On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1946

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)
1946 Highlights

About May 22, 1946

Day of the Week: Wednesday
How Long Ago? 75 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini