On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1942

Historical Events

  • Mexico declares war on Nazi-Germany & Japan
  • The Steel Workers Organizing Committee disbands, and a new trade union, the United Steelworkers, is formed

Famous Birthdays

  • Barbara Parkins, Canadian-American actress (Betty-Peyton Place, Asylum), born in Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Calvin Simon, American rock vocalist (Funkadelic-1 Nation Under a Groove), born in Beckley, West Virginia
  • Malika Sabirova, Soviet Tajik ballet dancer, born in Dushanbe, Tajikistan (d. 1982)
  • Pallo Jordan, South African politician and ANC member, born in Kroonstad, Free State

Person of interestTed Kaczynski

Ted Kaczynski, American serial killer and terrorist known as the "Unabomber", born in Evergreen Park, Illinois

Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Serial Murderer and Domestic Terrorist
Ted Kaczynski

1942 Highlights

About May 22, 1942

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 78 years, 6 months and 2 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Gemini