October 22: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Did you know that on this day, October 22, 1948, In-N-Out Burger opened its first location in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles?

October 22nd is known as Smart is Cool Day & Color Day.

Today marks the 295th day of the year. We now have only 70 days left until the end of the year.

Today in history was an important day for technology and discoveries. Find out some interesting events that all happened on October 22nd in history.

Did you know that on this day in 1948, In-N-Out Burger opened its first location in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles? This original “restaurant” was simply a burger stand measuring almost ten square feet.

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

What Events Happened On October 22 In History?

2022 NASA announced that 16 researchers would be a part of a nine-month study on unidentified aerial phenomena or UFOs.

The study was designed to help provide more information on the nature of unidentified aerial phenomena (UAPs), which are sometimes mistaken for UFO sightings. This decision from The Pentagon to establish this study stemmed from UFO sightings of former Blink-182 frontman Tom Delonge to the US Navy's report of "transmedium" objects. The 16 individuals included in this research are professors, scientists, oceanographers, and others studying space.


2013 The Marvel superhero movie “Thor: The Dark World” premiered in London, UK.

OTD in 2013: The Marvel superhero movie "Thor: The Dark World" premiered in London

2009 Microsoft released the Windows 7 operating system.

2008 Google Play was launched.

OTD in 2008: Google Play was launched.

The app store gives android users a platform to find and install applications.

1981 The US gross national debt exceeded $1 trillion.

The national debt soared due to Ronald Reagan funding heavily in arms and cutting taxes.


1979 The Walt Disney World Resort in Florida received its 100-millionth visitor.

1975 The first images from the surface of Venus were received after the Soviet spacecraft Venera 9 landed on the planet.


1969 Paul McCartney publicly declared he’s not dead.

Rumors broke out that the Beatles star had died in a car crash in 1966 and that he was replaced with a lookalike. He denied these rumors in an interview with BBC.


1948 In-N-Out Burger opened its first restaurant in Baldwin Park, Los Angeles, US.

1942 The American drama movie “Now, Voyager” premiered in New York City, US.

OTD in 1942: The American drama movie "Now

The movie was directed by Irving Rapper and starred Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains.

1938 Inventor Chester Carlson created the first Xerox image.

He printed "10.-22.-38 ASTORIA" on a glass microscope slide.

1934 American bank robber Charles Arthur Floyd, AKA Pretty Boy Floyd, was shot dead by the FBI.

1884 The Royal Observatory in Greenwich, UK, was adopted as the world’s Prime Meridian.

1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.

1797 The world’s first recorded parachute jump occurred from 3,300 feet (1,000 m) above Paris.

The parachutist, André-Jacques Garnerin, was a student of one of the earliest hot-air ballooning pioneers. He was the first person to make a parachute jump and the inventor of parachutes. Garnerin ascended using a hot air balloon, cut his connection to the balloon, and descended in the basket using his prototype parachute.

Famous Quotes Said On October 22

Below you’ll find the most popular things people have said or written on this day throughout history.


“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

– Carl Jung


“For the great doesn’t happen through impulse alone, and is a succession of little things that are brought together.”

– Vincent van Gogh

Famous People Born On October 22

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

1992 21 Savage

English-American Rapper

21 Savage
30 years old
Born In:
England, UK

1952 Jeff Goldblum

American Actor

Jeff Goldblum
70 years old
Born In:
Pennsylvania, USA

1938 Christopher Lloyd

American Actor

Christopher Lloyd
84 years old
Born In:
Connecticut, USA

1962 Bob Odenkirk

American Actor

Bob Odenkirk
60 years old
Born In:
Illinois, USA
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Special Holidays On October 22

If you’re looking for something to do today, maybe these special holidays might just help to cure your boredom!

October 22: Smart is Cool Day

Smart is Cool Day

Geeks, nerds, bookworms, and smartypants unite, for today is Smart Is Cool Day! The only thing holding you back from being cool today is your own mind, so stop dumbing yourself down to fit in with people, get out there and share your intellect with all who appreciate it!

October 22: National Color Day

National Color Day

We have deeper connections with color than we often realize; different colors can lift our spirits, while the lack of them can depress us. So celebrate National Color Day by thinking about the colors that impact you the most, making a painting, or just doing some coloring in!

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Fun Fact Of The Day

In 1264 in Hamburg, it was made illegal to insult, hurt, and eat swans.

October 22 Birthday Facts, Zodiac & Birthstone

For those of you who were born on this day, your zodiac sign is Libra.

Since Libras love being in the spotlight, it can be tempting for them to share other people’s secrets. However, they love to take an objective viewpoint and find fair solutions to any issues.

All those born in October have the Pink Tourmaline birthstone. In ancient Indian ceremonies, the tourmaline gem was used to reveal who or what was the cause of troubles or evil deeds.

If you were born on this day, it’s likely that you were conceived on January 29 in the same year.

A baby that is conceived on this day will be due around July 15th, 2024.

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