On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1959

Historical Events

  • Benjamin O Davis Jr becomes 1st black major general in US Air Force

Famous Birthdays

  • Ed Fry, American actor (Larry-As the World Turns, Adam Cory-Another World), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • Olin Browne, American golfer (US Senior Open 2011), born in Washington, D.C.
  • [Steven] Morrissey, British rock vocalist (The Smiths), born in Davyhulme, Lancashire
1959 Highlights

About May 22, 1959

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 62 years, 3 months and 29 days
Leap Year: No

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