On This Day

What Happened on July 22, 2019

Historical Events

  • Air strikes have killed at least 31 people in Maarat al-Numan, north-western Syria, with Russian planes supporting Syrian government being blamed
  • French submarine Minerve rediscovered off coast of Toulon, France, after disappearing in 1968 with loss of 52 crew
  • India's lunar mission, Chandrayaan-2 successfully takes off from Satish Dhawan Space Center, Sriharikota aiming to be fourth nation to soft-land on the moon

Film & TV History

Marvel superhero film "Avengers: Endgame" becomes the world's highest-grossing film overtaking "Avatar" earning $2.9 billion

  • NFL Dallas Cowboys named most valuable sports team in the world worth $5 billion, MLB New York Yankees 2nd at $4.6 billion, Real Madrid 3rd with $4.2 billion according to Forbes

Meeting of Interest

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan meets with US President Donald Trump at the White House in Washington, D.C.

Historic Event

US President Donald Trump says US could win war in Afghanistan in a week "I just don't want to kill 10 million people. If I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth"


Famous Deaths

  • Art Neville, American funk and R&B singer, keyboard player, and songwriter (Neville Brothers; The Funky Meters), dies at 81
  • Li Peng, Chinese leader, Premier of China (1987-98), dies at 90
2019 Highlights

About July 22, 2019

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 2 years, 4 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Z
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Cancer