Sunday, 22 November 2015

Nov 22

1963   Lee Harvey Oswald assassinates President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. Lyndon B. Johnson becomes president.
1964   Almost 40,000 people pay tribute to John F. Kennedy at Arlington Cemetery on the first anniversary of his death.

1990   Britain’s Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher confirms the end of her premiership by withdrawing from the leadership election of the Conservative Party.
1995   The first feature-length film created entirely with computer generated imagery – Toy Story – premiers.

2005   Angela Merkel becomes the first woman ever to be Chancellor of Germany; the former research scientist had previously been the first secretary-general of the Christian Democratic Union.
2008   Hamas and Israel begin a cease-fire following eight days of violence and 150 deaths.
Born on November 22
1819   George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist (Silas Marner, Middlemarch).
1890   Charles de Gaulle, French general in exile during World War II and president of France from 1958 to 1969.
1899   Hoagy Carmichael, American composer, pianist and singer.
1913   Benjamin Britten, English composer, pianist and conductor.
1924   Geraldine Page, actress well known for roles in Tennessee Williams’ plays.
1925   Gunther Schuller, composer and French Horn player.
1943   Billie Jean King, U.S. tennis player and women’s rights pioneer.
1949   David Pietrusza, historian, author (1920, 1960, 1948).
1950   Steven Van Zandt, singer, songwriter, musician, producer (E Street Band, Steel Mill, Southside Johnny & The Ashbury Jukes) and actor (The Sopranos).
1958   Jamie Lee Curtis, actress (Halloween, Trading Places, A Fish Called Wanda), author (Today I Feel Silly, and Other Moods That Make My Day).
1961   Mariel Hemingway, actress (Lipstick, Manhattan).
1984   Scarlett Johansson, actress, model (North, Lost in Translation). 
Born on November 21
1694   Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet), French philosopher, historian, poet, dramatist and novelist.
1898   Rene Magritte, surrealist painter (Golconda).
1904   Coleman Hawkins, jazz saxophonist.

1929   Marilyn French, novelist and critic (The Women’s Room).

1945   Goldie Hawn, actress, director, producer; gained public attention as part of Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In TV series in the 1960s; won Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for Cactus Flower (1969).