May 22–National Days, Birthday and Important Past Events

May 22 2023 is Monday. Holidays & Observances, National and Special Days, Major Past Events, Zodiac Sign, Birthday of Celebrity & famous personalities on this date.

may 22 national days and holidays celebration
may 22 national days and holidays celebration

Holidays, Observances of Special Day & National Day on May 22

  • 142nd day of the Gregorian Calendar
  • Western Zodiac – Gemini
  • Sherlock Holmes Day
  • Abolition Day- Martinique
  • Ascension Day- Colombia
  • World Goth Day
  • Battle of Las Piedras observed- Uruguay
  • International Day for Biological Diversity
  • Harvey Milk Day

Past events and historical events on May 22

  • 2012-The world’s highest tower opens to the public.
  • 2010-About 158 people are killed in the worst air catastrophe involving a Boeing 737.
  • 1980-Pac-Man is released as an arcade game.
  • 1972-Ceylon changed its name to Sri Lanka.
  • 1972-President Nixon became the first US president to visit Moscow, USSR.
  • 1960-Chile is rocked by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded.
  • 1945 Winston Churchill resigned as Prime Minister in the UK after WWII.
  • 1939-Italy and Germany signed the Pact of Steel on this date
  • 1906-The Wright brothers’ flying machine has been granted a patent.

Famous Personalities & Celebrities Birthday on May 22

  • 2001-Emma Chamberlain-American Social-media sensation -YouTuber and Podcaster
  • 1987-Novak Djokovic-Serbian-One of the Greatest Tennis Player of All Time
  • 1978-Ginnifer Goodwin-American Actress
  • 1959-Morrissey-English pianist, singer-songwriter
  • 1930-Harvey Milk-American activist, lieutenant, politician
  • 1924-Charles Aznavour-French-Armenian actor, singer, diplomat, and lyricist
  • 1907-Herge-Belgian illustrator
  • 1859-Arthur Conan Doyle-Scottish physician, author
  • 1813-Richard Wagner-German composer, director

FAQ / People Also Ask

1. Which Day is 22nd May 2023?
  • 22nd May is Monday
  • 142nd day of the Gregorian calendar
  • Western Zodiac- Gemini
2. Special Day on May 22?
  • Biodiversity Day” or “Biodiversity Conservation Day” is observed on May 22 to support the UN’s biodiversity protection efforts. If climate change, natural disasters, deforestation, endangered species, and indigenous peoples are not addressed with a coordinated effort to normalise, critical times may come.
  • Ascension Day, Ascension Thursday, or Holy Thursday honours the Christian belief that Jesus ascended physically into Heaven. The Passion and Pentecost are other Christian ecumenical feasts.
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