May 22: Day of the Week
May 22, 2020 was the 143rd day of the year 2020 in the Gregorian calendar. There were 223 days remaining until the end of the year. The day of the week was Friday.
If you are trying to learn Spanish then this day of the week in Spanish is viernes.
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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)
- 1377Pope Gregory XI issues five papal bulls to denounce the doctrines of English theologian John Wycliffe.
- 1807A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
- 1816A mob in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, England, riots over high unemployment and rising grain costs; the rioting spreads to Ely the next day.
- 1906The Wright brothers are granted U.S. patent number 821,393 for their “Flying-Machine”.
- 1915Three trains collide in the Quintinshill rail crash near Gretna Green, Scotland, killing 227 people and injuring 246; the accident is found to be the result of non-standard operating practices during a shift change at a busy junction.
- 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.
- 1987Hashimpura massacre in Meerut city of India.
- 1990Microsoft releases the Windows 3.0 operating system.
- 1990North and South Yemen are unified to create the Republic of Yemen.
- 2002In Washington, D.C., the remains of the missing Chandra Levy are found in Rock Creek Park.
Who were born on May 22?
- 1934Peter Nero, American musician
- 1942Barbara Parkins, Canadian actress
- 1943Gesine Schwan, German politician and science professor
- 1944Vaiko, Indian politician
- 1946Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager
- 1950Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician
- 1956Al Corley, American actor and producer
- 1967John Vanderslice, American musician
- 1975Tracy Brookshaw, American professional wrestler and valet
- 1985Graham Harrell, American football player
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