November 22 is the 326th day (327th on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 39 days remaining.
- 1718 - Off the coast of Virginia, English pirate Edward Teach (best known as "Blackbeard") is killed in battle when a British boarding party cornered and then shot and stabbed him more than 25 times.
- 1864 - American Civil War: Sherman's March to the Sea: Confederate General John Bell Hood invades Tennessee in an unsuccessful attempt to draw Union General William T. Sherman from Georgia.
- 1880 - Vaudeville actress Lillian Russell makes her debut at Tony Pastor's Theatre in New York City.
- 1917 - In Montreal, Canada, the National Hockey Association breaks up (on November 26 it was replaced with the National Hockey League).
- 1935 - The China Clipper takes off from Alameda, California in an attempt to deliver the first airmail cargo across the Pacific Ocean (the airplane later reached its destination, Manila, and delivered over 110,000 pieces of mail).
- 1942 - World War II: Battle of Stalingrad - The situation for the German attackers of Stalingrad seems desperate during the Soviet counter-attack Operation Uranus and General Friedrich von Paulus sends Adolf Hitler a telegram saying that the German 6th army is surrounded.
- 1943 - World War II: War in the Pacific - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-Shek meet in Cairo, Egypt, to discuss ways to defeat Japan (see Cairo Conference)
- 1943 - Lebanon gains independence from France.
- 1963 - John F. Kennedy assassination: In Dallas, Texas, US President John F. Kennedy is assassinated, Texas Governor John B. Connally is seriously wounded, and US Vice-President Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn-in as the 36th President of the United States.
- 1967 - UN Security Council Resolution 242 is adopted by the UN Security Council, establishing a set of the principles aimed at guiding negotiations for an Arab-Israeli peace settlement.
- 1972 - Vietnam War: The United States loses its first B-52 Stratofortress of the war.
- 1974 - The United Nations General Assembly grants the Palestine Liberation Organization observer status.
- 1975 - Juan Carlos is declared King of Spain following the death of dictator Francisco Franco.
- 1977 - British Airways inaugurates regular London to New York City supersonic Concorde service.
- 1986 - Mike Tyson knocks-out Trevor Berbick in a round 2 fight, becoming the youngest world heavyweight-boxing champion (20 years, 4 months old).
- 1988 - In Palmdale, California, the first prototype B-2 Spirit stealth bomber is revealed.
- 1989 - In west Beirut, a bomb explodes near the motorcade of Lebanese President Rene Moawad, killing him.
- 1990 - Margaret Thatcher resigns as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
- 2002 - In Nigeria, more than 100 people are killed at an attack aimed at the contestants of the Miss World contest.
- 2003 - In Tbilisi, Georgia, oppponents of President Eduard Shevardnadze seize the parliament building and demand the president's resignation.
- 2003 - The Heritage Classic, the first outdoor hockey game in the history of the National Hockey League is played in Edmonton, Alberta
- 2003 - England beat Australia to win Englands first rugby union world cup.
- 1428 - Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, English politician (d. 1471)
- 1515 - Marie of Guise, Regent of Scotland (d. 1560)
- 1643 - Robert Cavelier de La Salle, French explorer (d. 1687)
- 1767 - Andreas Hofer, Tyrolian patriot (d. 1810)
- 1808 - Thomas Cook, entrepreneur (d. 1892)
- 1819 - George Eliot, novelist (d. 1880)
- 1849 - Christian Rohlfs, painter and graphic artist (d. 1938)
- 1868 - John Nance Garner, U.S. Vice President (d. 1967)
- 1869 - André Gide, novelist (d. 1951)
- 1897 - Paul Oswald Ahnert, astronomer (d. 1989)
- 1890 - Charles de Gaulle, general, President of France (d. 1970)
- 1893 - Harley J. Earl, automobile designer, father of the Chevrolet Corvette (d. 1969)
- 1899 - Hoagy Carmichael, composer (d. 1981)
- 1899 - Wiley Post, pilot who in 1933 became first person to fly solo around the world (d. 1935)
- 1901 - Joaquin Rodrigo, composer (d. 1999)
- 1913 - Benjamin Britten, composer (d. 1976)
- 1917 - Andrew Fielding Huxley, British physiologist
- 1918 - Claiborne Pell, former U.S. Senator
- 1921 - Rodney Dangerfield, comedian, actor (d. 2004)
- 1923 - Arthur Hiller, director
- 1924 - Geraldine Page, actress (d. 1987)
- 1932 - Robert Vaughn, actor
- 1940 - Terry Gilliam, comedian, director, member of Monty Python
- 1941 - Tom Conti, actor
- 1943 - Billie Jean King, tennis player
- 1950 - Steve Van Zandt, musician
- 1950 - Tina Weymouth, musician
- 1958 - Jamie Lee Curtis, actress
- 1961 - Mariel Hemingway, actress
- 1961 - Randal L. Schwartz, computer professional
- 1967 - Boris Becker, tennis player
- 1974 - David Pelletier, figure skater
- 1976 - Ville Valo lead singer of finnish rock band HIM
- 1617 - Ahmed I, Ottoman Emperor
- 1710 - Bernardo Pasquini, composer
- 1718 - Edward Teach ("Blackbeard"), pirate
- 1774 - Robert Clive, general and statesman
- 1875 - Henry Wilson, United States Vice President
- 1900 - Arthur S. Sullivan, composer
- 1916 - Jack London, writer
- 1943 - Lorenz Hart, lyricist
- 1963 - Aldous Huxley, author
- 1963 - C. S. Lewis, author
- 1963 - John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
- 1980 - Mae West, actress, writer
- 1981 - Sir Hans Adolf Krebs, German medical doctor and biochemist
- 1986 - Scatman Crothers, actor
- 1986 - William Bradford Huie, writer
- 1995 - Leonardo Bercovici, writer, director
- 1996 - María Casares, actress
- 1997 - Michael Hutchence, singer/songwriter
Holidays and observances
November 21 - November 23 - October 22 - December 22 -- listing of all days
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