born scientist, Nobel laureate (d. 1997)
1902 - John Houseman, Romanian-born actor (d. 1988)
1903 - Joseph Valachi, American gangster (d. 1971)
1904 - Ellen Church, American stewardess (d. 1965)
1905 - Eugen Sänger, Austrian aerospace engineer (d. 1964)
1907 - Philip Fotheringham-Parker, British racing driver (d. 1981)
1912 - Martha Scott, American actress (d. 2003)
1915 - Arthur Lowe, British actor (d. 1982)
1918 - Hans Scholl, member of The White Rose (d. 1943)
1918 - Henryk Szeryng, Polish-born violinist (d. 1988)
1920 - Eric Baker, British human rights activist (d. 1976)
1920 - Bob Lemon, American baseball player (d. 2000)
1920 - William H. Riker, American political scientist (d. 1993)
1920 - Anders Lassen, Danish military officer (d. 1945)
1922 - Chen Ning Yang, Chinese-born physicist, Nobel laureate
1923 - Dannie Abse, Welsh poet and writer
1924 - Charles Keeping, British illustrator (d. 1988)
1924 - Rosamunde Pilcher, English novelist
1927 - Gordon Astall, English footballer
1927 - Tommy Lasorda, American baseball manager
1928 - Eric Broadley, British engineer
1928 - James Lawson, American minister and civil rights activist
1928 - Eugene Roche, American actor (d. 2004)
1929 - Serge Garant, French Canadian conductor (d. 1986)
1931 - Fay Weldon, British feminist
1931 - George Younger, British politician (d. 2003)
1931 - Manzoor Ahmad, Pakistani philosopher
1932 - Ingemar Johansson, Swedish boxer and former heavyweight champion of the world.
1934 - Lute Olson, American basketball coach
1936 - Maurice Evans, English footballer and manager (d. 2000)
1938 - Gene Mingo, American football player
1939 - Gilbert E. Patterson, American minister and presiding bishop of the Church of God in Christ (d. 2007)
1940 - Anna Karina, Danish born actress
1942 - David Stern, American basketball commissioner
1943 - Toni Basil, American singer
1946 - King Sunny Ade, Nigerian singer
1946 - Dan Baker, American public address announcer
1946 - Larry Dierker, American baseball player and manager
1947 - Robert Morace, American writer
1948 - Denis Burke, Australian politician
1948 - Jim Byrnes, American actor and musician
1949 - Jim Keith, American conspiracy theorist and author (d. 1999)
1949 - Jim McGinty, Australian politician
1950 - Kirka, Finnish singer (d. 2007)
1951 - David Coverdale, English singer
1952 - Bob Goodlatte, American politician
1952 - Paul Le Mat, American actor
1952 - Gary Holton, English actor and musician (d. 1985)
1953 - Ségolène Royal, French politician
1953 - Geoff Gilpin, American author
1954 - Shari Belafonte, American singer
1954 - Randy Lanier, American racing driver
1956 - Debby Boone, American singer
1956 - Masayuki Suzuki, Japanese singer ( Rats & Star)
1957 - Nick Cave, Australian musician
1957 - Giuseppe Saronni, Italian cyclist
1958 - Andrea Bocelli, Italian tenor
1958 - Neil Cavuto, American television commentator
1958 - Joan Jett, American musician
1959 - Tai Babilonia, American figure skater
1959 - Pope Michael, American anti-pope
1961 - Scott Baio, American actor
1961 - Vince Coleman, American baseball player
1961 - Bonnie Hunt, American actress
1961 - Catherine Oxenberg, British actress
1962 - Diogo Mainardi, Brazilian writer
1965 - Andy Cairns, Irish musician
1965 - Tony Drago, Maltese snooker player
1965 - Mark Guthrie, American baseball player
1966 - Moustafa Amar, Egyptian singer
1966 - Stefan Rehn, Swedish footballer
1966 - Mike Richter, American ice hockey player
1967 - Matt Besser, American comedian
1967 - Rickard Rydell, Swedish racing driver
1967 - Félix Savón, Cuban boxer
1967 - Kim Watkins, Australian television presenter
1969 - Chris Powell, English footballer
1969 - Matt Sharp, American musician ( Weezer, The Rentals)
1970 - Mike Matheny, American baseball player
1970 - Mystikal, American rapper
1970 - Rupert Penry-Jones, English actor
1970 - Emmanuel Petit, French footballer
1971 - Chesney Hawkes, English singer
1971 - Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
1972 - Dana Vespoli, American porn actress
1974 - Bob Sapp, American boxer and kickboxer
1975 - Ethan Moreau, Canadian ice hockey player
1975 - Svilen Noev, Bulgarian singer-songwriter
1977 - Paul Sculthorpe, English rugby league footballer
1977 - Yoo Chae-yeong, South Korean singer and actress
1978 - Ed Joyce, Irish-English cricketer
1978 - Harry Kewell, Australian soccer player
1979 - Emilie Autumn, American singer, violinist, and harpsichordist
1979 - Michael Graziadei, American actor
1980 - Fernanda Tavares, Brazilian supermodel
1981 - Adam Lazzara, American singer ( Taking Back Sunday)
1981 - Ashley Drane, American actress
1982 - Billie Piper, English singer and actress
1982 - Mandy Chiang, Hong Kong singer and actress
1984 - Theresa Fu, Hong Kong singer and actress
1984 - Laura Vandervoort, Canadian actress
1987 - Tom Felton, English actor
1988 - Bethany Dillon, American musician
1995 - Juliette Goglia, American actress
1072 - Ouyang Xiu, Chinese historian and scholar-official (b. 1007)
1253 - Dogen, Japanese Zen Buddhist (b. 1200)
1345 - Henry Plantagenet (b. 1281)
1399 - Thomas de Mowbray, English politician (b. 1366)
1520 - Selim I, Ottoman Sultan (b. 1465)
1554 - Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, Spanish explorer
1566 - Johannes Agricola, German Protestant reformer (b. 1494)
1607 - Alessandro Allori, Italian painter (b. 1535)
1658 - Georg Philipp Harsdorffer, German poet (b. 1607)
1662 - John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
1692 - Martha Corey, hanged as a result of the Salem witch trials
1703 - Vincenzo Viviani, Italian mathematician and scientist (b. 1622)
1774 - Pope Clement XIV (b. 1705)
1776 - Nathan Hale, American Revolutionary War captain, hanged by the British as a spy (b. 1755)
1777 - John Bartram, American botanist (b. 1699)
1828 - Shaka Zulu, Zulu leader
1852 - William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)
1872 - Vladimir Dal, Russian lexicographer (b. 1801)
1873 - Friedrich Frey-Herosé, Swiss Federal Councilor (b. 1801)
1881 - Solomon L. Spink, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (b. 1831)
1914 - Alain-Fournier, French writer (b. 1886)
1952 - Kaarlo Juho Ståhlberg, first President of Finland (b. 1865)
1956 - Frederick Soddy, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1877)
1957 - Toyoda Soemu, Japanese admiral (b. 1885)
1961 - Marion Davies, American actress (b. 1897)
1962 - Mir Ghotbeddin Mohammad Angha, 40th Oveyssi Sufi master (b. 1887)
1969 - Adolfo López Mateos, president of Mexico (b. 1909)
1981 - Harry Warren, American composer and lyricist (b. 1893)
1987 - Dan Rowan, American actor and comedian (b. 1922)
1988 - Rais Amrohvi, Pakistani poet and psychoanalyst (b. 1914)
1989 - Irving Berlin, American songwriter (b. 1888)
1992 - Aurelio López, Mexican baseball player (b. 1948)
1993 - Maurice Abravanel, Greek-born conductor (b. 1903)
1996 - Ludmilla Chiriaeff, Canadian ballet dancer and director (b. 1924)
1996 - Dorothy Lamour, American actress (b. 1914)
1999 - George C. Scott, American actor (b. 1927)
2000 - Rodney Anoa'i (Yokozuna), American professional wrestler (b. 1966)
2000 - Saburo Sakai, Japanese aviator, (b. 1916)
2001 - Isaac Stern, Ukrainian violinist (b. 1920)
2002 - Jan de Hartog, Dutch-born writer (b. 1914)
2003 - Gordon Jump, American television actor (b. 1932)
2003 - Hugo Young, British journalist (b. 1938)
2004 - Ray Traylor (The Big Boss Man), American professional wrestler (b. 1962)
2006 - Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
2006 - Carla Benschop, Dutch basketball player (b. 1950)
2007 - Bodinho, Brazilian footballer (b. 1928)
2007 - Marcel Marceau, French mime artist (b. 1923)
Holidays and observances Edit
Annually on September 22 OneWebDay is celebrated.
In 2006, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year of 5767, begins at sunset.
In 2007, Yom Kippur, the Jewish atonement holiday, ends at sundown.
In ancient Greece, the ninth and final day of the Eleusinian Mysteries, when the initiates made offerings to the dead.
Some Latter-Day Saints recognise it as "Trumpet Day," or the day that Joseph Smith received the golden plates, which later became The Book of Mormon, from the angel Moroni.
RC Saints - It has been or still is the feast day of the following saints:
French Republican Calendar - Raisin (Grape) Day, first day in the Month of Vendémiaire.
Bulgaria - Independence Day(from The Otoman Empire) 1908.
Mali - Independence Day (from France, 1960).
In Europe and in cities throughout the world, Car Free Day.
Hobbit Day, being the birthday of the fictitious Hobbits Bilbo and Frodo Baggins in J. R. R. Tolkien's and The Hobbit .
The Lord of the Rings
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69 Familypedia people were born on September 22
79 Familypedia people died on September 22
69 Familypedia people were first married on September 22