What Happened on November 22

Historical Events

  • 1497 Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama rounds Cape of Good Hope on way to first voyage from Europe to reach India
  • 1926 Imperial Conference ends, giving autonomy inside British Commonwealth
  • 1935 Flying boat "China Clipper" takes off from Alameda, California, carrying 100,000 pieces of mail on 1st trans-Pacific airmail flight

Nov 22 in Film & TV

  • 1995 "Toy Story", the first feature-length film created completely using computer-generated imagery, directed by John Lasseter and starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen, is released

Nov 22 in Music

  • 1955 RCA Records make its best investment, paying $35,000 to Sun Records for Elvis Presley's contract

Nov 22 in Sport

  • 1910 Arthur Knight patents steel shaft golf clubs

Did You Know?

1st interracial TV kiss (Star Trek - Captain Kirk and Uhura)

On November 22, 1968

Would You Believe?

Vanellope Wilkins, born with her heart outside her body, is first UK baby to survive birth and operations to reinsert her heart

On November 22, 2017

Famous Weddings

  • 1964 American actress and singer Rosemary Clooney weds Puerto Rican actor José Ferrer for the second time in Los Angeles, California; divorce a second time in 1967
  • 1965 American folk singer Bob Dylan (24) weds American model and actress Sara Lowndes (26); divorce in 1977
  • 1997 "The Lord of The Rings" actor Sean Bean (38) weds actress Abigail Cruttenden (29)

Famous Divorces

  • 2011 American singer-songwriter and actress Ashlee Simpson (27) divorces American "Fall Out Boy" bassist Pete Wentz (32) due to irreconcilable differences after two and a half year of marriage
  • 2022 "Hot in Cleveland" actress Valerie Bertinelli (62) divorces financial planner Tom Vitale due to irreconcilable differences after 11 years of marriage

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