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

Music History

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 lyricist (Elton John), and singer, born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire
1950 Highlights

About May 22, 1950

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 71 years, 6 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

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