On this day

Brazilian footballer, David Luiz celebrates his birthday. Image: Wikimedia Commons

On This Day: What happened on 22 April?

We look back on this day in history and remember the people and events that shaped the world we live in today.

On this day

Brazilian footballer, David Luiz celebrates his birthday. Image: Wikimedia Commons

Here’s a look at what happened on this day, 22 April, throughout history. We remember the news, events, and people that influenced the course of history forever.


2019 | A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck the main Philippines island of Luzon, and at least 8 people were killed.

2014 | More than 60 people were killed and 80 were seriously injured in a train crash in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Katanga Province.

2013 | The Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested and charged two men with plotting to disrupt a Toronto area train service in a plot claimed to be backed by Al-Qaeda elements.

2005 | Japan’s Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi apologized for Japan’s war record.

2004 | Two fuel trains collide in Ryongchon, North Korea, and almost 150 people were killed.

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1976 | Australian footballer, Paul Henderson. 

1987 | Brazilian footballer, David Luiz. 

1975 | Swedish guitarist and songwriter, Anders Nyström. 

1937 | American movie actor and producer, Jack Nicholson. 

1980 | French footballer, Nicolas Douchez. 

1972 | Estonian footballer and manager, Sergei Hohlov-Simson. 


2014 | Venezuelan painter, Oswaldo Vigas, 88.

2005 | American physicist and academic, Philip Morrison, 90.

2012 | American chemist, biologist, and businessman, George Rathmann, 85.

2017 | Australian writer, artist, and activist, Donna Leanne Williams, 54.

2021 | American professional baseball player, Adrian Garrett, 78.


1998 | On this day, in a 3-0 England’s over Portugal, Brother substituted brother for the first time for England when Phil Neville replaced his brother Gary in the second half at Wembley.


2011 | In the United States “Water for Elephants” was released in theaters on this day for the first time.


The largest inland Delta in the world is the Okavango Delta in Botswana.