Daily Calendar for Sunday, October 22, 2023


  • Jean Grolier (bibliophile) –
  • Paul Cezanne (painter) –
  • Pretty Boy Floyd (gangster) –
  • Pablo Casals (cellist) –
  • Nadia Boulanger (pianist) –
  • Richard Helms (headed the CIA for 6 years before President Nixon fired him for refusing to block an FBI probe into the Watergate scandal) –
  • Soupy Sales (American comedian, actor, radio-TV personality and host, and jazz aficionado) –


  • Sarah Bernhardt (actress) –
  • N. C. Wyeth (illustrator) –
  • John Reed (journalist) –
  • George Wells Beadle (geneticist) –
  • Joan Fontaine (actress) –
  • Doris Lessing (author) –
  • Timothy Leary (educator) –
  • Donald H. Peterson (astronaut) –
  • Christopher Lloyd (actor) –
  • Tony Roberts (actor) –
  • Annette Funicello (actress) –
  • Catherine Deneuve (actress) –
  • Jeff Goldblum (actor) –
  • Brian Boitano (figure skater) –
  • Jonathan Lipnicki (actor) –


  • The College of New Jersey, now Princeton University, was granted its charter by the royal governor of NJ–
  • Andre Jacques Garnerin, French aeronaut and inventor of the parachute, made first parachute jump from a balloon, at height of 2,000 feet–
  • New York’s original Metropolitan Opera House opened with a performance of Charles Gounod’s Faust–
  • First national horse show opened in New York City–
  • Chester Carlson produced the first xerographic copy–
  • Percy L. Julian, Edwin W. Meyer, and Norman C. Krause received patent for cortisone–
  • Margaret Meagher became Canada’s first female ambassador (to Israel)–
  • Jean-Paul Sartre, French writer and philosopher, rejected the Nobel Prize for literature–
  • The Kwanzaa U.S. postage stamp was first issued; Synthia Saint James did the artwork.–
  • Fisherman caught a rare purple lobster off the coast of Winter Harbor, Maine–


  • Los Angeles, California, hit 100 degrees F–
  • San Diego, California, reached 104 degrees F–
  • Vermont received 4-5 inches of snow, the most in October in 43 years–
  • Portland, Maine, received 10.53 inches of rain in 24 hours–

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