On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1970

Historical Events

  • Arab terrorists kill 9 children & 3 adults on a school bus
  • France performs nuclear test at Mururoa atoll
  • Mel Stottlemyre sets record by walking 11, but wins 2-0

Famous Birthdays

  • Clyde Johnson, cornerback (KC Chiefs)
  • Eric Wunderlich, American 200m breaststroke (Olympic 7th 1996)
  • Marcus Dowdell, NFL wide receiver/kick returner (Arizona Cardinals)

Person of interestNaomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell, English model and actress (Cool as Ice, Unzipped), born in London, England

Supermodel & Actress Naomi Campbell
Supermodel & Actress
Naomi Campbell
  • Pedro Diniz, Brazilian Formula One driver

Famous Deaths

  • Joseph W Krutch, American writer (Measure of Man), dies at 76
1970 Highlights

About May 22, 1970

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 50 years, 2 months and 14 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Dog
Star Sign: Gemini