On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday

Historical Events

  • Egyptian president Nassar closes 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 musician

Famous Deaths

  • Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician, dies at 93

Person of interestLangston Hughes

Langston Hughes, American poet (Weary Blues) and playwright (Mulatto), dies at 65

Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes
Poet and Playwright
Langston Hughes