Interesting anniversaries for 22 February


22 February in the 53th day of the year and there are 312 days remaining until the end of the year.

Many interesting anniversaries happened on this day in the past.


European Day for Victims of Crimes – The European Committee introduced it in 1990

Gender Pay Gap – also known as gender wage gap, male–female income difference, gender gap in earnings, gender earnings gap, gender income difference. It was introduced in 2007.

Holiday of Saint Margaret of Cortona – Italian penitent of the Third Order of St. Francis. She is the patron saint of the falsely accused; hoboes; homeless; insane; orphaned; mentally ill; midwives; penitents; single mothers; reformed prostitutes; stepchildren; tramps.


BORN on 22 February:

1732. WASHINGTON, George – first President of the United States

1788. SCHOPENHAUER, Arthur – German philosopher

1824. JANSSEN, Pierre Jules – French astronomer who is credited with discovering the gaseous nature of the solar chromosphere, and with some justification the element helium.

1864. RENARD, Jules – French author, most famous for his works Poil de carotte (Carrot Top) (1894) and Les Histoires Naturelles (Nature Stories) (1896)

1900. BUNUEL, Luis – Oscar-winner Spanish director

1904. NAGY ISTVÁN – Romanian-Hungarian author, member of the academy

1914. DULBECCO, Renato – Italian virologist who won the 1975 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on oncoviruses, which are viruses that can cause cancer when they infect animal cells.

1924. LUSSA VINCE – Balázs Béla Award winner photographer

1936. BISHOP, Michael – American immunologist and microbiologist who shared the 1989 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Harold E. Varmus and was co-winner of 1984 Alfred P. Sloan Prize

1943. KÖHLER, Horst – President of Germany from 2004 to 2010

1944. DEMME, Jonathan – American filmmaker, producer and screenwriter. Best known for directing The Silence of the Lambs, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director, he has also directed the acclaimed films Philadelphia, Rachel Getting Married,

1949. LAUDA, Niki – Austrian former Formula One racing driver who was the F1 World Champion three times in 1975, 1977 and 1984

1958. SZEREDNYEY Béla – Jászai Mari Award winner Hungarian actor and director

1959. MacLACHLAN, Kyle – American actor. MacLachlan is best known for his roles in cult films such as Blue Velvet as Jeffrey Beaumont, and as Paul Atreides in Dune. He has also had prominent roles in television shows including appearing as Special Agent Dale Cooper in Twin Peaks and as the mayor of Portland in Portlandia.


DIED on 22 February:

1512. VESPUCCI, Amerigo – Italian explorer, navigator, cartographer. America was named after him.

1674. CHAPELAIN, Jean – French poet and critic during the Grand Siècle, best known for his role as an organizer and founding member of the Académie française.

1794. WOLFF, Caspar Friedrich – German physiologist and one of the founders of embryology.

1938. HALE, George Ellery – American solar astronomer.