Historical Events on May 22nd, 1972

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Ceylon becomes Republic of Sri Lanka as its constitution is ratified
  • Over 400 women in Derry attack the offices of Official Sinn Féin in Derry, North Ireland, following the shooting of William Best by the Official Irish Republican Army
  • Ton Sijbrands becomes world checkers champion
  • US president Nixon begins visit to Moscow