On This Day

What Happened on February 22, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events

  • Chinese short track speed skater Wu Dajing beats men's 500m world record twice en route to winning the gold medal at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; 2nd man in history under 40 seconds (39.584s)
  • German individual Nordic combined 10k large hill champion Johannes Rydzek and normal hill winner Eric Frenzel win their 2nd gold medals of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in the 4 x 5k team event

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak stirs up controversy by declaring he prefers quinoa to rice, the national dish

Prime Minister of Malaysia Najib Razak
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Najib Razak
  • US wins Olympic women's ice hockey gold medal for the first time in 20 years with a 4-3 shootout victory over Canada in Pyeongchang; scores tied 3-3 after overtime
  • Women's big air snowboarding event makes Olympic debut at Pyeongchang; Austria's Anna Gasser is inaugural gold medallist

Famous Deaths

  • Nanette Fabray [Ruby Fabares], American actress and singer (Love Life, Caesar's Hour, One Day at a Time), dies at 97