On This Day

What Happened on May 15, 1922

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Germany turns over the Upper Silesia region to Poland under Allied pressure and despite a plebiscite in favor of merging with Germany

Famous Birthdays

  • Enrico Berlinguer, Italian communist/Secretary-General (CPI) [or May 25]
  • Jakucho Setouchi, Japanese writer and Buddhist nun
  • Selma Engel [Saartje Wijnberg], Dutch born Jew, the first to tell of Nazi Sobibor extermination camp, born in Groningen, the Netherlands (d. 2018)