May 22nd: What is special about this date?

May 22nd marks the 142nd day of the Gregorian calendar year (or the 143rd in case of leap years). There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year. Discover famous birthdays on May 22nd, celebrities died on this date, the zodiac sign associated to May 22nd and what happened on May 22nd in history. On this page we will address all your questions and curiosities about May 22nd.


May 22nd: what famous birthdays are on this date?

On May 22nd there are the following famous birthdays:

  • Naomi Campbell
    Naomi Campbell (1970)

    English actress, singer, model and author.

  • Bharat Gopy
    Bharat Gopy (1937)

    Renowned Malayalam film actor who appeared in numerous critically acclaimed films.

  • Charles Aznavour
    Charles Aznavour (1924)

    French music has been a rage for many decades, and it still has a loyal following.

  • Johnny Gill
    Johnny Gill (1966)

    Johnny gill is an r&b singer known for his solo career and as a member of the group new edition.

  • George Best
    George Best (1946)

    Footballer from northern ireland (d. 2005).

  • Lucy Gordon
    Lucy Gordon (1980)

    British actress and model (born 1980).

  • Susan Strasberg
    Susan Strasberg (1938)

    American actress, who made her film debut in 1954.

  • Richard Benjamin
    Richard Benjamin (1938)

    American actor, on-screen since 1969.

  • Alison Eastwood
    Alison Eastwood (1972)

    Clint eastwood's daughter; actress ("tightrope").

  • Paul Winfield
    Paul Winfield (1939)

    American actor (d. 2004).

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May 22nd: who died on this date?

On May 22nd the following celebrities died:

  • John Derek
    John Derek (1998)

    After his 1944 debut film, "since you were away," he was drafted into the military.

  • Margaret Rutherford
    Margaret Rutherford (1972)

    English actress (born in 1892).

  • Rocky Graziano
    Rocky Graziano (1990)

    American actor and boxer (d. 1990).

  • Joan Davis
    Joan Davis (1961)

    Actress joan (i married joan) dies at 53 from a heart attack.

  • Victor Hugo (1885)

    French poet, writer, novelist and essayist.

  • Joseth Roth (2018)

    Joseth Roth was an American novelist and short story writer who is best known for his novels American Pastoral and The Human Stain.

  • Kairyn Mack (2010)

    Renowned physicist known for groundbreaking research in quantum mechanics.

  • Johnchristopher Williams (2020)

    Renowned composer known for his film scores.

  • Dalessandro Manzoni (1873)

    An Italian novelist and poet, considered one of the greatest writers of the Italian language.

  • Harvin Langston (1967)

    Harvin Langston was an American poet and a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance.

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May 22nd: what zodiac sign is associated with this date?

On May 22nd, the zodiac sign associated with this date is Gemini according to the Western Zodiac.

Gemini zodiac sign

May 22nd: what is special about the Gemini sign?

The Gemini sign encompasses people born between May 21st and June 20th.

You can discover Gemini's personality traits and attitude and Gemini's most and least compatible signs.

If you're a Gemini born in May discover why May born are so special.


May 22nd: what happened on this date in history?

Here's what happened on May 22nd in history:

  • May 22, 1903: Launch of the White Star Liner, SS Ionic.
  • May 22, 1926: Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue by Gene Austin hits #1
  • May 22, 1931: Canned rattlesnake meat first goes on sale in Florida.
  • May 22, 1938: Dodgers announce contracts to install lights at Ebbets Field
  • May 22, 1939: Hitler and Mussolini sign Pact of Steel
  • May 22, 1958: Sri Lankan riots of 1958: This riot is a watershed event in the race relationship of the various ethnic communities of Sri Lanka. The total number of deaths is estimated to be 300, mostly Sri Lankan Tamils.
  • May 22, 1971: An earthquake lasting 20 seconds destroys most of Bingöl, Turkey ampndash more than 1,000 are killed, 10,000 made homeless.
  • May 22, 1974: US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site.
  • May 22, 1979: Canadians elect conservatives, Joseph Clark replaces Pierre Trudeau.
  • May 22, 1980: Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue marry.
  • May 22, 2003: 2003 occupation of Iraq: Senators question Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz about the U.S.-led occupation in Iraq.
  • May 22, 2005: China's Shenzhen has the largest urban demolition blast. It uses 1,500 lb (680kg) of explosives and topples 16 tower blocks simultaneously. One tower doesn't topple due to misplaced charges. However, it is reduced from 14 to 12 stories and will need to be demolished manually. (Xinhua (Pictures), (The Star (Malaysia),) (Boston Globe).

What day of the year is May 22nd?

May 22nd marks the 142nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (or the 143rd in case of leap years).

There are 223 days remaining until the end of the year.

May 22nd is the 22nd day of the month of May.