Historical Events For May - 22
Friday, 26 May 2017
1924 On May - 22 in Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks
1924 On May - 22 charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum)
1925 Jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects) on this day in history.
1925 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Brit field marshall (WWI), dies at 72 on May - 22.
1926 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1 on May - 22.
1926 Chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China on May - 22.
1926 Dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop on May - 22.
1927 On this day in history 8.3 earthquake strikes Nan-Shan China, 200,000 killed
1927 On May - 22 near Xining, China a 8.3 quake caused 200,000 deaths. One of the world's most destructive earthquakes.
1927 Eric Petrie, cricketer (NZ wicketkeeper of the late 1950's) on this day in history.
1928 On this day in history uS Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act
1928 Roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer on May - 22.
1928 William HT Gairdner, Engl missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54 on May - 22.
1929 On May - 22 asher Ben-Yohanan, composer
1930 Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930) on this day in history.
1930 On May - 22 dieuwke Y W de Graaff-Nauta, Dutch undersecretary of the Interior
1931 Canned rattlesnake meat first goes on sale in Florida I'll pass thanks on this day in history.
1931 Canned rattlesnake meat 1st goes on sale in Florida on May - 22.
1931 Kenny Ball, rocker on May - 22.
1932 On this day in history lady Augusta, [Isabella Gregory], playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80
1933 John Mackay makes the first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster on this day in history.
1933 On May - 22 loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay
1933 World Trade Day/National Maritime Day first celebrated on this day in history.
1933 On May - 22 loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay
1933 On this day in history john Browning, Denver Colorado, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956)
1934 On May - 22 peter Nero, NYC, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY)
1935 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player on May - 22.
1936 On May - 22 aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
1938 Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field on this day in history.
1938 Frank Converse, actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On) on this day in history.
1939 On this day in history hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel"
1939 Ernst Toller, writer, dies at 45 on May - 22.
1940 On May - 22 decision to form 8th Division of AIF
1940 On this day in history nazis at Channel trap the Allies at Belgium.