What Happened on May 22, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" debuts on NET (now PBS)
  • Egyptian president Nassar closes Straits of Tiran to Israel
  • Fire at L'Innovation dept store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Smith, American actress
  • John Vanderslice, American musician

Famous Deaths

Person of interestPerson of Interest

Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes