January 22, 1875
D.W.Griffith is born. He was an American pioneer film director and best known for his 1915 film Birth of a Nation and his 1916 Intolerance.
January 22, 1889
Columbia Phonograph is created in Washington.
January 22, 1901
Queen Victoria dies and her son Edward VII is proclaimed King.
January 22, 1987
Robert “Budd” Dwyer dies. He was an American politician in Pennsylvania who shot himself during a press conference.
January 22, 2008
Heath Ledger dies at the age of 28.He was an Australian actor and his last movie was the Joker in the Dark Knight.