On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 2014

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events

  • 45th NAACP Image Awards: "12 Years a Slave" wins Outstanding Motion Picture
  • After winning the men's parallel giant slalom at the Sochi Winter Olympics, Russian snowboarder Vic Wild wins his 2nd gold in the parallel slalom
  • At age 34, Mario Matt of Austria becomes the oldest champion in Olympic alpine skiing history with the slalom gold medal at Sochi
  • Dutch speed skaters Jorien ter Mors (1,500m champion) and Ireen Wüst (3,000m winner) each claim their 2nd gold medal of the Sochi Winter Olympics as part of the women's pursuit team
  • Matteo Renzi becomes Prime Minister of Italy
  • Norway sweeps the medals in the women's 30k cross country skiing at the Sochi Winter Olympics; Marit Bjørgen wins her 6th career gold ahead of team mates Therese Johaug and Kristin Størmer Steira
  • Snowboard Olympic parallel special slalom event debuts and is run for the only time at the Sochi Winter Games; Russian Vic Wild and Julia Dujmovits of Canada win unique gold medals

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Viktor Yanukovych is ousted as President of Ukraine by the parliament following the Euromaidan revolution

President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych
President of Ukraine
Viktor Yanukovych

Famous Deaths

  • Leo Vroman, Dutch-American hematologist and poet, dies at 98