- On September 22 in history -
In 1776, Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy by the British during the Revolutionary War.
In 1975, Sara Jane Moore attempted to shoot President Gerald R. Ford outside a San Francisco hotel, but missed. (Moore served 32 years in prison before being paroled on Dec. 31, 2007.)
In 1980, the Persian Gulf conflict between Iran and Iraq erupted into full-scale war.
In 1957, "Maverick," starring James Garner and Jack Kelly, premiered on ABC.
In 1964, the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" opened on Broadway, beginning a run of 3,242 performances
In 1964, "The Man From U.N.C.L.E." debut on NBC. U.N.C.L.E. stood for United Network Command for Law and Enforcement.