Today in History - November 22nd

  • 1909 - On this day in history, Helen Hayes appeared on stage for the first time. She was a member of the cast of "In Old Dutch."
  • 1927 - George Gershwin's "Funny Face," premiered in NYC.
  • 1927 - Today in history, The Neil Simon Theater opened at 250 W 52nd St NYC.
  • 1930 - Elijah Muhammad formed Nation of Islam in Detroit.
  • 1935 - On this day in history, the first trans-Pacific airmail flight began in Alameda, CA, when the flying boat known as the China Clipper left for Manila. The craft was carrying over 110,000 pieces of mail. 
  • 1963 - JFK was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, TX. Governor John B. Connally was also seriously wounded. Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson was inaugurated as the 36th President. 
  • 1967 - Today in history, The U.N. Security Council approved resolution 242. The resolution called for Israel to withdraw from territories it had captured in 1967 and called on adversaries to recognize Israel's right to exist. 
  • 1975 - Juan Carlos I was proclaimed King of Spain upon the death of Gen. Francisco Franco. 
  • 1975 - On this day in history, "Dr. Zhivago" appeared on TV for the first time. NBC paid $4 million for the broadcast rights. 
  • 1977 - Regular passenger service on the Concorde began between New York and Europe, today in history.
  • 1986 - Attorney General Meese's office discovered a memo in Colonel Oliver North's office that included money to be sent to the Contras from the profits of weapons sales to Iran. 
  • 1998 - CBS's "60 Minutes" aired a tape of Jack Kevorkian giving lethal drugs in an assisted suicide of a terminally-ill patient. Kevorkian was later sentenced to 25 years in prison for second-degree murder. 
  • 2005 - On this day in history, Microsoft's XBOX 360 went on sale.

SCIENCE, INVENTIONS, PATENTS - Today in History, November 22nd

  • 1910 - Arthur F. Knight patented a steel shaft to replace wood shafts in golf clubs. 
  • 1927 - Today in history, the first snowmobile patent was granted to Carl Eliason.
  • 1932 - Pump that computed quantity & price delivered was patented.

MUSIC HISTORY - Today in History, November 22nd

  • 1928 - On this day in history, "Bolero" by Maurice Ravel was first performed publicly in Paris. 
  • 1955 - RCA Victor's best investment paying $25,000 was made to Sun Records & Sam Philips for the rights to Elvis Presley, a truck driver from Tupelo, MS.
  • 1957 - Today in history, The Miles Davis Quintet debuted with a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City. 
  • 1968 - The Beatles released their double album called "The Beatles" (a.k.a. "The White Album").
  • 1994 - "The Black Album" was released by Prince.

SPORTS - Today in History, November 22nd

  • 1930 - The first US football game was broadcasted to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0).
  • 1950 - On this day in history, the lowest scoring game in the NBA was played. The Fort Wayne Pistons defeated the Minneapolis Lakers 19-18. 
  • 1957 - Mickey Mantle won AL MVP, today in history.
  • 1986 - Mike Tyson became the youngest to wear the world heavyweight-boxing crown. He was only 20 years and 4 months old. 

FAMOUS BIRTHDAYS - November 22nd

  • George Eliot 1819
  • Andre Gide 1869
  • Charles de Gaulle 1890
  • Jamie Lee Curtis 1958
  • Mariel Hemingway 1961
  • Scarlett Johansson 1984