May 22, 1823 - Isabella Glyn Dallas, British Shakespearean actress

May 22, 1879 - Alla Nazimova, Ukrainian-born in Yalta, Taurida Governorate, Russian Empire (d. 1945)

May 22, 1898 - René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer

May 22, 1907 - Harry Ritz [Joachim], American actor and comedian

May 22, 1907 - Laurence Olivier, English actor

May 22, 1908 - Rattana Pestonji, Thai filmmaker and cinematographer

May 22, 1910 - Johnny Olson, American radio personality and television announcer

May 22, 1913 - Carlyle Blackwell Jr, American actor

May 22, 1917 - Nathan Davis, American actor

May 22, 1922 - Judith Crist, American film critic

May 22, 1922 - Quinn Martin, American television producer

May 22, 1927 - Michael Constantine, American actor

May 22, 1927 - Phil Tucker, American film director

May 22, 1933 - Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer

May 22, 1938 - Frank Converse, American actor

May 22, 1938 - Richard Benjamin, American director and actor

May 22, 1938 - Susan Strasberg, American actress

May 22, 1940 - Bernard Shaw, American news correspondant

May 22, 1940 - Michael Sarrazin, Canadian actor

May 22, 1941 - Paul Winfield, American actor

May 22, 1942 - Barbara Parkins, Canadian-American actress

May 22, 1956 - Douglas Heyes Jr., American actor

May 22, 1957 - Gary Sweet, Australian actor

May 22, 1959 - Ed Fry, American actor

May 22, 1960 - Hideaki Anno, Japanese film director and animator

May 22, 1962 - Brian Pillman, American professional wrestler

May 22, 1967 - Brooke Smith, American actress

May 22, 1968 - Kevin Carolan, American actor and comedian

May 22, 1970 - Naomi Campbell, English model and actress

May 22, 1971 - Manuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler

May 22, 1972 - Alison Eastwood, daughter of actor Clint/actress

May 22, 1972 - Anna Belknap, American actress

May 22, 1972 - Annabel Chong, Singapore actress

May 22, 1973 - Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Danish actor

May 22, 1974 - Sean Gunn, American actor

May 22, 1974 - A. J. Langer, American actress

May 22, 1975 - Cole Hauser, American actor [or Mar 22]

May 22, 1975 - Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet

May 22, 1977 - Vinnie Potestivo, American TV Producer

May 22, 1977 - Alastair Ralphs, Canadian professional wrestler

May 22, 1978 - Ginnifer Goodwin, American actress

May 22, 1978 - Katie Price, British model

May 22, 1979 - Nadia Khan, TV Presenter

May 22, 1979 - Maggie Q [Margaret Quigley], American actress

May 22, 1980 - Rhett Fisher, actor/musician

May 22, 1981 - Bryan Danielson, American professional wrestler

May 22, 1982 - John Bobek, American actor

May 22, 1985 - Caridee English, American Model

May 22, 1954 - KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting, KREX TV channel 5 in Grand Junction, CO (CBS) begins broadcasting

May 22, 1956 - " Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV, " Bob Hope Show" last airs on NBC-TV

May 22, 1956 - KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting, KRIS TV channel 6 in Corpus Christi, TX (NBC) begins broadcasting

May 22, 1957 - KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting, KBTX TV channel 3 in Bryan, TX (CBS) begins broadcasting

May 22, 1962 - 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win, 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth win

May 22, 1966 - 18th Emmy Awards: "The Fugitive", Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore win, 18th Emmy Awards: "The Fugitive", Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore win

May 22, 1979 - 1st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO, 1st ACE Cable Awards: "Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas" by Jim Henson and HBO

May 22, 1985 - "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore , also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken , premieres in San Francisco, "A View to a Kill", 14th James Bond film, last to star Roger Moore , also starring Grace Jones and Christopher Walken , premieres in San Francisco

May 22, 1986 - Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC, Cher calls David Letterman an asshole on Late Night on NBC

May 22, 1992 - Johnny Carson 's final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show", Johnny Carson 's final appearance as host of "The Tonight Show"

May 22, 1995 - TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised, TV sitcom Laverne & Shirley 20th anniversary reunion special, televised

May 22, 1996 - Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time, Emmy 23rd Daytime Award presentation - Susan Lucci loses for 16th time

May 22, 2004 - 57th Cannes Film Festival: "Fahrenheit 9/11", directed by Michael Moore wins the Palme d'Or. First documentary to win., 57th Cannes Film Festival: "Fahrenheit 9/11", directed by Michael Moore wins the Palme d'Or. First documentary to win.

May 22, 2005 - 58th Cannes Film Festival: "The Child" directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne wins the Palme d'Or, 58th Cannes Film Festival: "The Child" directed by Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc Dardenne wins the Palme d'Or

May 22, 2011 - 64th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick wins the Palme d'Or, 64th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick wins the Palme d'Or

May 22, 2011 - 57th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry & Paul" Best Comedy, "Sherlock" Best Drama, 57th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry & Paul" Best Comedy, "Sherlock" Best Drama

May 22, 2012 - Philip Philips is crowned the eleventh American Idol, Philip Philips is crowned the eleventh American Idol

May 22, 2015 - Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival, Netflix announce that Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen will not appear on "Full House" revival

May 22, 2016 - 69th Cannes Film Festival: "I, Daniel Blake," directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or, 69th Cannes Film Festival: "I, Daniel Blake," directed by Ken Loach wins the Palme d'Or

May 22, 2016 - TV series "Preacher", developed by Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Seth Rogen , premieres on AMC, TV series "Preacher", developed by Evan Goldberg, Sam Catlin, and Seth Rogen , premieres on AMC

May 22, 1722 - Johannes Schmidlin, Swiss composer

May 22, 1759 - Gervais-François Couperin, French composer

May 22, 1780 - Jan Emmanuel Dulezalek, composer

May 22, 1783 - Thomas Forbes Walmisley, English composer

May 22, 1813 - Richard Wagner, German composer

May 22, 1820 - Alexander Fesca, German pianist and composer

May 22, 1850 - Johann Schrammel, Austrian composer

May 22, 1852 - Émile Sauret, French violinist and composer

May 22, 1865 - Enric Morera i Viura, Spanish musician and composer

May 22, 1874 - Francesco Paolo Neglia, Italian composer

May 22, 1879 - Eastwood Lane, American composer

May 22, 1879 - Jean Cras, French composer

May 22, 1884 - Alceo Toni, Italian composer

May 22, 1885 - Julio Fonseca, Costa Rican composer

May 22, 1891 - Lucien Cailliet, French-American composer, conductor and teacher

May 22, 1891 - Eddie Edwards, American jazz trombonist

May 22, 1892 - Louis van Tulder, Dutch tenor

May 22, 1898 - René de Vos, Dutch actor and composer

May 22, 1914 - Sun Ra [Herbert Blount], American jazz pianist

May 22, 1916 - Gordon Binkerd, American composer

May 22, 1917 - Georg Tintner, Austrian conductor

May 22, 1917 - Daniel Nagrin, American modern dancer and choreographer

May 22, 1924 - Charles Aznavour [Shahnour Vaghinag Aznavourian], French-Armenian singer

May 22, 1924 - Claude André François Ballif, French composer

May 22, 1924 - Rita Vidaurri, American Ranchera singer

May 22, 1925 - James King, American tenor

May 22, 1928 - Roscoe Robinson, American gospel singer

May 22, 1929 - Asher Ben-Yohanan, Israeli composer

May 22, 1930 - Kenny Ball, English jazz musician

May 22, 1933 - Don Estelle [Ronald Edwards], British actor and singer

May 22, 1934 - Peter Nero [Bernard Nierow], American conductor and pianist

May 22, 1941 - Sebastian Forbes, British conductor, composer and music professor

May 22, 1942 - Calvin Simon, American rock vocalist

May 22, 1942 - Malika Sabirova, Soviet Tajik ballet dancer

May 22, 1948 - Doug Gray, American musician

May 22, 1950 - Bernie Taupin, British singer and lyricist

May 22, 1954 - Jerry Dammers, British keyboardist

May 22, 1955 - Iva Davies, Australian rock guitarist and vocalist

May 22, 1955 - Jimmy Lyon, American guitarist

May 22, 1956 - Natasha Shneider, Russian musician

May 22, 1959 - [Steven] Morrissey, British rock vocalist

May 22, 1961 - Dana Williams, American singer

May 22, 1966 - Kenny Hickey, American guitarist

May 22, 1967 - John Vanderslice, American musician

May 22, 1980 - Rhett Fisher, actor/musician

May 22, 1836 - Felix Mendelssohn 's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf, Felix Mendelssohn 's oratorio "St Paul" premieres in Dusseldorf

May 22, 1900 - Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player, Edwin S Votey patents pneumatic piano player

May 22, 1926 - "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1, "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1

May 22, 1961 - "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1, "Mother-In-Law" by Ernie K-Doe hits #1

May 22, 1961 - "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42, "Touchables In Brooklyn" by Dickie Goodman hits #42

May 22, 1965 - "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66, "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66

May 22, 1965 - Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1, Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1

May 22, 1996 - "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances, "Tartuffe: Born Again" opens at Circle in Sq Theater NYC for 29 performances

May 22, 2002 - 37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson win, 37th Academy of Country Music Awards: Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride & Alan Jackson win

May 22, 2011 - 19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem , Recovery win, 19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem , Recovery win

May 22, 2015 - Daniel Johns releases “Talk”, his debut album as a solo artist, Daniel Johns releases “Talk”, his debut album as a solo artist

May 22, 2017 - Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59, Suicide bombing at Manchester Arena, England, after Ariana Grande concert kills 22 and injures 59

May 22, 1826 - George Parr, English cricketer

May 22, 1879 - Warwick Armstrong, Australian cricketer

May 22, 1902 - Al Simmons, American baseball outfielder, lifetime batting avg of .334

May 22, 1908 - Horton Smith. American golfer, None

May 22, 1927 - Eric Petrie, New Zealand cricketer

May 22, 1934 - Arne Harris, American television sports director

May 22, 1935 - Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player

May 22, 1940 - E. A. S. Prasanna, Indian cricketer

May 22, 1941 - Martha Langbein, German athlete

May 22, 1943 - Tommy John, American baseball pitcher

May 22, 1946 - George Best, Northern Irish footballer

May 22, 1946 - Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager

May 22, 1953 - Cha Bum-Kun, South Korean footballer and manager

May 22, 1959 - Olin Browne, American golfer

May 22, 1966 - Donald Royal, American NBA forward

May 22, 1966 - José Mesa, Dominican MBL pitcher

May 22, 1968 - Alan Levine, Baseball pitcher

May 22, 1968 - Carmie Vairo, softball infielder

May 22, 1968 - Mike Harbold, sprint kayaker

May 22, 1968 - Randy Brown, NBA guard

May 22, 1969 - Tim Wiley, kayak

May 22, 1969 - Vaughn Eshelman, pitcher

May 22, 1970 - Clyde Johnson, cornerback

May 22, 1970 - Eric Wunderlich, American 200m breaststroke

May 22, 1970 - Marcus Dowdell, NFL wide receiver/kick returner

May 22, 1970 - Pedro Diniz, Brazilian Formula One driver

May 22, 1971 - Corey Croom, NFL running back

May 22, 1971 - Troy Barnhart, water polo 2m offense

May 22, 1972 - Mike Hollis, NFL kicker

May 22, 1972 - Rich Owens, NFL defensive end

May 22, 1973 - Aaron Graham, professional American football player

May 22, 1973 - Daniel Tiatto, Australian soccer midfielder

May 22, 1973 - Julian Tavarez, Santiago Dom Rep, pitcher

May 22, 1974 - Greg Jones, linebacker

May 22, 1975 - Jaane Niinimaa, Finnish NHL defenseman

May 22, 1975 - Salvador Ballesta, Spanish footballer

May 22, 1976 - Christian Vande Velde, cyclist

May 22, 1977 - Dre Bly, American Football Player

May 22, 1980 - Chad Tracy, American baseball player

May 22, 1981 - Jürgen Melzer, Austrian tennis player

May 22, 1982 - Apolo Anton Ohno, American short track speed skater

May 22, 1983 - John Hopkins, Anglo-American motorcycling racer

May 22, 1985 - Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer

May 22, 1985 - Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Canadian ice hockey player

May 22, 1987 - Novak Đoković [Novak Djokovic], Serbian tennis player

May 22, 1877 - 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38, 3rd Kentucky Derby: Billy Walker aboard Baden-Baden wins in 2:38

May 22, 1883 - Cubs' Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out, Cubs' Billy Sunday's 1st at bat, begins 14 consecutive strikes out

May 22, 1884 - 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters, 1-armed pitcher Hugh Daily fanned 13 hitters

May 22, 1885 - 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49, 13th Preakness: Jim McLaughlin aboard Tecumseh wins in 2:49

May 22, 1902 - 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6, 36th Belmont: John Bullman aboard Mastermam wins in 2:22.6

May 22, 1906 - 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45, 31st Preakness: Walter Miller aboard Whimsical wins in 1:45

May 22, 1911 - Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row, Braves pitcher, Cliff Curtis, loses his 23rd game in a row

May 22, 1927 - Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4, Dodgers beat Phillies, 20-4

May 22, 1938 - Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field, Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field

May 22, 1954 - 79th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4, 79th Preakness: Johnny Adams aboard Hasty Road wins in 1:57.4

May 22, 1955 - Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th, Oldest man to drive in the Grand Prix (aged 55) finishes 6th

May 22, 1957 - Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win, Red Sox set AL record by smashing 4 HRs in 6th inning in 11-0 win

May 22, 1962 - Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game, Roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game

May 22, 1963 - Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade, Mickey Mantle hits a ball off Yankee Stadium's facade

May 22, 1963 - European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: José Altafini scores twice as AC Milan edge Benfica, 2-1 for first title to an Italian club, European Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, London: José Altafini scores twice as AC Milan edge Benfica, 2-1 for first title to an Italian club

May 22, 1968 - Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single, Pitts Pirate Willie Stargell hits 3 HRs, a double & a single

May 22, 1974 - Soccer team Veendam forms, Soccer team Veendam forms

May 22, 1975 - 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1, 8th ABA Championship: Kentucky Colonels beat Ind Pacers, 4 games to 1

May 22, 1976 - St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR, St Louis Cardinal Reggie Smith hits 3 HR

May 22, 1977 - Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11, Red Sox (6) & Brewers (5) tie single game HR record of 11

May 22, 1983 - Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR, Toronto Blue Jay Cliff Johnson hits record 18th pinch hit HR

May 22, 1985 - Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader, Pete Rose 2,108th run passes Hank Aaron as NL run scoring leader

May 22, 1988 - LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Sherri Turner birdies final 2 holes to win her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Amy Alcott, LPGA Championship Women's Golf, Jack Nicklaus GC: Sherri Turner birdies final 2 holes to win her only major title, 1 stroke ahead of runner-up Amy Alcott

May 22, 1990 - Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game, Andre Dawson receives a record 5 intentional walks in a game

May 22, 1990 - Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career, Deion Sanders becomes involved in a dispute with Chicago White Sox catcher Carlton Fisk, one of the most infamous incidents of Sanders' baseball career

May 22, 1991 - NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994, NFL Owners agree to add 2 teams in 1994

May 22, 1992 - California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in New Jersey, California Angels, are involved in a bus crash, in New Jersey

May 22, 1992 - NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 0, NHL Clarence Campbell Conference Final: Chicago Blackhawks beat Edmonton Oilers, 4 games to 0

May 22, 1993 - Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title, Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title

May 22, 1994 - Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo, Toronto NBA franchise unveils name "Raptors" & logo

May 22, 1996 - 4th UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus beats Ajax (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome, 4th UEFA Champions League Final: Juventus beats Ajax (1-1, 4-2 on penalties) at Rome

May 22, 2001 - NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 1, NHL Eastern Conference Final: New Jersey Devils beat Pittsburgh Penguins, 4 games to 1

May 22, 2002 - Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks, Mike Babcock is named head coach of the Anaheim Mighty Ducks

May 22, 2003 - In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years., In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.

May 22, 2004 - NHL Eastern Conference Final: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3, NHL Eastern Conference Final: Tampa Bay Lightning beat Philadelphia Flyers, 4 games to 3

May 22, 2004 - Super Rugby Final, Canberra: ACT Brumbies claim their 2nd title with a 47-38 win over Canterbury Crusaders; Brumbies wingers Mark Gerrard (3) and Joe Roff (2) combine for 5 tries, Super Rugby Final, Canberra: ACT Brumbies claim their 2nd title with a 47-38 win over Canterbury Crusaders; Brumbies wingers Mark Gerrard (3) and Joe Roff (2) combine for 5 tries

May 22, 2004 - English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (71,350): Manchester United beats Millwall, 3-0; Ruud van Nistelrooy scores 2 and Cristiano Ronaldo 1 in Red Devils' 11th title win, English FA Cup Final, Millennium Stadium, Cardiff (71,350): Manchester United beats Millwall, 3-0; Ruud van Nistelrooy scores 2 and Cristiano Ronaldo 1 in Red Devils' 11th title win

May 22, 2007 - NHL Western Conference Final: Anaheim Ducks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2, NHL Western Conference Final: Anaheim Ducks beat Detroit Red Wings, 4 games to 2

May 22, 2010 - UEFA Champions League Final, Madrid: Internazionale beats Bayern Munich, 2-0; Inter's 3rd title and first treble (Italian Serie A & Cup), UEFA Champions League Final, Madrid: Internazionale beats Bayern Munich, 2-0; Inter's 3rd title and first treble (Italian Serie A & Cup)

May 22, 2012 - NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Phoenix Coyotes, 4 games to 1, NHL Western Conference Finals: Los Angeles Kings beat Phoenix Coyotes, 4 games to 1

May 22, 2015 - Pakistan begin the first test-playing nation cricket tour of Zimbabwe since 2009, Pakistan begin the first test-playing nation cricket tour of Zimbabwe since 2009

May 22, 2016 - The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G&CC: Germany's Berhard Langer wins sixth of 13 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Olin Browne, The Tradition Senior Men's Golf, Greystone G&CC: Germany's Berhard Langer wins sixth of 13 Champions Tour majors by 6 strokes from Olin Browne

May 22, 1622 - Louis de Buade de Frontenac, French soldier and Governor General of New France

May 22, 1671 - Abraham Patras, Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies

May 22, 1715 - François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesma

May 22, 1724 - Marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer

May 22, 1770 - Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, 7th child and 3rd daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

May 22, 1772 - Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer

May 22, 1804 - John William Livingston, American Commander

May 22, 1808 - Gérard de Nerval [Gérard Labrunie], French writer

May 22, 1821 - Alfred Sully, American Brevet Major General

May 22, 1823 - Solomon Bundy, American politician

May 22, 1828 - Bartel Wilton, Dutch ship builder

May 22, 1841 - Catulle Mendès, French poet

May 22, 1844 - Mary Cassatt, American impressionist painter

May 22, 1846 - Oliver Perry Hay, American paleontologist

May 22, 1849 - Louis Perrier, Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council

May 22, 1859 - Arthur Conan Doyle, British author who brought Sherlock Holmes to life twice

May 22, 1862 - August Cuppens, Flemish author

May 22, 1874 - Daniel François Malan, Prime Minister of South Africa who began the implementation of apartheid

May 22, 1885 - Giacomo Matteotti, Italian Socialist Party leader

May 22, 1885 - Soemu Toyoda, Japanese admiral during World War II

May 22, 1891 - Johannes R. Becher, German writer and politician

May 22, 1891 - Robert Gordon Sproul, American educator and college president

May 22, 1897 - Robert Neumann, Austrian-British author

May 22, 1900 - Yvonne de Gaulle, wife of Charles de Gaulle

May 22, 1901 - Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts

May 22, 1903 - Yves Rocard, French physicist

May 22, 1904 - Anne de Vries, Dutch teacher and writer

May 22, 1904 - Paul Viiding, Estonian poet

May 22, 1907 - Hergé [Georges Prosper Remi], Belgian comic book creator

May 22, 1911 - Anatol Rapoport, Ukrainian-American mathematician and biologist

May 22, 1914 - Vance Packard, American journalist and author

May 22, 1917 - Jean-Louis Curtis [Albert Laffitte], French novelist

May 22, 1918 - David Land, impressario and theatre producer

May 22, 1919 - Paul Vanden Boeynants, Prime Minister of Belgium

May 22, 1920 - Hugh Armstrong Clegg, English industrial relations academic

May 22, 1920 - Thomas Gold, Austrian astrophysicist

May 22, 1923 - Aline Griffith, American-born in New York, United States (d. 2017)

May 22, 1925 - Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist

May 22, 1928 - T. Boone Pickens, American business person and oil tycoon known as the 'Oracle of Oil'

May 22, 1930 - Dieuwke de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch politician

May 22, 1930 - Harvey Milk, American politician and gay activist

May 22, 1930 - Marisol Escobar, Venezuelan sculptor

May 22, 1930 - LaSalle Leffall Jr., American surgeon, medical educator, and 1st black president of the American Cancer Society, and the American College of Surgeons (1995)

May 22, 1936 - George H. Heilmeier, American engineer

May 22, 1936 - M. Scott Peck, American psychiatrist and writer

May 22, 1941 - Menzies Campbell, British politician

May 22, 1942 - Pallo Jordan, South African politician and ANC member

May 22, 1942 - Ted Kaczynski, American serial killer and terrorist known as the "Unabomber"

May 22, 1943 - Betty Williams, Northern Irish political activist

May 22, 1943 - Gesine Schwan, German politician and professor

May 22, 1948 - Richard Baker, American politician

May 22, 1950 - Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician

May 22, 1952 - Jan Todd, woman power lifter, once lifted 248 kg in a squat

May 22, 1953 - John Edward Stevens, American bank robber

May 22, 1953 - Doris Barnett, German politician

May 22, 1954 - Shuji Nakamura, Japanese-born in Ikata, Japan

May 22, 1954 - Aaron Rapoport, American photographer

May 22, 1955 - Sam Coppersmith, American attorney and politician

May 22, 1956 - Lucie Brock-Broido, American poet and academic

May 22, 1957 - Lisa Murkowski, American politician

May 22, 1977 - Seán Óg Ó hAilpín, Irish hurler

May 22, 1980 - Steven Baker, Australian rules footballer

May 22, 1984 - Joe Lauzon, American martial artist

May 22, 337 - Constantine the Great, Emperor of Rome

May 22, 748 - Empress Genshō of Japan, None

May 22, 987 - Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France, poisoned at 20

May 22, 1068 - Emperor Go-Reizei of Japan, 70th Emperor of Japan

May 22, 1455 - Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician

May 22, 1455 - Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, English commander (b. 1406)

May 22, 1457 - Saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint

May 22, 1501 - Robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat

May 22, 1538 - John Forrest, English Franciscan friar (b. 1471)

May 22, 1540 - Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/President of Romagna

May 22, 1666 - Gaspar Schott, German scientist

May 22, 1667 - Alexander VII [Fabio Chigi], Italian Pope

May 22, 1688 - Johann A Quenstedt, German Lutherian theologist

May 22, 1745 - François-Marie, 1st duc de Broglie, French military leader

May 22, 1746 - Thomas Southerne, Irish dramatist

May 22, 1760 - Israel ben Eliezer, Polish-born mystical rabbi

May 22, 1772 - Durastante Natalucci, Italian historian

May 22, 1802 - Martha Washington, 1st US First Lady

May 22, 1819 - Jan Hendrik van Kinsbergen, Dutch naval officer and founder of Dutch Marines Corp

May 22, 1851 - Mordecai Manuel Noah, American writer, journalist

May 22, 1859 - Ferdinand II, [Re Bomba], Dutch King of Sicily

May 22, 1868 - Julius Plucker, German mathematician/physicist, dies

May 22, 1880 - Heinrich von Gagern, German liberal politician

May 22, 1884 - William T. Wofford, Brigadier General

May 22, 1885 - Victor Hugo, French author

May 22, 1898 - Edward Bellamy, American author and socialist

May 22, 1901 - Gaetano Bresci, Italian-American anarchist

May 22, 1910 - Jules Renard, French writer

May 22, 1921 - Marie E Wilton, writer, dies

May 22, 1925 - John [Denton Pinkstone] French, 1st Earl of Ypres and British field marshall

May 22, 1928 - William HT Gairdner, Engl missionary

May 22, 1932 - Augusta, Lady Gregory, Irish playwright and patron of Yeats

May 22, 1939 - Ernst Toller, German playwright, commits suicide at 45

May 22, 1939 - Jiri Mahen, Czech author

May 22, 1945 - Carel Adolph Lion Cachet, Dutch lithographer and wood carver

May 22, 1948 - Claude McKaye, Jamaican-American author

May 22, 1949 - Klaus H T Mann, German/American writer, dies

May 22, 1965 - Heinrich Barth, Swiss philosopher, dies

May 22, 1965 - Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom

May 22, 1967 - Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician

May 22, 1970 - Joseph W Krutch, American writer

May 22, 1972 - Cecil Day-Lewis, Irish poet and detective writer (Nicholas Blake)

May 22, 1977 - Gijs van Hall, Dutch politician and Mayor of Amsterdam

May 22, 1988 - Giorgio Almirante, Italian fascist )

May 22, 1992 - Zellig S. Harris, Russian-American linguist

May 22, 1994 - F. H. McClintock, British criminologist

May 22, 1994 - Mitacq, [Michel Tacq], Belgium comic strip artist, dies

May 22, 1996 - Duncan Montgomery Stewart, academic

May 22, 1996 - Rex Collings, writer/publisher

May 22, 1997 - A. D. Hershey, American biologist, worked with bacteriophages

May 22, 1998 - José Enrique Moyal, mathematical physicist

May 22, 1999 - Alfred Kubel, German politician

May 22, 2003 - Ousmane Zongo, Burkinabé shooting victim

May 22, 2005 - Charilaos Florakis, Greek politician, long-time General Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece

May 22, 2005 - Julia Randall, American poet

May 22, 2006 - Lee Jong-wook, Korean Director-General of the World Health Organization

May 22, 2006 - Heather Crowe, Canadian activist

May 22, 2008 - Robert Asprin, American author

May 22, 2012 - Wesley Brown, 1st African American US Naval Academy graduate

May 22, 2013 - Fusilier Lee Rigby, British Army soldier, murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale

May 22, 2014 - Mathew Cowles, American actor

May 22, 2015 - John Horlock, British vice-chancellor

May 22, 2019 - Judith Kerr, British children's writer and illustrator

May 22, 2019 - Sultan Ahmad Shah, 7th King of Malaysia

May 22, 334 BC - The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus Learn More >>, The Macedonian army of Alexander the Great defeats Darius III of Persia in the Battle of the Granicus Learn More >>

May 22, 760 - 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet, 14th recorded perihelion passage of Halley's Comet

May 22, 1176 - Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo, Murder attempt by "Assassins" on Saladin near Aleppo

May 22, 1200 - Treaty of Le Goulet signed between France and England, Treaty of Le Goulet signed between France and England

May 22, 1370 - Jews are expelled and massacred in Brussels, Belgium, Jews are expelled and massacred in Brussels, Belgium

May 22, 1377 - Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe, Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe

May 22, 1455 - Opening battle in England's 30-year Wars of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI, Opening battle in England's 30-year Wars of the Roses. Richard of York takes St Albans, capturing King Henry VI

May 22, 1526 - Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac, Pope Clemens VII, France, Genoa, Venice, Florence & Milan form Anti-French League of Cognac

May 22, 1570 - 1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps, 1st atlas 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' (Theatre of the World), published by Abraham Ortelius in Antwerp with 70 maps

May 22, 1594 - Earl Mauritius and Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen, Earl Mauritius and Willem Louis begins siege of Groningen

May 22, 1629 - Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck, Emperor Ferdinand II & Danish King Christian IV sign Peace of Lubeck

May 22, 1659 - France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty, France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty

May 22, 1746 - Russia and Austria sign treaty of cooperation, Russia and Austria sign treaty of cooperation

May 22, 1761 - 1st life insurance policy in North America issued in Philadelphia, 1st life insurance policy in North America issued in Philadelphia

May 22, 1762 - Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg, reaffirming the status quo that existed before the Seven Years War, Sweden and Prussia sign the Treaty of Hamburg, reaffirming the status quo that existed before the Seven Years War

May 22, 1784 - Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy, Ceylonese student leader Pieter Quint Ondaatje demands democracy

May 22, 1799 - Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews, Napoleon makes statement in support of re-establishing Jerusalem for Jews

May 22, 1803 - 1st US public library opens in Connecticut, 1st US public library opens in Connecticut

May 22, 1807 - Former US Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia (acquitted), Former US Vice President Aaron Burr is tried for treason in Richmond, Virginia (acquitted)

May 22, 1807 - Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks in Philadelphia, Townsend Speakman 1st sells fruit-flavored carbonated drinks in Philadelphia

May 22, 1819 - 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga), 1st steam propelled vessel to cross Atlantic (Savannah leaves Ga)

May 22, 1826 - HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage to survey Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, HMS Beagle departs on its first voyage to survey Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego

May 22, 1840 - The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished, The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished

May 22, 1842 - Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns in New York state when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground, Farmers Lester Howe and Henry Wetsel discover Howe Caverns in New York state when they stumble upon a large gaping hole in the ground

May 22, 1843 - 1st wagon train with 700 - 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon, 1st wagon train with 700 - 1000 migrants, departs Independence, Missouri for Oregon

May 22, 1849 - Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US President to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions, Abraham Lincoln receives a patent (only US President to do so) for a device to lift a boat over shoals and obstructions

May 22, 1856 - Violence in the US Senate, South Carolina rep Brooks uses a cane on Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner, Violence in the US Senate, South Carolina rep Brooks uses a cane on Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner

May 22, 1858 - Confederación Granadina (now Colombia) forms, Confederación Granadina (now Colombia) forms

May 22, 1863 - General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg, General Ulysses S. Grant begins siege on Vicksburg

May 22, 1863 - War Department establishes Bureau of Colored Troops, War Department establishes Bureau of Colored Troops

May 22, 1864 - Battle of North Anna River, Virginia (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown), Battle of North Anna River, Virginia (Totopotamy River, Haw's Shop, Hanovertown)

May 22, 1868 - Train robbery at Marshfield, Indiana by the Reno Brothers Gang, who make off with $98,000, Train robbery at Marshfield, Indiana by the Reno Brothers Gang, who make off with $98,000

May 22, 1872 - Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500), Amnesty Act restores civil rights to Southerners (except for 500)

May 22, 1888 - Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers, Leroy Buffington patents a system to build skyscrapers

May 22, 1892 - Dr Washington Sheffield invents the toothpaste tube, Dr Washington Sheffield invents the toothpaste tube

May 22, 1893 - Montreal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game, Montreal Athletic Association beat Ottawa Generals 2-1, in 1st Cup Game

May 22, 1897 - The Blackwall Tunnel, London, under the River Thames is officially opened, The Blackwall Tunnel, London, under the River Thames is officially opened

May 22, 1900 - Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative, Associated Press organizes in NYC as non-profit news cooperative

May 22, 1902 - US President Theodore Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague, US President Theodore Roosevelt signs a treaty with Mexico under which both countries agree to submit a long-standing dispute over interest payments to the Court of Arbitration at The Hague

May 22, 1903 - Launch of the White Star Liner SS Ionic., Launch of the White Star Liner SS Ionic.

May 22, 1905 - Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School, Royal Academy in Delft Holland becomes Technical High School

May 22, 1906 - Wright Brothers are granted a patent for their "flying machine," having applied for one 3 years earlier (patent no. 821,393), Wright Brothers are granted a patent for their "flying machine," having applied for one 3 years earlier (patent no. 821,393)

May 22, 1906 - A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: the last British soldiers stationed in Canada, A British garrison leaves Esquimalt, on the Pacific coast, after a military occupation that began in 1858: the last British soldiers stationed in Canada

May 22, 1907 - Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex v Somerset, Albert Trott takes two hat-tricks in an innings, Middlesex v Somerset

May 22, 1909 - 1st San Francisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched, 1st San Francisco fireboat, David Scannell, launched

May 22, 1915 - Local train collides with troop train killing 226 in Gretna, Scotland, Local train collides with troop train killing 226 in Gretna, Scotland

May 22, 1915 - Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, only mountain other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century, Lassen Peak erupts with a powerful force, only mountain other than Mount St. Helens, to erupt in the continental US during the 20th century

May 22, 1916 - Battle of Verdun: French troops assault Fort Douaumont but fail to recapture it after hours of dogged fighting, Battle of Verdun: French troops assault Fort Douaumont but fail to recapture it after hours of dogged fighting

May 22, 1919 - A. E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites, A. E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites

May 22, 1926 - Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China, Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China

May 22, 1926 - Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop, Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop

May 22, 1927 - 8.3 Nan-Shan earthquake strikes Tsinghai, China, over 40,900 killed, 8.3 Nan-Shan earthquake strikes Tsinghai, China, over 40,900 killed

May 22, 1928 - US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act, US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act

May 22, 1930 - Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930), Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930)

May 22, 1930 - Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game, Yankee "Bronx Bombers" hit 14 HRs in a game

May 22, 1931 - Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida, Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida

May 22, 1933 - First modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Aldie and John Mackay saw "something resembling a whale", First modern sighting of the Loch Ness Monster by Aldie and John Mackay saw "something resembling a whale"

May 22, 1933 - World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated, World Trade Day/National Maritime Day 1st celebrated

May 22, 1936 - Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland, Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland

May 22, 1939 - Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" in Berlin, Germany, Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" in Berlin, Germany

May 22, 1940 - Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with nazis, Dutch Premier De Geer begins working with nazis

May 22, 1940 - UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city, UK Premier Winston Churchill flies to Paris to decide with General Maxime Weygand a strategy to save the city

May 22, 1941 - British troops attack Baghdad, British troops attack Baghdad

May 22, 1942 - Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan, Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan

May 22, 1942 - The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed, The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed

May 22, 1943 - RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander", RAF scatters 1st copies of "The Flying Hollander"

May 22, 1945 - 6th US Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa, 6th US Marine division reaches suburbs of Naha Okinawa

May 22, 1945 - NSB-Fuhrer Rost van Tonningen makes failed suicide attempt, NSB-Fuhrer Rost van Tonningen makes failed suicide attempt

May 22, 1946 - Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers 5-3, Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers 5-3

May 22, 1946 - First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico, First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico

May 22, 1947 - "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece, "Truman Doctrine" goes into effect, aiding Turkey and Greece

May 22, 1947 - 1st US ballistic missile fired, 1st US ballistic missile fired

May 22, 1950 - Celal Bayar elected President of Turkey, Celal Bayar elected President of Turkey

May 22, 1950 - Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize, Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize

May 22, 1950 - Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London, Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London

May 22, 1953 - US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill, US President Eisenhower signs Offshore Oil Bill

May 22, 1953 - Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4, Yankee Irv Noren hits into a triple-play, Yanks beat Wash 12-4

May 22, 1954 - Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed, Robert Zimmerman aka Bob Dylan is Bar Mitzvahed

May 22, 1957 - South Africa's government approves race separation in universities, South Africa's government approves race separation in universities

May 22, 1959 - Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black major general in US Air Force, Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black major general in US Air Force

May 22, 1960 - Tsunami strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM, severely damaging virtually all coastal towns between the 37th and 44th parallels, Tsunami strikes Hilo, Hawaii at 01:04 AM, severely damaging virtually all coastal towns between the 37th and 44th parallels

May 22, 1961 - 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle) opens, 1st revolving restaurant (Top Of The Needle in Seattle) opens

May 22, 1962 - Netherlands telephone network becomes completely automated, Netherlands telephone network becomes completely automated

May 22, 1962 - Major Robert A Rushworth, USAF, takes X-15 to 30,600m, Major Robert A Rushworth, USAF, takes X-15 to 30,600m

May 22, 1962 - Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board, Continental Airlines Flight 11 crashes after bombs explode on board

May 22, 1963 - Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured, Greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured

May 22, 1964 - LBJ presents "Great Society", LBJ presents "Great Society"

May 22, 1965 - Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ, Mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champ

May 22, 1967 - Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel, Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel

May 22, 1967 - Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium), Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)

May 22, 1969 - Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface, Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 mi(15km) above lunar surface

May 22, 1970 - Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus, Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus

May 22, 1970 - France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll, France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll

May 22, 1970 - Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0, Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0

May 22, 1971 - A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast, A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast

May 22, 1972 - Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified, Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified

May 22, 1972 - Ton Sijbrands becomes world checkers champion, Ton Sijbrands becomes world checkers champion

May 22, 1972 - US President Nixon begins visit to Moscow, US President Nixon begins visit to Moscow

May 22, 1972 - Over 400 women in Derry attack the offices of Official Sinn Féin in Derry, North Ireland, following the shooting of William Best by the Official Irish Republican Army, Over 400 women in Derry attack the offices of Official Sinn Féin in Derry, North Ireland, following the shooting of William Best by the Official Irish Republican Army

May 22, 1973 - President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up, President Nixon confesses his role in Watergate cover-up

May 22, 1974 - Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly and dies 14 months later, Ruffian begins her racing career as a filly and dies 14 months later

May 22, 1974 - US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site, US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

May 22, 1976 - NASA launches space vehicle S-179, NASA launches space vehicle S-179

May 22, 1977 - Final European scheduled run of the Orient Express (after 94 years) Learn More >>, Final European scheduled run of the Orient Express (after 94 years) Learn More >>

May 22, 1979 - Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada, Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau as the 16th Prime Minister of Canada

May 22, 1979 - Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v East Africa & Singapore v Argentina), Commencement of 1st ICC Trophy (PNG v East Africa & Singapore v Argentina)

May 22, 1981 - Soyuz 40 returns to Earth, Soyuz 40 returns to Earth

May 22, 1985 - US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR, US sailor Michael L Walker arrested for spying for USSR

May 22, 1987 - 30 killed in a Texas tornado, 30 killed in a Texas tornado

May 22, 1988 - Károly Grósz succeeds party leader Janos Kádár in Hungary, Károly Grósz succeeds party leader Janos Kádár in Hungary

May 22, 1990 - Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23, Dow Jones avg hits a record 2,852.23

May 22, 1990 - Microsoft releases Windows 3.0, Microsoft releases Windows 3.0

May 22, 1990 - North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen, North & South Yemen merge to form Republic of Yemen

May 22, 1991 - Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea, Roh Jai Bong resigns as premier of South Korea

May 22, 1992 - India launches its Agni rocket, India launches its Agni rocket

May 22, 1997 - Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial, Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts a general discharge in order to avoid a court martial

May 22, 1997 - "Closer" play by Patrick Marber starring Clive Owen, opens at the Royal National Theatre in London, "Closer" play by Patrick Marber starring Clive Owen, opens at the Royal National Theatre in London

May 22, 1998 - Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton, Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involving President Bill Clinton

May 22, 2002 - The remains of missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C., The remains of missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park, Washington, D.C.

May 22, 2002 - American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church, American civil rights movement: a jury in Birmingham, Alabama, convicts former Ku Klux Klan member Bobby Frank Cherry of the 1963 murders of four girls in the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church

May 22, 2004 - Manmohan Singh becomes the 13th Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh becomes the 13th Prime Minister of India

May 22, 2004 - The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also kills one local resident., The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 miles wide. It also kills one local resident.

May 22, 2006 - Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters vote to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union., Results from the Montenegrin independence referendum, 2006 are announced. 55.4% of voters vote to become independent from the Serbia and Montenegro Union.

May 22, 2010 - Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus ' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb, Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus ' remains are reburied in Frombork Cathedral, Poland after a 200 year search for his tomb

May 22, 2011 - An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950, An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950

May 22, 2012 - 14 people die and 30 are injured in train collision in India, 14 people die and 30 are injured in train collision in India

May 22, 2013 - British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale., British Army Fusilier Lee Rigby is murdered near the Royal Artillery Barracks in London by two Islamic terrorists, Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale.

May 22, 2014 - Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom's constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country's first coup in 1932, Royal Thai Armed Forces, led by General Prayut Chan-o-cha stage a coup in Thailand, suspending the kingdom's constitution and taking control of the government, the 12th since the country's first coup in 1932

May 22, 2015 - Ireland becomes 1st country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote, Ireland becomes 1st country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage by popular vote

May 22, 2016 - US President Barack Obama arrives in Vietman for a 3 day tour, US President Barack Obama arrives in Vietman for a 3 day tour

May 22, 2016 - Independent Alexander Van der Bellen defeats Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer by just 31,000 votes to become President in Austrian elections, Independent Alexander Van der Bellen defeats Freedom Party's Norbert Hofer by just 31,000 votes to become President in Austrian elections

May 22, 2017 - Japanese researchers from University of Yamanashi report birth of mice from freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station, Japanese researchers from University of Yamanashi report birth of mice from freeze-dried sperm stored on the International Space Station

May 22, 2017 - South Africa's Western Cape province declares a drought disaster - worst for 113 years, South Africa's Western Cape province declares a drought disaster - worst for 113 years

May 22, 2018 - Stacey Abrams is the first black woman to be nominated as US state governor - for Georgia, Stacey Abrams is the first black woman to be nominated as US state governor - for Georgia

May 22, 2018 - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is questioned by members of the European parliament in Brussels in wake of its security scandal, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is questioned by members of the European parliament in Brussels in wake of its security scandal

May 22, 2018 - Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India, Outbreak of Nipah virus confirmed to have killed 10 including a nurse in Kozhikode, India

May 22, 2018 - Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted, Australian court finds Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson guilty of covering up sexual abuse in 1970s, most senior Catholic priest to be convicted

May 22, 2018 - New York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history, New York Stock Exchange announces Stacey Cunningham will be its first woman head in its 226-year history

May 22, 2019 - Protests break out in Jakarta, Indonesia against the re-election of President Joko Widodo , killing six people and injuring 200, Protests break out in Jakarta, Indonesia against the re-election of President Joko Widodo , killing six people and injuring 200

May 22, 2019 - UN General Assembly votes for a motion condemning UK occupation of the Chagos Islands in the Inidian Ocean and for them to reunite with nearby Mauritius, UN General Assembly votes for a motion condemning UK occupation of the Chagos Islands in the Inidian Ocean and for them to reunite with nearby Mauritius