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January 22: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on January 22

January 22nd is also known as Hot Sauce Day and Answer Your Cat’s Questions Day.

January always seems to last forever, does anybody else feel like it should be at least March by now!? It’s only the 22nd but I’m sure you’re already feeling it!

There were so many incredible events that all fell on January 22 from war and victory to space exploration.

Did you know that on this day in 1964, the world’s largest cheese was manufactured, which weighed over 34,500 lbs? It used 170,000 quarts of milk from 16,000 cows.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about January 22nd in history!

What Happened On January 22 In History?


100 million people were placed in lockdown in Wuhan, China amid Covid-19 outbreak.

All forms of transport in and out of the city was suspended from 10:00 local time.

Netflix passed the $100 billion USD milestone.

OTD in 2018: Netflix passed the $100 billion USD milestone.
This made the digital media and entertainment company the world's largest.

NASA revealed water vapor had been discovered on dwarf planet Ceres.


A record $20 to $50 million worth of gold bars was stolen in a bank robbery in Beirut, Lebanon.

Today the loot is valued at around three times more than what it was worth in 1976.

The world’s largest cheese weighing 34,591 lbs (15,723 kg) was manufactured.

OTD in 1964: The world's largest cheese weighing 34
The cheese used 170,000 quarts of milk extracted from 16,000 cows. It was made in Wisconsin and later displayed at the New York World Fair.

Lady Macbeth by Dmitri Shostakovich’s was performed for the first time in Leningrad, Saint Petersburg, Russia.


Ramsay MacDonald became the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.


Russian soldiers attack unarmed demonstrators on this day that would later be known as “Bloody Sunday.”

There were up to 50,000 protestors and 10,000 soldiers. The events of that day resulted in up to 234 deaths, 800 casualties and 6,831 arrests.

After the death of Queen Victoria, Britain moved their postage stamps to the King Edward VII series.


Writer Charles Dickens and his wife arrived in Boston, US from Liverpool, UK.


England and France declared war on Austria’s Emperor, Charles V.

OTD in 1528: England and France declared war on Austria's Emperor

A contingent of 150 Swiss Guards arrived in the Vatican for the very first time.

The Swiss Guard's origins lie with Pope Julius II, who requested Switzerland provide the pope with a constant retinue of 200 Swiss mercenaries. Since then, the Swiss Guard has (except for a few brief periods) defended the Vatican.

Famous Quotes Said On January 22nd

Who said what today throughout history? Here are the most famous things people have said on this day.


“We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China. It’s going to be just fine.”

– Donald J Trump

January 22 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

Those of you who were born on January 22 share the Aquarius star sign.

Air is the element given to Aquarius because they are in the middle of the winter season, meaning they can be stubborn.

Garnet is the birthstone given to people born in January. The garnet is commonly a red gem that provides the wearer with love, friendships, loyalty, and luck.

If you were born on Jan 22, your estimated date of conception would be May 1 in the previous year.

Are you celebrating your birthday today? If so, did you know that you share the same birthday as Guy Fieri? See what other famous people were born on this day.

Famous People Born On January 22

Ricky Garcia

Ricky Garcia

American Actor
Birthday: January 22, 1999
Age: 22 years old
Born In: Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico


American Rapper
Birthday: January 22, 1990
Age: 31 years old
Born In: Maryland, USA
Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri

American Restaurateur
Birthday: January 22, 1968
Age: 53 years old
Born In: Ohio, USA
Diane Lane

Diane Lane

American Actress
Birthday: January 22, 1965
Age: 56 years old
Born In: New York, USA

Did you know that on this day, January 22nd 1964, the world's largest cheese was manufactured, which weighed over 34,500 lbs?