On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Historical Events

  • First US rocket (WAC Corporal) to reach edge of space fired from White Sands Missile Range New Mexico
  • Yankees turn triple-play & defeat Tigers 5-3

Famous Birthdays

  • George Best, Northern Irish footballer (Manchester United, Northern Ireland), born in Belfast
  • Howard Kendall, English footballer and football manager (Everton), born in Ryton, County Durham (d. 2015)