November 22: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, November 22, 1995, the first of Disney's "Toy Story" movies were released to theaters in the US?

November 22nd is officially Cranberry Relish Day and Go For A Ride Day.

We’re now on the 326th day of the year, and have 39 days left.

This day was an important one in history. It’s a day of crime, technology, music and movies. Here you’ll learn about what historical events happened on this very day.

Did you know that on this day in 1995, the first of Disney’s “Toy Story” movies were released to theaters in the US? It was the first entirely computer-animated feature film to be released.

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

What Events Happened On November 22 In History?

2018 After 20 years of work, the Leaning Tower of Pisa had its lean corrected by 17.7 inches (45 cm).


2017 A baby girl named Vanellope Wilkins had her heart successfully put back inside her body.

She was the first baby born in the UK to survive being born with a condition that had her heart form outside her body. It took three operations to have her heart put inside her chest. She left the hospital on February 7, 2019.


2012 A 100-vehicle pile-up on a highway in Texas killed two people and injured 120 more.

OTD in 2012: A 100-vehicle pile-up on a highway in Texas killed two people and injured 120 more.

A heavy fog caused the pile-up.


2008 YouTube Live had the largest viewed broadcast ever, with guest artists performing from San Francisco and Tokyo.

It featured performances from celebrities like The Black Eyed Peas, will.i.am, Katy Perry, and more.

2005 Angela Merkel became the first female Chancellor of Germany.

Officially called the federal chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, this position is the head of the German government. The German chancellor is also the commander in chief of the German military.

2002 Riots broke out between Muslims and Christians, in Nigeria, over the Miss World Competition, which killed around 250 and left over 10,000 people homeless.

1999 American country singer Toby Keith released his single “How Do You Like Me Now?!”

It was Billboard's Song of the Year for 2000.

1995 OPEC announced it planned to roll over the current oil production quota to 25.42 million barrels daily.

1995 The first of Disney’s “Toy Story” movies were released to theaters in the United States.

1994 The Sega Saturn was released in Japan.

OTD in 1994: The Sega Saturn was released in Japan.

The original Sega Saturn had a grey/blue color scheme when it was first released in Japan. The first shipment of 200,000 consoles sold out on the first day of sales.

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1993 Neil Simon’s play “Laughter on the 23rd Floor” opened at Richard Rodger’s New York City theatre.

1989 The Discovery Space Shuttle was launched on the fifth Department of Defense shuttle mission.

Known as mission STS-33, it was the 32nd shuttle mission and the last to fly in the 1980s. After orbiting the Earth for seven cycles, Discovery deployed a top-secret US military satellite. It's believed that the satellite was a spy satellite designed to listen in on military and civilian communications from communist nations.

1927 Carl J.E. Eliason, from Sayner, Wisconsin, was awarded his patent for the “motor toboggan,” the world’s first motorized snow vehicle.

1886 The Melbourne cable tramway system opened the Victoria Bridge line in Melbourne, Australia.

OTD in 1886: The Melbourne cable tramway system opened the Victoria Bridge line in Melbourne

Famous Quotes Said On November 22

Memorable quotes are being said or written every day. Here we have the most notable quote ever said on November 22.


“All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light.”

– James Joyce

Famous People Born On November 22

If you’re celebrating your birthday today, you share the same birthday with Scarlett Johansson! Check out these other famous people who were born on this day!

1996 Hailey Bieber

American Model

Hailey Bieber
26 years old
Born In:
Arizona, USA

1984 Scarlett Johansson

American Actress

Scarlett Johansson
38 years old
Born In:
New York, USA

1994 Dacre Montgomery

Australian Actor

Dacre Montgomery
28 years old
Born In:
Western Australia, Australia

1988 Jamie Campbell Bower

English Actor

Jamie Campbell Bower
34 years old
Born In:
England, UK

Famous People Who Died On This Day

1917 - 1963 John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy was an American president born on May 29, 1917. He died on this day in 1963, at age 46 in Dallas, Texas, USA.

Special Holidays On November 22

If you can spare some time today, here are some unique holidays you could get involved with.

November 22: National Cranberry Relish Day

National Cranberry Relish Day

Cranberry Relish Day is here just in time for Thanksgiving to remind you of this beautifully tart side dish! Sure, canned cranberry sauce can be used in a pinch, but why not spend today making up a big batch of homemade cranberry relish to make Thanksgiving even tastier.

November 22: Go For A Ride Day

Go For A Ride Day

Whether it's at home, in the office, or on the couch, we spend far too much time these days stuck in one place! Go For A Ride Day encourages us to get out and about more, so take your car or get on your bike, scooter, skateboard, or motorbike and go for a ride to somewhere new!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

Blue M&Ms didn’t exist until 1995. A poll was held to replace the tan shade of M&M that was deemed redundant because of the brown M&M.

November 22 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

For those of you who were born on November 22, your star sign is Sagittarius.

Fire is the element given to Sagittarius. Sagittarians spread like flames in whichever direction the wind takes them while burning a light brightly under others as they go.

If you were born in November, your birthstone is the topaz. Legend has it that an individual who wears topaz jewelry will be blessed with the gifts of intelligence and strength.

Those who were born on November 22nd were likely conceived the same year on March 1st.

Babies conceived on November 22nd, 2023, will be due next year around August 15th.

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