On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Celal Bayar elected President of Turkey
  • Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize
  • Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London

Famous Birthdays

  • Alekos Alavanos, Greek politician (Member of the European Parliament for Greece), born in Athens, Greece
  • Bernie Taupin, British singer and lyricist (writes with Elton John), born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire