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Sunday 22 July 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Holidays and observances

  • Earliest day on which Parents' Day can fall, while 28 July is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July. (United States)
  • Pi Approximation Day, see also March 14
  • Ratcatcher's Day (or Rat Catcher's Day is celebrated on 26 June or 22 July, commemorating the myth of the Pied Piper of Hamelin. )

Events

  • 2011 – Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.
  • 2003 – Members of 101st Airborne of the United States, aided by Special Forces, attack a compound in Iraq, killing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay, along with Mustapha Hussein, Qusay's 14-year-old son, and a bodyguard.
  • 1992 – Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.
  • 1990 – Greg LeMond, an American road racing cyclist, wins his third Tour de France after leading the majority of the race. It was LeMond’s second consecutive Tour de France victory.
  • 1942 – The United States government begins compulsory civilian gasoline rationing due to the wartime demands.
  • 1937 – New Deal: The United States Senate votes down President Franklin D. Roosevelt's proposal to add more justices to the Supreme Court of the United States.
  • 1933 – Aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York City, completing the first solo flight around the world in seven days, 18 hours and 49 minutes.
  • 1894 – The first ever motor race is held in France between the cities of Paris and Rouen. The fastest finisher was the Comte Jules-Albert de Dion, but the 'official' victory was awarded to Albert Lemaître driving his 3 hp petrol engined Peugeot.
  • 1864 – American Civil War: Battle of Atlanta: Outside Atlanta, Confederate General John Bell Hood leads an unsuccessful attack on Union troops under General William T. Sherman on Bald Hill.
  • 1793 – Alexander Mackenzie reaches the Pacific Ocean becoming the first recorded human to complete a transcontinental crossing of North America.
  • 1209 – Massacre at Béziers: The first major military action of the Albigensian Crusade.
  • 1099 – First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Jerusalem.

Births

  • 1995 – Ezekiel Elliott, American football player
  • 1992 – Selena Gomez, American singer and actress
  • 1989 – Keegan Allen, American actor, photographer and musician
  • 1986 – Steve Johnson, American football player
  • 1985 – Takudzwa Ngwenya, Zimbabwean-American rugby player
  • 1983 – Steven Jackson, American football player
  • 1973 – Brian Chippendale, American singer and drummer
  • 1973 – Mike Sweeney, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1973 – Rufus Wainwright, American-Canadian singer-songwriter
  • 1972 – Keyshawn Johnson, American football player and sportscaster
  • 1972 – Seth Fisher, American illustrator (d. 2006)
  • 1970 – Jason Becker, American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1966 – Tim Brown, American football player and manager
  • 1965 – Doug Riesenberg, American football player and coach
  • 1965 – Shawn Michaels, American wrestler, trainer, and actor
  • 1964 – David Spade, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – John Leguizamo, Colombian-American actor, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1964 – Will Calhoun, American rock drummer (Living Colour)
  • 1963 – Emily Saliers, American singer-songwriter and musician
  • 1962 – Alvin Robertson, American basketball player
  • 1961 – Keith Sweat, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1960 – Jon Oliva, American singer-songwriter and keyboard player
  • 1958 – David Von Erich, American wrestler (d. 1984)
  • 1957 – Dave Stieb, American baseball player
  • 1956 – Scott Sanderson, American baseball player and sportscaster
  • 1955 – Richard J. Corman, American businessman, founded the R.J. Corman Railroad Group (d. 2013)
  • 1955 – Willem Dafoe, American actor
  • 1954 – Al Di Meola, American guitarist, songwriter, and producer
  • 1954 – Lonette McKee, American actress and singer
  • 1954 – Steve LaTourette, American lawyer and politician (d. 2016)
  • 1951 – J. V. Cain, American football player (d. 1979)
  • 1951 – Richard Bennett, American guitarist and producer
  • 1950 – S. E. Hinton, American Author
  • 1949 – Alan Menken, American pianist and composer
  • 1947 – Albert Brooks, American actor, comedian, director, and screenwriter
  • 1947 – Don Henley, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1946 – Danny Glover, American actor, director, and producer
  • 1946 – Paul Schrader, American director and screenwriter
  • 1944 – Sparky Lyle, American baseball player and manager
  • 1943 – Bobby Sherman, American singer-songwriter and actor
  • 1943 – Kay Bailey Hutchison, American lawyer and politician
  • 1941 – David M. Kennedy, American historian and author
  • 1941 – Estelle Bennett, American singer (d. 2009)
  • 1941 – George Clinton, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1941 – Vaughn Bodē, American illustrator (d. 1975)
  • 1940 – Alex Trebek, Canadian-American game show host and producer
  • 1940 – Judith Walzer Leavitt, American historian and academic
  • 1937 – Chuck Jackson, American R&B singer and songwriter
  • 1937 – Yasuhiro Kojima, Japanese-American wrestler and manager (d. 1999)
  • 1936 – Don Patterson, American organist (d. 1988)
  • 1936 – Geraldine Claudette Darden, American mathematician
  • 1934 – Junior Cook, American saxophonist (d. 1992)
  • 1934 – Louise Fletcher, American actress
  • 1932 – Oscar de la Renta, Dominican-American fashion designer (d. 2014)
  • 1932 – Tom Robbins, American novelist
  • 1929 – Neil Welliver, American painter (d. 2005)
  • 1928 – Orson Bean, American actor
  • 1925 – Jack Matthews, American author, playwright, and academic (d. 2013)
  • 1925 – Joseph Sargent, American actor, director, and producer (d. 2014)
  • 1924 – Margaret Whiting, American singer (d. 2011)
  • 1923 – Bob Dole, American soldier, lawyer, and politician
  • 1922 – Alan Stephenson Boyd, American businessman and politician, 1st United States Secretary of Transportation
  • 1921 – William V. Roth Jr., American lawyer and politician (d. 2003)
  • 1910 – Ruthie Tompson, American animator and artist
  • 1909 – Licia Albanese, Italian-American soprano and actress (d. 2014)
  • 1908 – Amy Vanderbilt, American author (d. 1974)
  • 1898 – Stephen Vincent Benét, American poet, short story writer, and novelist (d. 1943)
  • 1893 – Jesse Haines, American baseball player and coach (d. 1978)
  • 1893 – Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist and author (d. 1990)
  • 1890 – Rose Kennedy, American philanthropist (d. 1995)
  • 1888 – Kirk Bryan, American geologist and academic (d. 1950)
  • 1888 – Selman Waksman, Jewish-American biochemist and microbiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1973)
  • 1884 – Odell Shepard, American poet and politician, 66th Lieutenant Governor of Connecticut (d. 1967)
  • 1882 – Edward Hopper, American painter and etcher (d. 1967)
  • 1881 – Augusta Fox Bronner, American psychologist, specialist in juvenile psychology (d. 1966)
  • 1849 – Emma Lazarus, American poet and educator (d. 1887)
  • 1713 – Jacques-Germain Soufflot, French architect, designed the Panthéon (d. 1780)

Deaths

  • 2013 – Dennis Farina, American policeman and actor (b. 1944)
  • 2013 – Natalie de Blois, American architect, co-designed the Lever House (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Rosalie E. Wahl, American lawyer and judge (b. 1924)
  • 2012 – Frank Pierson, American director and screenwriter (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – George Armitage Miller, American psychologist and academic (b. 1920)
  • 2011 – Linda Christian, Mexican-American actress (b. 1923)
  • 2010 – Kenny Guinn, American banker and politician, 27th Governor of Nevada (b. 1936)
  • 2009 – Richard M. Givan, American lawyer and judge (b. 1921)
  • 2008 – Estelle Getty, American actress (b. 1923)
  • 2007 – László Kovács, Hungarian-American director and cinematographer (b. 1933)
  • 2007 – Mike Coolbaugh, American baseball player and coach (b. 1972)
  • 2007 – Rollie Stiles, American baseball player (b. 1906)
  • 2006 – Dika Newlin, American composer, singer-songwriter, and pianist (d. 1923)
  • 2005 – Eugene Record, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1940)
  • 2004 – Illinois Jacquet, American saxophonist and composer (b. 1922)
  • 1992 – David Wojnarowicz, American painter, photographer, and activist (b. 1954)
  • 1986 – Floyd Gottfredson, American author and illustrator (b. 1905)
  • 1979 – J. V. Cain, American football player (b. 1951)
  • 1974 – Wayne Morse, American lawyer and politician (b. 1900)
  • 1967 – Carl Sandburg, American poet and historian (b. 1878)
  • 1940 – Albert Young, American boxer and promoter (b. 1877)
  • 1934 – John Dillinger, American gangster (b. 1903)
  • 1932 – Flo Ziegfeld, American actor and producer (b. 1867)
  • 1932 – Reginald Fessenden, Canadian inventor and academic (b. 1866)
  • 1922 – Jokichi Takamine, Japanese-American chemist and academic (b. 1854)
  • 1920 – William Kissam Vanderbilt, American businessman and horse breeder (b. 1849)
  • 1916 – James Whitcomb Riley, American poet and author (b. 1849)
  • 1915 – Sandford Fleming, Scottish-Canadian engineer and inventor, developed Standard time (b. 1827)
  • 1903 – Cassius Marcellus Clay, American publisher, lawyer, and politician, United States Ambassador to Russia (b. 1810)
  • 1869 – John A. Roebling, German-American engineer, designed the Brooklyn Bridge (b. 1806)
  • 1864 – James B. McPherson, American general (b. 1828)
  • 1726 – Hugh Drysdale, English-American politician, Colonial Governor of Virginia
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