August 22 is the 234th day of the year (235th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 131 days remaining until the end of the year. This date is slightly more likely to fall on a Monday, Wednesday or Saturday (58 in 400 years each) than on Thursday or Friday (57), and slightly less likely to occur on a Tuesday or Sunday (56).
+ 1851 – The first America's Cup is won by the yacht America.
+ 1902 – Cadillac Motor Company is founded.
+ 1902 – Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first President of the United States to make a public appearance in an automobile.
+ 1989 – Nolan Ryan strikes out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.
+ 2007 – The Texas Rangers defeat the Baltimore Orioles 30–3, the most runs scored by a team in modern Major League Baseball history. The combined run total is also a Major League record.
( Births )
+ 1934 – Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr., American general and engineer (d. 2012)
+ 1939 – Valerie Harper, American actress
+ 1947 – Cindy Williams, American actress and producer