May 22: Day of the Week
May 22, 2019 is the 142nd day of the year 2019 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week is Wednesday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is miércoles.
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Here’s the May calendar. You can also browse the full year monthly calendar.
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)
- 1254Serbian King Stephen Uroš I and the Republic of Venice sign a peace treaty.
- 1377Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
- 1872Reconstruction: U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signs the Amnesty Act of 1872 into law restoring full civil rights to all but about 500 Confederate sympathizers.
- 1903Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.
- 1936Aer Lingus (Aer Loingeas) is founded by the Irish government as the national airline of the Republic of Ireland.
- 1947Cold 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.
- 1990North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
- 1992After 30 years, 66-year-old Johnny Carson hosts The Tonight Show for the last time.
- 1992Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia join the United Nations.
- 2004The U.S. town of Hallam, Nebraska, is wiped out by a powerful F4 tornado (part of the May 2004 tornado outbreak sequence) that broke a width record at an astounding 2.5 mi wide, which kills one resident.
Who were born on May 22?
- 1900Yvonne de Gaulle, widow of Charles de Gaulle (d. 1979)
- 1901Maurice J. Tobin, 56th Governor of Massachusetts (d. 1953)
- 1908Horton Smith. American golfer (d. 1963)
- 1935Ron Piché, Canadian baseball player
- 1957Lisa Murkowski, American politician
- 1961Ann Cusack, American actress
- 1971Raimund Marasigan,Filipino Musician
- 1972Alison Eastwood, American actress and model
- 1975Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
- 1976Daniel Erlandsson, drummer of Swedish death metal band Arch Enemy
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