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Notable Historical Events for October 22nd

1978Donna Caponi Young wins LPGA Houston Exchange Golf Classic Clubs

1962JFK imposes naval blockade on Cuba, beginning missile crisis

1926J. Gordon Whitehead sucker punches magician Harry Houdini in the stomach in Montreal.

1964French philosopher/author Jean-Paul Sartre refuses Nobel prize

1999NHL goaltender Grant Fuhr wins his 400th career game (vs Florida Panthers)

1976Rick Barry (SF), begins then longest NBA free throw streak of 60

1988Elton John sells out Madison Square Garden for a record 26th time

1978Pope John Paul II is inaugurated as Pope

1906Henry Ford becomes President of Ford Motor Company

1962JFK addresses TV about Russian missile bases in Cuba

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Notable Birthdays on October 22nd

1917Joan Fontaine, Tokyo, Japan, British-American actress (Gunga Din, Ivanhoe, Rebecca), (d. 2013)

1913Robert Capa, Hungarian war photographer and photojournalist

1968Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Kingston, Jamaica, reggae rapper (Boombastic)

1811Franz Liszt, Raiding Hungary, romantic composer/virtuoso pianist (Faust Symphony), (d. 1886)

October 22nd Birthdays
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Notable Weddings on October 22nd

2011Actor and comedian Robin Williams (60) weds graphic designer Susan Schneider at the luxurious Meadow Wood Resort in the Napa Valley town of St. Helena, California

1981Best-selling author Michael Crichton (39) weds broadcast journalist Suzanne Childs

1967Actor Morgan Freeman (30) weds Jeanette Adair Bradshaw

2001Tennis champion Andre Agassi (31) weds fellow tennis champion Steffi Graf (32) in Las Vegas, Nevada

1948Farm labor leader Cesar Chavez (21) weds labor activist Helen Fabela (20) in Reno, Nevada

1945Actress Eva Peron-Duarte (26) weds military officer Juan Perón (50)

October 22nd Weddings
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Notable Deaths on October 22nd

1906Paul Cézanne, French Post-Impressionist painter (b. 1839)

1975Arnold Toynbee, English historian/cultural sociologist, dies at 86

October 22nd Deaths
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