On This Day

What Happened on December 22, 2006

Day of the Week: Friday

Historical Events

  • Australian archaeologist Sue O'Connor finds first evidence of modern humans in Jerimalai cave, near Lene Hara cave in East Timor

Famous Divorces

  • "Grey's Anatomy" actress Sandra Oh (35) divorces Oscar-winning Sideways director Alexander Payne (45) due to irreconcilable differences after 5 years of marriage

Famous Deaths

  • Dennis Linde, American songwriter (b. 1943)
  • Elena Mukhina, Russian gymnast (b. 1960)
  • Galina Ustvolskaya, Russian composer, dies at 87
  • Phillip Pine, American actor (Set-Up, Under the Ground), dies at 86