On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1967

Historical Events

  • Egyptian president Abdel Nasser 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 rock musician and producer, born in Gainesville, Florida

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

1967 Highlights

About May 22, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 53 years, 6 months and 6 days
Leap Year: No

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