What Happened on May 22, 2011

Day of the Week: Sunday

Historical Events

Music awardsMusic Awards

19th Billboard Music Awards: Eminem, Recovery win

Rapper Eminem
  • 57th British Academy Television Awards: "Harry & Paul" Best Comedy, "Sherlock" Best Drama
  • 64th Cannes Film Festival: "The Tree of Life" directed by Terrence Malick wins the Palme d'Or
  • An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing at least 158 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.

Famous Weddings

  • R&B singer Keyshia Cole (28) weds NBA Cleveland Cavaliers Daniel Gibson (25) in Cleveland, Ohio