22 March

22 March

March 22 is the 81st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar; 284 days remain until the end of the year.

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

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

Table of Contents

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

Global Celebrations

  • World Water Day.
  • National Goof Off Day
  • As Young As You Feel Day

Historic Events

What Happened On This Day – March 22

1997: Tara Lipinski becomes the youngest female figure skating world champion

The American athlete won the 1997 World Figure Skating Championships in Lausanne, Switzerland at the age of 14 years and 10 months.

1993: The Intel Corporation produces the first Pentium microprocessor

Intel holds about 80% of the world market share in the PC microprocessor business.

1963: The Beatles release their first album

Please Please Me, which included the hit single “Love Me Do” is regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time.

1960: The laser is patented

Charles Hard Townes and Arthur Leonard Schawlow received the first patent for their device, although Gordon Gould had previously filed a patent application for a similar contraption, which was turned down.

1945: The Arab League is founded

The organization was founded to promote political, economic, and cultural collaboration amongst its member states, which include 21 African, Asian, and Middle Eastern countries, from Mauritania in the west to Oman in the east.

2017: Comparison of the Aral Sea (Uzbekistan) between 1985 and 2017

Comparison of the Aral Sea (Uzbekistan) between 1985 and 2017

Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.

The first Master’s Tournament is held at Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

Nazi Germany opens its first concentration camp, Dachau.

1977: Looting during the 1977 blackout. NYC

Looting during the 1977 blackout. NYC

1939: Mahtma Gandhi & Jinnah in 1939.

1939: Mahtma Gandhi & Jinnah in 1939.

1931: Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) under construction, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1931

Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) under construction, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1931

Famous Birthdays

Births On This Day, March 22

1976: Reese Witherspoon, American actress, producer

1948: Andrew Lloyd Webber, English director, composer

1936: Ron Carey, American union leader

1930: Stephen Sondheim, American composer, songwriter

1923: Marcel Marceau, French mime, actor

Reese Witherspoon was born.

Rick Harrison was born.

J.J. Watt was born.

Heartbreaking Deaths

Deaths On This Day, March 22

2009: Abismo Negro, Mexican wrestler

2009: Jade Goody, English nurse, author

2001: William Hanna, American animator, director, producer, actor, co-founded Hanna-Barbera

1832: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer, scientist

1820: Stephen Decatur, American navy officer

Jonathan Edwards died.

Dan Hartman died.

Sib Hashian died.


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