What Happened on February 22, 2018

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

Malaysian History

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

  • Neanderthals, not humans, were the first artists on Earth, producing red cave paintings 65,000 years ago in Spain, according to new research published in "Science"
  • 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
2018 History

Famous Deaths

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

About February 22, 2018

Day of the Week: Thursday
How Long Ago? 5 years, 3 months and 16 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation Alpha
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Pisces

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: God's Plan - Drake
  • UK #1 Song: God's Plan - Drake