1889 – Columbia Phonograph was formed in Washington, D.C. on the 22nd January 1889.
1899 – Leaders of 6 Australian colonies met in Melbourne to discuss confederation on the 22nd January 1899.
1927 – Teddy Wakelam gave the 1st live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world on the 22nd January 1927. The match was between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.
1931 – Sam Cooke the American singer-songwriter was born on the 22nd January 1931 (died 1964).
1938 – Peter Beard the Australian photographer and writer was born on the 22nd January 1938.
1946 – Malcolm McLaren the English singer-songwriter and manager was born on the 22nd January 1946 (died 2010).
1949 – Steve Perry the American singer-songwriter from Journey was born on the 22nd January 1949.
1959 – Linda Blair the American actress was born on the 22nd January 1959.
1960 ~ Michael Hutchence the Australian singer-songwriter from iNXS was born on the 22nd January 1960 (died 22nd November 1997 aged 37). MichaelHutchence.com.au | Facebook.com/inxs.MichaelHutchence | iNXS.com
1965 – Andrew Roachford the English singer-songwriter and keyboard player from Mike + The Mechanics was born on the 22nd January 1965.
1965 – Steven Adler the American drummer from Guns N’ Roses was born on the 22nd January 1965.
1965 – DJ Jazzy Jeff the American DJ from DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince was born on the 22nd January 1965.
1968 – Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.
1970 ~ The Boeing 747, the world’s 1st jumbo jet, entered commercial service for launch customer Pan American Airways on the 22nd January 1970, with its maiden voyage from John F. Kennedy International Airport to London Heathrow Airport.
1973 – The crew of Apollo 17 addressed a joint session of Congress on the 22nd January 1973, after the completion of the final Apollo moon landing mission.
1977 – Matthew Newton the Australian actor was born on the 22nd January 1977.
1981 – Ben Moody the American singer-songwriter and guitarist from Evanescence was born on the 22nd January 1981.
1984 – The Apple Macintosh, the 1st consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and the graphical user interface, was introduced during Super Bowl XVIII with its famous 1984 television commercial on the 22nd January 1984.
1987 – Pennsylvania politician R. Budd Dwyer shot and killed himself during a televised press conference was born on the 22nd January 1987, leading to debates on boundaries in journalism.
1992 – Space Shuttle program: Dr. Roberta Bondar became the 1st Canadian woman and the first neurologist in space on the 22nd January 1992.
2002 – Kmart became the largest retailer in United States history to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on the 22nd January 2002.
Today in History on the 22nd January video: Rove vs. Wade decision | Lyndon Johnson died | Unabomber pleaded guilty | Britain’s Queen Victoria died | The Crucible debut on Broadway | Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-in premiered…