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Wednesday 22 August 2018 Calendar with holidays, observances and special days

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Events

  • 1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • 1968 – Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
  • 1950 – Althea Gibson becomes the first black competitor in international tennis.
  • 1902 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 1902 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.
  • 1864 – Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention.
  • 1851 – The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • 1849 – The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 1654 – Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
  • 1639 – Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.

Births

  • 1990 – Drew Hutchison, American baseball player
  • 1990 – Randall Cobb, American football player
  • 1987 – Apollo Crews, American wrestler
  • 1985 – Jey Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
  • 1985 – Jimmy Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
  • 1985 – Luke Russert, American journalist
  • 1983 – Jahri Evans, American football player
  • 1981 – Alex Holmes, American football player
  • 1979 – Matt Walters, American football player
  • 1976 – Bryn Davies, American bassist, cellist, and pianist
  • 1976 – Randy Wolf, American baseball player
  • 1974 – Cory Gardner, American politician
  • 1973 – Howie Dorough, American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1973 – Kristen Wiig, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1972 – Paul Doucette, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
  • 1972 – Steve Kline, American baseball player and coach
  • 1971 – Craig Finn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1970 – Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-American chef and author
  • 1967 – Alfred Gough, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1967 – Layne Staley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1967 – Ty Burrell, American actor and comedian
  • 1966 – GZA, American rapper and producer
  • 1964 – Mats Wilander, Swedish-American tennis player and coach
  • 1963 – James DeBarge, American R&B/soul singer
  • 1963 – Terry Catledge, American basketball player
  • 1963 – Tori Amos, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1961 – Debbi Peterson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1960 – Collin Raye, American country music singer
  • 1959 – Juan Croucier, Cuban-American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1958 – Colm Feore, American-Canadian actor
  • 1958 – Stevie Ray, American semi-retired wrestler
  • 1958 – Vernon Reid, English-born American guitarist and songwriter (Living Colour)
  • 1957 – Holly Dunn, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1956 – Paul Molitor, American baseball player and coach
  • 1953 – Paul Ellering, American weightlifter, wrestler, and manager
  • 1952 – Peter Laughner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
  • 1950 – Ray Burris, American baseball player and coach
  • 1950 – Scooter Libby, American lawyer and politician, Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States
  • 1949 – Diana Nyad, American swimmer and author
  • 1949 – Doug Bair, American baseball player and coach
  • 1948 – David Marks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1947 – Cindy Williams, American actress and producer
  • 1947 – Donna Jean Godchaux, American singer-songwriter (The Grateful Dead)
  • 1945 – David Chase, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Ron Dante, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1943 – Alun Michael, Welsh police commissioner and politician, inaugural First Minister of Wales
  • 1943 – Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist and engineer, co-designed the Intel 4004
  • 1941 – Bill Parcells, American football player and coach
  • 1940 – Bill McCartney, American football player and coach, founded Promise Keepers
  • 1939 – Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player
  • 1939 – Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (Dion and the Belmonts) (d. 2012)
  • 1939 – Valerie Harper, American actress
  • 1938 – Jean Berkey, American businesswoman and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1936 – Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – Dale Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
  • 1936 – John Callaway, American journalist and producer (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – Werner Stengel, German roller coaster designer and engineer, designed the maverick roller coaster
  • 1935 – Annie Proulx, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist
  • 1934 – Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., American general and engineer (d. 2012)
  • 1932 – Gerald P. Carr, American engineer, colonel, and astronaut
  • 1926 – Bob Flanigan, American pop singer (The Four Freshmen) (d. 2011)
  • 1924 – James Kirkwood, Jr., American playwright and author (d. 1989)
  • 1922 – Theoni V. Aldredge, Greek-American costume designer (d. 2011)
  • 1920 – Denton Cooley, American soldier and surgeon (d. 2016)
  • 1920 – Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1918 – Mary McGrory, American journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1917 – John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
  • 1915 – David Dellinger, American activist (d. 2004)
  • 1915 – James Hillier, Canadian-American scientist, co-designed the electron microscope (d. 2007)
  • 1914 – Connie B. Gay, American businessman, co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (d. 1989)
  • 1914 – Jack Dunphy, American author and playwright (d. 1992)
  • 1909 – Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Mel Hein, American football player and coach (d. 1992)
  • 1903 – Jerry Iger, American cartoonist, co-founded Eisner & Iger (d. 1990)
  • 1902 – Edward Rowe Snow, American historian and author (d. 1982)
  • 1902 – Thomas Pelly, American lawyer and politician (d. 1973)
  • 1898 – Alexander Calder, American artist (d. 1976)
  • 1896 – Laurence McKinley Gould, American geologist, educator, and polar explorer (d. 1995)
  • 1893 – Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist (d. 1967)
  • 1893 – Ernest H. Volwiler, American chemist (d. 1992)
  • 1880 – George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
  • 1868 – Willis R. Whitney, American chemist (d. 1958)
  • 1867 – Charles Francis Jenkins, American inventor (d. 1934)
  • 1860 – Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Polish-German technician and inventor, created the Nipkow disk (d. 1940)
  • 1857 – Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • 1848 – Melville Elijah Stone, American publisher, founded the Chicago Daily News (d. 1929)
  • 1845 – William Lewis Douglas, American businessman and politician, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • 1844 – George W. De Long, American Naval officer and explorer (d. 1881)
  • 1836 – Archibald Willard, American soldier and painter (d. 1918)
  • 1834 – Samuel Pierpont Langley, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1906)
  • 1800 – William S. Harney, American general (d. 1889)
  • 1778 – James Kirke Paulding, American poet, playwright, and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1860)

Deaths

  • 2016 – Toots Thielemans, Belgian and American jazz musician (b. 1922)
  • 2014 – John S. Waugh, American chemist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2014 – John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – Noella Leduc, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – Pete Ladygo, American football player and coach (b. 1928)
  • 2013 – Paul Poberezny, American pilot and businessman, founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (b. 1921)
  • 2012 – Jeffrey Stone, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2011 – Casey Ribicoff, American philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • 2011 – Nick Ashford, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
  • 2009 – Elmer Kelton, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
  • 2007 – Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (b. 1922)
  • 2005 – Ernest Kirkendall, American chemist and metallurgist (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Allan Houser, American sculptor and painter (b. 1914)
  • 1991 – Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (b. 1924)
  • 1989 – Huey P. Newton, American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party (b. 1942)
  • 1987 – Joseph P. Lash, American author and journalist (b. 1909)
  • 1985 – Charles Gibson (historian), Historian of Mexico and its Indians, President of the American Historical Association (b. 1920)
  • 1980 – James Smith McDonnell, American pilot, engineer, and businessman, founded McDonnell Aircraft (b. 1899)
  • 1979 – James T. Farrell, American novelist, short-story writer, and poet (b. 1904)
  • 1967 – Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American biologist and academic, co-created the birth-control pill (b. 1903)
  • 1963 – William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Morris Motors (b. 1877)
  • 1953 – Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)
  • 1950 – Kirk Bryan, American geologist and academic (b. 1888)
  • 1926 – Charles William Eliot, American academic (b. 1834)
  • 1904 – Kate Chopin, American novelist and poet (b. 1850)
  • 1607 – Bartholomew Gosnold, English lawyer and explorer, founded the London Company (b. 1572)
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