2022 Historical Events The Good, The Bad and The Why Did This Have to Happen

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Feb 24 Russian leader Vladimir Putin announces the start of a “special military operation” in Ukraine to “demilitarize” the country moments before Russia launches a full-scale pre-dawn invasion by land, air and sea, with bombings in several cities amid international condemnation [1] [2]

Mar 29 In a major victory for Ukraine, Russia announces it is withdrawing its badly mauled forces from around Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv

Jun 24 US Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, eliminating constitutional right to choose abortion, in a 6-3 vote [1] [2]

Aug 3 US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is the first speaker to visit Taiwan in 25 years, prompting condemnation from the Chinese Communist Party [1]

Sep 8 Queen Elizabeth II dies at Balmoral Castle after ruling for 70 years, as the UK’s longest-serving monarch. Her eldest son inherits the throne as King Charles III[1]

Dec 7 After widespread public protests China announces a major loosening of COVID-19 restrictions for the whole country, allowing home quarantine and scrapping QR codes, effectively ending China’s zero-COVID policy [1]

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Jan 10 79th Golden Globes: Best film “The Power of the Dog” (drama), “West Side Story” (comedy/musical), Best TV series “Succession”, Best Director Jane Campion (Motion Picture)

Jan 26 Spotify removes Neil Young‘s music from its streaming platform after the singer-songwriter’s ultimatum in objection to COVID-19 misinformation in Joe Rogan‘s podcasts [1]

Feb 13 Super Bowl LVI halftime show features Hip Hop legends Dr. DreSnoop DoggKendrick Lamar and Mary J. BligeEminem and 50 Cent

Feb 15 Revival of Meredith Willson’s musical “The Music Man”, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC

Mar 1 DC film “The Batman” starring Robert Pattinson and Zoë Kravitz, directed and written by Matt Reeves premieres in New York

Mar 9 American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Mar 13 75th BAFTA awards: Best Film “The Power of the Dog”, Best Director Jane Campion, acting awards Joanna Scanlan, Will Smith

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Jan 3 Rock singer David Lee Roth cancels his pre-retirement residency in Las Vegas due to “unforeseen circumstances related to COVID…”

Jan 10 79th Golden Globes: Best film “The Power of the Dog” (drama), “West Side Story” (comedy/musical), Best TV series “Succession”, Best Director Jane Campion (Motion Picture)

Jan 26 Spotify removes Neil Young‘s music from its streaming platform after the singer-songwriter’s ultimatum in objection to COVID-19 misinformation in Joe Rogan‘s podcasts [1]

Feb 8 BRIT Awards: Adele wins best artist, song and album of the year

Feb 13 Super Bowl LVI halftime show features Hip Hop legends Dr. DreSnoop DoggKendrick Lamar and Mary J. BligeEminem and 50 Cent

Feb 15 Revival of Meredith Willson’s musical “The Music Man”, starring Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster, opens at Winter Garden Theater, NYC

Mar 8 UK band Glass Animals’ song “Heat Waves” sets new record of 59 weeks for longest time to reach No. 1 on US Billboard Top 100 [1]

Mar 9 American singer-songwriter Lionel Richie receives Library of Congress Gershwin Prize at the DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

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Jan 1 Chicago Bulls forward DeMar DeRozen becomes first player in NBA history to hit buzzer-beaters on consecutive days; hits 3-pointers to beat Washington Wizards, 120-119 and previous night Indiana Pacers, 108-106

Jan 3 Scotsman Peter Wright wins his second PDC World Darts Championship; beats Michael Smith of England, 7-5 at the Alexandra Palace in London

Jan 6 Tennis world No. 1 Novak Đoković’s visa into Australia cancelled after uproar over his COVID-19 vaccination exemption

Jan 10 College Football, National Championship, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana: #3 Georgia beats #1 Alabama, 33-18

Jan 16 Unvaccinated World #1 tennis player Novak Đoković is deported by the Australian government on “health and good order” grounds, without playing in the Australian Open

Jan 18 Boston Bruins retire Willie O’Ree’s #22 jersey, on the 64th anniversary of his becoming the NHL’s first Black player [1]

Jan 23 Buffalo wide receiver Gabriel Davis scores an NFL playoff record 4 TDs in the Bills’ epic 42-36 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in their divisional-round playoff at Arrowhead Stadium

Jan 25 Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Keith Yandle becomes NHL’s new “Iron Man” with his 965th consecutive regular-season game, breaking Doug Jarvis’s all-time record, in a 4-3 loss at the New York Islanders [1]

Jan 29 Australian Open Women’s Tennis: World #1 Ash Barty wins her home Grand Slam event for the first time; beats American Danielle Collins 6-3, 7-6

Jan 30 AFC Championship, Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri: Cincinnati Bengals beat Kansas City Chiefs, 27-24 OT

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