April 22 in History
1500April 22, 1500: Portugal, led by Pedro Álvares Cabral, discovers the South American country known as Brazil. They became the first European country to achieve this feat.
1804April 22, 1804:
Italian composer, Gioachino Rossini, performs at the city of Imola in his home country. He’s also known for his opera works including “The Barber of Seville” and “L'italiana in Algeri”.
1876April 22, 1876:
Russian composer, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, finishes his ballet titled "Swan Lake". The work is modeled on German and Russian folk tales.
1914April 22, 1914:
Top baseball player George Herman Ruth Jr., famously known as Babe Ruth, pitches for the first time in a professional game. In 2018, he was posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by then President of the U.S., Donald Trump.
1975April 22, 1975:
American singer, Elvis Presley, drops his hit single titled "T-R-O-U-B-L-E". The song is off his album titled “Today”.
1976April 22, 1976:
Barbara Walters, an American broadcast journalist, becomes the first female to co-present an evening news television program in the United States. She achieved this after being named one of the hosts of the ABC Evening News.
1984April 22, 1984:
CBS premieres the movie titled "Pope John Paul II". The film marked the first television role of Albert Finney, who played the title character. Other actors in the movie include John Forgeham, and Caroline Bliss.
1991April 22, 1991:
Johnny Carson, an American television personality, announces his intention to retire from the late night show titled "The Tonight Show". In 1987, his name was included in the Television Academy Hall of Fame.
1993April 22, 1993:
Broadway’s play titled “Tommy” begins showing at the popular St. James Theater. The play focuses on the fourth album of the English band known as ‘The Who’.
1998April 22, 1998:
Rock band, Faith No More, splits for the first time. They are known for their hit albums like “Angel Dust” and “The Real Thing”.