27 fun facts for November, 22

Discover dozens of fun facts for this special day. Read the summary for a quick recap on what happened.
November 22nd is a day filled with notable historical events, achievements, and celebrations, such as the death of pirate Blackbeard, the first transpacific air service, and the release of iconic movies like "Toy Story" and "Frozen." Various countries celebrate their national days and pay tribute to the hard work and contributions of their citizens.
27 Fun facts
  1. In 1718, British pirate Edward Teach, better known as Blackbeard, was killed off the coast of North Carolina during a battle with a Royal Navy force led by Lieutenant Robert Maynard. Blackbeard's death marked the end of the Golden Age of Piracy in the Caribbean.
  2. On November 22, 1928, Ravel's orchestral piece "Bolero" premiered in Paris. It soon became a worldwide success and remains one of the most famous and loved pieces of 20th-century music.
  3. Go For a Ride Day is celebrated annually on November 22nd, encouraging people to go out and explore the world around them. This day is an opportunity to break the daily routine and enjoy the scenery.
  4. On November 22, 1935, the first China Clipper air service from San Francisco to the Philippines was launched. The flight took around 60 hours and was operated by Pan American World Airways, opening a new era of transpacific air travel.
  5. In 1941, American writer and painter Tove Jansson's first Moomin book, "The Moomins and the Great Flood," was published. The book became the beginning of the popular Moomin series cherished by children and adults worldwide.
  6. On November 22, 1986, Mike Tyson became the youngest world heavyweight boxing champion at the age of 20. Tyson defeated Trevor Berbick in a second-round knockout to win the title.
  7. Lebanese Independence Day is celebrated on November 22 every year. It commemorates the country's independence from France in 1943 after 23 years of colonial rule.
  8. November 22, 1955, saw the release of the film adaptation of "Guys and Dolls," a Broadway musical classic. The movie starred Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons, and Vivian Blaine.
  9. In 1956, renowned illusionist and magician Harry Blackstone Sr. passed away on November 22. Known for acts such as the "Floating Lightbulb" and "Dancing Handkerchief," his death marked the end of an era in magical entertainment.
  10. On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. The event remains a significant and tragic moment in U.S. history.
  11. The 1968 premiere of The Beatles' animated film, "Yellow Submarine," occurred in New York City on November 22. A psychedelic classic, the movie showcased various Beatles songs and has since become a cult favorite.
  12. In 1963, British author C.S. Lewis passed away on November 22. Lewis is best known for his series "Chronicles of Narnia" and his essays on religion and morality.
  13. On November 22, 1965, the musical "Man of La Mancha" premiered on Broadway. Featuring the famous song "The Impossible Dream," the show was inspired by the classic novel "Don Quixote" and became a theatrical hit.
  14. November 22 is National Cranberry Relish Day in the United States, a day to celebrate and enjoy the fruity side dish often served during Thanksgiving dinners.
  15. On November 22, 1977, British Airways inaugurated the Concorde supersonic commercial jet service between London and New York. The journey took less than 3.5 hours, a feat still unmatched by other commercial jets.
  16. The Spanish Constitution Day is celebrated annually on November 22 to acknowledge the approval of the Spanish Constitution in 1978. This day represents the country's steps towards democracy after the end of Francisco Franco's dictatorship.
  17. In 1988, the satirical comedy film "Scrooged," starring Bill Murray, was released in theatres on November 22. The movie is a modern take on the Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol."
  18. On November 22, 1995, "Toy Story," the first feature-length film created entirely using computer-animated technology, was released by Pixar Animation Studios.
  19. November 22, 2005, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the rock band U2. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame the same year, marking their impact on the music industry.
  20. In 2006, Nintendo released its motion-sensing console, the Wii, on November 22. The gaming system grew popular for its unique gameplay and transformed modern gaming.
  21. On November 22, 2007, French high-wire artist Alain Robert scaled the 88-story Jin Mao Tower in Shanghai without the use of safety equipment. He is well-known for climbing skyscrapers worldwide.
  22. In 2010, Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement on November 22. The event sparked global interest and an influx of media coverage leading up to their wedding in 2011.
  23. Labours Day is celebrated on November 22 in Lebanon. It is an official national holiday to honor the hard work and contributions of the country's labor force.
  24. In 2012, "Gangnam Style," the K-pop single by South Korean singer PSY, became the most viewed video on YouTube on November 22. It was also the first video to reach 1 billion views.
  25. On November 22, 2013, "Frozen," the highest-grossing animated film of all time, was released by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie became a cultural phenomenon and led to a sequel in 2019.
  26. In 2017, the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia found Bosnian Serb wartime military commander Ratko Mladic guilty of genocide and crimes against humanity, sentencing him to life imprisonment on November 22.
  27. On November 22, 2019, SpaceX's Starlink satellite internet constellation launched the second batch of 60 satellites, increasing the number of mini satellites in low Earth orbit to improve global internet coverage.