On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1967

Historical Events

Historic Event

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

Famous Deaths

  • Josip Plemelj, Slovenian mathematician, dies at 93

Langston Hughes

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

1967 Highlights

About May 22, 1967

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 54 years, 6 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

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