March 22: Day of the Week
March 22, 2023 is the 81st day of the year 2023 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 284 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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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)
- 238Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman Emperors.
- 1739Nadir Shah occupies Delhi in India and sacks the city, stealing the jewels of the Peacock Throne.
- 1784The Emerald Buddha is moved with great ceremony to its current location in Wat Phra Kaew, Thailand.
- 1849The Austrians defeat the Piedmontese at the Battle of Novara.
- 1888In England, The Football League, the world’s oldest professional Association Football league, is founded.
- 1954Closed since 1939, the London bullion market reopens.
- 1975A fire at the Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Plant in Decatur, Alabama causes a dangerous reduction in cooling water levels.
- 1982NASA’s Space Shuttle Columbia, is launched from the Kennedy Space Center on its third mission, STS-3.
- 1997Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, becomes the youngest champion women’s World Figure Skating Champion.
- 2006Three Christian Peacemaker Team hostages are freed by British forces in Baghdad after 118 days of captivity and the death of their colleague, American Tom Fox.
Who were born on March 22?
- 1366Thomas de Mowbray, 1st Duke of Norfolk, English politician (d. 1399)
- 1878Michel Théato, Luxembourgian athlete (d. 1919)
- 1936Roger Whittaker, British singer
- 1937Armin Hary, German athlete
- 1943George Benson, American musician
- 1955Valdis Zatlers, Latvian politician
- 1971Iben Hjejle, Danish actress
- 1974Philippe Clement, Belgian footballer
- 1975Cole Hauser, American actor
- 1987Ike Davis, American baseball player
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