On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 2011

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, dies at 61
  • Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller - "Hound Dog"; "Jailhouse Rock"; "Is That All There Is?"), dies at 78
  • Nickolas "Nick" Ashford, American songwriter, record producer ("Ain't No Mountain High Enough"; "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)"), and singer (Ashford & Simpson - "Solid"), dies of throat cancer at 70
  • Vicco von B├╝low [Loriot], German comedian, cartoonist and film director (Unsere Besten), dies at 87
2011 Highlights

About August 22, 2011

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 10 years, 3 months and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Leo