On This Day

What Happened on August 22, 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, dies at 61
  • Jerry Leiber, American songwriter (Leiber & Stoller), dies at 78
  • Nickolas Ashford, American singer (Ashford & Simpson), dies of throat cancer at 70