2022: On This Year


2022 (MMXXII in Roman Numerals) was the year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2022th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations.

Is 2022 a year special to you? If so you may like to discover what 2022 was famous for, who won the Oscars and the Nobel Prizes in 2022, who was Time's Person of the Year in 2022, which books, music and movies were top of the charts in 2022, what Chinese zodiac sign is associated to 2022, what babynames were most popular that year, what was the World population on that year and what happend in 2022.

On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about 2022 to help you enjoy your trip down memory lane.


What was 2022 known for ?

  • 2022 has been one of the most interesting years of this decade. We have witnessed various things that have shaken or improved the world. Geopolitical, economic, and entertainment turmoil have defined these 12 months. It was a year that saw Argentina win the Soccer World Cup, the release of various music albums, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, and many other events. Here are the most interesting things that made headlines in 2022.
  • Russia's invasion of Ukraine

  • The invasion of Ukraine was the most significant event globally in 2022. On February 22, Russia launched a special military operation in the major cities of Ukraine, including Kyiv. The war has led to economic, social, and political disruption in Ukraine and globally.
  • Death of Queen Elizabeth II

  • Millions of individuals in Britain and globally mourned the death of the longest-serving British. Queen Elizabeth died on September 8 in Scotland (Balmoral Castle). The death ended the reign of the longest Monarch in the United Kingdom, having reigned for 70 years since 1952.
  • World Population Hits 8 Billion

  • In 2022, the United Nations statistics showed that the world population was standing at eight million. India became the largest contributor to the population crossing the 8 billion mark. With population growth slowing down, adding a billion individuals has taken approximately eleven years.
  • Beijing Hosts Winter and Summer Olympics

  • Beijing became the first and only city to host both the winter and summer Olympics globally. Having hosted the Summer Olympics, this city hosted the Winter Olympics games between 4- 20 February. Many nations and individuals across the globe participated in or attended these games.
  • Miami Gardens Hosts Formula 1 Auto Race

  • Between the 6th to 8th of May, Miami (Miami Gardens suburb) became the first American city to host the Formula 1 auto race. Experts projected that the event helped to boost or enhance the city’s economy by $400 million each year.
  • Swedish 70s Legends ABBA Digital Reunion

  • After approximately two years of lockdown and restrictions, the entertainment industry has started to take shape. In 2022, there was a huge reunion of the Swedish legends of the 1970s: ABBA.
  • The event occurred on May 27 in a custom-built arena on the east side of London, designed to house the virtual stage reunion of the iconic Swedish supergroup ABBA. It was not the real ABBA, but rather virtual “ABBA-tar” avatars designed by the four original band members using CGI suits similar to those used in Hollywood films. The band accompanying them on stage is real.
  • SpaceX Begins Collaborating with the U.S Air Force

  • On January 22, The U.S. Air Force awarded SpaceX a $102 million five-year contract to demonstrate technologies and capabilities to transport military cargo and humanitarian aid around the world on a heavy rocket.
  • Qatar Hosts the Soccer World Cup

  • Between November 21 to December 18, Qatar (one of the Gulf Emirate) hosted the Soccer World cup. This tournament was the biggest event in the soccer world. Various nations and players participated in this historic soccer event, with Argentina winning the final to clinch the luxurious awards. The event brought various developments to Qatar, including the construction of new amenities, booming businesses, etc.
  • Britney Spears Releases a New Music

  • Despite the conservatorship ruling her for 13 years, Britney sprang back to life in 2022. She was free from her father controlling his affairs this year, and she hit the studio again to release a new track. The freedom marks the start of a new journey in her music career.
  • Adele Las Vegas Residency

  • While most individuals think of Las Vegas as a place for faded stars, Adele changed the narrative. Between January 21 and April 16, she was playing colosseum to approximately 4000 individuals at night. Besides Adele hitting the city, Katy Perry also launched her residency in the city in 2022.
  • Numerous New Releases

  • 2022 saw various artists releasing numerous sets of music releases and albums. The album releases range from upcoming to popular and long-time artists. Top songs in 2022 include:
    • As it was, Harry Styles
    • Bad Habits, Ed Sheeran
    • Peru, Fireboy DML & Ed Sheeran
    • Go, Cat Burns
    • Shivers, Ed Sheeran

    Most Popular movies and TV Series

  • 2022 was the first year that saw film theaters back to full capacity after the pandemic. The most popular movies and tv series in 2022 included:
    • Top Movies:
      • Avatar: The Way of Water
      • Top Gun: Maverick
      • Jurassic World: Dominion
      • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
      • Minions: The Rise of Gru
    • Top TV Series:
      • Stranger Things
      • NCIS
      • Cocomelon
      • Ozark
      • Encanto

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2022: What was the Chinese Zodiac sign associated with the year 2022?

According to the Chinese Zodiac and Astrology 2022 was the Year of the Tiger.

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2022: What were the most popular movies that year ?

The most popular movies and box office hits in 2022 were:


Release year: 2022

Directed by: James Cameron

Starring: Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez

Country: United States of America

The Man Who Fell to Earth

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

Starring: David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark, Buck Henry

Country: United States of America

The Recruit

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Roger Donaldson

Starring: Al Pacino, Colin Farrell, Bridget Moynahan, Gabriel Macht

Country: United States of America


Release year: 2022

Directed by: Lesley Selander

Starring: Rod Cameron, Cathy Downs, Reed Hadley, Anne Gwynne

Our House

Release year: 2022

Directed by: Anthony Scott Burns


What happened in 2022?

Here's what happened in 2022:

  • Jan 5, 2022: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev dismisses Prime Minister Asqar Mamin and declares state of emergency over the 2022 Kazakh unrest.


What does the year 2022 refer to in the Gregorian calendar?

The year 2022 refers to a specific year in the Gregorian calendar, which is commonly used internationally. It is the 123rd year of the 21st century and the 2nd year of the 2020s decade. In the Gregorian calendar, it follows 2021 and precedes 2023.

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