- 1883 New York's original Metropolitan Opera House has its grand opening with a performance of the opera "Faust"
- 1978 8th NYC Women's Marathon won by Grete Waitz in her first appearance in world record time 2:32:30
World's first car dealer opens in London
On October 22, 1897
In Paris an express train overruns a buffer stop, crosses more than 30 meters of concourse before plummeting through a window at Gare Montparnasse
On October 22, 1895