What Happened on May 22, 1967

Historical Events

Event of Interest

Egyptian President Nasser closes the Straits of Tiran to Israel

  • Fire at L'Innovation department store kills 322 (Brussels, Belgium)

Famous Birthdays

  • Brooke Smith, American actress (Grey's Anatomy - Dr. Erica Hahn), born in NYC, New York
  • John Vanderslice, American rock musician and producer, born in Gainesville, Florida
Born in 1967

Famous Deaths

  • Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician, dies at 93

Langston HughesLangston Hughes (1902-1967)

American poet (Weary Blues), playwright (Mulatto), and librettist (Troubled Island), dies at 65

About May 22, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 56 years and 19 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Groovin' - The Young Rascals
  • UK #1 Song: Silence Is Golden - Tremeloes