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Notable Historical Events for November 22nd

2008Patrick Roy's #33 jersey is retired by the Montreal Canadiens

1990Margaret Thatcher announces her resignation as British Prime Minister

1675English king Charles II adjourns parliament

1961St Louis Hawk Bob Pettit sets NBA record, hitting 19 of 19 free throws

1986Mike Tyson KOs Trevor Berbick in 2 for heavyweight WBC boxing title

1957Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

1927Neil Simon Theater (Alvin) opens at 250 W 52nd St NYC

1963Lyndon B. Johnson sworn in as the 36th US president after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

1923Calvin Coolidge pardons WW I German spy Lothar Witzke, sentenced to death

1492Pinta under Martín Alonso Pinzón separates from Columbus's fleet

November 22nd Historical Events
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Notable Birthdays on November 22nd

1890Charles de Gaulle, Lille, France, President of France (1958-69), (d. 1970)

1869Andre Gide, Paris, France, writer (Lafcadio's Adventures-Nobel 1947)

1921Rodney Dangerfield, [John Cohen], Babylon NY, comedian (Caddyshack)

1984Scarlett Johansson, New York City, New York, American actress (The Prestige)

1967Boris Becker, Leimen Germany, tennis player (Wimbledon 1985, 86, 89)

1943Billie Jean King, Long Beach California, American tennis pro (Wimbledon 1968, 72, 73, 75)

November 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on November 22nd

1998"Titanic" actress Kate Winslet (23) weds assistant film director Jim Threapleton (25) at All Saints Church in Reading, England

2003Actress Carmen Electra (31) weds rocker Dave Navarro (36) at the St. Regis Hotel in Los Angeles, California

November 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on November 22nd

1980Mae West, actress (She Done Him Wrong), dies in Hollywood at 87

1963Aldous Huxley, English author (Devils of Loudon), dies at 69

1963John F. Kennedy, 35th president of the United States (1961-63), assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas at 46

1963C. S. Lewis [Clive Staples], Irish author (Silver Chair), dies at 64

1959Molla Mallory, eight-time U.S. Open tennis champion, dies at 75

1997Michael Hutchence, Australian rocker (INXS), commits suicide at 37

1993Bill Bixby, US actor (My Favorite Martian), dies from cancer at 59

1995Raymond Dart, Australian paleoanthropologist (Australopithecus africanus), dies at 95

November 22nd Deaths
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