March 22 in Pop Culture History

March 22 in Pop Culture History

1630 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony outlawed the possession of cards, dice, and gaming tables.

1894 – The first championship series for Lord Stanley’s Cup was played in Montreal, Canada. The Montreal HC (Montreal Hockey Club) won the first cup.

1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Beer and Wine Revenue Act, putting a federal tax on all alcoholic beverages, although prohibition was still in effect until December, 1933.

1945 – The Arab League was founded in Cairo, Egypt.

1958 – #1 Hit March 22, 1958 – April 25, 1958: The ChampsTequila

1960 – The first laser was patented (#2,929,922) by Arthur Schawlow and Charles Hard Townes under the title ‘Masers and Maser Communications System.’

1963 – The Beatles’ first album, Please Please Me, was released in the United Kingdom.

1964 – #1 Hit March 21, 1964 – April 3, 1964: The BeatlesShe Loves You

1972 – The Equal Rights Amendment was passed by the U.S. Senate and sent to the states for ratification. It never gained the 38 states necessary to become part of the US Constitution.

1975 – #1 Hit March 22, 1975 – March 28, 1975: Frankie ValliMy Eyes Adored You

1978 – The Rutles: All You Need Is Cash aired on NBC.

1978 – Karl Wallenda, aged 73, of The Flying Wallendas, died after falling off a tight-rope between two hotels in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

1980 – #1 Hit March 22, 1980 – April 18, 1980: Pink FloydAnother Brick in the Wall

1986 – #1 Hit March 22, 1986 – March 28, 1986: HeartThese Dreams

1991 – #1 Hit March 23, 1991 – March 29, 1991: Timmy TOne More Try

1997 – Tara Lipinski, age 14 years and 10 months, became the youngest women’s World Figure Skating Champion.

1997 – #1 Hit March 22, 1997 – May 2, 1997: Puff Daddy featuring MaseCan’t Nobody Hold Me Down

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