22 February

22 February

February 22 is the 53rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 312 days remain until the end of the year. 

We have some interesting facts & historic events all about February 22nd, including areas in religion, crime, health and more.

Keep reading for more interesting facts about February 22nd in history!

Table of Contents

  1. Global Celebrations
  2. Historic Events
  3. Famous Birthdays
  4. Heartbreaking Deaths

Global Celebrations

  • Single Tasking Day
  • World Thinking Day
  • National Margarita Day
  • Walking the Dog Day
  • National Cook a Sweet Potato Day
  • Be Humble Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – February 22

2011: 185 people are killed during an earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand

The quake, while having a magnitude of only 6.3, had one of the highest intensities ever recorded in an urban area (MM IX).

1986: The People Power Revolution begins in the Philippines

The nonviolent campaign resulted in the fall of President Ferdinand Marcos and the restoration of the country’s democracy.

1983: The play “Moose Murders” flops spectacularly on Broadway

According to critic Frank Rich, “a visit to Moose Murders is what will separate the connoisseurs of Broadway disaster from mere dilettantes for many moons to come.”

1948: Czechoslovakia becomes a communist state following a coup d’etat

The country became a parliamentary republic following the non-violent “Velvet Revolution” in 1989 and was split into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic in 1993.

1879: The first Woolworth store opens in Utica, New york

Frank Woolworth’s five-and-dime retail stores became one of the world’s most successful trading companies with branches in many countries around the world.

1984: Steve Jobs of Apple answers a question while sitting next to Bill Gates of Microsoft at an interview in New York, 1984


1943: Frank Sinatra surrounded by fans 1943

1943: Frank Sinatra surrounded by fans 1943

1870: Jagganath Temple, (Puri). The Singhadwara in 1870 shows the Lion sculptures with the Aruna Stambha Pillar in the foreground.

1870: Jagganath Temple, (Puri). The Singhadwara in 1870 shows the Lion sculptures with the Aruna Stambha Pillar in the foreground.

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, February 22

1975: Drew Barrymore, American actress, director, producer, screenwriter

1932: Ted Kennedy, American politician

1900: Luis Buñuel, Spanish director, producer

1857: Heinrich Hertz, German physicist

1732: George Washington, American general, politician, 1st President of the United States

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, February 22

1987: Andy Warhol, American artist

1983: Adrian Boult, English conductor

1958: Abul Kalam Azad, Indian activist, scholar, politician

1943: Sophie Scholl, German student, activist

1875: Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, French painter


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