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Sunday May 22, 2022

May 22: Day of the Week

May 22, 2022 was the 142nd day of the year 2022 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Sunday.

If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is domingo.

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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.

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Zodiac & Birthstone

Gemini is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Emerald is the modern birthstone for this month. Sapphire is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

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May 22 Historical Event(s)

  • 1176
    The Hashshashin (Assassins) attempt to murder Saladin near Aleppo.
  • 1816
    A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely the next day.
  • 1840
    The transporting of British convicts to the New South Wales colony is abolished.
  • 1903
    Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.
  • 1942
    The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed.
  • 1947
    Cold War: in an effort to fight the spread of Communism, U.S. President Harry S. Truman signs an act into law that will later be called the Truman Doctrine. The act grants $400 million in military and economic aid to Turkey and Greece, each battling an internal Communist movement.
  • 1964
    U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson announces the goals of his Great Society social reforms to bring an “end to poverty and racial injustice” in America.
  • 1987
    First ever Rugby World Cup kicks off with New Zealand playing Italy at Eden Park, Auckland.
  • 2003
    In Fort Worth, Texas, Annika Sörenstam becomes the first woman to play the PGA Tour in 58 years.
  • 2010
    Air India Express Flight 812 overshoots the runway and crashes. 158 people are killed.

Who were born on May 22?

  • 1808
    Gérard de Nerval, French writer (d. 1855)
  • 1934
    Arne Harris, American television sports director (d. 2001)
  • 1955
    Iva Davies, Australian rock star (Icehouse)
  • 1975
    Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
  • 1977
    Dre Bly, American football player
  • 1980
    Chad Tracy, American baseball player
  • 1981
    Jürgen Melzer, Austrian tennis player
  • 1983
    John Hopkins, American motorcycling racer
  • 1985
    Mauro Boselli, Argentine Footballer
  • 1985
    Tranquillo Barnetta, Swiss footballer

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