March 22 in Pop Culture History

March 22 Fun Facts, Trivia and History

March 22 History Highlights

  • 1622 – Jamestown massacre: Algonquian Indians killed 347 English settlers around Jamestown, Virginia, a third of the colony’s population.
  • 1945 – The Arab League was founded in Cairo, Egypt.
  • 1993 – Intel Corporation shipped the first Pentium chips
  • March 22, **** Birthday (fictional) Diana of Themyscira (Wonder Woman), DC Comics
  • March 22, 2233 Birthday (fictional) James Tiberius Kirk, Star Trek, TV/Film
  • If you were born on March 22nd,
    You were likely conceived the week of… June 29th (prior year)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Shows

The Likes of Us (1965), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (1968), Jesus Christ Superstar (1970), Jeeves (1975), Evita (1976), Tell Me on a Sunday (1979), Cats (1981), Song and Dance (1982), Starlight Express (1984), Cricket (1986), The Phantom of the Opera (1986), Aspects of Love (1989), Sunset Boulevard (1993), Whistle Down the Wind (1996), The Beautiful Game (2000), The Woman in White (2004), Love Never Dies (2010), The Wizard of Oz (2011), Stephen Ward (2013), School of Rock (2015), Cinderella (2020)

Stephen Sondheim Musicals

Saturday Night (1954), West Side Story (1957), Gypsy (1959), A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Anyone Can Whistle (1964), Do I Hear a Waltz? (1965), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), The Frogs (1974), Pacific Overtures (1976), Sweeney Todd (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Passion (1994), Bounce (2003)

March 22 is…

American Diabetes Alert Day
Bavarian Crepes Day
Goof Off Day (Goof-off ideas)
World Water Day

March 22 Birthday Quotes

“Nobody seems to think it’s a good idea to mention mistakes, but I think it’s important to acknowledge the mistakes you’ve made in life because it’s really through those that you learn things. I’ve made hundreds.”
– Andrew Lloyd Webber

“I believe ambition is not a dirty word. It’s just believing in yourself and your abilities. Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change.”
– Reese Witherspoon

“Right now I’d do anything for money. I’d kill somebody for money. I’d kill you for money. Ha haha. Ah, no. You’re my friend. I’d kill you for nothing.
– Chico Marx, in The Cocoanuts

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– Marcel Marceau

“Why does the lizard stick his tongue out? The lizard sticks its tongue out because that’s the way its listening and looking and tasting its environment. It’s its means of appreciating what’s in front of it.”
– William Shatner

March 22 Birthdays

1887 – Chico Marx, American actor, Marx Brother (died in 1961)
1912 – Karl Malden, American actor (died in 2009)
1920 – Werner Klemperer, German-American actor (died in 2000)
1920 – Ross Martin, American actor (died in 1981)
1923 – Marcel Marceau, French mime and actor (died in 2007)
1930 – Pat Robertson, American minister and broadcaster, founded the Christian Broadcasting Network
1930 – Stephen Sondheim, American composer
1931 – William Shatner, Canadian actor
1935 – M. Emmet Walsh, American character actor
1947 – James Patterson, American author
1948 – Andrew Lloyd Webber, English composer
1955 – Lena Olin, Swedish actress
1957 – Stephanie Mills, American actress
1959 – Matthew Modine, American actor
1972 – Elvis Stojko, Canadian figure skater and sportscaster
1976 – Reese Witherspoon, American actress
1989 – Tyler Oakley, American internet celebrity

March 22 History

1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.

1894 – The first championship series for Lord Stanley’s Cup was played in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal HC (Montreal Hockey Club) won the first cup.

1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Beer and Wine Revenue Act, putting a federal tax on all alcoholic beverages, although prohibition was still in effect until December 1933.

1945 – The Arab League was founded in Cairo, Egypt.

1958 – #1 Hit March 22, 1958 – April 25, 1958: The Champs – Tequila

1960 – The first laser was patented (#2,929,922) by Arthur Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes under the title ‘Masers and Maser Communications System.’

1963 – The Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, was released in the United Kingdom.

1964 – #1 Hit March 21, 1964 – April 3, 1964: The Beatles – She Loves You

March 22, 1970 Birthday (fictional) Monica Geller, Friends, TV

1972 – The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. It never gained the 38 states necessary to become part of the US Constitution.

1975 – #1 Hit March 22, 1975 – March 28, 1975: Frankie Valli – My Eyes Adored You

1978The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash aired on NBC.

1978 – Karl Wallenda, aged 73, of The Flying Wallendas, died after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1980 – #1 Hit March 22, 1980 – April 18, 1980: Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall

1986 – #1 Hit March 22, 1986 – March 28, 1986: Heart – These Dreams

1997 – Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 9 months, became the youngest women’s World Figure Skating Champion.

1997 – #1 Hit March 22, 1997 – May 2, 1997: Puff Daddy featuring Mase – Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down

2016 – Brussels Terror Attack: 3 bombs exploded at the airport and metro station, injuring 300 and killing 32.

March 22, 2233 Birthday (fictional) James Tiberius Kirk, Star Trek, TV/Film

Today’s Random Trivia and Shower Thoughts

“What I have learned in this life is you can never be ashamed of where you come from.” – Tyler Perry

Every time we exhale we produce plant food.

The name for the shape a classic soccer ball is based on is called a “truncated icosahedron”.

Coke Zero is specifically marketed toward men, who were shown to associate Diet Coke with femininity.

“Baskin Robbins always finds out.” #moviequotes

In the early draft of “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back”, Yoda was named Buffy.

When someone says they’ll be there in 6 minutes, they will probably arrive earlier than someone that says they’ll be there in 5.

The broader your wish, the more likely it is to come true.

The most unbelievable thing about Toy Story is the success rate of the prize grabber.

Do you know what really grinds my gears? Friction.

Multiple studies have shown high top sneakers are no more effective than low top sneakers in preventing ankle sprains.

The word “dinosaur” comes from Ancient Greek meaning “terrible lizard”.

The federal government spent about $350 billion during World War II — or twice as much as it had spent in total for the entire history of the U.S. government up to that point.

The Seven Deadly Sins #7- Sloth is laziness and the avoidance of work.

The first rule is that any numbered list of rules will lead to a Fight Club reference.

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