Events that occurred on 22 July
 On Earth
- 1916 - Ralph "the Baby" Payton, one of the T.C.B.S., is killed in action.
- 1925 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 8.
- 1925 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes a letter to H.F.B. Brett-Smith.
- 1928 – Actor Orson Bean is born.
- 1955 - J.R.R. Tolkien writes Letter 166.
- 1969 - Actor James Arnold Taylor is born.
- 1991 - German translator Margaret Carroux dies.
- 2002 - Actor Alexander John dies.
- 2008 - The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar, "The Ring-forges of Eregion" is released in North America.