March 22: Day of the Week
March 22, 2017 was the 81st day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 284 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn French then this day of the week in French is mercredi.
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Here’s the March calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
Zodiac & Birthstone
Aries is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Aquamarine is the modern birthstone for this month. Jade is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
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March 22 Historical Event(s)
- 1739Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
- 1888In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
- 1906First Anglo-French rugby union match at Parc des Princes in Paris
- 1939World War II: Germany takes Memel from Lithuania.
- 1942World War II: In the Mediterranean Sea, the Royal Navy confronts Italy’s Regia Marina in the Second Battle of Sirte.
- 1978Karl Wallenda of The Flying Wallendas dies after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- 1982NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
- 1992USAir Flight 405 crashes shortly after liftoff from New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, leading to a number of studies into the effect that ice has on aircraft.
- 1997The Comet Hale-Bopp has its closest approach to Earth.
- 2009Mount Redoubt, a volcano in Alaska begins erupting after a prolonged period of unrest.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1212Emperor Go-Horikawa of Japan (d. 1235)
- 1599Anthony van Dyck, Flemish painter (d. 1641)
- 1880Ernie Quigley, Canadian-born American sports official (d. 1960)
- 1920Ross Martin, Polish-American actor (d. 1981)
- 1924Allen Neuharth, American businessman
- 1941Billy Collins, American poet
- 1959Matthew Modine, American actor
- 1967Mario Cipollini, Italian cyclist
- 1974Kidada Jones, American actress
- 1985Mayola Biboko, Belgian footballer
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