August 22 Holidays, Events & Observances

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August 22 holidays, events, national day around the world. These are August 22 holidays, festivals, celebrations, observances, events; August 22 national days, food days, fun days and celebrations on August 22.

August 22 holidays and observances
August 22 Holidays and Observances

Welcome, as we take you through special holidays in August, international holidays in August 22, national days in August 22. Some major August 22 national day and International holidays list in August calendar.

Our planet is brimming with diversity and cultures that are rich in folklore and traditions. Holidays are a great way to learn about our neighbors and expand our own universe.

Meanwhile, there are literally thousands of holidays and special days throughout the world. And here on Big Holiday, you can find a large variety of these popular, cultural, religious, and offbeat holidays.

Explore August 22 holidays, festivals, and observances celebrated around the world and more happenings worth remembering, from our comprehensive list of August 22 national days or public holidays with dates and information on the origin and meaning of holidays.

We have compiled the long list of observances on August 22, notable events, national days in August 22, federal to regional holidays from all over the world. Also included are possible special bank holidays which falls on August 22 globally.

Month of August

August, eighth month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named for the first Roman emperor, Augustus Caesar, in 8 BCE. Its original name was Sextilus, Latin for “sixth month,” indicating its position in the early Roman calendar.

Holidays in August

The word holiday has differing connotations in different regions. It can exclusively be refer to the nationally, religiously or culturally observed day(s) of rest or celebration, or the events themselves. While the word august refer to the period of time where leave from one’s duties has been agreed.

The concept of holidays is also often originated in connection with religious observances. The intention of a holiday was typically to allow individuals to tend to religious duties associated with important dates on the calendar. In most modern societies, however, holidays serve as much of a recreational function as any other weekend days or activities.

August kicks off with Caribbean celebrations in honor of Emancipation Day, which memorializes abolition within the British Empire, a process that began with the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. Many Caribbean countries honor emancipation on either August 1 or the first Monday in August.

In August, you can choose to celebrate a favorite fruit (Watermelon Day is Aug. 3), a beverage (International Beer Day is Aug. 6), or oysters (they have their own commemorative day on Aug. 5).

August is also special month for Leos (those born between July 23 and August 22) and Virgos (those born between August 23 and September 22).

August 22 holidays and observances
August 22 Holidays and Observances

August 22 Holidays, National Day

August 22 is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar; 131 days remain until the end of the year.

Events

Pre-1600

  • 392 – Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor.
  • 851 – Battle of Jengland: Erispoe defeats Charles the Bald near the Breton town of Jengland.
  • 1138 – Battle of the Standard between Scotland and England.
  • 1485 – The Battle of Bosworth Field, the death of Richard III and the end of the House of Plantagenet.
  • 1559 – Bartolomé Carranza, Spanish archbishop, is arrested for heresy.

1601-1900

  • 1614 – Fettmilch Uprising: Jews are expelled from Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, following the plundering of the Judengasse.
  • 1639 – Madras (now Chennai), India, is founded by the British East India Company on a sliver of land bought from local Nayak rulers.
  • 1642 – Charles I raises his standard in Nottingham, which marks the beginning of the English Civil War.
  • 1654 – Jacob Barsimson arrives in New Amsterdam. He is the first known Jewish immigrant to America.
  • 1711 – Britain’s Quebec Expion loses eight ships and almost nine hundred soldiers, sailors and women to rocks at Pointe-aux-Anglais.
  • 1717 – Spanish troops land on Sardinia.
  • 1770 – James Cook names and lands on Possession Island, and claims the east coast of Australia for Britain as New South Wales.
  • 1777 – British forces abandon the Siege of Fort Stanwix after hearing rumors of Continental Army reinforcements.
  • 1780 – James Cook’s ship HMS Resolution returns to England (Cook having been killed on Hawaii during the voyage).
  • 1791 – Beginning of the Haitian Slave Revolution in Saint-Domingue, Haiti.
  • 1798 – French troops land at Kilcummin, County Mayo, Ireland to aid the rebellion.
  • 1827 – José de la Mar becomes President of Peru.
  • 1846 – The Second Federal Republic of Mexico is established.
  • 1849 – The first air raid in history. Austria launches pilotless balloons against the city of Venice.
  • 1851 – The first America’s Cup is won by the yacht America.
  • 1864 – Twelve nations sign the First Geneva Convention, establishing the rules of protection of the victims of armed conflicts.
  • 1875 – The Treaty of Saint Petersburg between Japan and Russia is ratified, providing for the exchange of Sakhalin for the Kuril Islands.
  • 1894 – Mahatma Gandhi forms the Natal Indian Congress (NIC) in order to fight discrimination against Indian traders in Natal.

1901-present

  • 1902 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
  • 1902 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.
  • 1902 – At least 4,000 people are killed by the 1902 Turkestan earthquake in the Tien Shan mountains.
  • 1922 – Michael Collins, Commander-in-chief of the Irish Free State Army, is shot dead in an ambush during the Irish Civil War.
  • 1934 – Bill Woodfull of Australia becomes the only test cricket captain to twice regain The Ashes.
  • 1941 – World War II: German troops begin the Siege of Leningrad.
  • 1942 – Brazil declares war on Germany, Japan and Italy.
  • 1944 – World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces.
  • 1949 – The Queen Charlotte earthquake is Canada’s strongest since the 1700 Cascadia earthquake.
  • 1953 – The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
  • 1962 – The OAS attempts to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle.
  • 1963 – X-15 Flight 91 reaches the highest altitude of the X-15 program (107.96 km (67.08 mi) (354,200 feet)).
  • 1966 – Labor movements NFWA and AWOC merge to become the United Farm Workers Organizing Committee (UFWOC), predecessor of the United Farm Workers.
  • 1968 – Pope Paul VI arrives in Bogotá, Colombia. It is the first visit of a pope to Latin America.
  • 1971 – J. Edgar Hoover and John Mitchell announce the arrest of 20 of the Camden 28.
  • 1972 – Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
  • 1973 – The Congress of Chile votes in favour of a resolution condemning President Salvador Allende’s government and demands that he resign or else be unseated through force and new elections.
  • 1978 – Nicaraguan Revolution: The FLSN seizes the National Congress of Nicaragua, along with over a thousand hostages.
  • 1978 – The District of Columbia Voting Rights Amendment is passed by the U.S. Congress, although it is never ratified by a sufficient number of states.
  • 1981 – Far Eastern Air Transport Flight 103 disintegrates in mid-air and crashes in Sanyi Township, Miaoli County, Taiwan. All 110 people on board are killed.
  • 1985 – British Airtours Flight 28M suffers an engine fire during takeoff at Manchester Airport. The pilots abort but due to inefficient evacuation procedures 55 people are killed, mostly from smoke inhalation.
  • 1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
  • 1991 – Iceland is the first nation in the world to recognize the independence of the Baltic states.
  • 1992 – FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi shoots and kills Vicki Weaver during an 11-day siege at her home at Ruby Ridge, Idaho.
  • 2003 – Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is suspended after refusing to comply with a federal court order to remove a rock inscribed with the Ten Commandments from the lobby of the Alabama Supreme Court building.
  • 2004 – Versions of The Scream and Madonna, two paintings by Edvard Munch, are stolen at gunpoint from a museum in Oslo, Norway.
  • 2006 – Pulkovo Aviation Enterprise Flight 612 crashes near the Russian border over eastern Ukraine, killing all 170 people on board.
  • 2006 – Grigori Perelman is awarded the Fields Medal for his proof of the Poincaré conjecture in mathematics but refuses to accept the medal.
  • 2007 – The Texas Rangers defeat the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history.
  • 2012 – Ethnic clashes over grazing rights for cattle in Kenya’s Tana River District result in more than 52 deaths.
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Birthdays

Pre-1600

  • 1412 – Frederick II, Elector of Saxony (d. 1464)
  • 1570 – Franz von Dietrichstein, Roman Catholic archbishop and cardinal (d. 1636)
  • 1599 – Agatha Marie of Hanau, German noblewoman (d. 1636)

1601-1900

  • 1601 – Georges de Scudéry, French author, poet, and playwright (d. 1667)
  • 1624 – Jean Regnault de Segrais, French author and poet (d. 1701)
  • 1647 – Denis Papin, French physicist and mathematician, developed pressure cooking (d. 1712)
  • 1679 – Pierre Guérin de Tencin, French cardinal (d. 1758)
  • 1760 – Pope Leo XII (d. 1829)
  • 1764 – Charles Percier, French architect and interior designer (d. 1838)
  • 1771 – Henry Maudslay, English engineer (d. 1831)
  • 1773 – Aimé Bonpland, French botanist and explorer (d. 1858)
  • 1778 – James Kirke Paulding, American poet, playwright, and politician, 11th United States Secretary of the Navy (d. 1860)
  • 1788 – Thomas Tredgold, English engineer and author (d. 1829)
  • 1800 – William S. Harney, American general (d. 1889)
  • 1800 – Samuel David Luzzatto, Italian poet and scholar (d. 1865)
  • 1827 – Ezra Butler Eddy, Canadian businessman and politician (d. 1906)
  • 1834 – Samuel Pierpont Langley, American physicist and astronomer (d. 1906)
  • 1836 – Archibald Willard, American soldier and painter (d. 1918)
  • 1844 – George W. De Long, American Naval officer and explorer (d. 1881)
  • 1845 – William Lewis Douglas, American businessman and politician, 42nd Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1924)
  • 1847 – John Forrest, Australian politician, 1st Premier of Western Australia (d. 1918)
  • 1848 – Melville Elijah Stone, American publisher, founded the Chicago Daily News (d. 1929)
  • 1854 – Milan I of Serbia (d. 1901)
  • 1857 – Ned Hanlon, American baseball player and manager (d. 1937)
  • 1860 – Paul Gottlieb Nipkow, Polish-German technician and inventor, created the Nipkow disk (d. 1940)
  • 1860 – Alfred Ploetz, German physician, biologist, and eugenicist (d. 1940)
  • 1862 – Claude Debussy, French pianist and composer (d. 1918)
  • 1867 – Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
  • 1867 – Charles Francis Jenkins, American inventor (d. 1934)
  • 1868 – Willis R. Whitney, American chemist (d. 1958)
  • 1873 – Alexander Bogdanov, Russian physician and philosopher (d. 1928)
  • 1874 – Max Scheler, German philosopher and author (d. 1928)
  • 1880 – Gorch Fock, German author and poet (d. 1916)
  • 1880 – George Herriman, American cartoonist (d. 1944)
  • 1881 – James Newland, Australian soldier and policeman (d. 1949)
  • 1882 – Raymonde de Laroche, French pilot (d. 1919)
  • 1887 – Lutz Graf Schwerin von Krosigk, German jurist and politician, German Minister of Foreign Affairs (d. 1977)
  • 1890 – Cecil Kellaway, South African actor (d. 1973)
  • 1891 – Henry Bachtold, Australian soldier and railway engineer (d. 1983)
  • 1891 – Jacques Lipchitz, Lithuanian-Italian sculptor (d. 1973)
  • 1893 – Wilfred Kitching, English 7th General of The Salvation Army (d. 1977)
  • 1893 – Dorothy Parker, American poet, short story writer, critic, and satirist (d. 1967)
  • 1893 – Ernest H. Volwiler, American chemist (d. 1992)
  • 1895 – László Almásy, Hungarian captain, pilot, and explorer (d. 1951)
  • 1895 – Paul Comtois, Canadian lawyer and politician, 21st Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (d. 1966)
  • 1896 – Laurence McKinley Gould, American geologist, educator, and polar explorer (d. 1995)
  • 1897 – Bill Woodfull, Australian cricketer and educator (d. 1965)
  • 1900 – Lisy Fischer, Swiss-born pianist and child prodigy (d. 1999)

1901-present

  • 1902 – Thomas Pelly, American lawyer and politician (d. 1973)
  • 1902 – Leni Riefenstahl, German actress, film director and propagandist (d. 2003)
  • 1902 – Edward Rowe Snow, American historian and author (d. 1982)
  • 1903 – Jerry Iger, American cartoonist, co-founded Eisner & Iger (d. 1990)
  • 1904 – Deng Xiaoping, Chinese soldier and politician, 1st Vice Premier of the People’s Republic of China (d. 1997)
  • 1908 – Henri Cartier-Bresson, French photographer and painter (d. 2004)
  • 1908 – Erwin Thiesies, German rugby player and coach (d. 1993)
  • 1909 – Julius J. Epstein, American screenwriter and producer (d. 2000)
  • 1909 – Mel Hein, American football player and coach (d. 1992)
  • 1913 – Leonard Pagliero, English businessman and pilot (d. 2008)
  • 1913 – Bruno Pontecorvo, Italian physicist and academic (d. 1993)
  • 1914 – Jack Dunphy, American author and playwright (d. 1992)
  • 1914 – Connie B. Gay, American businessman, co-founded the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (d. 1989)
  • 1915 – David Dellinger, American activist (d. 2004)
  • 1915 – James Hillier, Canadian-American scientist, co-designed the electron microscope (d. 2007)
  • 1915 – Edward Szczepanik, Polish economist and politician, 15th Prime Minister of the Polish Republic in Exile (d. 2005)
  • 1917 – John Lee Hooker, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2001)
  • 1918 – Mary McGrory, American journalist and author (d. 2004)
  • 1920 – Ray Bradbury, American science fiction writer and screenwriter (d. 2012)
  • 1920 – Denton Cooley, American surgeon and scientist (d. 2016)
  • 1921 – Dinos Dimopoulos, Greek director and screenwriter (d. 2003)
  • 1921 – Tony Pawson, English cricketer, footballer, and journalist (d. 2012)
  • 1922 – Roberto Aizenberg, Argentine painter and sculptor (d. 1996)
  • 1922 – Theoni V. Aldredge, Greek-American costume designer (d. 2011)
  • 1924 – James Kirkwood, Jr., American playwright and author (d. 1989)
  • 1924 – Harishankar Parsai, Indian writer, satirist and humorist (d. 1995)
  • 1925 – Honor Blackman, English actress and republican (d. 2020)
  • 1926 – Bob Flanigan, American pop singer (d. 2011)
  • 1928 – Tinga Seisay, Sierra Leonean academic and diplomat (d.2015)
  • 1928 – Karlheinz Stockhausen, German composer and academic (d. 2007)
  • 1929 – Valery Alekseyev, Russian anthropologist and author (d. 1991)
  • 1929 – Ulrich Wegener, German police officer and general (d. 2017)
  • 1930 – Gylmar dos Santos Neves, Brazilian footballer (d. 2013)
  • 1932 – Gerald P. Carr, American engineer, colonel, and astronaut (d. 2020)
  • 1933 – Sylva Koscina, Italian actress (d. 1994)
  • 1934 – Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., American general and engineer (d. 2012)
  • 1935 – Annie Proulx, American novelist, short story writer, and journalist
  • 1936 – Chuck Brown, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer (d. 2012)
  • 1936 – John Callaway, American journalist and producer (d. 2009)
  • 1936 – Dale Hawkins, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 2010)
  • 1936 – Werner Stengel, German roller coaster designer and engineer, designed the Maverick roller coaster
  • 1938 – Jean Berkey, American businesswoman and politician (d. 2013)
  • 1939 – Valerie Harper, American actress (d. 2019)
  • 1939 – Fred Milano, American doo-wop singer (d. 2012)
  • 1939 – Carl Yastrzemski, American baseball player
  • 1940 – Bill McCartney, American football player and coach, founded Promise Keepers
  • 1941 – Bill Parcells, American football player and coach
  • 1942 – Uğur Mumcu, Turkish journalist and author (d. 1993)
  • 1943 – Alun Michael, Welsh police commissioner and politician, inaugural First Minister of Wales
  • 1943 – Masatoshi Shima, Japanese computer scientist and engineer, co-designed the Intel 4004
  • 1944 – Roger Cashmore, English physicist and academic
  • 1945 – David Chase, American director, producer, and screenwriter
  • 1945 – Ron Dante, American singer-songwriter and producer
  • 1947 – Donna Jean Godchaux, American singer-songwriter
  • 1947 – Cindy Williams, American actress and producer
  • 1948 – David Marks, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1949 – Doug Bair, American baseball player and coach
  • 1949 – Diana Nyad, American swimmer and author
  • 1950 – Ray Burris, American baseball player and coach
  • 1950 – Scooter Libby, American lawyer and politician, Chief of Staff to the Vice President of the United States
  • 1952 – Peter Laughner, American singer-songwriter and guitarist (d. 1977)
  • 1953 – Paul Ellering, American weightlifter, wrestler, and manager
  • 1955 – Chiranjeevi, Indian film actor, producer and politician
  • 1956 – Paul Molitor, American baseball player and coach
  • 1956 – Peter Taylor, Australian cricketer
  • 1957 – Steve Davis, English snooker player, sportscaster, and author
  • 1957 – Holly Dunn, American country music singer-songwriter (d. 2016)
  • 1958 – Colm Feore, American-Canadian actor
  • 1958 – Stevie Ray, American semi-retired wrestler
  • 1958 – Vernon Reid, English-born American guitarist and songwriter
  • 1959 – Juan Croucier, Cuban-American singer-songwriter, bass player, and producer
  • 1959 – Pia Gjellerup, Danish lawyer and politician, Danish Minister of Finance
  • 1959 – Mark Williams, English actor
  • 1960 – Holger Gehrke, German footballer and manager
  • 1960 – Collin Raye, American country music singer
  • 1961 – Andrés Calamaro, Argentine singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1961 – Iain Coucher, English businessman
  • 1961 – Roland Orzabal, English singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
  • 1961 – Debbi Peterson, American singer-songwriter and drummer
  • 1962 – Stefano Tilli, Italian sprinter
  • 1963 – Tori Amos, American singer-songwriter, pianist, and producer
  • 1963 – James DeBarge, American R&B/soul singer
  • 1963 – Terry Catledge, American basketball player
  • 1964 – Trey Gowdy, American lawyer and U.S. Representative
  • 1964 – Mats Wilander, Swedish-American tennis player and coach
  • 1965 – Wendy Botha, South African-Australian surfer
  • 1965 – David Reimer, Canadian victim of a botched circumcision and sex reassignment surgery (d. 2004)
  • 1966 – GZA, American rapper and producer
  • 1966 – Rob Witschge, Dutch footballer and manager
  • 1967 – Ty Burrell, American actor and comedian
  • 1967 – Paul Colman, Australian singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1967 – Alfred Gough, American screenwriter and producer
  • 1967 – Layne Staley, American singer-songwriter (d. 2002)
  • 1968 – Casper Christensen, Danish comedian, actor, and screenwriter
  • 1968 – Rich Lowry, American writer and magazine or (National Review)
  • 1968 – Aleksandr Mostovoi, Russian footballer
  • 1968 – Elisabeth Murdoch, Australian businesswoman
  • 1968 – Horst Skoff, Austrian tennis player (d. 2008)
  • 1970 – Charlie Connelly, English author and broadcaster
  • 1970 – Giada De Laurentiis, Italian-American chef and author
  • 1970 – Tímea Nagy, Hungarian fencer
  • 1971 – Craig Finn, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
  • 1972 – Okkert Brits, South African pole vaulter
  • 1972 – Paul Doucette, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and drummer
  • 1972 – Steve Kline, American baseball player and coach
  • 1972 – Max Wilson, German-Brazilian race car driver
  • 1973 – Roslina Bakar, Malaysian sport shooter
  • 1973 – Howie Dorough, American singer-songwriter and dancer
  • 1973 – Kristen Wiig, American actress, comedian, and screenwriter
  • 1973 – Eurelijus Žukauskas, Lithuanian basketball player
  • 1974 – Cory Gardner, American politician
  • 1974 – Agustín Pichot, Argentinian rugby player
  • 1975 – Clint Bolton, Australian footballer
  • 1975 – Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor
  • 1976 – Marius Bezykornovas, Lithuanian footballer
  • 1976 – Bryn Davies, American bassist, cellist, and pianist
  • 1976 – Laurent Hernu, French decathlete
  • 1976 – Randy Wolf, American baseball player
  • 1977 – Heiðar Helguson, Icelandic footballer
  • 1977 – Keren Cytter, Israeli visual artist and writer
  • 1978 – James Corden, English actor, comedian, writer, and television presenter
  • 1978 – Ioannis Gagaloudis, Greek basketball player
  • 1979 – Matt Walters, American football player
  • 1980 – Roland Benschneider, German footballer
  • 1980 – Nicolas Macrozonaris, Canadian sprinter
  • 1980 – Seiko Yamamoto, Japanese wrestler
  • 1981 – Alex Holmes, American football player
  • 1981 – Jang Hyun-kyu, South Korean footballer (d. 2012)
  • 1981 – Christina Obergföll, German athlete
  • 1983 – Theo Bos, Dutch cyclist
  • 1983 – Jahri Evans, American football player
  • 1984 – Lee Camp, English footballer
  • 1984 – Lawrence Quaye, Ghanaian-Qatari footballer
  • 1985 – Luke Russert, American journalist
  • 1985 – Jey Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
  • 1985 – Jimmy Uso, Samoan-American wrestler
  • 1986 – Stephen Ireland, Irish footballer
  • 1986 – Neville, English wrestler
  • 1986 – Tokushōryū Makoto, Japanese sumo wrestler
  • 1987 – Leonardo Moracci, Italian footballer
  • 1987 – Apollo Crews, American wrestler
  • 1989 – Giacomo Bonaventura, Italian footballer
  • 1990 – Randall Cobb, American football player
  • 1990 – Drew Hutchison, American baseball player
  • 1990 – Robbie Rochow, Australian rugby league player
  • 1991 – Federico Macheda, Italian footballer
  • 1991 – Brayden Schenn, Canadian ice hockey player
  • 1992 – Ema Burgić Bucko, Bosnian tennis player
  • 1994 – Olli Määttä, Finnish ice hockey player
  • 1995 – Dua Lipa, English singer-songwriter
  • 1996 – Jessica-Jane Applegate, British Paralympic swimmer
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Deaths

Pre-1600

  • 408 – Stilicho, Roman general (b. 359)
  • 1155 – Emperor Konoe of Japan (b. 1139)
  • 1241 – Pope Gregory IX, (b. 1143)
  • 1280 – Pope Nicholas III (b. 1225)
  • 1304 – John II, Count of Holland (b. 1247)
  • 1338 – William II, Duke of Athens (b. 1312)
  • 1350 – Philip VI of France (b. 1293)
  • 1358 – Isabella of France (b. 1295)
  • 1425 – Eleanor, Princess of Asturias (b. 1423)
  • 1456 – Vladislav II of Wallachia
  • 1485 – Richard III of England (b. 1452)
  • 1485 – James Harrington, Yorkist knight
  • 1485 – John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk (b. 1430)
  • 1485 – Richard Ratcliffe, supporter of Richard III
  • 1485 – William Brandon, supporter of Henry VII (b. 1426)
  • 1532 – William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury (b. 1450)
  • 1545 – Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk, English politician and husband of Mary Tudor (b. c. 1484)
  • 1553 – John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English admiral and politician, Lord President of the Council (b. 1504)
  • 1572 – Thomas Percy, 7th Earl of Northumberland, English leader of the Rising of the North (b. 1528)
  • 1584 – Jan Kochanowski, Polish poet and playwright (b. 1530)
  • 1599 – Luca Marenzio, Italian singer-songwriter (b. 1553)

1601-1900

  • 1607 – Bartholomew Gosnold, English lawyer and explorer, founded the London Company (b. 1572)
  • 1652 – Jacob De la Gardie, Estonian-Swedish soldier and politician, Lord High Constable of Sweden (b. 1583)
  • 1664 – Maria Cunitz, Polish astronomer and author (b. 1610)
  • 1680 – John George II, Elector of Saxony (b. 1613)
  • 1681 – Philippe Delano, Dutch Plymouth Colony settler (b. 1602)
  • 1701 – John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English soldier and politician, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland (b. 1628)
  • 1711 – Louis François, duc de Boufflers, French general (b. 1644)
  • 1752 – William Whiston, English mathematician, historian, and theologian (b. 1667)
  • 1773 – George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton, English poet and politician, Chancellor of the Exchequer (b. 1709)
  • 1793 – Louis de Noailles, French general (b. 1713)
  • 1797 – Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, French-Austrian field marshal (b. 1724)
  • 1806 – Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter and illustrator (b. 1732)
  • 1818 – Warren Hastings, English lawyer and politician, 1st Governor-General of Bengal (b. 1732)
  • 1828 – Franz Joseph Gall, Austrian neuroanatomist and physiologist (b. 1758)
  • 1850 – Nikolaus Lenau, Romanian-Austrian poet and author (b. 1802)
  • 1861 – Xianfeng, Emperor of China (b. 1831)
  • 1888 – Ágoston Trefort, Hungarian jurist and politician, Hungarian Minister of Education (b. 1817)
  • 1891 – Jan Neruda, Czech journalist, author, and poet (b. 1834)
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1901-present

  • 1903 – Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, English academic and politician, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (b. 1830)
  • 1904 – Kate Chopin, American novelist and poet (b. 1850)
  • 1909 – Henry Radcliffe Crocker, English dermatologist and author (b. 1846)
  • 1914 – Giacomo Radini-Tedeschi, Italian bishop and academic (b. 1859)
  • 1918 – Korbinian Brodmann, German neurologist and academic (b. 1868)
  • 1920 – Anders Zorn, Swedish artist (b. 1860)
  • 1922 – Michael Collins, Irish rebel, counter-intelligence and military tactician, and politician; 2nd Irish Minister of Finance (b. 1890)
  • 1926 – Charles William Eliot, American academic (b. 1834)
  • 1933 – Alexandros Kontoulis, Greek general and diplomat (b. 1858)
  • 1940 – Oliver Lodge, English physicist and academic (b. 1851)
  • 1940 – Gerald Strickland, 1st Baron Strickland, Maltese lawyer and politician, 4th Prime Minister of Malta (b. 1861)
  • 1942 – Michel Fokine, Russian dancer and choreographer (b. 1880)
  • 1946 – Döme Sztójay, Hungarian general and politician, 35th Prime Minister of Hungary (b. 1883)
  • 1950 – Kirk Bryan, American geologist and academic (b. 1888)
  • 1951 – Jack Bickell, Canadian businessman and philanthropist (b. 1884)
  • 1953 – Jim Tabor, American baseball player (b. 1916)
  • 1958 – Roger Martin du Gard, French novelist and paleographer, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1881)
  • 1960 – Johannes Sikkar, Estonian soldier and politician, Prime Minister of Estonia in exile (b. 1897)
  • 1963 – William Morris, 1st Viscount Nuffield, English businessman and philanthropist, founded Morris Motors (b. 1877)
  • 1967 – Gregory Goodwin Pincus, American biologist and academic, co-created the birth-control pill (b. 1903)
  • 1970 – Vladimir Propp, Russian philologist and scholar (b. 1895)
  • 1974 – Jacob Bronowski, Polish-English mathematician, biologist, and author (b. 1908)
  • 1976 – Gina Bachauer, Greek pianist and composer (b. 1913)
  • 1976 – Juscelino Kubitschek, Brazilian physician and politician, 21st President of Brazil (b. 1902)
  • 1977 – Sebastian Cabot, English actor (b. 1918)
  • 1977 – Chunseong, Korean monk, philosopher and writer (b. 1891)
  • 1978 – Jomo Kenyatta, Kenyan journalist and politician, 1st President of Kenya (b. 1894)
  • 1979 – James T. Farrell, American novelist, short-story writer, and poet (b. 1904)
  • 1980 – James Smith McDonnell, American pilot, engineer, and businessman, founded McDonnell Aircraft (b. 1899)
  • 1981 – Vicente Manansala, Filipino painter (b. 1910)
  • 1985 – Charles Gibson (historian), Historian of Mexico and its Indians, President of the American Historical Association (b. 1920)
  • 1986 – Celâl Bayar, Turkish lawyer and politician, 3rd President of Turkey (b. 1883)
  • 1987 – Joseph P. Lash, American author and journalist (b. 1909)
  • 1989 – Robert Grondelaers, Belgian cyclist (b. 1933)
  • 1989 – Huey P. Newton, American activist, co-founded the Black Panther Party (b. 1942)
  • 1991 – Colleen Dewhurst, Canadian-American actress (b. 1924)
  • 1991 – Boris Pugo, Russian soldier and politician, Soviet Minister of Interior (b. 1937)
  • 1994 – Gilles Groulx, Canadian director and screenwriter (b. 1931)
  • 1994 – Allan Houser, American sculptor and painter (b. 1914)
  • 1995 – Johnny Carey, Irish footballer and manager (b. 1919)
  • 1996 – Erwin Komenda, Austrian car designer and engineer (b. 1904)
  • 2000 – Abulfaz Elchibey, 2nd President of Azerbaijan (b. 1938)
  • 2003 – Arnold Gerschwiler, Swiss figure skater and coach (b. 1914)
  • 2004 – Konstantin Aseev, Russian chess player and trainer (b. 1960)
  • 2004 – Angus Bethune, Australian soldier and politician, 33rd Premier of Tasmania (b. 1908)
  • 2004 – Daniel Petrie, Canadian director and producer (b. 1920)
  • 2005 – Luc Ferrari, French-Italian director and composer (b. 1929)
  • 2005 – Ernest Kirkendall, American chemist and metallurgist (b. 1914)
  • 2007 – Grace Paley, American short story writer and poet (b. 1922)
  • 2008 – Gladys Powers, English-Canadian soldier (b. 1899)
  • 2009 – Muriel Duckworth, Canadian pacifist, feminist, and activist (b. 1908)
  • 2009 – Elmer Kelton, American journalist and author (b. 1926)
  • 2010 – Stjepan Bobek, Croatian footballer and manager (b. 1923)
  • 2011 – Nick Ashford, American singer-songwriter and producer (b. 1942)
  • 2011 – Jack Layton, Canadian academic and politician (b. 1950)
  • 2011 – Casey Ribicoff, American philanthropist (b. 1922)
  • 2012 – Nina Bawden, English author (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Paul Shan Kuo-hsi, Chinese cardinal (b. 1923)
  • 2012 – Jeffrey Stone, American actor and screenwriter (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Paul Poberezny, American pilot and businessman, founded the Experimental Aircraft Association (b. 1921)
  • 2013 – Andrea Servi, Italian footballer (b. 1984)
  • 2014 – U. R. Ananthamurthy, Indian author, poet, and playwright (b. 1932)
  • 2014 – Emmanuel Kriaras, Greek lexicographer and philologist (b. 1906)
  • 2014 – Pete Ladygo, American football player and coach (b. 1928)
  • 2014 – Noella Leduc, American baseball player (b. 1933)
  • 2014 – John Sperling, American businessman, founded the University of Phoenix (b. 1921)
  • 2014 – John S. Waugh, American chemist and academic (b. 1929)
  • 2015 – Arthur Morris, Australian cricketer and journalist (b. 1922)
  • 2015 – Ieng Thirith, Cambodian academic and politician (b. 1932)
  • 2015 – Eric Thompson, English race car driver and book dealer (b. 1919)
  • 2016 – S. R. Nathan, 6th President of Singapore (b. 1924)
  • 2016 – Toots Thielemans, Belgian and American jazz musician (b. 1922)
  • 2017 – Michael J. C. Gordon, British Computer scientist (b. 1948)
  • 2018 – Ed King, American musician (b. 1949)
  • 2018 – Krishna Reddy, Indian printmaker, sculptor and teacher (b. 1925)
  • 2021 – Rod Gilbert, Canadian ice hockey player (b. 1941)

Holidays and observances

  • Christian feast day:
    • Fabrizio
    • Guinefort
    • Immaculate Heart of Mary (Roman Catholic calendar of 1960)
    • Queenship of Mary
    • Symphorian and Timotheus
    • August 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)
  • Earliest day on which National Heroes’ Day (Philippines) can fall, while August 28 is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Monday in August.
  • Flag Day (Russia)
  • Madras Day (Chennai and Tamil Nadu, India)
  • End of Filseta feast in Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church
  • International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief (International)
  • The New York Times: On This Day

August 22 National Days, the conclusion

Here, we strive to thoroughly research and report details of each one as accurately as possible.

This calendar for the national days of August (August 22 in particular) gives a quick look at the day of the month to find out what food, drink or topic August 22 day celebrates.

Every day of the month is like a new chapter in a book that you haven’t read before. Use this handy list to help plan for the month ahead for your favorite national day.

Check out more August events, August holidays, events and observances. or by checking any date from the calendar below.

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