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May 22nd

May 22nd is the 142nd day of the year (143rd day in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year.

On this page, we have placed information about May 22nd, including famous people born on, historical events that occurred on, holidays and observances that fall on, and astrological connections of, this day.
Famous People born on May 22nd

1813 Richard Wagner (composer)

Richard Wagner

1859 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (author - Sherlock Holmes)

1874 D. F. Malan (South African Prime Minister 1948-1954)

1907 Sir Laurence Olivier (actor)

1907 Hergé (writer, artist - Tintin)

1924 Charles Aznavour (singer)

1942 Ted Kaczynski (terrorist - the Unibomber)

1946 George Best (soccer player)

1958 Farzad Bazoft (British journalist - hanged by Iraq for spying)

1959 Morrissey (singer - The Smiths)

1970 Naomi Campbell (model)

Naomi Campbell

1974 A. J. Langer (actress)

1978 Katie Price (model - Jordan)

May 22nd in History

1897 Blackwall Tunnel opens in London.

1906 Wright Brothers are granted a US patent for their flying machine.

Orville Wright   Wilbur Wright

1939 Germany and Italy sign the Pact of Steel.

1943 Joseph Stalin disbands Comintern.

Joseph Stalin

1972 Ceylon becomes a republic, and renames itself Sri Lanka.

1980 Namco releases the arcade game, Pac-Man.

1990 Windows 3.0 released by Microsoft.

1992 Johnny Carson hosts the Tonight Show for the last time.

Johnny Carson

2012 Tokyo Skytree, a 634 meter tall tower, opens to the public in Tokyo, Japan.

May 22nd is also

National Maritime Day (USA)

National Maritime Day

Unification Day (Yemen)

World Biodiversity Day

Feast of Saint Fulk (Catholicism)

Feast of Saint Rita (Catholicism)


People born on May 22nd are Gemini


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