July 22 in Pop Culture History
|July 22nd is…
Casual Pi Day 7.22
Fragile X Awareness Day
Lion’s Share Day
Penuche Fudge Day
Rat Catcher’s Day
Summer Leisure Day
1587 – A second group of English settlers arrived on Roanoke Island off North Carolina to re-establish the deserted colony.
1796 – Surveyors of the Connecticut Land Company named an area in Ohio “Cleveland” after Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the superintendent of the surveying party.
1933 – Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world, traveling 15,596 miles in seven days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.
1934 – In front of Chicago’s Biograph Theater, “Public Enemy No. 1” John Dillinger was shot and killed by FBI agents.
1962 – Mariner 1 spacecraft flew off course several minutes after launch and had to be destroyed by remote control.
1983 – Mr. Mom, Class and Jaws 3-D debuted in theaters.
1988 – Midnight Run, Caddyshack II, Pascali’s Island, Mr. North and Big Top Pee Wee were released in theaters.
#1 Hit July 22, 1989 – August 4, 1989: Martika – Toy Soldiers
1991 – Jeffrey Dahmer was arrested in Milwaukee after police discovered human remains in his apartment.
1994 – The Client, North and Lassie debuted in theaters.
1996- The Daily Show premiered on Comedy Central
#1 Hit July 22, 2000 – July 28, 2000: Matchbox Twenty – Bent
2005 – The Island, Hustle and Flow, The Devil’s Rejects and Bad News Bears were released in theaters.
2011 – Norway was the location of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast that targeted government buildings in central Oslo(killing 8 and injuring 209), the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya, killing 69 and injuring 110.
2011 – Captain America: The First Avenger was released in theaters.
2015 – Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!. It aired on SyFy.
2016 – Star Trek Beyond, Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, Lights Out and Ice Age: Collision Course debuted in theaters.