August 22: Day of the Week
August 22, 2019 is the 234th day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Thursday.
If you are trying to learn Japanese then this day of the week in Japanese is Mokuyōbi.
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Here’s the August calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Leo is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Peridot is the modern birthstone for this month. Diamond is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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August 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1848The United States annexes New Mexico.
- 1902Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
- 1910Korea is annexed by Japan with the signing of the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty, beginning a period of Japanese rule of Korea that lasted until the end of World War II.
- 1944World War II: Holocaust of Kedros in Crete by German forces
- 1952The penal colony on Devil’s Island is permanently closed.
- 1962An attempt to assassinate French president Charles de Gaulle fails.
- 1963American Joe Walker in an X-15 test plane reaches an altitude of 106 km.
- 1972Rhodesia is expelled by the IOC for its racist policies.
- 1978The Frente Sandinista de Liberacion or FSLN occupies national palace in Nicaragua.
- 1985Manchester Air Disaster sees 55 people killed when a fire breaks out on a commercial aircraft at Manchester Airport.
Who were born on August 22?
- 1867Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss physician and nutritionist (d. 1939)
- 1895Paul Comtois, French Canadian politician (d. 1966)
- 1913Leonard Pagliero, British stationer (d. 2008)
- 1920Denton Cooley, American heart surgeon
- 1936Dale Hawkins, American singer and songwriter (d. 2010)
- 1944Peter Hofmann, Czech-born German operatic tenor (d. 2010)
- 1948Eleonora Brown, Italian actress
- 1955Chiranjeevi, Indian film actor
- 1971Rick Yune, American actor
- 1975Sheree Murphy, British actress
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