August 22 is the 234th day of the Gregorian Calendar ( 235th in leap years), thus still 131 days remain until the end of the year.
- 3.1 Before the 20th century
- 3.2 20th century
- 3.3 21st century
Politics and World Affairs
- 0392: After the death of the Western Roman Emperor Valentinian II in May its General Arbogast calls from the rhetorician Eugenius the new emperor. This leads to renewed intervention of the Eastern Roman Emperor Theodosius I in the West.
- 0476: Odoacer is elected by the Western Roman mercenary troops to italiae rex ( king of Italy ).
- 1128: Pope Honorius II enfeoffed Roger II with the Duchy of Apulia in a peace agreement in Benevento.
- 1138: In the Battle of Northallerton standards between the English and Scots invaded by King David I fall 11000-12000 Scots.
- 1371: In the decisive battle of Brabant feud with Baesweiler the troops of the Duke of Jülich, supported by the Duke of funds remain victorious against the Duke of Brabant.
Science and Technology
Minor accidents are listed in the sub- items of disaster.
Entries of Athletics world records are located under the respective discipline under Athletics.
Before the 19th century
Before the 20th century
- 0408: Stilicho, west Roman general
- 1155: Konoe, the Emperor of Japan
- 1241: . Gregory IX, Pope
- 1280: Nicholas III, Pope.
- 1285: Philip Benizi, Italian Superior General of the Servites
- 1350: . Philip VI, King of France
- 1350: Tidemann of Güstrow, Mayor of Lübeck
- 1358: Isabella of France, Queen of England
- 1482: Mechthild von der Pfalz, Princess Palatine, by marriage Countess of Württemberg and Archduchess of Austria
- 1485: John Howard, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English nobleman
- 1485: . Richard III, King of England
- 1504: Philip II of Hanau -Lichtenberg, Count of Hanau -Lichtenberg
- 1532: William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury
- 1553: John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English nobleman
- 1554: Francisco Vásquez de Coronado, Spanish conquistador
- 1599: Luca Marenzio, Italian composer
- 1691: George Green, German theologian, poet and historian
- 1755: Elias hill, German sculptor, imperial Hofsteinmetz and church builder
- 1764: Marc- Pierre d' Argenson, French nobleman and minister
- 1770: Johann Gottfried Lessing, German theologian
- 1779: Abol Fath Khan Zand, the Zand dynasty Shah
- 1779: Charles Clerke, British sailors
- 1789: Johann Heinrich Tischbein the Elder, German painter and portraitist
- 1791: Johann David Michaelis, German theologian and orientalist
- 1792: Isidore Keppler, German professor of theology
- 1793: Louis de Noailles, Marshal of France
- 1797: Dagobert Sigmund von Wurmser, Austrian field marshal
- 1802: Franz Ulrich Theodor Maria Aepinus, German astronomer, mathematician, physicist and natural philosopher
- 1806: Jean-Honoré Fragonard, French painter
- 1818: Warren Hastings, British politician
- 1828: Franz Joseph Gall, German physician and anatomist
- 1834: Jakob Georg Christian Adler, German General Superintendent
- 1843: William Arnold Günther, German Auxiliary Bishop
- 1846: Ernst Wilhelm Bernhard panis, German teacher and writer
- 1850: Nikolaus Lenau, Austrian writer
- 1858: Christoph Merian, Swiss landowners and founder of the foundation
- 1859: John Wesley Davis, American politician, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, governor of the Oregon Territory
- 1861: Xianfeng, Emperor of China
- 1891: Jan Nepomuk Neruda, Czech journalist, poet and writer
- 1900: Váša Příhoda, Czech violinist
- 2003: Imperio Argentina, spanish singer and actress
- 2003: Audrey Jones Beck, American art collector and patron (* 1924)
- 2003: Paula Köhlmeier, Austrian writer and director
- 2003: Jindrich Polák, Czech film director
- 2003: Floyd Tillman, American country singer and songwriter
- 2004: Daniel Petrie, Canadian director
- 2004: Ota Sik, Czech -Swiss painter and economist
- 2005: Henri Genes, French actor
- 2005: Andronico Luksic, Chilean mine owner and billionaire
- 2005: Ulrich Sahm, German ambassador and diplomat
- 2005: Hartmut Stegemann, German theologian
- 2005: Dieter Wolf, German jurist and President of the Bundeskartellamt
- 2007: Grace Paley, American writer
- 2008: Robert Pintenat, French footballer
- 2010: Michel Montignac, French author
- 2011: John Howard Davies, British actor, television director and producer
- 2011: Jerry Leiber, American music producer and songwriter
- 2011: Loriot, German humorist, cartoonist, actor and director
- 2012: Max Absmeier, German Roman Catholic prelate
Holidays and observances
- Religious observances St. Symphorianus, French martyr and patron saint (Protestant, Catholic)
- Queenship of Mary, Marian feast ( Catholic)
- Name Days Regina
More entries contains the list of commemorative and action days.
- Day in August