November 22nd in History: Several defining events in history occurred on November 22nd. From the assassination of the world’s most powerful man and the dawn of a new era in heavyweight boxing history to the demise of the most famous pirate to have ever lived, November 22nd holds an important place in the history books. Read on to learn about the important events that took place on November 22nd in history in the fields of politics, sports, technology, and art and enhance your general knowledge.
Sr. No
Death Year
Personality
1
1286
Eric V, King of Denmark from 1259 to 1286
2
1718
Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard, feared English pirate who terrorised sailors in the West Indies and North American waters.
3
1773
Robert Clive, British explorer and the founder of the British Raj in India by winning the Battle of Plassey
4
1886
Mary Boykin Chestnut, American author and confederacy supporter known for her Civil War diary
5
1963
C.S. Lewis, British author known for the children’s fantasy series The Chronicles of Narnia
6
1963
John F. Kennedy, American politician and civil rights advocate who served as the 35th President of the United States
7
1986
Scatman Crothers, American actor and musician best known for acting in Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining
8
2002
C.S. Nayudu, Indian cricketer and the brother of C.K. Nayudu
Sr. No
Birth Year
Personality
1
1710
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach, German organist and composer and son of Johann Sebastian Bach
2
1808
Thomas Cook, English businessman and the founder of the Thomas Cook Group, one of the biggest hospitality companies till its collapse in 2019
3
1819
George Eliot aka Mary Ann Evans, English novelist and poet known for writing Silas Marner
4
1898
Wiley Post, Native American aviator who was the first pilot to fly solo around the world
5
1917
Andrew Huxley, English physiologist and biophysicist, who won the Nobel Prize in physiology for his work with the nerve cells
6
1943
Billie Jean King, American tennis player who won the Battle of the sexes tennis match against Bobby Riggs
7
1948
Saroj Khan, Indian dance choreographer
8
1965
Mads Mikkelsen, Danish actor and Cannes Best Actor Award winner known for his films The Hunt and Another Round
9
1983
Scarlett Johansson, Oscar-nominated actress known for playing Black Widow in the MCU
10
1986
Oscar Pistorious, South African sprinter and double-amputee who became the 10th athlete to compete at both the Paralympics and the Olympics
11
1990
Kartik Aaryan, Bollywood actor who is currently one of the most bankable stars in the industry. He recently appeared in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2
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