What Happened on August 22nd, 2011

Day of the Week: Monday

Famous Divorces

  • Actress Melissa Gilbert (47) divorces actor Bruce Boxleitner (61) due to irreconcilable differences after 16 long years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Jack Layton, Canadian politician (b. 1950)
  • Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (b. 1933)
  • Nick Ashford, American songwriter (b. 1942)