This was 22nd day of the year and 343 days remained in the year.

January 22 Birthdays

George Balanchine
1904–83, American choreographer and ballet dancer,

Francis Bacon
philosopher (1561)

John Winthrop
colonial governor (1588)

Andre Marie Ampere
physicist (1775)

George Gordon Noel Byron
poet (1788)

August Strindberg
dramatist (1849)

Beatrice Potter Webb
socialist economist (1858)

D.W. Griffith
filmmaker (1880)

U Thant
U.N. statesman (1909)

Bill Bixby
actor, TV director (1934)

Diane Lane
actor (1965)

January 22 in History


Queen Victoria of England died after reigning for 63 years (the 4th longest among longest-reigning monarchs and the longest for queens).


500 workers were killed by the Czar's troops in "Bloody Sunday" in St. Petersburg.


Thornton Wilder's play Our Town first performed publicly in Princeton, N.J.


Former President Lyndon B. Johnson died at age 64.


The Supreme Court legalized some abortions in Roe v. Wade.


The U.S. Senate confirmed Madeleine Albright as the first female secretary of state.

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