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Historical Events Happened In May - 22

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

1959  Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes first black general-major in USAF on this day in history.  

1960  Chile a 9.5 quake was one of the 10 Largest Earthquakes in the World on May - 22.  

1960  Virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo HI at 01 04 AM on May - 22.  

1960  On this day in history virtually all coastal towns between 37th & 44th parallels severely damaged by tsunami that strikes Hilo HI at 01:04 AM  

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

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

1961  The first revolving restaurant (Top Of The Space Needle in Seattle), opens on May - 22.  

1961  Joan Davis, actress (I Married Joan), dies of heart attack at 53 on this day in history.  

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

1962  On May - 22 netherlands telephone net becomes completely automated  

1962  Robert A Rushworth, USAF major, takes X-15 to 30,600 meters on this day in history.  

1962  On this day in history roger Maris walks 5 times (record 4 intentionally) in a 9 inning game  

1962  On this day in history 14th Emmy Awards: Bob Newhart Show, E G Marshall & Shirley Booth  

1963  On this day in history a C Milan wins 8th Europe Cup 1 at London  

1963  On May - 22 greek parliament leader Lambrakis injured  

1964  LBJ presents "Great Society" on May - 22.  

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

1965  On this day in history beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1  

1965  On this day in history mad Dog Vachon beats Igor Vodic in Omaha, to become NWA champion  

1965  Ticket to Ride by the Beatles goes to Number One on the pop charts on this day in history.  

1965  On this day in history bobby Watson, comedian (Hitler Gang, Boys Town), dies at 77  

1966  18th Emmy Awards Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore on May - 22.  

1966  Shirley Englehorn wins LPGA Babe Didrikson-Zaharias Golf Open on May - 22.  

1966  Tom Goddard, cricketer (22 wkts in 8 Tests for England 1930-39), dies on May - 22.  

1966  18th Emmy Awards: Fugitive, Dick Van Dyke & Mary Tyler Moore on May - 22.  

1967  On this day in history "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)  

1967  Egyptian president Nasser closes Straits of Tiran to Israel on May - 22.  

1967  Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium) on this day in history.  

1967  On May - 22 mister Rogers' Neighborhood debuts on public TV  

1967  J Langston Hughes, US author (Tambourines to Glory), dies at 65 on May - 22.  

1969  Stafford & Cernan pilot Apollo 10 LEM 9.4 miles (15km) above lunar surface on this day in history.  

1970  Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus on this day in history.  

1970  On May - 22 france performs nuclear test at Muruora Island  

1970  On May - 22 joseph W Krutch, US writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76  

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Famous Birthdays In May - 22

Famous People Born On This Day In History

1622  Louis de Buade de Frontenac, Governor of New France (d. 1698) was born on May - 22.  

1671  Abraham Patras, governor-general of East-Indies (1735-37) was born on May - 22.  

1715  François-Joachim de Pierre de Bernis, French cardinal and statesman (d. 1794) was born on this day in history.  

1722  On this day in history birth of johannes Schmidlin, composer  

1724  On this day in history birth of marc-Joseph Marion du Fresne, French explorer (d. 1772)  

1759  Gervais-Francois Couperin, composer was born on May - 22.  

1770  On May - 22 birth of princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom (d. 1840)  

1772  Ram Mohan Roy, Hindu reformer (d. 1833) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In May - 22

Famous People Died On This Day In History

0337  On May - 22 constantine the Great, emperor of Rome (306-37)/anti semite, dies  

0987  Death of Louis V le Faineant, the Lazy, king of France (986-87), poisoned at 20 on May - 22.  

1068  On May - 22 death of emperor Go-Reizei of Japan (b. 1025)  

1455  Death of Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland, English politician (killed in battle) on May - 22.  

1457  On May - 22 death of saint Rita of Cascia, Italian saint (b. 1381)  

1501  On this day in history robert Gaguin, French writer/diplomat (Arte Metrificandi), dies at 66  

1538  On May - 22 death of john Forrest, English Franciscan friar (martyred) (b. 1471)  

1540  Francesco Guicciardini, Italian historian/pres of Romagna, dies at 57 on this day in history.