On This Day

What Happened on May 22, 1971

Historical Events

  • A British soldier is killed by members of the Official Irish Republican Army in Belfast

Famous Birthdays

  • Corey Croom, NFL running back (NE Patriots)
  • Manuel Ortiz, Mexican professional wrestler
  • Troy Barnhart, water polo 2m offense (Olympics 1996), born in Hanford, California

Famous Weddings

Oliver Stone

American filmmaker Oliver Stone weds Najwa Sarkis; divorce in 1977

Famous Deaths

  • Frank Ottersen, Norwegian jazz violinist and saxophonist (Ding, Dong, Dang), dies at 50
1971 Highlights

About May 22, 1971

Day of the Week: Saturday
How Long Ago? 51 years, 2 months and 18 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Gemini

Music Charts

  • US #1 Song: Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
  • UK #1 Song: Knock Three Times - Dawn