On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1950

Historical Events

  • Celal Bayar elected President of Turkey
  • Dutch poet Gerrit Achterberg wins PC Hooft prize

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Richard Strauss' "4 Last Songs" (4 letzte Lieder) in London

Composer and Conductor Richard Strauss
Composer and Conductor
Richard Strauss

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
1950 Highlights

About May 22, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 70 years, 6 months and 11 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Gemini