On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 1972

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani becomes Emir & Prime Minister of Qatar
  • The Official IRA bombs Aldershot military barracks, the headquarters of the British Parachute Regiment, killing seven people; thought to be in retaliation for Bloody Sunday.

Conference meetingMeeting of Interest

US President Richard Nixon, meets with Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai in Beijing

37th US President Richard Nixon
37th US President
Richard Nixon
Premier of the People's Republic of China Zhou Enlai
Premier of the People's Republic of China
Zhou Enlai

Famous Birthdays


Person of interestMichael Chang

Michael Chang, American tennis player, coach (French Open 1989), born in Hoboken, New Jersey

Tennis Player and French Open Champion Michael Chang
Tennis Player and French Open Champion
Michael Chang