November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining.
1917 - In Montreal, Canada, the National Hockey Association breaks up (on November 26 it was replaced with the National Hockey League).
1935 - The takes off from China Clipper Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the airplane later reached its destination, Manila, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail).
1942 - World War II: Battle of Stalingrad - The situation for the German attackers of Stalingrad seems desperate during the Soviet counter-attack Operation Uranus and General Friedrich von Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded.
1943 - World War II: War in the Pacific - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference)
1943 - Lebanon gains independence from France.
1963 - John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated, Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded, and US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn-in as the 36th President of the United States.
1967 - UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab- Israeli peace settlement.
1968 - The Beatles release The White Album.
1972 - Vietnam War: The United States loses its first B-52 Stratofortress of the war.
1974 - The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
1975 - Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of dictator Francisco Franco.
1977 - British Airways inaugurates regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
1986 - Mike Tyson knocks-out Trevor Berbick in a round 2 fight, becoming the youngest world heavyweight- boxing champion (20 years, 4 months old).
1988 - In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
1989 - In west Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.
1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
1428 - Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, English politician (d. 1471)
1515 - Marie of Guise, Regent of Scotland (d. 1560)
1643 - Robert Cavelier de La Salle, French explorer (d. 1687)
1710 - Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German composer, eldest son of Johann Sebastian Bach (d. 1784)
1767 - Andreas Hofer, Tyrolian patriot (d. 1810)
1808 - Thomas Cook, entrepreneur (d. 1892)
1819 - George Eliot, novelist (d. 1880)
1849 - Christian Rohlfs, painter and graphic artist (d. 1938)
1856 - Heber J. Grant, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (d. 1945)
1868 - John Nance Garner, U.S. Vice President (d. 1967)
1869 - André Gide, novelist (d. 1951)
1890 - Charles de Gaulle, general, President of France (d. 1970)
1893 - Harley J. Earl, automobile designer, father of the Chevrolet Corvette (d. 1969)
1897 - Paul Oswald Ahnert, astronomer (d. 1989)
1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, composer (d. 1981)
1899 - Wiley Post, pilot who in 1933 became first person to fly solo around the world (d. 1935)
1978 - Josh Allen , Ceramicist, became first person to develope and use the Bar technique, now common throughout the world of sculpture and ceramics.
1901 - Joaquin Rodrigo, composer (d. 1999)
1913 - Benjamin Britten, composer (d. 1976)
1917 - Andrew Fielding Huxley, British physiologist
1918 - Claiborne Pell, former U.S. Senator
1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, comedian, actor (d. 2004)
1924 - Geraldine Page, actress (d. 1987)
1932 - Robert Vaughn, actor
1940 - Terry Gilliam, comedian, director, member of Monty Python
1941 - Tom Conti, actor
1943 - Billie Jean King, tennis player
1950 - Tina Weymouth, musician
1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, actress
1967 - Boris Becker, tennis player
1974 - David Pelletier, figure skater
1976 - Ville Valo lead singer of Finnish rock band HIM
1984 - Scarlett Johansson, actress
2065 - At 12:45 UTC Venus will occult Jupiter. This event will be the first occultation of a planet by another since January 3, 1818. Unfortunately this event will be very difficult to observe because the elongation of Venus and Jupiter from the sun on November 22, 2065 will be only 7 degrees.
1617 - Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor
1694 - John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1630)
1710 - Bernardo Pasquini, Italian composer
1718 - Edward Teach ("Blackbeard"), pirate
1774 - Robert Clive, general and statesman
1875 - Henry Wilson, United States Vice President
1900 - Arthur S. Sullivan, English composer
1916 - Jack London, American writer
1943 - Lorenz Hart, lyricist
1955 - Shemp Howard, actor, comedian; member of the Three Stooges (heart attack)
1980 - Mae West, actress, writer
1981 - Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, German medical doctor and biochemist
1989 - Rene Moawad, President of Lebanon
1995 - Leonardo Bercovici , writer, director
1997 - Michael Hutchence, singer/songwriter
Holidays and observances
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