What Happened on October 22, 2019

Historical Events

  • Chilean president Sebastián Piñera agrees to meet opposition leaders after 15 people killed in growing nationwide protests over living costs and inequality

Historic Event

Japanese Emperor Naruhito alongside Empress Masako formally declares his ascension to the throne of the world's oldest monarchy

  • Legislation for Northern Ireland legalizing same-sex marriage and abortion comes into effect

Agreement of Interest

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan agree deal to jointly control former Kurdish territory in Northern Syria

Historic Event

Top US diplomat in Ukraine, Bill Taylor, testifies President Donald Trump tied aid to Ukraine to demands the country open an investigation into the Biden family

  • UK parliament approves Brexit deal to leave the EU but rejects legislation to fast-track it to meet October 31 deadline
  • US drug company Biogen claims to have created 1st drug to slow advance of Alzheimer's disease called aducanumab

Famous Deaths

  • Hans Zender, German composer and conductor (Stephen Climax; Chief Joseph), dies at 82
  • Ramon Zupko, American classical and electro-acoustic composer (Fluxus), and educator (Western Michigan University, 1971-96), dies at 86
  • Raymond Leppard, British-American harpsichordist and conductor (Indianapolis Symphony, 1987-2001), dies at 93
2019 Highlights

About October 22, 2019

Day of the Week: Tuesday
How Long Ago? 3 years, 1 month and 8 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Truth Hurts - Lizzo
  • UK #1 Song: Dance Monkey - Tones and I