October 22: Facts & Historical Events On This Day

Facts & Historic Events That Happened on October 22

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.

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

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 facts about October 22nd in history!

What Happened On October 22 In History?


The American superhero movie “Thor: The Dark World” premiered in London.


Windows 7 operating system was released by Microsoft.


Google Play was launched.

OTD in 2008: Google Play was launched.
The app store gives android users a platform to find and install applications.

The US gross national debt exceeded $1 trillion.

The national debt soared as a result of Ronald Reagan funding heavily in arms and cutting taxes.
Source Politico

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


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

Source EDN.com

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.
Source BT

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


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

OTD in 1942: The American dramatic movie "Now
The movie was directed by Irving Rapper and starred Bette Davis, Paul Henreid and Claude Rain.

The American inventor Chester Carlson created first Xerox image.

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

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

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