The year 2022 AD (Roman numerals: MMXXII) is a simple year beginning on a Saturday (link shows full calendar template for the year) of the Gregorian calendar. It is the year 2022 AD, the year 22 in the third millennium and the twenty-first century, and the third year in the 2020 decade.
January 2 - Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok announces his resignation.
January 5 - The government in Kazakhstan resigns after several days of widespread protests over fuel price hikes.
January 9 - The start of the African Football Cup in Cameroon.
January 10 - A new government is formed in the Netherlands after the elections that took place at the end of 2021, the fourth government headed by Mark Rutte.
January 17 - A volcano erupts in Tonga in the Pacific Ocean, followed by a tsunami that affects several neighboring countries.
January 17 - Poland's Robert Lewandowski wins the FIFA Women's Player of the Year award and Alexia Botias of Spain wins the FIFA Women's Player of the Year award at the 2021 FIFA Best Football Awards.
January 18 - Maltese MP Roberta Mitsula is elected President of the European Parliament, replacing David Sassoli.
January 19 - Barbados' Labor Party headed by Mia Motley wins all seats in a general election, the first after the transition to a republic.
January 30 - Portuguese legislative elections 2022
February 4 - The 2022 Winter Olympics start in China.
February 28 - Egypt celebrates 100 years of independence from the United Kingdom.
March 9 - 2022 South Korean presidential election.
March 16 - 2022 Dutch municipal elections.
April 10 - 2022 French presidential election.
May 14 - 2022 Eurovision Song Contest Final.
July 6 - 2022 European Women's Football Championship.
September 11 - 2022 Swedish general election.
November 21 - The start of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
January 1: Max Julian, American actor (b.
January 2: Abd al-Mawla Naqi, Libyan politician.
January 2: Jens Jürgen Hansen, Danish footballer.
January 3: Jing Min, Chinese writer and poet (b.
January 3: Ibrahim Hegazy, Egyptian journalist.
January 3: Kamel Lemoy, Algerian football coach.
January 3: Osu Konan, Al-Ajidi Coast football player.
January 3: Mordechai Ben-Porat, Israeli politician of Iraqi descent.
January 5: Saleh Al-Luhaidan, Saudi Muslim scholar.
January 5: Muhammad H