Historical Events For May - 22
Friday, 24 February 2017
1924 On May - 22 in Chicago, Nathan Leopold & Richard Loeb kidnap Robert Franks
1924 Charles Aznavour, Armenia, French singer (Monsieur Carnavel, Tin Drum) on this day in history.
1925 On May - 22 jean Tinguely, Swiss sculptor artist (movement objects)
1925 John [Denton Pinkstone] French, Brit field marshall (WWI), dies at 72 on this day in history.
1926 On May - 22 "Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue" by Gene Austin hits #1
1926 On May - 22 chiang Kai-shek replaces communists in Guomindang China
1926 On May - 22 dutch Communist Party expels David Wijnkoop
1927 On May - 22 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 May - 22.
1928 US Congress accept Jones-White Merchant Naval Act on May - 22.
1928 On this day in history roscoe Robinson, US gospel singer
1928 William HT Gairdner, Engl missionary (Nile Mission Press), dies at 54 on May - 22.
1929 Asher Ben-Yohanan, composer on this day in history.
1930 Ruth hits 3 consecutive HR (8th-10th of 60 in 1930) on this day in history.
1930 On this day in history 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 On May - 22 kenny Ball, rocker
1932 On this day in history lady Augusta, [Isabella Gregory], playwright (Gold Apple), dies at 80
1933 On May - 22 john Mackay makes the first reported sighting of the Loch Ness Monster
1933 Loch Ness Monster is first reportedly sighted by John Mackay on this day in history.
1933 On May - 22 world Trade Day/National Maritime Day first celebrated
1933 Loch Ness Monster is 1st reportedly sighted by John Mackay on May - 22.
1933 John Browning, Denver Colorado, pianist (Leventritt Award-1956) on May - 22.
1934 On this day in history peter Nero, NYC, conductor/pianist (A Sunday in NY)
1935 Ron Piché, Quebec baseball player on this day in history.
1936 On May - 22 aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
1938 On this day in history dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
1938 Frank Converse, actor (It's About Time, Dr Cook's Garden, Movin' On) on this day in history.
1939 Hitler & Mussolini sign "Pact of Steel" on May - 22.
1939 Ernst Toller, writer, dies at 45 on this day in history.
1940 Decision to form 8th Division of AIF on May - 22.
1940 On May - 22 nazis at Channel trap the Allies at Belgium.