May 22

Learn the most interesting events and historical facts that happened throughout history on May 22. From 1900 until now. May 22 is under the sign of Gemini. Famous birthdays on this day include Naomi Campbell (1970), Novak Djokovic (1987) and Morrissey (1959). Several movies were released around May 22 over the years, such as Cinderella Man in 2005 directed by Ron Howard and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold in 1965 directed by Martin Ritt.
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Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man

Release year: 2005

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Country: United States of America

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold

Release year: 1965

Directed by: Martin Ritt

Starring: Richard Burton, Oskar Werner, Claire Bloom, Sam Wanamaker

Country: United States of America

Dead Man

Dead Man

Release year: 1995

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch

Starring: Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Crispin Glover, Lance Henriksen

Country: United States of America

The Time Machine

The Time Machine

Release year: 1960

Directed by: George Pal

Starring: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot

Country: United States of America

The Hiding Place

The Hiding Place

Release year: 1975

Directed by: James F. Collier

Starring: Julie Harris, Jeannette Clift, Arthur O'Connell, Robert Rietty


Historical Events

Which were the important events of May 22?


  • Saint Humilita
  • Saint Rita of Cascia
  • Victoria Day in Canada
  • World Biodiversity Day.
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  • 2019 War in Donbass: The Ukrainian military reports that eight Ukrainian soldiers have been captured by pro-Russian fighters near the village of Novotroyitske. (Newsweek) (UNIAN)
  • 2018 Syrian Civil War: Southern Damascus offensive (April–May 2018): Syrian government forces declare Damascus and its surroundings "completely safe" for the first time since 2011, after taking Yarmouk Camp and Hajar al-Aswad from ISIL. (CBS News)
  • 2017 2017 Manchester Arena bombing: Greater Manchester Police (GMP) report deadly explosions at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, at the end of Ariana Grande’s performance on her Dangerous Woman Tour. (BBC) (The Guardian)The GMP confirms at least 19 people have been killed and 50 others injured and is treating the incident as a terrorist attack. Nobody immediately claimed responsibility. (The Northern Echo) (NBC News) (The Washington Post)
  • 2016 Syrian civil war: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights claims that over 60,000 people have died in Syrian government jails during the five year civil war. (Reuters)
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The Salzburg Connection by Helen MacInnes

The Salzburg Connection

Year: 1969


He demanded the immediate dispatch of two suitably trained operatives to Salzburg. Extreme measures might be necessary.In 1945, with their thousand-year empire falling around them and the Allies on their heels, the Nazis hide a sealed chest in the dark, …

The Bourne Supremacy by Robert Ludlum

The Bourne Supremacy

Year: 1986


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Reenter the shadowy world of Jason Bourne, an expert assassin still plagued by the splintered nightmares of his former life.

The 9th Judgment by James Patterson, Maxine Paetro

The 9th Judgment

Year: 2010


During an intimate dinner party, a cat burglar breaks into the home of A-list actor Marcus Dowling. When his wife walks in on the thief, the situation quickly teeters out of control, leaving an empty safe and a lifeless body.

The Proud Tower by Barbara W. Tuchman

The Proud Tower

Year: 1966


"The diplomatic origins, so-called, of the War are only the fever chart of the patient; they do not tell us what caused the fever.

The Delta Star by Joseph Wambaugh

The Delta Star

Year: 1983


A prostitute, Missy Moonbeam, falls from the roof of the Wonderland Hotel, and in her diary is the phone number of Caltech, one of America's finest scientific institutions.

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