July 22: Day of the Week
July 22, 2023 was the 203rd day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 162 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Saturday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is sábado.
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Here’s the July calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Cancer is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Ruby is the modern birthstone for this month. Ruby is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
July 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1686Albany, New York is formally chartered as a municipality by Governor Thomas Dongan.
- 1934Outside Chicago’s Biograph Theater, “Public Enemy No. 1” John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.
- 1944The Polish Committee of National Liberation publishes its manifesto, starting the period of Communist rule in Poland
- 1946King David Hotel bombing: a Zionist underground organisation, the Irgun, bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, site of the civil administration and military headquarters for Mandate Palestine, resulting in 91 deaths.
- 1977Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power.
- 1983Martial law in Poland is officially revoked.
- 1991Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.
- 1992Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United States.
- 1993Great Flood of 1993: levees near Kaskaskia, Illinois rupture, forcing the entire town to evacuate by barges operated by the Army Corps of Engineers.
- 1997The second Blue Water Bridge opens between Port Huron, Michigan and Sarnia, Ontario.
Who were born on July 22?
- 1755Gaspard de Prony, French mathematician (d. 1839)
- 1915Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah, Pakistani politician, diplomat and author (d. 2000)
- 1916Marcel Cerdan, French boxer (d. 1949)
- 1941George Clinton, American singer and musician (Parliament, Funkadelic)
- 1944Sparky Lyle, American baseball player
- 1958Tatsunori Hara, Japanese baseball player and coach
- 1966Shaun Cohen, South African professional wrestler
- 1969Despina Vandi, Greek singer
- 1978Dennis Rommedahl, Danish footballer
- 1978Runako Morton, West Indian cricketer
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