March 22nd in History1945: Arab League formed by seven Middle East countries
1946: Jordan gains independence from British rule
March 22nd birthdays1599: Sir Anthony Van Dyck, Flemish artist
1910: Nicholas Monsarrat, English author
1923: Marcel Marceau, French Mime artist
1930: Stephen Sondheim, American songwriter
1948: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Composer of 'Phantom of the Opera' and 'Cats'