On This Day In History, 22 March


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World Events Today

  • After being closed since the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939, London’s Gold Market started trading again today in 1954
  • One of Australia’s most wanted men, Malcolm Naden, who had been in hiding for almost 7 years, was captured today in 2012
  • A terrorist attack, on London’s Westminster Bridge and the Houses of Parliament, today in 2017, left 6 dead and more than 40 injured

Entertainment Events Today

  • The inaugural Augusta National Invitational Tournament, later named “The Masters”, started today in 1934, it was won by the American golfer Horton Smith
  • Anthony Hopkins and Jodie Foster, both won a Bafta today in 1992, for their performances in the psychological horror movie The Silence of the Lambs
  • The musical Frozen, based on the movie of the same name, officially opened on Broadway today in 2018

Family Events Today

  • The Canadian actor William Shatner, known for his roles as T J Hooker and Captain James T Kirk, was born today in 1931 in Montreal
  • The American author James Patterson, whose works include Alex Cross and The Women’s Murder Club, was born today in 1947 in New York
  • The English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose hit musicals include Cats and Phantom of the Opera, was born today in 1948 in London

Main Event Today

  • The Emerald Buddha was moved to its current home, the Wat Phra Kaew temple complex in Bangkok, today in 1784

National Day Today

  • Today, it’s National Water Day

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