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  • In 2016 researchers at the University of Toronto create the first map that shows the global genetic interaction network of a cell. It begins to explain how thousands of genes coordinate with one another to orchestrate cellular life.
  • 1991 – The Dead Sea Scrolls are made available to the public for the first time by the Huntington Library.
  • 1919 – The steel strike of 1919, led by the Amalgamated Association of Iron and Steel Workers, begins in Pennsylvania before spreading across the United States.
  • 1888 – The first issue of National Geographic Magazine is published.
  • 1862 – Slavery in the United States: A preliminary version of the Emancipation Proclamation is released.
  • 1792 – Primidi Vendémiaire of year one of the French Republican Calendar as the French First Republic comes into being.
  • 1789 – The office of United States Postmaster General is established.
  • 1776 – Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.
  • 1692 – The last of those convicted of witchcraft in the Salem witch trials are hanged; the remainder of those convicted are all eventually released.


  • 1994 – Carlos Correa, Puerto Rican-American baseball player. Carlos Javier Correa Oppenheimer (born September 22, 1994) is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • 1990 – Denard Robinson, American football player. Denard Xavier Robinson (born September 22, 1990) is a former American football running back who played for four seasons in the National Football League (NFL).
  • 1985 – Ibragim Todashev, Russian-American mixed martial artist (d. 2013), was a Chechen American former mixed martial artist and friend of Boston Marathon bomber and former amateur boxer, Tamerlan Tsarnaev. At his apartment in Orlando, Florida, he was shot dead by FBI agent Aaron McFarlane during a police interview on May 22, 2013.
  • 1979 – Emilie Autumn, American singer-songwriter, violinist, and poet. It is influenced by glam rock and from plays, novels, and history, particularly the Victorian era.
  • 1976 – David Berkeley, American singer-songwriter and guitarist. David Berkeley, (born David Berkeley Friedland on 22 September 1976 in New Jersey), is an American singer and songwriter.
  • 1973 – Bob Sapp, American wrestler. Robert Malcolm Sapp (born September 22, 1973) is an American professional wrestler, actor, and former American football player best known for his career as a kickboxer and mixed martial artist.
  • 1971 – Elizabeth Bear, American author and poet. Sarah Bear Elizabeth Wishnevsky (born September 22, 1971) is an American author who works primarily in speculative fiction genres, writing under the name Elizabeth Bear.
  • 1971 – Gloria Borger, American journalist. News & World Report magazine and is now chief political analyst at CNN.
  • 1971 – Luther Reigns, American actor and wrestler. Matthew Robert "Matt" Wiese (born September 22, 1971) is an American actor and former professional wrestler.
  • 1970 – Mike Matheny, American baseball player and manager. He played in MLB for 13 seasons as a catcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, Toronto Blue Jays, St.
  • 1970 – Mystikal, American rapper and actor. Michael Lawrence Tyler (born September 22, 1970), known professionally as Mystikal, is an American rapper, songwriter and actor from New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • 1969 – Matt Sharp, American singer-songwriter and bass player. He appears on their first two albums, the Blue Album (1994) and Pinkerton (1996).
  • 1967 – Brian Keene, American novelist. Brian Keene (born September 22, 1967) is an American author and podcaster, primarily known for his work in horror, dark fantasy, crime fiction, and comic books.
  • 1967 – Matt Besser, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Matthew Gregory Besser (born September 22, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and writer, best known as one of the four founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade sketch comedy troupe, who had their own show on Comedy Central from 1998–2000.
  • 1966 – Mike Richter, American ice hockey player. Michael Thomas Richter (born September 22, 1966) is an American former professional ice hockey goaltender.
  • 1965 – Dan Bucatinsky, American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. Daniel Bucatinsky (/ˌbʊkəˈtɪnski/; born September 22, 1965) is an American actor, writer and producer, best known for his role as James Novak in the Shonda Rhimes drama series Scandal, for which he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2013.
  • 1965 – Mark Guthrie, American baseball player. Mark Andrew Guthrie (born September 22, 1965) is a former Major League Baseball relief pitcher.
  • 1965 – Robert Satcher, American physician, engineer, and astronaut. He participated in 2 spacewalks during STS-129, accumulating 12hrs 19min of EVA time.
  • 1964 – Ken Vandermark, American saxophonist and composer. Ken Vandermark (born September 22, 1964) is an American jazz composer, saxophonist, and clarinetist.
  • 1961 – Bonnie Hunt, American actress, producer, and talk show host. Her film roles include Rain Man, Beethoven, Beethoven's 2nd, Jumanji, Jerry Maguire, The Green Mile, Cheaper by the Dozen, and Cheaper by the Dozen 2.
  • 1961 – Catherine Oxenberg, American actress. Best known for her performance as Amanda Carrington on the 1980s prime time soap opera Dynasty, she is the daughter of Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and Howard Oxenberg.
  • 1961 – Michael Torke, American composer. Michael Torke (/ˈtɔːrki/; born September 22, 1961) is an American composer who writes music influenced by jazz and minimalism.
  • 1961 – Vince Coleman, American baseball player. Vincent Maurice Coleman (born September 22, 1961) is an American former Major League Baseball (MLB) player, best known for his years with the St.
  • 1960 – Scott Baio, American actor. Scott Vincent James Baio (/ˈbeɪ.oʊ/; born September 22, 1960 or 1961 (sources differ)) is an American actor and television director.
  • 1959 – Saul Perlmutter, American astrophysicist, astronomer, and academic, Nobel Prize Laureate. Saul Perlmutter (born September 22, 1959) is a U.S. astrophysicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a professor of physics at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • 1959 – Tai Babilonia, American figure skater and talk show host. Figure Skating Championships (1976–1980).
  • 1958 – Joan Jett, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, and actress. Joan Jett (born Joan Marie Larkin, September 22, 1958) is an American rock singer, songwriter, composer, musician, record producer and occasional actress.
  • 1958 – Neil Cavuto, American journalist and author. Neil Patrick Cavuto (born September 22, 1958) is an American television news anchor, commentator, and business journalist for Fox News.
  • 1957 – Johnette Napolitano, American singer-songwriter and bass player (Concrete Blonde). Johnette Napolitano (born September 22, 1957, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California) is an American singer, songwriter and bassist best known as the lead vocalist/songwriter and bassist for the alternative rock group Concrete Blonde.
  • 1956 – Debby Boone, American singer, actress, and author. Boone later focused her music career on country music resulting in the 1980 No. 1 country hit "Are You on the Road to Lovin' Me Again".
  • 1956 – Doug Wimbish, American singer-songwriter and bass player. Douglas Arthur "Doug" Wimbish (born September 22, 1956) is an American bass player, primarily known for being a member of rock band Living Colour and funk/dub/hip hop collective Tackhead, and as a session musician with artists such as Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Depeche Mode, James Brown, Annie Lennox, and Barrington Levy (as well as his studio work for the rap/hip hop label Sugarhill Records and the experimental dub label On-U Sound).
  • 1955 – Jeffrey Leonard, American baseball player and coach. He played fourteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1977 to 1990 for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, San Francisco Giants, Milwaukee Brewers, and Seattle Mariners.
  • 1952 – Bob Goodlatte, American lawyer and politician. He was also the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over legislation affecting the federal courts, administrative agencies, and federal law enforcement entities.
  • 1951 – Doug Somers, American wrestler (d. 2017), was an American professional wrestler known by his ring name "Pretty Boy" Doug Somers. He worked in the American Wrestling Association (AWA) in the mid-1980s as part of a tag team with "Playboy" Buddy Rose, managed by Sherri Martel, and twice held the AWA World Tag Team Championship.
  • 1949 – James Cartwright, American general. James Edward "Hoss" Cartwright (born September 22, 1949) is a retired United States Marine Corps four-star general who last served as the eighth Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from August 31, 2007, to August 3, 2011.
  • 1947 – Norma McCorvey, American activist (d. 2017), was the plaintiff in the landmark American lawsuit Roe v. Wade in 1973.
  • 1947 – Robert Morace, American author and academic. Robert Morace (born September 22, 1947 in New York City, New York) is an American writer.
  • 1946 – Larry Dierker, American baseball player and manager. Lawrence Edward Dierker (born September 22, 1946) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, manager, and broadcaster.
  • 1943 – Paul Hoffert, American keyboard player, composer, and academic. Paul Matthew Hoffert, LLD, CM (born 22 September 1943 in Brooklyn, New York) is a recording artist, performer, media music composer, author, academic, and corporate executive.
  • 1943 – Toni Basil, American singer-songwriter, dancer, and actress. Antonia Christina Basilotta (born September 22, 1943), better known by her stage name Toni Basil, is an American singer, actress, choreographer, dancer, and filmmaker, best known for her multi-million-selling worldwide 1981 hit "Mickey", which reached No. 1 in several countries.
  • 1942 – David Stern, American lawyer and businessman, was an American lawyer and businessman who was the commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) from 1984 to 2014. He started with the NBA in 1966 as an outside counsel, joined the NBA in 1978 as general counsel, and became the league's executive vice president in 1980.
  • 1942 – Ole Anderson, American wrestler. Alan Robert Rogowski (born September 22, 1942), better known by his ring name of Ole Anderson, is an American retired professional wrestler, referee and promoter.
  • 1941 – Jeremiah Wright, American pastor and theologian. Jeremiah Alvesta Wright Jr. (born September 22, 1941) is a pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, a congregation he led for 36 years, during which its membership grew to over 8,000 parishioners.
  • 1939 – Gilbert E. Patterson, American bishop (d. 2007), was an American Pentecostal-Holiness leader and minister who served as the international Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Inc. Bishop Patterson was the second youngest person to ever be elected Presiding Bishop of COGIC at the age 60 in 2000, second to his predeceased uncle Bishop J.
  • 1938 – Gene Mingo, American football player. Mingo (born September 22, 1938) is a former professional American football player from Akron, Ohio, who played several positions including halfback, placekicker, and return specialist.
  • 1934 – Jack McGregor, American captain, lawyer, and politician. Jack Edwin McGregor (born September 22, 1934) is a former Pennsylvania State Senator from Pittsburgh and the founder of the National Hockey League's Pittsburgh Penguins.
  • 1934 – Lute Olson, American basketball player and coach. Robert Luther "Lute" Olson (born September 22, 1934) is an American retired Hall of Fame basketball coach, who has been inducted into both the Basketball Hall of Fame (2002), the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame (2006) and re-inducted in the class of 2019.
  • 1933 – Jesco von Puttkamer, German-American engineer (d. 2012), was a German-American aerospace engineer, senior manager at NASA, and a pulp science fiction writer.
  • 1933 – Leonardo Balada, Spanish-American composer and educator. Leonardo Balada Ibáñez (born September 22, 1933, in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain) is a Spanish American classical composer, who is noted for his operas and orchestral works.
  • 1933 – T. Cullen Davis, American businessman. Thomas Cullen Davis (born September 22, 1933, Fort Worth, Texas) is an American oil heir and member of a prominent family.
  • 1930 – Joni James, American singer. Joni James (born Giovanna Carmella Babbo, September 22, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American singer of traditional pop music.
  • 1928 – Eric Broadley, English engineer and businessman, founded Lola Cars (d. 2017), was a British entrepreneur, engineer, and founder and chief designer of Lola Cars, the motor racing manufacturer and engineering company. He was arguably one of the most influential automobile designers of the post-war period, and over the years Lola had a hand in many high-profile projects in Formula One, IndyCar, and sports car racing.
  • 1928 – Eugene Roche, American actor (d. 2004). He was the original "Ajax Man" in 1970s television commercials.
  • 1928 – Johnny Valentine, American wrestler (d. 2001), was an American professional wrestler with a career spanning almost three decades. He has been inducted into four halls of fame for his achievements in wrestling.
  • 1927 – Tommy Lasorda, American baseball player, coach, and manager. Thomas Charles Lasorda (born September 22, 1927) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, coach, and manager, who is best known for his two decades at the helm of the Los Angeles Dodgers.
  • 1925 – Leila Hadley, American author (d. 2009), was an American travel writer and socialite. Her books include Give Me the World (1958) and A Journey with Elsa Cloud (1997).
  • 1925 – Virginia Capers, American actress and singer (d. 2004). She won the Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Musical in 1974 for her performance as Lena Younger in Raisin, a musical version of Lorraine Hansberry's play A Raisin in the Sun.
  • 1924 – Charles Waterhouse, American painter, sculptor, and illustrator (d. 2013). Charles Waterhouse is the name of:
  • 1924 – J. William Middendorf, American soldier and politician, 14th United States Secretary of the Navy. John William Middendorf II (born September 22, 1924) is a former Republican United States diplomat and Secretary of the Navy.
  • 1924 – Ray Wetzel, American trumpet player and composer (d. 1951), was an American jazz trumpeter. Critic Scott Yanow described him as "greatly admired by his fellow trumpeters".
  • 1922 – David Sive, American environmentalist and lawyer (d. 2014), was an attorney, environmentalist, and professor of environmental law, who has been recognized as a pioneer in the field of United States environmental law.
  • 1921 – Will Elder, Jewish-American illustrator (d. 2008), was an American illustrator and comic book artist who worked in numerous areas of commercial art but is best known for a frantically funny cartoon style that helped launch Harvey Kurtzman's Mad comic book in 1952.
  • 1920 – Bob Lemon, American baseball player and manager (d. 2000). Robert Granville Lemon (September 22, 1920 – January 11, 2000) was an American right-handed pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB).
  • 1920 – William H. Riker, American political scientist and academic (d. 1993), was an American political scientist who applied game theory and mathematics to political science.
  • 1913 – Lillian Chestney, American painter and illustrator (d. 2000), was an American illustrator and painter. She studied in New York City and illustrated children's books, comic books (during the Golden Age of Comic Books), and magazine and book covers at a time when few women held artist positions in the industry.
  • 1912 – Martha Scott, American actress (d. 2003). She was featured in major films such as Cecil B.
  • 1909 – John Engstead, American photographer and journalist (d. 1983). Engstead was born in California, and began his career in 1926, when he was hired as an office boy by Paramount Pictures' head of studio publicity, Harold Harley.
  • 1908 – Esphyr Slobodkina, Russian-American author and illustrator (d. 2002), was a Russian-American artist, author, and illustrator, best known for her classic children's picture book Caps for Sale. Slobodkina was a celebrated avant garde artist and feminist in the middle part of the 20th century.
  • 1902 – John Houseman, Romanian-American actor and producer (d. 1988), was a British-American-Romanian actor and producer who became known for his highly publicized collaboration with director Orson Welles from their days in the Federal Theatre Project through to the production of Citizen Kane and his collaboration, as producer of The Blue Dahlia, with writer Raymond Chandler on the screenplay. He is perhaps best known for his role as Professor Charles W.
  • 1901 – Charles Brenton Huggins, Canadian-American physician and physiologist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1997), was a Canadian-American physician, physiologist and cancer researcher at the University of Chicago specializing in prostate cancer. He was awarded the 1966 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for discovering in 1941 that hormones could be used to control the spread of some cancers.
  • 1900 – Paul Hugh Emmett, American chemist and engineer (d. 1985), was an American chemical engineer.
  • 1900 – William Spratling, American-Mexican silversmith and educator (d. 1967), was an American-born silver designer and artist, best known for his influence on 20th century Mexican silver design.
  • 1896 – Henry Segrave, American-English race car driver (d. 1930), was an early British pioneer in land speed and water speed records. Segrave, who set three land and one water record, was the first person to hold both titles simultaneously and the first person to travel at over 200 miles per hour (320 km/h) in a land vehicle.
  • 1895 – Paul Muni, Ukrainian-born American actor (d. 1967), was an Austro-Hungarian-born American stage and film actor who grew up in Chicago. Muni was a five-time Academy Award nominee, with one win.
  • 1891 – Alma Thomas, American painter and educator (d. 1978), was an African-American Expressionist painter and art educator best known for her colorful abstract paintings. She lived and worked primarily in Washington, D.C. and The Washington Post described her as a force in the Washington Color School.
  • 1889 – Hooks Dauss, American baseball player (d. 1963), was a professional baseball player from 1909 to 1926. He played 15 seasons of Major League Baseball as a right-handed pitcher for the Detroit Tigers from 1912 to 1926.
  • 1885 – Erich von Stroheim, Austrian-American actor, director, and screenwriter (d. 1957), was an Austrian-American director, actor and producer, most noted as a film star and avant garde, visionary director of the silent era. His masterpiece adaptation of Frank Norris's McTeague titled Greed is considered one of the finest and most important films ever made.
  • 1885 – Gunnar Asplund, Swedish architect and academic, designed the Stockholm Public Library (d. 1940), was a Swedish architect, mostly known as a key representative of Nordic Classicism of the 1920s, and during the last decade of his life as a major proponent of the modernist style which made its breakthrough in Sweden at the Stockholm International Exhibition (1930). Asplund was professor of architecture at the Royal Institute of Technology from 1931.
  • 1880 – Christabel Pankhurst, English activist, co-founded the Women's Social and Political Union (d. 1958), was a British suffragette born in Manchester, England. A co-founder of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), she directed its militant actions from exile in France from 1912 to 1913.
  • 1870 – Arthur Pryor, American trombonist, composer, and bandleader (d. 1942), was a trombone virtuoso, bandleader, and soloist with the Sousa Band. He was a prolific composer of band music, his best-known composition being "The Whistler and His Dog".
  • 1833 – Stephen D. Lee, American general and academic (d. 1908), was an American politician who served as the first president of Mississippi State University from 1880 to 1899. Prior to that, he was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army in the Eastern and Western theaters of the American Civil War.


  • 2015 – James David Santini, American lawyer and politician (b. 1937)
  • 2015 – Joe LeSage, American lawyer and politician (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Phyllis Tickle, American author and academic (b. 1934)
  • 2015 – Richard G. Scott, American engineer and religious leader (b. 1928)
  • 2015 – Yogi Berra, American baseball player, coach, and manager (b. 1925)
  • 2013 – David H. Hubel, Canadian-American neurophysiologist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Gary Brandner, American author and screenwriter (b. 1930)
  • 2013 – Hans Erich Slany, German industrial designer, founded TEAMS Design (b. 1926)
  • 2013 – Jane Connell, American actress and singer (b. 1925)
  • 2012 – Irving Adler, American mathematician, author, and academic (b. 1913)
  • 2006 – Edward Albert, American actor (b. 1951)
  • 2004 – Pete Schoening, American mountaineer (b. 1927)
  • 2004 – Ray Traylor Jr., American professional wrestler better-known as the Big Boss Man (b. 1963)
  • 2003 – Gordon Jump, American actor (b. 1932)
  • 2002 – Jan de Hartog, Dutch-American author and playwright (b. 1914)
  • 1999 – George C. Scott, American actor, director, and producer (b. 1927)
  • 1996 – Dorothy Lamour, American actress and singer (b. 1914)
  • 1994 – Leonard Feather, English-American pianist, composer, producer, and journalist (b. 1914)
  • 1993 – Maurice Abravanel, Greek-American pianist and conductor (b. 1903)
  • 1989 – Irving Berlin, Russian-born American composer and songwriter (b. 1888)
  • 1987 – Dan Rowan, American actor, comedian, and producer (b. 1922)
  • 1981 – Harry Warren, American composer and songwriter (b. 1893)
  • 1961 – Marion Davies, American actress and comedian (b. 1897)
  • 1881 – Solomon L. Spink, American lawyer and politician (b. 1831)
  • 1852 – William Tierney Clark, English engineer, designed Hammersmith Bridge (b. 1783)
  • 1777 – John Bartram, American botanist and explorer (b. 1699)
  • 1776 – Nathan Hale, American soldier (b. 1755)
  • 1692 – Martha Corey, American woman accused of witchcraft (b. 1620)
  • 1539 – Guru Nanak, Sikh religious leader, founded Sikhism (b. 1469)
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