March 22 in recent years
is the 81st day of the year (82nd in March 22 leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of the year.It’s the 3rd day of spring. It’s the 22nd of March which is 12 days til June 1(st). March 22nd is on a Monday in 2021.This day has already passed.
Events [ ]
238 - Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperors.
1621 - The Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony sign a peace treaty with Massasoit of the Wampanoags.
1622 - Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians kill 347 English settlers around Jamestown, a third of the colony's population.
1630 - Massachusetts Bay Colony outlaws the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.
1638 - Anne Hutchinson is expelled from Massachusetts Bay Colony for religious dissent.
1765 - The Parliament of Great Britain passes the Stamp Act, which introduced a tax to be levied directly on its American colonies.
1784 - The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current place in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
1809 - Charles XIII succeeds Gustav IV Adolf to the Swedish throne.
1829 - The three protecting powers ( Britain, France and Russia) establish the borders of Greece.
1849 - The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
1871 - In North Carolina, William Woods Holden becomes the first governor of a U.S. state to be removed from office by impeachment.
1873 - A law is approved by the Spanish National Assembly in Puerto Rico to abolish slavery.
1888 - The Football League is formed.
1894 - The first playoff game for the Stanley Cup starts.
1895 - First display (a private screening) of motion pictures by Auguste and Louis Lumière.
1923 - The first radio broadcast of ice hockey is made by Foster Hewitt.
1933 - President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs into law a bill legalizing the sale of beer and wine.
1939 - World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
1941 - Washington's Grand Coulee Dam begins to generate electricity.
1942 - World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, Britain's Royal Navy confronts Italy's Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
1943 - World War II: the entire population of Khatyn in Belarus is burnt alive by German occupation forces.
1945 - The Arab League is founded when a charter is adopted in Cairo, Egypt.
1954 - Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
1960 - Arthur Leonard Schawlow & Charles Townes receive the first patent for a laser.
1975 - A fire at the Brown's Ferry nuclear reactor in Decatur causes dangerous lowering of cooling water levels.
1978 - Karl Wallenda of the Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan.
1979 - Margaret Thatcher puts down an Early Day Motion censuring the government, which leads to the defeat of the Labour government of James Callaghan.
1984 - Teachers at the McMartin preschool in Manhattan Beach are charged with Satanic ritual abuse of the children in the school. The charges are later dropped as completely unfounded.
1989 - Clint Malarchuk of the Buffalo Sabres suffers a near-fatal injury when another player accidentally slits his throat in one of the most grusome sports injuries of all time.
1993 - The Intel Corporation ships the first Pentium chips (80586), featuring a 60 MHz clock speed, 100+ MIPS, and a 64 bit data path.
1995 - Cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov returns after setting a record for 438 days in space.
1997 - Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion of the women's world figure skating competition. 1997 - The comet
Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to earth.
2004 - Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and leader of the Palestinian Sunni Islamist militant group Hamas, and bodyguards are killed in the Gaza Strip when hit by Israeli Air Force AH-64 Apache fired Hellfire missiles.
2006 - ETA, armed Basque separatist group, declares permanent ceasefire. 2006 -
BC Ferries' runs aground on Queen of the North Gil Island British Columbia and sinks; 101 on board, 2 presumed deaths. 2006 - Three Christian Peacemaker Teams Hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
Births [ ]
841 - Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne (d. 885)
1212 - Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
1366 - Thomas de Mowbray, English politician (d. 1399)
1459 - Maximilian I (d. 1519)
1503 - Antonio Francesco Grazzini, Italian writer (d. 1583)
1599 - Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter (d. 1641)
1609 - King John II Casimir of Poland (d. 1672)
1663 - August Hermann Francke, German Protestant minister (d. 1727)
1712 - Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)
1720 - Nicolas-Henri Jardin, French architect (d. 1799)
1723 - Charles Carroll, American statesman (d. 1783)
1759 - Hedwig Elizabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp, Queen of Sweden and Norway (d. 1818)
1797 - King Wilhelm I of Germany (d. 1888)
1812 - Stephen Pearl Andrews, American abolitionist (d. 1886)
1817 - Bahá'u'lláh, Persian prophet of the Bahá'í Faith (d. 1892) 1817 -
Braxton Bragg, American Confederate general (d. 1876)
1818 - John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
1857 - Paul Doumer, French President (d. 1932)
1860 - Alfred Ploetz, German physician (d. 1940)
1866 - Jack Boyle, American baseball player (d. 1913)
1868 - Robert Millikan, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1953)
1869 - Emilio Aguinaldo, 1st President of the Philippines Republic (d. 1964)
1878 - Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (d. 1919)
1880 - Ernie Quigley, Canadian-American sports official (d. 1960)
1887 - Chico Marx, American comedian and actor (d. 1961)
1896 - He Long, Chinese marshal (d. 1969)
1901 - Greta Kempton, American artist (d. 1991)
1907 - James Gavin, American general and ambassador (d. 1990) 1907 -
Lúcia Santos, Portuguese nun (d. 2005)
1908 - Jack Crawford, Australian tennis player (d. 1991) 1908 -
Louis L'Amour, American author (d. 1988)
1909 - Gabrielle Roy, Canadian author (d. 1983)
1910 - Nicholas Monsarrat, British novelist (d. 1979)
1912 - Wilfrid Brambell, Irish actor (d. 1985) 1912 -
Karl Malden, American actor
1913 - Tom McCall, Governor of Oregon (d. 1983) 1913 -
Lew Wasserman, American film studio executive (d. 2002)
1915 - Georgiy Zhzhonov, Russian actor and writer (d. 2005)
1917 - Virginia Grey, American actress (d. 2004)
1918 - Cheddi Jagan, President of Guyana (d. 1997)
1920 - Werner Klemperer, German-born actor (d. 2000) 1920 -
Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (d. 1981)
1921 - Nino Manfredi, Italian actor (d. 2004)
1923 - Marcel Marceau, world renown French Mime (d. 2007)
1924 - Allen Neuharth, American businessman 1924 -
Bill Wendell, American television announcer (d. 1999)
1928 - Carrie Donovan, American fashion editor (d. 2001) 1928 -
Ed Macauley, American basketball player
1930 - Derek Bok, American lawyer and educator 1930 -
Pat Robertson, American televangelist 1930 -
Stephen Sondheim, American composer and lyricist
1931 - Burton Richter, American physicist, Nobel laureate 1931 -
William Shatner, Canadian actor
1933 - Abolhassan Banisadr, former President of Iran 1933 -
May Britt, Swedish actress
1934 - Orrin Hatch, American politician 1934 -
Larry Martyn, English comedy actor (d. 1994)
1935 - M. Emmet Walsh, American actor
1936 - Ron Carey, American labor leader 1936 -
Roger Whittaker, British singer
1937 - Armin Hary, German athlete
1940 - Dave Keon, Canadian ice hockey player 1940 -
Haing S. Ngor, Cambodian/American actor (d. 1996)
1941 - Jeremy Clyde, British actor and musician ( Chad and Jeremy) 1941 -
Billy Collins, American poet 1941 -
Bruno Ganz, Swiss actor
1942 - Bernd Herzsprung, German actor 1942 -
Dick Pound, Canadian chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency
1943 - George Benson, American musician 1943 -
Keith Relf, English musician ( The Yardbirds) (d. 1976)
1944 - Tony McPhee, English singer and guitarist ( The Groundhogs)
1946 - Rudy Rucker, American author
1948 - Wolf Blitzer, American television journalist 1948 -
Andrew Lloyd Webber, English theatre composer
1949 - Fanny Ardant, French actress
1950 - Jocky Wilson, Scottish darts player
1952 - Bob Costas, American sports commentator
1955 - Pete Sessions, American politician 1955 -
Lena Olin, Swedish actress 1955 -
Valdis Zatlers, 7th President of Latvia
1956 - Generosa Ammon, widow of Ted Ammon (d. 2003)
1957 - Stephanie Mills, American actress and singer
1958 - Laurie David, American political activist 1958 -
Pete Wylie, British singer/songwriter
1959 - Carlton Cuse, Mexican-born American TV writer and executive 1959 -
Matthew Modine, American actor
1965 - John Kordic, Canadian ice hockey player (d. 1992)
1966 - Artis Pabriks, Latvian politician 1966 -
Song Kwang Sik, Korean singer
1967 - Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
1968 - Euronymous, Norwegian black metal musician (d. 1993)
1968 - David Macmillan, Materials Engineer
1970 - Andreas Johnson, Swedish singer 1970 -
Leontien van Moorsel, Dutch cyclist
1972 - Shawn Bradley, American basketball player 1972 -
Cory Lidle, American baseball player (d. 2006) 1972 -
Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skater
1973 - Joe Nedney, American football player
1974 - Marcus Camby, American basketball player 1974 -
Kidada Jones, American actress
1975 - Jiří Novák, Czech tennis player
1976 - Teun de Nooijer, Dutch field hockey player 1976 -
Reese Witherspoon, American actress
1977 - Joey Porter, American football player
1978 - Tom Poti, Professional Hockey Player
1979 - Aaron North, American musician 1979 -
Juan Uribe, Dominican baseball player
1980 - Shannon Bex, American singer ( Danity Kane) 1980 -
Pamela O'Connor, Scottish ice dancer
1981 - Victoria Lanz, Venezuelan porn star 1981 -
MIMS, American rapper
1982 - Pete Bennett, British musician and winner of Big Brother 2006 1988 - Tania Raymonde, American actress
Deaths [ ]
1322 - Thomas, English politician (b. 1278)
1418 - Dietrich of Nieheim, German historian
1421 - Thomas of Lancaster, second son of Henry IV of England (killed in battle) (b. 1388)
1544 - Johannes Magnus, last Catholic Archbishop of Sweden (b. 1488)
1602 - Agostino Carracci, Italian artist (b. 1557)
1685 - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (b. 1638)
1687 - Jean Baptiste Lully, Italian-born French composer (b. 1632)
1758 - Jonathan Edwards, American minister (b. 1703) 1758 -
Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (b. 1670)
1772 - John Canton, English physicist (b. 1718)
1820 - Stephen Decatur, American naval officer (b. 1779)
1832 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer (b. 1749)
1840 - Étienne Bobillier, French mathematician (b. 1798)
1896 - Thomas Hughes, English novelist (b. 1822)
1913 - Sung Chiao-jen, Chinese Nationalist (b. 1882)
1924 - William Macewen, Scottish surgeon (b. 1848)
1934 - Theophilos Hatzimihail, Greek painter (b. 1870)
1945 - John Hessin Clarke, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (b. 1857)
1951 - Willem Mengelberg, Dutch conductor (b. 1871)
1952 - Uncle Dave Macon, American musician (b. 1870)
1958 - Mike Todd, American film producer (b. 1909)
1960 - José Antonio Aguirre, Basque politician (b. 1904)
1974 - Peter Revson, American racecar driver (b. 1939)
1977 - A.K. Gopalan, Indian communist leader (b. 1904)
1978 - Karl Wallenda, German acrobat (b. 1905)
1981 - James "Jumbo" Elliott, American track coach (b. 1915)
1986 - Charles Starrett, American actor (b. 1903)
1990 - Gerald Bull, Canadian engineer (b. 1928)
1991 - Dave Guard, American folk singer ( The Kingston Trio) (b. 1934)
1994 - Dan Hartman, American musician, songwriter, and record producer (b. 1950) 1994 -
Walter Lantz, American cartoonist (b. 1900)
1999 - David Strickland, American actor (b. 1969)
2001 - William Hanna, American animator and studio founder (b. 1910)
2003 - Terry Lloyd, English reporter (b. 1952)
2004 - Ahmed Yassin, Palestinian co-founder of Hamas (b. ca. 1937)
2005 - Kenzo Tange, Japanese architect (b. 1913)
2006 - Pierre Clostermann, French World War II pilot (b. 1921) 2006 -
Kurt von Trojan, Australian science fiction author (b. 1937) 2007 - Uppaluri Gopala Krishnamurti, Indian thinker (b. 1918)
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171 Familypedia people were born on March 22
171 Familypedia people died on March 22
84 Familypedia people were first married on March 22