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!
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- World Water Day.
- National Goof Off Day
- As Young As You Feel Day
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
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
1939: Mahtma Gandhi & Jinnah in 1939.
1931: Cristo Redentor (Christ the Redeemer) under construction, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 1931
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.
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.