Today is Sunday, October 22, 2017.
1811 Franz Liszt, Hungary, Romantic composer, virtuoso pianist
1845 Sarah Bernhardt, actress
1870 Ivan Bunin, Russian poet/novelist (Gentleman from SF), Nobel 1933
1903 Curly Howard
1917 Joan Fontaine
1920 Timothy Leary
1938 Christopher Lloyd
1939 A. Gray --1998
1939 Tony Roberts
1942 Annette Funicello
1943 Catherine Deneuve
1952 Jeff Goldblum
1985 Zac Hanson
Orionid meteor shower, radiant in Orion.
Vatican City National Day.
1797 André-Jacques Garnerin makes 1st parachute jump from balloon
1836 Sam Houston inaugurated as 1st elected pres of Republic of Texas
1953 Laos gains full independence from France.
1962 JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis.
1962 Pacific Science Center opens at Seattle Center.
1975 Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 lands on Venus
1981 US National debt topped $1 TRILLION (nothing to celebrate).
1981 Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization is decertified.
4004 B.C. Universe created at 8:00 PM, according to the 1650 pronouncement of Anglican archbishop James Ussher.
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